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Kidara

731d

I have Generalized Anxiety Disorder and I'm constantly short of breath. It feels like I can never get a full satisfying breath and it never goes away. Does anyone else experience this?

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    • bobbijo

      723d

      @monkey1 wow!! I've never heard of that! Thanks!

    • monkey1

      728d

      im not sure if this is the answer for you two but I had the same symptoms and I'd look into somthing with your doctor called vocal cord dysfunction. Its basically a problem with your vocal folds not opening properly which makes you want to cough to fix it or may give a chocking sensation or gasping sensation because you feel you do not have enough air. I'd definitely ask your doctor about it they may be able to send you to the right doctor to check for this.

      • bobbijo

        723d

        @monkey1 wow!! I've never heard of that! Thanks!

    • jillybilly

      728d

      Yes!!! The only thing I've found that helps is regular meditation

    • vickielove

      728d

      Yep it sucks

    • Liz93

      730d

      Yes. Like you’re gasping for air 😥

    • bobbijo

      730d

      Hi! I've literally had an identical experience for 15 years. It comes and goes but today is a bad day for me. I find it helps laying quietly on my side and watching TV. Takes my mind off of it. I've had a million tests and nothing is found. Chest x-rays, asthma breathing treatments, etc. Doctors say my lungs are fine. I am convinced it's my generalized anxiety. Do you ever constantly try to clear your throat and/or cough too?

      • Kidara

        730d

        @bobbijo Yes same here I've had mine for 14 years, I'm always clearing my throat or trying to cough to try and see if that will help my breathing but it never does lol. All my test come back normal too and the doc says my lungs are fine.

        • bobbijo

          730d

          @Kidara it's the absolute worst. So exhausting and absolutely affects daily life. I'm so sorry you're going through the same thing. It's amazing to me that doctor's can't find anything no matter what tests they run. I feel like anxiety is all that's left as an answer.

    • dimemanda

      731d

      that's great, and walks are good for the lungs 🫁 have you tried other lung exercises? I know in there is a lung device they use In hospitals for people use for after surgery to strengthen their lungs, that might benefit you. And I have one more question, do you smoke? If so try quit smoking

      • Kidara

        730d

        @dimemanda Thanks for the advice, I'm also not a smoker

    • dimemanda

      731d

      It might be a side effect from covid, it's called long covid, I'm sure the doctor can prescribed an inhaler

      • Kidara

        731d

        @dimemanda I haven't had covid at all yet. This has been going on for 14 years for me.

        • dimemanda

          731d

          @Kidara not having covid is great news, and good You can rule that out? Have your doctor ran other test, like asthma 😑

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