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Jersey City, NJ
A 31-year-old female asked:

Why do i feel the need to take excessive deep breaths? it causes me to get light left side back pain n light chest pain & lightheadecan it be anxiety?

2 doctor answers9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 43 years experience
Yes, it can: Anxiety can involve mental, emotional, and physical symptoms. These commonly appear in respiratory system as well as cardiovascular, gi, and neurological systems too. For thoroughness it's a good idea to have a checkup with your primary care doctor. But your anxiety can be treated with a combination of psychotherapy and medications if those are needed. A psychiatrist & psychologist can help.
Dr. Gutti Rao
Hospital-based practice 47 years experience
Could be: You have multiple symptoms, before labeling it as anxiety, go to your doctor make sure you do not have anything else.

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