A 24-year-old female asked:
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i can be falling asleep but then i can't catch my breath. why is this?

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Dr. Krishna Kumar
54 years experience Psychiatry
Prednisone , Anxiety: I feel empathy for your discomfort. You also have numbness and taking prednisone, an anti-inflammatory medication. It may cause numbness, difficulty in breathing and Anxiety. At age 19, stressors of relationships, separations, breaking of relationships can also cause anxiety See your Physician to understand need for Prednisone, its dosage, side effects, and duration required for your condition.
Answered on May 10, 2015
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