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A 32-year-old female asked:

Hello i was taking a nap and i woke up and was struggling to breathe. and straight up gasping for air and then it stopped. i had a chest x ray today and all was normal, and my heart sounded good as well as blood work came back normal?

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Dr. Hiep Le
Dr. Hiep Leanswered
Nephrology and Dialysis 42 years experience
If the symptom is transient and CXR is negative you should not worry too much. Have you experienced something unusual in the last couple days?
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
Sounds more like an anxiety attack than any chest or breathing pathology. Try breathing into a paper bag should this happen again. A warm bath might help also.

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