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Can Anxiety Make You Feel Like You Can T Breathe
Anxiety & tension: When a person is anxious, muscles unconsciously tighten -- including muscles around the chest. This leads to a sensation of dyspnea (difficulty breathing) or that you can't get a deep enough breath. Anxiety also leads to more rapid, shallow breathing, resulting in physiologic changes like lower blood co2 and others, that perpetuate the anxiety ->rapid breathing ->more anxiety cycle. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These disorders affect how we feel and behave, and they can manifest real physical symptoms. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety can be extremely debilitating, having a serious ...Read more
Heart eval is vital: feelings of anxiety can sometimes be mimicked by heart arrhythmias. You should obtain an EKG monitor during your symptoms, and a blood test for thyroid function. If these are normal, consider a change from propranalol to an alternative beta or calcium channel blocker. Ask your doctor to consider verapamil or nadolol. If truly due to anxiety, consider reading about biofeedback techniques. ...Read more
I feel like I can't breathe properly but I know that my breathing is actually normal so why do I feel like this? It's been 10 hours. Anxiety maybe?
Possibly: Yes, this could be anxiety. Do you have any feeling of heart palpitations, or shakiness, nervousness? Some feel only troubles "breathing" with anxiety. Another possible differential diagnosis here would be asthma. Your primary care physician can help you sort this out more with a thorough discussion and exam. Take some deep breaths and try relaxing and book a time with your MD! ...Read more
Sometimes my chest will hurt so bad I feel like I can't breathe, how can I tell if this is anxiety induced or costochondritis, something i've had befo?
Help me get how my anxiety can be so bad keep choking but ER said I'm fine choking on food pills to were I can't breathe hard to eat dr say I'm ok?
ANXIETY/PHOBIA WB: You need to purchase the anxiety and phobia workbook . This will explain medication , diet and alternative strategies. I usually start a short acting. Medication like Xanax/Ativan/klonopin. And a long acting medication like Zoloft or cymbalta (duloxetine). Relaxation techniques like meditation EFT and EMDR. ...Read more
Why do I start getting anxiety every time I get sick or have a headache? I start feeling like I can't breathe and my muscles tense up
See below: Most people can become anxious if they experience a new pain or symptom they haven't had before. Why you are experiencing this every time you get a headache or become ill is hard to say, but certainly is connected, on some level, to a fear of dying. You should see a therapist to discuss your anxiety, it may be very helpful. For more info see: http://bit.ly/104V8hb + http://bit.ly/1z3E1qf ...Read more
Anxiety that is triggered at random. cry, panic, feel like I can't breathe, and have terrible thoughts. I've been hospitalized before. Maybe chronic?
What Thoughts?: If you you are having any thoughts of hurting yourself due to panic and have a plan you should go to the emergency room now. Since you have been hospitalized before are you in outpatient care? If so please make an appointment with a MH professional ASAP. It does sound like you have a chronic condition and you will feel better after talking to someone. ...Read more
My heartbeat gets elevated and i feel like i can't breathe, what is it, not sure if its panic and anxiety but when i take my adavan i start to feel fine
Heart: You forget add details. What are circumstances? Anxiety? Family history heart disease, smoker? Had BP , cholesterol checked. Or at medical exam. Family history, coupled with risk factors especially cholesterol strong predictors. Woth coronary heart disease women often experience short breath or breathing difficulties. Can't depend heart attack causing chest pain. Need dr. To diagnose. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Been having shortness of breath last 2 days.i can't breathe in all the way, what could it be? I have anxiety but this doesn't feel like that to me
See doctor: Anxiety can show up in many different ways and breathing issues can vary at different times and in different circumstances . However, to reassure yourself and rule out any allergies or any other,physical conditions, get checked. Also think about anything,that,is new or scary,over the past two days so you can better understand what might be happening. ...Read more
Had a sleep study 18 months ago no apnea. Had a few times waking up feeling like I can't breathe lately. I haven't gained weight. Hist gerd anxiety?
GERD: Good chance it is GERD. See your MD again. Ask to see a gastroenterologist. ...Read more
Some nights as I'm falling asleep my heart starts racing and I feel like I can't breathe . What could be causing that ? I do suffer from anxiety
Anxiety symptom: This is not a too unusual anxiety symptom. Ask your Behavior therapist to help you work on this. There are relaxation exercises and scripts you can learn for settling down to sleep. Mindful meditation can also teach quieting skills. I'd avoid medication unless absolutely necessary - but even then, a mild OTC benadryl (diphenhydramine) or melatonin before getting into psych drugs. Best! ...Read more
Can you tell me is it normal to have an anxiety attack where you feel like your throat is closing and you can't breathe?
I am super tired, but I can't sleep at all, I feel like I can't breathe when I try to slee and my heart races, my mom says its anxiety? Or panic attack
Just insomnia: This sounds like what is called psychophysiologic insomnia, a self-perpetuating condition. When you go to bed, you worry that you won't fall asleep, and the worrying prevents you from relaxing enough to fall asleep, which leads to more worrying, etc. This is a very common condition. I recommend a book by dr. Peter hauri, no more sleepless nights. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a flight in a couple weeks. I feel tingly, I can't breathe well or sleep. I have a fear of flying, is this anxiety?
A Specific Phobia : is an anxiety disorder treated by long-term exposure therapy & other therapies deemed necessary from evaluations by a psychiatrist & psychologist. Since your flight is soon, you may need an anti-anxiety medication like Xanax, (alprazolam) prescribed by a psychiatrist. If you can't be seen by one before your trip, talk to your doctor about short- & long-term treatments. Try any/all medication(s) before you fly ...Read more
Can chronic anxiety and stress change your breathing pattern and lungs? I only have anxiety because i can't breathe correctly and its a vicious cycle.
Breathing & anxiety: Are closely linked. Breathing is a core component of our stress response & anxiety & has numerous physiological affects. Biofeedback of respiratory movement, heart rate variability, & exhaled co2 are very effective for training healthy, functional breathing. Find a biofeedback professional who treats breathing problems (www.Bcia.Org and www.Aapb.Org). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I can't breathe through my nose but i feel enough air go in but could it be because of my anxiety attack because i'm still shaking.
If always stressed and always have bad anxiety to the point you can't breathe sometimes and don't get much sleep. Chanceof cancer ordisease for age 21?
Get seen: Your personal physician can screen Yu for serious disease including thyroid disease. He/she can also help with any impossible life situations in which you may be. This sounds like anxiety and its somatic expression. Cognitive behavioral therapy may be the answer to getting back in control. Cancer never presents like this. ...Read more
I have constant fear and anxiety because i can't breathe well. All of my accessory breathing muscles intercoastals, upper trapezius, etc have spasmed.
Causes shortness of breath and heavy/difficulty breathing? No heart or any health problems, had anxiety but I don't feel anxious,been going to therapi
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