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Is difficulty breathing a common symptom of anxiety attcks?

Is difficulty breathing a common symptom of anxiety attcks?

Yes: This is common in a panic attack. In panic, all muscles in the body tense, so the chest muscles work against the lungs trying to inflate. Also, adrenaline makes your breathing rapid & shallow for efficient fight or flight. Best immediate action is fully exhale all the air, your diaphragm reflex will give you a better breath. Find a therapist who does exposure based therapy for panic disorder. ...Read more

Breathing (Definition)

Breathing is the way we take in oxygen and expel carbon dioxide (co2) through out lungs. When our lungs expand we take fresh air in that contains oxygen and then when our lungs ...Read more


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My 9 month old daughter is having difficulty breathing. Showing mild bronchiolitis symptoms. Can I care for her at home, or should I take her to A&E?

My 9 month old daughter is having difficulty breathing. Showing mild bronchiolitis symptoms. Can I care for her at home, or should I take her to A&E?

Bronchiolitis: Consult a doctor if your baby appears to become worse. In particular:If your baby does not feed or drink well.
If the number of breaths each minute increases.
If your baby is struggling to breathe.
If your baby loses a good pink colour and becomes pale or blue. ...Read more

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Are cold extremeties difficulty breathing and weakness symptoms of pvcs? And what's with trigeminal pvcs. Is it life threatening if happens most of the time?

Are cold extremeties difficulty breathing and weakness symptoms of pvcs? And what's with trigeminal pvcs. Is it life threatening if happens most of the time?

Not usually: Pvc's don't generally cause the above symptoms, but sometimes the causes of the pvc's may be the culprit. Pvc's are usually benign. However, some more malignant possible causes of pvc's include cardiomyopathy, malignant ventricular arrythmia foci, or heart damage (active or old). Trigeminal pvc's are just a PVC every 3rd beat. Rarely, very frequent pvc's can cause a cardiomyopathy. See your md. ...Read more

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I know what ludwings angina is but I wanna know what swells up what happens first the difficulty breathing or the swelling? What are the first sumptom

I know what ludwings angina is but I wanna know what swells up what happens first the difficulty breathing or the swelling? What are the first sumptom

You know: The floor of the tongue and the back of the throat gets swollen, so it obstructs the flow or air causing sob and drooling when there is difficulty swallowing. Or secretions or anything swallowed can be aspirated. Hmn, just think of the tissues and organs involved. ...Read more

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Does using Benadryl (diphenhydramine) cause certain symptoms like difficulty breathing?

Does using Benadryl (diphenhydramine) cause certain symptoms like difficulty breathing?

Yes: It is a sedative antihistamine. Causes drowsiness, dryness of respiratory system & even impair breathing in elderly patient & otherr very affected ones.
A high dose of Benadryl (diphenhydramine) (over 150 mg) can cause depression of system & is compare to 0.08% of alcohol effect in the brain. ...Read more

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I has happened twice now that I suddenly experience difficulty breathing. It feels as if I cannot get enough air in my lungs. Lasts for a few minutes then its fine. No other symptoms. Thanks?

I has happened twice now that I suddenly experience difficulty breathing. It feels as if I cannot get enough air in my lungs. Lasts for a few minutes then its fine. No other symptoms. Thanks?

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you and your symptoms warrant evaluation by a physician. What are the precipitating factors? Could it be due to a panic attack? Given your other health conditions, it warrants that you discuss the matter with your doctor.
Wish you good health. ...Read more

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I have difficulty breathing since spring, at times not getting enough air unless I stretch and breathe deeply. I quit taking loratadine 1 week ago and the symptoms have nearly stopped. Is it related?

Breathing problems: A few conditions can cause breathing problems. Asthma, copd, heart diseases, liver / kidney / thyroid diseases are the common causes and they are treated differently. Loratatine is usually safe. It can causes bronchospasm, and difficulty breathing as in any medications due to your sensitivity to that particular med. However, if it is the case, it's unlikely you can take it that long. ...Read more

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I have all flu symptoms in addition to difficulty breathing and severe back pain. Is this normal for the flu?

I have all flu symptoms in addition to difficulty breathing and severe back pain. Is this normal for the flu?

Difficulty breathing: Acute difficulty breathing requires an urgent visit to the doc. This could indeed be the flu but if it has progressed to this stage it certainly needs evaluation. ...Read more

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Can klonoplin relieve difficulty breathing if you have small or large cad? Also is increasing pvcs after running a concern? Symptoms have increased which didn't have prior to most exams. Drs dismiss

Can klonoplin relieve difficulty breathing if you have small or large cad? Also is increasing pvcs after running a concern? Symptoms have increased which didn't have prior to most exams. Drs dismiss

Klonopin (clonazepam): Is an anti-anxiety agent THUS if your shortness of breath is due to anxiety it should help. PVC increase with exercise is a bit worrisome since the reverse is usually true. Check with your Cardiologist (I assume with CAD you have one)

Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more

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I am suffer with allergicjrhinitis. Since 7 years. My symptoms are difficulty breathing as my air passage is very narrow and there is inflammation.?

See your allergist: Sounds like your could use a nasal steroid and and antihistamine. Asthma can also allergy related and would need treatment with inhalers. Sounds like you need a full allergy panel and a full set of pulmonary function studies. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of injury of the nerves exiting the neck and thoracic spine? Difficulty breathing? Loss of tone causing poor posture? Burning?

What are the symptoms of injury of the nerves exiting the neck and thoracic spine? Difficulty breathing? Loss of tone causing poor posture? Burning?

Radiating pain.: Although one could experience some shortness of breath, more common would be a radiculopathy (pain radiating to one or more limbs). Less common would be loss of tone causing a change in ones posture. ...Read more

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Can an anxiety attack cause you to cough to the point that you are gasping for air? Symptoms are, rapid heart beat, difficulty breathing.

Can an anxiety attack cause you to cough to the point that you are gasping for air? Symptoms are, rapid heart beat, difficulty breathing.

Yes it can: Yes, anxiety attacks can make you gasp for air ; have rapid pulse. However, you also need a medical evaluation for these issues since asthma and other causes can result in similar outcomes. Panic attacks can cause all kinds of physical symptoms -- but please don't jump to that explanation without complete workup. If it's indeed anxiety, please know there are excellent treatments! ...Read more

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Confused. Wikipedia says symptoms of post nasal drip includes wheezing n difficulty breathing but why doc here says post nasal drip does not cause it?

Post nasal drip: Does not usually cause wheezing or difficulty breathing. Sometimes whatever is causing the post nasal drip (a cold or allergies) can also trigger asthma or reactive airways which is really the cause of the wheezing/difficulty breathing, not the post nasal drip itself. Don't believe everything wikipedia says. A lot of it is great information, but not all of it. ...Read more

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Can a hiatal hernia or GERD cause heart symptoms and difficulty breathing?

Can a hiatal hernia or GERD cause heart symptoms and difficulty breathing?

Yes: A hiatal hernia and gerd can cause chest pain and palpitations. A large hiatal hernia can cause shortness of breath by crowding your chest cavity and limiting expansion of your lungs. ...Read more

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Symptoms: coughing, wheezing, congestion, fever, difficulty breathing, dizziness, fatigue. Been going on for 2 weeks. What could this be?

COPD or pneumonia: Sounds like pneumonia. You need to be examined and have a chest ray. You may need antibiotic treatment. Due to your smoking you may have chronic bronchitis. The best thing you can do for your health is to quit smoking. ...Read more

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I'm having difficulty breathing with my mouth and I feel pain in the back of my throat. What symptoms are these?

I'm having difficulty breathing with my mouth and I feel pain in the back of my throat. What symptoms are these?

Sore throat: You could have tonsillitis or something more serious if you are having trouble breathing and more than a little trouble swallowing. You need to be checked. ...Read more

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I have been having a lot of symptoms (left ankle swelling/burning sensation, difficulty breathing, extreme fatigue, can't bend over and breath?

I have been having a lot of symptoms (left ankle swelling/burning sensation, difficulty breathing, extreme fatigue, can't bend over and breath?

This can be arthriti: This can be arthritis, but you need an evaluation including a history, physical, lab studies and imaging. You should discuss with your physician. You may need to see a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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My 6yo son has had a fever and cough for 7 days now the last two he is worse two ER trips due to difficulty breathing the first night it was asthma like symptoms he was given steroids and backtoback albuterol mixed with something else then released yester

My 6yo son has had a fever and cough for 7 days now the last two he is worse two ER trips due to difficulty breathing the first night it was asthma like symptoms he was given steroids and backtoback albuterol mixed with something else then released yester

Asthma, bronchitis,: Upper respiratory infection is the most common cause to precipitate asthma in both adults and children. After he recovers from this episode you should discuss with his physician for further evaluation by an allergist. An allergist may do skin testing, breathing tests, exhaled Nitric Oxide test and may suggest allergy immunotherapy, and use of preventive inhalers. ...Read more

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I have stomach pain, difficulty breathing and vomiting/ can't hold anything down. My z pack dose ended yesterday. How long will these symptoms last?

I have stomach pain, difficulty breathing and vomiting/ can't hold anything down. My z pack dose ended yesterday. How long will these symptoms last?

Z-PAK DURATION: One of the big advantages of azithromycin (Zithromax) is that after taking it for 5 days, 5 additional days worth of drug gets stored inside your body's cells and gets released into your bloodstream over the next 5 days so you get 10 days of drug by only taking it for 5 days. The disadvantage of this is the situation you find yourself in. Ask your doctor for some Zofran or Compazine (prochlorperazine).This should help ...Read more

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Difficulty Breathing (Definition)

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Shortness Of Breath (Definition)

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