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Taking Deep Breath
About 2 weeks ago started taking deep breaths and now can't stop. When I try to I end up taking deep breaths again very stressful and advice please?
Examination: You must be checked by a physican to determine if this is hypervetilation or any other medical condition. You should have a set of chewst xrays taken. ...Read more
Pleurisy: The classic case of pain in your chest on taking a deep breath is "pleurisy, " also known as "the devil's grip." it is usually the result of a cold in which the presumed virus causes inflammation of the lining of the lung so that when you take a deep breath, this raw and inflamed surface rubs against the inside chest wall, and causes pain. The onset is abrupt and usually resolves in 2-3 days. ...Read more
Concerned: I would recommend an evaluation by a physician. There a several reasons that could be causing you to have this problem. If you are having a difficult time taking a deep breath because of pain, this is called pleuritic chest pain. If it is because you are unable to catch your breath, that is considered dyspnea. Either way, you need to be evaluated by a phsycian to rule out significant diseases. ...Read more
Difficulty taking deep breaths. Hurts on the right side front and especially the back near shoulder blade. Never happened before.
So I had anxiety today. I've been taking deep breaths to relieve stress. I've noticed today I've done it more often. Is this because of anxiety?
Requires evaluation. Manage anxiety with
e-a-s-e. 1)eliminate the stressor from your life (be assertive; delegate; take breaks ; vacations) 2)alter the impact of the stressor (problem solving; time management; social/group action); 3)shift your outlook (reduce unrealistic expectations, irrational beliefs ; negative self-talk); ; 4) ease your response (relaxation, exercise ; good nutrition). ...Read more
Last night I had a very sharp pain in my chest (left side) for like 30min. Taking deep breaths made it worse. Got it again this morning. What is it?
I feel like I need to keep taking deep breaths. It happens more when I become aware. Almost like I want to yawn but take deep breaths inside - why?
Anxiety and self-: Consciousness about automatic bodily processes can temporarily interfere w/them. Please see your doc to rule out medical conditions. Yawning is similar to deep breathing in that both create a larger intake of oxygen. A clinical psychologist can help w/stress management. Peace and good health. ...Read more
I am 28female. I am feeling difficult to breath while eating food. I am gasping also. Once in while I am taking deep breaths because of suffucation.
I started feeling breathless today though I wasn't exercising. It feels like I don't have enough air despite taking deep breaths. What should I do?
Pinching chest pain on the right side since Sunday. Doesn't feel like deep pain. Worse when taking deep breaths and lying down on my right side or back?
Have trouble taking deep breaths. Painless. Specifically worse if anything is remotely obstructing my chest. Becoming more frequent. Any ideas on diff?
What causes trouble taking deep breaths and yawns that are satisfying? No chest pain, and has occurred for a few days.
I quit smoking about 9-10 months ago I smoked for 17 yrs. How long after quiting will I have to stop taking deep breaths every 4-5 min.?
Unrelated: Sighing or taking deep breaths, is not usually associated with smoke cessation. This is more likely a symptom of anxiety. Please check with your doctor to be sure your pulmonary health is ok, then look for answers about the sighing. You may need a psychologist's intervention. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more
43 yro f gripping pain in left side of chest with difficulty taking deep breath. Pain lasts for 2-5 min then wanes. Increasing pain each return.
Doctor can examine: A person with left chest pain must see the doctor right away to find out why. She should be going to the E.R. if she cannot reach her doctor. If it turns out to be a heart problem or heart attack, a collapsed lung, a pneumonia, a blood clot in the lung, bad heartburn, costochondritis (inflammation of the rib joints), etc..., she will be in the right place at the emergency room. ...Read more
Been having sporaric shoothing pains in my upper left side of chest. Occur at least once a day, and when taking deep breaths. What could this be?
I have terrible anxiety so im always taking deep breaths. Can working in a hot humid work place make that worse or is it just the heat and humidty
Yes...: Humidity and air quality can impact the ability to take deep breaths. Additionally, folks with anxiety tend to he hyper-aware of changes in breathing or the ability to breath which can worsen anxiety. If a significant concern there are behavioral methods available to reduce anxiety. Be well. ...Read more
Is it possible to lose fat just from ribs? Not losng weight or exercising but can feel ribs/ see them if taking deep breath. 16st 7. Have big appetite
Not likely: Spot fat loss is not the way it works. You tend to loose fat all over, but a human body tends to have more fat in certain areas more than others. Some of this fat distribution is genetic, that's why people come in different shapes and body builds. ...Read more
Someone I know had a spiked drink, with what she believes was ecstasy. She now has a tight feeling and trouble taking deep breaths. What is the issue?
Ecstacy side effect: A wide variety of somatic sensations are possible after taking ecstacy - and anxiety or upset alone can cause tight feeling in the chest and difficulty taking deep breaths. Other causes are possible. If there is shortness or breath, coughing, fever, or bringing up sputum, it is important to see the doctor right away. If the symptoms are mild, then see the doctor if they do not resolve overnight. ...Read more
I haven't been getting much rest due to working a whole lot since then I have been so tired even when I get a little rest and if been yawning and taking deep breaths all day?
Having trouble taking deep breaths. I went to the doctor but she didn't seem concerned and said it was stress. Could it be something else?
Tingling, deep breaths and nervous feelings suggest potential for panic symptoms or a panic attack. However, you should rule out medical or organic causes for the tingling, funny feelings in your arm before assuming psychological causes.
Emergency or Urgent care centers are everywhere and can help assess your arm tingling and other symptoms and differentiate physical from mental causes. ...Read more
See family doctor: Many potential answers and thus it is time for you to see your family doctor. ...Read more
I'm having trouble taking deep breaths. My heart pounds more and I feel like I have 30 pounds on my chest. What is it?
I feel pain in middle/upper back and chest when coughing, taking deep breath. No flue symptoms. What could it be? Thank you
Can be based on lung problem or simply INTERCOSTAL MUSCE Pull (The small muscles in between the ribs)
A chest x ray is in order and you should see your Primary Care Provider for the results of that film and appropriate treatment!
Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more
Started working out. Today sudden upper left back pain when taking deep breath and now hurts when I move/walk. What could it be?
Muscle strain: You probably have a muscle strain and spasm from working out It can be painful and sharp It does hurt more with movement Rest it, moist heat, and some advil (ibuprofen) If you get shortness of breath or increased chest pain then followup with ER but I feel that it is just a muscle strain at your age ...Read more