Can racing thoughts cause shortness of breath?

No. No, but anxiety can. Shortness of breath, sweating, racing thought, shaking- can occur in severe anxiety or panic attacks. Panic attacks are severe but usually last minutes to hour only. You should see provider to treat anxiety- there are many treatments available including therapy, medications and nutritional therapy.

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I suffer from depression lately I have been feeling a dull ache in my chest it gets worse my sadness deepens shortness of breath and racing thoughts?

Stress. Emotional stress can cause chest pain -- please talk to your doctor about your stress, and make sure that there is no other clinical cause for the chest pain and shortness of breath. Read more...
Depression and pain. I agree with dr. Buhureska: see your medical doctor to rule out organic conditions. Assuming the primary source is emotional, you would be best served by capable psychotherapy and (possibly) anti-depressant medication. Many therapists now offer free initial evaluations. I would recommend you speak to a few to determine if one can help you. Read more...