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.
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?
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...