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you ever get this feeling like you cant take in enough breath?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created March 29, 2013 at 2:46 AM

Happens to me every now and then (like right now//grrr) and its really irritating. Im pretty sure its anxiety related. But itll comes out of nowhere ( i mean im not consciously anxious about anything in particular) and then it can last for hours and sometimes even days.

It the sensation of not getting a satiating "gulp" or breath of air.Sometimes i have to try to make myself yawn in the attempt of trying to get a satisfying breath. Usually i try to just iggy it cuz the more you focus on it the worse it gets. Does anyone know wut i mean by this..? What do you do to deal with it and wut the frigg is it .. lol

*its not asthsma or COPD or any sort of thing like that

89fa2da4805b0b4e54b77a5a20a2e206

(2097)

on April 05, 2013
at 10:14 PM

Ty- yeah its some kinda stress thing..suxx ..but magnesium helped though :) relaxxed stomach muscles nearly immediately

89fa2da4805b0b4e54b77a5a20a2e206

(2097)

on April 05, 2013
at 10:12 PM

ty - :) its definitely anxiety driven- it went away pretty quickly that time. Magnesium was a great help in relaxing muscles i guess.

89fa2da4805b0b4e54b77a5a20a2e206

(2097)

on March 29, 2013
at 04:02 AM

hehehe..lol :) cute-you got good lung capacity as a result though- my sister used to have adenoids and sounded like darth vader and i wanted to kill her. lollllllllllll

Cb9a270955e2c277a02c4a4b5dad10b5

(10989)

on March 29, 2013
at 03:50 AM

When I was younger I'd regularly try to breathe in as deep as I could because I read that anthrax makes it so you can't breathe right and I was paranoid about catching it.

Cb9a270955e2c277a02c4a4b5dad10b5

(10989)

on March 29, 2013
at 03:50 AM

When I was younger I'd regularly try to breathe in as deep as I could because I read that anthrax makes it so you can't breathe right and I was paranoid about catching it. Just sayin'.

89fa2da4805b0b4e54b77a5a20a2e206

(2097)

on March 29, 2013
at 03:38 AM

i know an ambien of xanax would do the trick..lol.. but i just took some magnesium and it seems to be helping. i dont even have a paper bag! dammit. What kinda shoddy operation am i running around here! :) ty V

61f9349ad28e3c42d1cec58ba4825a7d

(10490)

on March 29, 2013
at 03:29 AM

Glad to help! Let us know if the bag trick or another trick works! I have definitely had this problem myself (that's how I know!)

89fa2da4805b0b4e54b77a5a20a2e206

(2097)

on March 29, 2013
at 03:24 AM

yeah some kind of panicky/anxiety hyperventilation thing - its so annoying isnt it?! I just took some magnesium and it seems to be helping relax stomach/diaphragm. VEry true if you think about it tooo much it gets worse and takes longer to go away. ty's

89fa2da4805b0b4e54b77a5a20a2e206

(2097)

on March 29, 2013
at 03:18 AM

actually u may be exactly correct!:) - just found this http://panicdisorder.about.com/od/symptoms/a/ICantBreathe.htm "most people think of someone hyperventilating, they tend to visualize a traumatic scene with someone outwardly gasping for breath. While this type of hyperventilation may occur, it can also be much more subtle and not easily identified. You may not be gasping for air, but you may sense that your breathing is not as productive as it should be, and you feel a little short of breath."

89fa2da4805b0b4e54b77a5a20a2e206

(2097)

on March 29, 2013
at 03:06 AM

its not quite hyperventilating but maybe what leads up to it?- yeah maybe ill try doing that and see if it helps.. ty :)

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on March 29, 2013
at 03:16 AM

Sounds like a panic attack. I've had them off and on since I was a kid. I'll breathe deeper, do everything I can to take bigger breaths, but it feels like the oxygen just isn't coming through. They never have a thing to do with how I feel at the moment, they just pop up. I remind myself that it doesn't have anything to do with anything, go do something to occupy my mind, and it passes. Sometimes I'll step outside and that helps with the feeling of needing fresher air. Mine have never lasted more than half an hour tops, so I would recommend seeing someone about how long yours last.

89fa2da4805b0b4e54b77a5a20a2e206

(2097)

on March 29, 2013
at 03:24 AM

yeah some kind of panicky/anxiety hyperventilation thing - its so annoying isnt it?! I just took some magnesium and it seems to be helping relax stomach/diaphragm. VEry true if you think about it tooo much it gets worse and takes longer to go away. ty's

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61f9349ad28e3c42d1cec58ba4825a7d

(10490)

on March 29, 2013
at 02:54 AM

it sounds like you maybe hyperventilating. Try putting a paper bag over your mouth and breeze in n out that way for a few minutes. That will restore a proper balance of carbon dioxide to oxygen in your system.

89fa2da4805b0b4e54b77a5a20a2e206

(2097)

on March 29, 2013
at 03:38 AM

i know an ambien of xanax would do the trick..lol.. but i just took some magnesium and it seems to be helping. i dont even have a paper bag! dammit. What kinda shoddy operation am i running around here! :) ty V

89fa2da4805b0b4e54b77a5a20a2e206

(2097)

on March 29, 2013
at 03:18 AM

actually u may be exactly correct!:) - just found this http://panicdisorder.about.com/od/symptoms/a/ICantBreathe.htm "most people think of someone hyperventilating, they tend to visualize a traumatic scene with someone outwardly gasping for breath. While this type of hyperventilation may occur, it can also be much more subtle and not easily identified. You may not be gasping for air, but you may sense that your breathing is not as productive as it should be, and you feel a little short of breath."

61f9349ad28e3c42d1cec58ba4825a7d

(10490)

on March 29, 2013
at 03:29 AM

Glad to help! Let us know if the bag trick or another trick works! I have definitely had this problem myself (that's how I know!)

89fa2da4805b0b4e54b77a5a20a2e206

(2097)

on March 29, 2013
at 03:06 AM

its not quite hyperventilating but maybe what leads up to it?- yeah maybe ill try doing that and see if it helps.. ty :)

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96440612cf0fcf366bf5ad8f776fca84

(19463)

on April 05, 2013
at 02:08 PM

It's likely a high stress reaction. I've had these when transitioning into paleo and had lots of interesting events at work; after a while, you adapt, and they go away.

89fa2da4805b0b4e54b77a5a20a2e206

(2097)

on April 05, 2013
at 10:14 PM

Ty- yeah its some kinda stress thing..suxx ..but magnesium helped though :) relaxxed stomach muscles nearly immediately

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6120c989fd5b69f42a0834b69b87955b

(24553)

on April 05, 2013
at 08:33 AM

If you find that it isn't hyperventilation/anxiety driven anemia can cause that lack of oxygen shallow breath feeling.

89fa2da4805b0b4e54b77a5a20a2e206

(2097)

on April 05, 2013
at 10:12 PM

ty - :) its definitely anxiety driven- it went away pretty quickly that time. Magnesium was a great help in relaxing muscles i guess.

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