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    Can't catch my breath/Need to take a deep breath or yawn

    I hadn't had this for several weeks, but it came back yesterday and its quite frustrating.

    As I type this, I have this feeling like I can't feel air filling my lungs, and end up gasping for a massive breath. Every few minutes I'll manage to take this massive breath or yawn and suppresses it for a little, before I feel short of breath again.

    I haven't really panicked with it yet because I know its psychological but its still annoying

    Answers on the internet all seem to mention its related to anxiety

    Anyone else get this?
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    I had this when I stopped doing cardio for a couple of months. it's probably lung capacity related or something. For me it was at least.
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    It's anxiety related. I get it when I'm stressed (so for me, partic around exam times etc). Very frustrating feeling I know..
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    I dealt with exactly what you are describing. For me it was anxiety, even when I would just be sitting around doing nothing in particular. Somewhere in the back of your mind you're worried you will experience the difficulty in breathing again, and a physical response ensues.

    I ended up on anxiety medication for a few years, which I am now off of. But other techniques that my physician recommended for me were breathing in a brown paper bag, journaling on why you think you're experiencing the breathing issues, and focus on steady breathing once the issue starts. Over time it will subside, but it's something you're going to have to work at to control. If you find those methods are not working for you, you may want to try medication as it can escalate into full blown panic attacks.
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    I suffered with this for over a year in high school it was terrible. It finally went away on its own until a couple months ago (I'm 24 now) and it stuck around for a couple months. I know what you mean it's an awful feeling. I noticed that when I kept myself busy and didn't think about my breathing I never did it. When I was out with friends or at the bars or whatever I was fine but at home by myself it was worse.

    Try keeping yourself busy, the more you think about it the worse it will be.
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    I'm having something similuar to this happen now.. except my heart starts going REALLY fast and I can feel that shiet in my throat.
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    Anxiety. I had something similar several years ago when i was a weird kunt
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    just a quick question? do you take any meds that contain sulfa? I ran into this a while back taking some meds a doctor recommended for joint pain. never had it before or since
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    Sure it isn't fungus?



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    @yettiatcpg I don't take any medication

    @N0rds I don't think its fungus related (I hope not) as Its more of a mental thing. I am capable of breathing somewhat properly but it just doesn't feel like it at all.

    I think I can attribute it to anxiety, just going to try and keep myself occupied like you guys say! Hopefully it will subside
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    had that feeling after quit the cigs turned out to be low blood sugar exasperated by caffeine

    solution for me was smaller more frequent meals
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