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Feeling like I can't breathe


So I've battled with mild anxiety and depression all my life. I had ppd after my first two and had postpartum psychosis after my third. We tried a wide variety of meds but things just got worse with each medication. My depression is pretty well managed now. But my anxiety is still there . I do t have daily panick attacks anymore which is good. But every day I feel like I can't breathe and I might suffocate to death. I do take klonopin at night and one during the day if I just can't get it under control on my own. I don't know if I'm looking for advice or what. Or just to vent about it. But it's hard . I fear the next day every night. Logically I know it's another day but I'm scared of the next day. I keep myself really busy so there's no time to rest and let my thoughts hit me. But I've slowly gotten back to the point at night where I'm not sleeping. I just lay there and think and think and think and then start to panick . So I start doing breathing exercises. I'd like to know I'm not alone in this. I should probably see a new dr. But just picking up the phone is hard. I'm scared of what they will say. I was getting better like I could drive places and be okay but I find myself having to breathe slowly again while driving. I'm scared I'm ruining my kids by being so high strung ... so for rambling.. just searching for peace I think

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I do the same thing. God bless you and I hope you find out how to control this.

I know exactly. And it sucks..... I'm actually going through it as I write this and I'm scared. 😞

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