I've had anxiety and depression for about 20 years. For the past 3 years I noticed I wasn't getting enough oxygen (I wasn't breathing fast), and sometimes I walked slow and got tired. In September I got tachycardia when putting some ice in a cooler, after that I can't walk mcuh. I just go to the bathroom and back to my room, and I get tired. I can't take a shower because I get tired and my heart starts racing, even if I'm sitting down. When I breath I feel I don't get enough oxygen. I'm practically disabled since I can't do anything. After the tachycardia episode my cardiologist did a holter test, leg ultrasound, ekg and echocardiogram and he says everything came out fine. I had a stress test about a month before and it came out fine but I don't think I could pass it now. I was taking Alprazolam (Xanax) once a week and was discontinuing Mirtazapine (Remeron) for depression but after the episode I started taking the Alprazolam twice a day and my psychiatrist put me back on the Mirtazapine 15 mg. a day (it will also help me with eating since I don't want to eat, I just started taking it on wednesday). He says I have depression and anxiety and that I should walk for exercise, get a life and go dancing. I don't know how he can say that if I'm practically confined to my house. If I try to walk a little I get pressure in my head and my heart starts pounding and I get tired. Next week I'm going to have a nerve conduction test at the neurologist (to see if they can diagnose why I can't walk much) and I'm going to the pulmonologist to see what's going on with my breathing. Two years ago I went to the pulmonologist and they did tests and everything came out fine and one year ago I went to the neurologist and they did many tests and everything was fine. But I don't know of anyone who has problems walking and it has to do with depression or anxiety. Please let me know what you think. I'm desperate as I am here disabled at home. Things went downhill really fast after I got the tachycardia in September. Thank you very much. God bless you.
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