I'm still not understanding this at all

How can I still be having suffocation feelings day and night with no relief other than Ativan at night for sleep that has been going on for 15 weeks now? I would love to find a job, do volunteering but can't until I get rid of this suffocation feeling and at times tightening of chest as well as head in fog. There have been problems in my life through the years but nothing I couldn't manage. Never had any anxiety or panic attacks before this came out in January. I get up every morning looking forward to a new day, looking forward to getting out. I enjoy reading, watching "nice" tv shows, going out for lunch and yet once I awake from a pretty decent sleep thanks to Ativan that suffocation feeling is there to greet me. Is my brain really that messed up? Another 5 days before I see the therapist again. I'm sorry if I keep repeating myself but it really makes me mad.


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  • Hey idawmn,

    don't apologize your voicing your concerns. :)

    If the sensation is mor centered at the front center of the throat it's anxiety another thing it could be acid reflux related have you tried antacids??

    I think that's what I've told you before not sure sorry if I did confuse you.

    I used to get that feeling at first they thought it was anxiety a trip to the er and a ct scan later it was acid reflux. Did treatment and felt better. Hope you feel better soon!



  • Acid reflux and all has been ruled out. Thanks.

  • have you considered babesia which is a coinfection of lyme disease?

    i have the same problem and its a horrible symptom

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