I have had overbreathing problem since I can remember. I always thought it is caused by my anxiety. But now I finally realized that overbreathing triggers my anxiety and it is the core of my problem rather than my anxiety.
I googled few days ago about my condition and found the term sensorimotor OCD, which involves over awareness of involuntary activities such as breathing, hear rate or swallowing. Obviously, I have this sensorimotor OCD and it's torturing me so much. I spent years feeling like walking dead, unable to function normally. It's more inhibiting than one can imagine as it involves 24h a day. I wonder if anyone is having the same problem?