hello to you all. hope everyone is doing good. i've been having some issues with my breathing lately and i was hoping to hear from anyone else in the same boat or that has experienced this before. i get a tight feeling on my back muscles and sometimes my chest muscles. i often get this sensation as if my lungs are wanting to push out air...or exhale. i do feel short of breath at times as well. i've read that tight back and chest muscles can sometimes restrict a persons breathing and i'm wondering if that's the case with me. i have dealt with tight back and chest muscles before due to my anxiety buy it's never been an issue with my breathing. the funny thing is that the breathing thing isn't an issue when i sit down or lay down and the muscle tightness is noticeably less. only when i am walking around or standing do i get the shortness of breath sensation and the tight feeling in my back and chest...also tight neck muscles. when my anxiety level goes up the tightness in my back, chest and neck gets worse. that's what makes me think this is all anxiety related and not asthma or respiratory tract issues. i'm not a doctor but i would think that if it were something with my lungs it would be an issue whether i am standing or sitting...right? i've also read how anxiety can make us bloated and this can also affect our breathing. i do feel bloated frequently and at times when i try to take a deep breath it's like my stomach will not expand any more to allow me to inhale. id love to hear from others that have been through this. thanks and i hope you guys are all hanging in there.