Feel like I've been winded?

Hi guys!

Ive had this new pain that I'm wondering if anyone has had...

So basically it feels like I've been winded? Just under my boobs the top part of my stomach feels like it's being pushed, and it's making me feel like I can't breathe correctly, like I have to take bigger breaths! It does hurt a little when I press on it. And it's worse when I'm sitting or laying. Anxiety link?

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  • I have also had that and been having that it's anxiety apparently. But if you are worried go see your doctor to confirm. Take care :)

  • It started a couple of days ago after I woke up in the middle of the mighty gasping for air!

    I went to A&E last night thinking I had a blood clot in my lung and they don't checks and I'm fine but I didn't mention my upper stomach because I thought it was my lungs 🙁

  • Go see your doctor and ask for an ECG to make sure everything is ok then you can reassure yourself it's only anxiety X

  • I had an ECG done yesterday and blood clot blood tests both came back fine

  • JLou, I'm glad your tests came back fine. As for the upper part of your stomach symptoms, I would say it is muscular tightness and soreness. The diaphragm is a large muscle that helps in breathing. Because of the stress of anxiety, the muscle gets so tight that we feel we are unable to expand our lungs. But it's not our lungs. The best thing you can do is to work on daily relaxation and deep breathing techniques. It's something so simply and yet works with relaxing your muscles, helping you to open up the chest and breath better. I know exactly what you mean about it feeling like you are winded. Just know that it is not coming from your heart or lungs. (not since your tests came back normal.) Don't focus into that feeling or it will prompt your anxiety.

  • Thankyou that does make sense. I'm still really trying to come to terms with physical symptoms being linked to anxiety.... The way it can randomly pop out of nowhere ie going to bed, laying down and feeling dizzy. I find it hard to connect the two I think that's why my healing process is slower because I'm still looking for a medical explanation :(

  • JLou, rather than a medical explanation, try turning your thoughts to a physical reason that are the results of anxiety. It's like when you bump yourself and the next day you have a bruise. At least you know where it came from which should exclude any horrific medical reason. It will all come together for you, just be patient and keep an open mind.

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