Anxiety Support
33,356 members37,681 posts

Tightness of chest/hyperventilation?

Usually talking about it makes it better, so I'm writing this @ 4:54a and I have work at 8:30a. It was somewhat a stressful long 4th of July weekend. My bf and I weren't talking bc of some incident, I haven't talked to my mom for almost a month (she's in the Philippines), thinking about our expenses for this month's road trip to soCal (and thinking if my anxiety will bother me, work is somewhat bleh (drama), thinking of our lease ending in October and what we plan on doing, started working out and have had a couple of times where I felt like I couldn't breathe. I got upset bc I was only able to last 15 minutes on the elliptical machine! So I guess combining everything is what's making me anxious.. Tightness of chest occurred last night and I mean before we went to go about our day I was already thinking about my breathing.. Anyway, so it was a bad ass episode of hyperventilating. I couldn't shake it off and that I KNEW for sure that it was different this time around and that I'd need to go to the hospital. I'm not thinking of calling in or anything but I know I'm gonna be tired as hell and that usually also triggers my anxiety. I know I can let go some of the things I have no control over. I just let my thoughts and feelings consume me. And as I'm laying in bed still having a bit of an issue "breathing", at least I'm falling asleep. Does anyone else feel me on this? I also take medication too.

2 Replies

Ugh the breathing!! I hate when people say just breathe. It's like hellloooo I can't! It's the worst too when you feel like you can't take a deep breathe. I try and practice stomach breathing. I put something in my stomach like my phone and watch it go up and down. Bc really we aren't supposed to breathe with our cheat and shoulders. Maybe try it? Hope you feel better!

1 like

Hi there and thanks for replying! It's more frustrating when people don't understand and tell you to calm down. Then I try even harder to get better when I'm only feeling worse! I hate the hyperventilation a with a passion and I think what helped is writing how I felt...


You may also like...