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Shortness of breathe?

MrK00
MrK00

Does anyone else get this when working out or playing intense sports? Even from excitement, smell of any sort of smoke? Its an undescribeable shortness of breathe. Like a panic attack.

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Hi MrK00

I have been there and so I can recommend this 3 minute read to you

psychcentral.com/blog/archi...

MrK00
MrK00 in reply to blackcat64013

Yeah its like i get heavy and cold sweats, headache and bad dizziness feeling.

blackcat64013
blackcat64013 in reply to MrK00

You should have seen my hung over my hockey stick when I was at my worst and before I learned that it was only my anxiety playing up. My team was about to call the ambulance. Apparently I looked terrible :)

MrK00
MrK00 in reply to blackcat64013

Yeah i read that article. Kinda makes me worried thinking about it. Cause this shortness of breathe has made me afraid to do alot of things. Cant enjoy the things i use to do.

Jlorde28
Jlorde28 in reply to MrK00

Hi, I actually had the same thing happen to me last Thursday. I was eating and all of a sudden felt chest pain, shortness of breath, and then followed by heavy jaw and felt like I was going to faint. I had to go to the ER because I had really bad chest pain and thought it was something else. BUT this only happens to me while im eating. Do you have trouble eating? I feel like i'm chocking on food, and begin to have shortness of breath. Some forums on here have said maybe it's just anxiety and i'm over thinking it. I have tried eating the softest foods while being distracted watching tv or going out and I just can't, it's a horrible feeling. I have been drinking ensure and I am starving! I had an EKG and Xrays at the hospital and they said I was fine. Im going for a follow up today and hopefully I can get an answer.

MrK00
MrK00 in reply to Jlorde28

Yeah i get shortness of breathe after eating. The same thing as when im working out and after a night out of drinks it stays with me all day the next day.

Jlorde28
Jlorde28 in reply to MrK00

I drink socially and have never had a problem until now as well, when I drink I feel this rush through my body and begin to have shortness of breath that goes away when I start chugging water.

You are not alone. I feel this way when eating as well. Not as frequent as you but enough to where I went through a period of time where I didn't want to eat. I am still looking for a way to get out of this state of mind and feeling while eating. We can make it through. You will be ok. And I hope that you are able to eat again soon. I'm sorry you're going through this

You ever get this problem from cold air?

Jlorde28
Jlorde28 in reply to MrK00

Well it's summer time where I am, but I like to keep my home pretty cold and no have never had a problem with cold air.

Wonder if there is a cure for this or a way to overcome it.

Have you been checked for dysautonomia? I have this same thing happen.

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