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Constant sighing making me tired

Constant sighing making me tired

Hi, one of my anxiety symptoms, at least I think it is just caused by anxiety, is constantly sighing or taking a deep breath. I have done this 5 times or more in a minute sometimes when I am really bad and too many times to count in an hour. I feel like I have to do this to breathe or to relieve air pressure in my chest or lungs. Sometimes I'll yawn at the same time or a yawn will turn into a sigh. It is making me tired and hurting my chest breathing in so deeply so often. I did try breathing in through my nose, holding my breath, then exhaling through my mouth many times to do what i read some have suggested: balance out the CO2 in my lungs. But that hasn't worked. I just sighed 4 times in the two minutes it took to write this. They are getting further apart as I relax, but they are still a nuisance. It feels like I do it automatically now. It is worse when I walk or do any physical activity. Anyone else get this? Get constant, uncontrollable sighing or deep breath taking? And what do you do about it? Though I am not breathing fast, I feel like I am hyperventilating. What do I do? Thank you.

-Chris

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I have that same issue right now makes me freak out

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I also feel like I can't breathe t all jow. But that could be the Sudafed wearing off and the sinusitis I have and chest congestion coming back. I am glad I am not alone in this, but I am sad you have it. Mune si starting to taper off the more relaxed I get and I should get my mind off of it. Overthinking things can be our worst enemy. Thanks for your response.

-Chris

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I have it so often I lose count. I keep telling myself their harmless breaths and not to focus on them too much l, it’s annoying I know . My sighing is so bad when I’m v anxious

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Mine gets worse when I even walk regularly. I'm not breathing fast, I'm not hyperventilating in the traditional sense, but even though I am breathing regularly my mind or body seems to think I'm not getting enough air and so I get the uncontrollable and sometimes automatic urge to sigh, sometimes too many times to count, making it hard to walk or do anything. Then again, I am a mouth and chest breather, I never could breathe through my nose due to chronic sinusitis and a possible deviated septum, so I may be hyperventilating, just not in the traditional sense. Although, I've been a mouth breather all my life, and while I always had to sigh/take a deep breath a few times a day, it was never a nuisance, until just two weeks ago for no conceivable reason. But I did read it is a possible symptom of or caused by anxiety or panic disorder.

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