Post Edited (Shashi) : 9/12/2006 10:28:02 AM (GMT-6)
Ugh - I feel for you! The first time I experienced that feeling was about 6 months ago and I was actually pretty scared. I'd never heard of the "MS hug" before so thought that I was having some sort of stroke or heart attack or something. I have issues sometimes with anxiety so then I just figured that it was something related to generalized anxiety maybe. Either way, it is an uncomfortable feeling that's for sure. I personally didn't find anything that helped (not what you probablly wanted to hear, sorry). I slept in a recliner though because laying down seemed to make it feel worse for me. My experience with it only lasted about a week fortunately and I haven't had it happen again since so I'm keeping my fingers crossed!
I'll be thinking about you though - I know it's tough but just try to stay relaxed as much as you can. For me, the more anxious I got about it, the harder it seemed to breath. When it goes away and you can finally take that really deep breath again it will feel great!!! I never realized how much I use to take something so simple for granted before!