I toddled over from the crohn's board and saw your message. I can't tell you what it is as far as YOU go, but I know when it happened to me it definitely was anxiety related. I didn't particularly feel anxious when I started with the breathing. But that didn't seem to matter. Anxiety creeps up when you don't even think about it. I, too, had to keep yawning to get the "deep one." I discovered that by rubbing my solar plexus kinda firmly in a circular motion did the trick in getting that deep breath. Hope that helps until you can get checked out. Take care.
I don't want to boor you too much here but I have heart disease including heart failure and I'm on advair diskus 500/50 for lung problems. Another friend of mine who's had 3 ablations due to tachycardia (fast heart rate) is also on advair. So if you do have a lung problem and your Dr. has prescribed this for you, it might help you breathe better. I also have GERD.
My suggestion with the breathing problem would be to get referred to a pulmonologist - who specializes in nothing but breathing. They can run tests called PFT's (Pulmonary Function Tests) to see what's happening inside your lungs.
Acid Reflux can cause some lung problems.
Acid Reflux can actually mimic heart disease.
Anyone who has had all the troubles that you've currently been through, could also develop anxiety. I've been there, too. Sometimes, you could be going through more than one thing at a time with your body.
I just had to jump in here and try and give you a few answers, ilashes, and wish you the very best!!
Let me know how you're doing!
Welcome to HealingWell and the GERD/Heartburn forum.
I am sorry you are having breathing problems and as you have read many of the members in the past have posted the same complaint
Have you ever been evaluated for asthma, or other allergic conditions? Just a suggestion.
Kitt, Co-Moderator: Anxiety/Panic & Depression& GERD Forums*~*
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