Frequent yawning to try and catch your breath are symptoms of Anxiety. I would use your Klonopin when you need it and you may find the symptom decreases.
I am glad to hear your going to follow up with a stress test. It appears your physician is very wise. Take care and keep posting.
I get this quite often and it's scary. I have had many tests and know there is nothing wrong with my lungs but sometimes I. Just. Can't. Breath. Horrible. keep taking the meds, ask questions and let us know how you go. It's really no fun. I find sometimes if I sit in front of a fan or airconditioner on full blast it calms me down enough to regulate breathing and ease the tightness.
Let us know how you go xx
Hello all and I agree, health anxiety is not pleasant to live with. I think it is good to get a full physicial with tests and if they are clear then think about how to deal with the anxiety.
There are many different kinds of therapy and usually you can find one that will work for you. Also do not be afraid to take your medications. Don't get anxious because you need to use your meds. Just give yourself permission to take the prescribed dose.
My wish for each of you is peace and happiness. God bless.Kitt
#1 - I would like to thank everyone for all of their input. The best thing you can hear when you have anxiety is reassurance.
#2 - I work for a Dr. and he said I have hyperventilation and he didn't think I had anything to worry about, however.....I have still been having horrible headaches, like hangover headaches (which are different then regular headaches) has anyone else gotten these from anxiety or is there something more going on here?
Thanks all for your input. I wrote a couple of days ago about the exact same thing---not being able to get a deep breath without yawning. It seems to come and go and I'm not even aware of any anxiety---that is any extra anxiety---but it helps to get the reassurance that I am getting here.
lalala: One of the things that I know has affected me is that I was diagnosed with Mitral Valve Prolapse which has all sorts of scary and crazy symptoms---but is usually not dangerous at all. I got a book about it and it said that often MVP is connected to something call Dysautonomia---a "dysfunction" of the autonomic nervous system---all the things that go on automatically. I think I have both issues. I wonder if the echo will show that you have MVP and it would really explain a bunch of symptoms. If not, my heart goes out to you----some of this stuff is kind of scary. I don't have much experience here yet, but I can see that there are a lot of smart and experienced people to help. Keep checking in :)