out of breath while talking?

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lalala16
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   Posted 5/2/2008 2:14 PM (GMT -6)   
When you have shortness of breath or find it hard to get a deep breath, do you find yourself getting out of breath while talking? My anxiety had gone away for so long now that I have a cold it seems to be coming back in the same symptoms as before, the first of which being that its hard to get a deep breath, and I can't finish a sentence without feeling out of breath.
 
Thanks for your help!

percycat
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   Posted 5/3/2008 12:24 PM (GMT -6)   
Lalala,

That has happened to me, and indeed it terrifies me, because it sometimes turns into feeling that I won't be able to breathe at all. In my case, though, it is mostly due to acid reflux, and treatment for that has almost completely erased my shortness of breath. It's really hard to say how much of it is "just" reflux" and how much is my anxiety turning a smallish physical symptom into something bigger and scarier.

The shortness of breath while talking happened very seldom. Usually, I would be minding my own business or even asleep and then very quickly feel that I couldn't draw a deep breath. It typically passed in 5-45 minutes.

What else do you experience besides the breathlessness? Is anything else different for you now besides the cold? Have you had a physical lately? Those might be things to think about.

Hope you're doing better.

percycat

stkitt
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   Posted 5/3/2008 12:30 PM (GMT -6)   

lalala

If  you  can't finish a sentence without feeling out of breath and you have an upper respiratory infection you really should be seen by a physician as you may have a physical problem going on that needs attention.

You said this is new for you so please follow up.  When i had pneumonia I was very short of breath.  Our physical illnesses can easily kick up our anxiety too. 

Hope you are feeling better soon.
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lalala16
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   Posted 5/3/2008 11:39 PM (GMT -6)   
it's not an infection....it's the same symptoms I had back in Dec/Jan unfortunately it just seems to be my luck of the draw....at least they went away for while....

As for acid reflux percy cat, my mother had a laboratory do testing on her which told her exactly which foods to stay away from to eliminate her acid reflux....she hasn't had it since. I could give you more info if you would like...

stkitt
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   Posted 5/3/2008 11:46 PM (GMT -6)   

lalala,

I am glad to hear the shortness of breath has gone away for now.  I would be interested too in hearing what foods your Mother was told to stay away from for GERD.

Thanks and take care.
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lalala16
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   Posted 5/3/2008 11:50 PM (GMT -6)   
well it hasn't gone away, but it did for a while, and now it's back...it was gone for about 3 months before it came back...


She had a blood test to test for delayed food allergies...I guess everyones results are the same however when foods aren't digested probably I guess they cause inflammation in different parts of the body causing different symptoms....it healed her. I have heard great thing about it

jordaNZone
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   Posted 5/4/2008 12:35 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi lalala
Is asthma a possibilty?
Do you feel like you can't get enough breath - and then relax and it comes back? Or can you not get enough breath generally?
These symptoms should be discussed with you doctor - make sure you tell them all your symptoms - I am sure things will get sorted soon :)
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lalala16
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   Posted 5/4/2008 10:50 AM (GMT -6)   
I have been to the doctor, probably too many times! ha ha.....They have run pulmonary functioning tests, and ekg's on me and nothing has shown. It went away when I started to take Lexapro so therefore I think it's anxiety related I just have never heard anyone else having these symptoms which made it weird to me.

percycat
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   Posted 5/4/2008 12:09 PM (GMT -6)   
Lalala,

Hi! My shortness of breath would usually go away if I took an ativan too. Presumably, that settled the anxiety that may have been a factor in my reflux as well as relaxing my esophageal muscles enough to stop the cramping that I couldn't feel as cramps but only as the shortness of breath. It does sound like this is not a condition that can genuinely hurt you, and that's always a relief.

To be honest, my sense of not being able to inhale deeply enough and getting a little short of breath while talking was, I think, a combination of my physical reflux and then my mind amplifying my concerns about breathing into anxiety and sometimes panic. So I'm convinced my difficulties are compound, but I'm also finally okay with the fact that they can't physically harm me.

But anyhow, I sure did have both of your symptoms, with the shortness while talking much more rarely than it seems you do.

percycat

FitzyK23
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   Posted 5/4/2008 12:12 PM (GMT -6)   
I get this when I am nervous or anxious talking to somebody. I usually laugh and say "im so out of shape, I am still out of breath from running up the stairs to get in here..." and the excuse makes me feel better that they won't realize how nervous I am.
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noelygirl
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   Posted 5/8/2008 5:03 PM (GMT -6)   
I can totally relate.  I'm going through one of my anxiety "over breathing" things right now.  Everytime I try to relax I think about my next breath.  When I talk I forget to breathe and get all "giddy" and light headed.  It sucks and then it goes away and I forget about it.  Sometimes it lasts for days.  Anxiety disorders are awful.  Hang in there!  It will get better.

TeNNiSd0C09
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   Posted 5/8/2008 7:53 PM (GMT -6)   
I get this when I am talking and my anxiety kicks in. For example, when I talk with my counselor, sometimes I am saying a long sentence and I get out of breath and have to force the rest out. I had this happen earlier when I was upset and trying to talk to my mom. It doesnt happen all the time, but does anytime I am very nervous or anxious...

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