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When you talk of the fainting spells you sound like you are hyperventilating, have you ever tried to breath into a paper bag when your breathing gets to fast.
Hyperventilation is breathing that is deeper and more rapid than normal. It causes a decrease in the amount of a gas in the blood (called carbon dioxide or CO2). This decrease may make you feel lightheaded, have a rapid heartbeat, and be short of breath. It also can lead to numbness or tingling in your hands or feet, anxiety, fainting, and sore chest muscles.Hyperventilation is not a disease, but you may need to be checked by your doctor if you have repeated episodes of hyperventilation symptoms.
Also when you start to breath to fast lay down where ever you are and slow down your breathing, nice and easy..............
Again welcome to HealingWellKitt
Kitt, Moderator: Anxiety, Panic & Depression *~*
Hello and I am sorry I repeated info you already knew............
If you have these new symptoms and you are concerned I would see your physician to make sure they are not due to a physical cause. I did not list all the sx but there are many and I do not experience any of these.
However, I have never taken my ER patients a glass of water for hyperventilation as they may aspirate while breathing so fast. I am glad this is something that works for you at home. You really appear to have a good handle on your anxiety attacks. I am proud of you for advocating for yourself. Keep it up.
Hi there 'everyday allday'...from experience - when new symptoms appear - going to the doctor is the best option, helps setlle the nerves and stops the worrying about what it could be . I wish you well,