Does Anyone not Breathe?

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megie
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   Posted 2/15/2009 8:20 PM (GMT -7)   
scool  ok i am posting a new topic , feel kinda silly
But does anyone not breathe ? i breathe in and hold my breath , i breath out and dont breath in ...i am telling myself breath .. breath ... i totaly hold my breath ...i know if i dont get air to my brain , i am gonna have a stroke
 oh and of course , i smoke !!!!!!!!! yea well i do .....you all dont have to tell me how bad it is i know .....but is anyone as stupid as i am , and just hold there breath ??
 
its like breath stupid , i tell myself ... no i just sit there and hold my breath , oh my i cant believe i am telling you all this .. been here for almost a year ... was reading way before that ... and i sit here and hold my breath....whats wrong with me ???? i have no clue.......oh well , its just me , if any of you know me , you know i am a little bit on the crazy side ... but big hugs to all of you , megie

Post Edited By Moderator (stkitt) : 2/16/2009 8:13:28 AM (GMT-7)


AuroraRavencrow
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   Posted 2/15/2009 8:26 PM (GMT -7)   
I sometimes forget to breathe as well. I usually have a rubber band around my wrist and when I forget to breathe, I start snapping that rubber band on my wrist and it brings me out of that little funk. I have anxiety attacks every night and it is driving me nuts so I know how you feel a bit. I also try positive self talk and sometimes that helps when I'm going through little attacks. I don't know....just trying to help ya out a bit. I will keep you in my thoughts.

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   Posted 2/16/2009 8:12 AM (GMT -7)   

megie,

Good Morning my family.  Just some basic facts to help you understand the respiratory system.  :-)

A respiratory control center at the base of your brain controls your breathing. This center sends ongoing signals down your spine and to the nerves of the muscles involved in breathing.

These signals ensure your breathing muscles contract (tighten) and relax regularly. This allows your breathing to happen automatically, without you being aware of it.

To a limited degree, you can change your breathing rate, such as by breathing faster or holding your breath. Your emotions also can change your breathing. For example, being scared or angry can affect your breathing pattern.

In simple words, your breathing is controlled by the autonomic nervous system. Reference: Heart, Lung, Blood Institute


 

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   Posted 2/16/2009 10:58 AM (GMT -7)   
Tons of great advice on this Megie. . . Kitt is really smart and practical with her facts which helps keep me calm about things and Aurora/Nikki, you all have great advice as well :) I used to panic about this also, but when I realized the facts, I am doing so much better now. The last trip to the ER, I was so worked up on my oxygen levels and the nurse said I was doing excellent :) Just try not to focus on it so much and please don't feel silly about posting, cause that is what we are all here for my friend :)
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   Posted 2/16/2009 12:27 PM (GMT -7)   
I have noticed I hold my breath, also. Even when I'm doing regular tasks, I'll notice I'm holding my breath. Try to relax and know your breathing will correct itself. Kitt was nice enough to explain it. Some relaxation techniques are necessary for you right now.

Aurora, the rubber band technique works for negative self talk, too. I used it for that and it really made a difference.
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stkitt
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   Posted 2/16/2009 1:00 PM (GMT -7)   

I am sitting here smiling as I tried the rubber band trick to stop the "stinkin thinkin"  especially when I am sad...........well I tell ya all folks that dang rubber band snapping my wrist made me cry.........  it hurts so you don't want to have to use it to much. Makes you stop and think oh yeah, get ahold of your anxiety or your going to have to snap yourself.......OUCH. redface

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Kitt


 

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Aries8
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   Posted 2/16/2009 1:08 PM (GMT -7)   
So true, Kitt. It works!
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   Posted 2/16/2009 9:28 PM (GMT 0)   
lil nutty nikki said...
Isnt Kitt so smart?!?!  Shes really helpful with those medical facts!
 
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   Posted 2/16/2009 3:39 PM (GMT -7)   
Roaring with laughter and crying. . . :)

Kitt, you are so cracking me up right now :) I decided to try the rubber band as well and you are right. . . OUCH! I'll have my butt whipped into shape in no time at all now, lol.

Thanks for the tip Aurora & Aries. . . Very amusing and effective!


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Post Edited (Green Grove) : 2/17/2009 1:58:20 PM (GMT-7)


megie
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   Posted 2/16/2009 5:54 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks all of you for great advise , I am going now to find that rubber band !!!! Hugs Megie
 
Oh man i could only find one from some asparagas i bought , this should do the trick !!! Maybe stop my stickin thinkin too , ouch Thanks again !! Hugs megie
 
     You can only change what you can control , you can't change what you can't control .

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