Breathing problems when exercising

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   Posted 1/24/2007 5:45 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey everyone, I am glad to be apart of this site as it has been very helpful for my panic and anxiety. My anxiety has been pretty much in control the last couple months, but I still have this nagging problem. Whenever I am runnig or doing any kind of sports activity that requires good stamina such as basketball, I find myself always struggling to breath. I know it is not asthma b/c i have been tested before, and it definitely seems like anxiety. I start consciously thinking about breathing and it becomes really difficult while running. Does anyone else experience this? It is really bothersome and the heavy breathing makes me feel woozy and lightheaded. And when i try taking slow deep breths to calm myself down, I only get more lightheaded and anxious. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.... Thanks for reading this!

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   Posted 1/24/2007 5:47 PM (GMT -6)   
Personally I would have a complete check up done if it were I
I am sure others will be around with their input too
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   Posted 1/24/2007 6:46 PM (GMT -6)   

accept the  lightheadedness it wont last long, practise the deep slow breathing often

dont monitor or check your breathing, just do it and ignore it

relax the lungs and upper body, do not tense up, let go of all excess muscle tension

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