Shortness of breath and winded... geepers!

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D'awesome
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   Posted 3/29/2008 8:21 PM (GMT -7)   
Now this is weird for me... Lately I can't seem to get a normal deep breath, it's like I'm breathing shallow (or like when I used to do martial arts -many moons ago :) breathing with my shoulders) but I keep finding myself trying to get a deep breath or almost feeling like I'm suddenly remembering to breathe. It's a little nerve wracking cos it feels like it could be a heart issue but I've never had heart problems, save for palpitations once in a while (that kinda comes with the hypothryoidism though sometimes.)
 
Is this a new symptom or another issue? If it's just a new symptom, then I'll note it (logging a journal for the May visit) and keep track of how often etc... if it's not then the GP and me need to be talking soon. I don't have any URI's going on, no sinus problems (just finished my Levaquin for the UTI last week) so it's not congestion.  It's just a werid feeling of not getting a deep breath. (And I've never smoked a day in my life so it's not smoking related.)
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Gretchen1
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   Posted 3/29/2008 8:57 PM (GMT -7)   
Wow deb!
 
That sounds really miserable.  Please don't take offense but this sounds like anxiety too.  Of course it might not be, but I have heard that anxiety can cause that feeling.  You certainly have every reason to be anxious being where you are in this process.
 
Please note this and let your doctor know.  Keep that symptom journal.  Keep dates and how long these symptoms last.  Breathing is pretty important so make sure you are doing that!  Good luck and please keep us posted.
 
Love and prayers,
 
Gretchen       co-moderator MS board       diagnosed with MS July 2006


D'awesome
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   Posted 3/30/2008 5:11 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks Gretchen, no offense taken. I considered that too but have never been an "anxious" person. This morning is better but still tense. Will keep track.
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uppitycats
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   Posted 3/30/2008 5:13 AM (GMT -7)   
Deb, since this is new to you, it probably wouldn't hurt to at least check with your doctor to be sure there isn't something heart-related going on. I've been spending time reading about women and heart disease, and it turns out we're not real good at identifying that problem in ourselves.

Do you feel any other sort of "strange" symptoms, like your chest is compressed, or pressure is being put on your lungs? It could be part of what is commonly called the "MS hug" -- a spasticity issue of the muscles that go around your torso (and around some other body parts), called "banding" -- like a squeezing in of your chest?

I'd probably check with my doctor and if nothing more sinister comes up, assume it's MS related...
...I am not a doctor, nor health professional, and don't pretend to be one, here.....


1mom
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   Posted 3/30/2008 2:07 PM (GMT -7)   
Deb, Deb,Deb,My goodness. I can't help you with any of my thoughts, I know nothing about these kind of symptoms, but I just wanted to tell you I'm thinking of you.Youv'e been very kind to me.
I have used a calandar that hangs on the wall(that kind).and the squares are blank.So by looking at the whole month I can see a quick reference, of whats been going on.Meds,vitimans,symptoms,etc,etc...and would note same problems in the same color..different problem different color(magic markers).Just to see any pattern.So when we go to the Dr.s..I just handed them my calandar.It came in really handy in the beginning, before and shortly after son got DX.MS doctor would ask me, did you bring your calandar?Have to write small though..We"ve been pretty stable so, my son just notes stuff in his cell phone,now. Thank the good Lord. lLove, 1mom Deb 2
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D'awesome
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   Posted 3/30/2008 8:09 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks Deb will consider the calendar idea, right now it's like keeping a med chart again (used to work a Detox unit a while back)...
 
Uppity, you're right about the heart stuff being things we women don't recognize... when I was originally dx'd Fibromyalgia (my neuro doesn't believe in fibro, says it's a catchall) I'd get pains down the right arm, upset stomach, heart palpitations, pressure on my chest feeling etc... like heart attack symptoms (I'd tell hubby just in case something went sour so he'd know) but this isn't that... this is just tightness making a shortness of breath feeling for me. I still get the palpitations sometimes but again, that's thyroid stuff. You could be right about that "hug" I just don't understand what it actually is or how to explain this feeling right.
 
Today it's been a little easier to breathe but now it seems all right sided tension thru the back into the neck (all upper torso stuff but right sided) that's just been tight and painful. I used 2 Flexeril and a Tylenol 3 last night to sleep soundly too, normally that relaxes me enough to wake up refreshed. (Both docs approve for now).
 
So yep, I'm gonna talk it over with him in May but I see my GP April 9th (check up from the UTI & followup on Thyroid stuff) and I'll mention it to her first in case she wants to do any heart stuff.
 
 
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