Okay, this is hard to explain.
I'm 19 and I have asthma and generalized anxiety disorder. So I'm usually aware of my breathing. A few weeks ago I woke up right at the second I fell asleep and gasped for air because it felt like I stopped breathing for a split second. This doesn't happen every night but its happen a few times since then. Ever since it first happened I've been super conscious and paranoid about
my breathing. I highly doubt its sleep apnea because I don't display any of the symptoms - and also a similar sensation happens when I'm awake.
Sometimes I have random spasms/twitches in my arms or legs and I've had that for a long time. Sometimes even my shoulders and lower back. But lately I've been getting that same feeling in my chest and it makes me feel like I've stopped breathing, like I can't inhale or exhale for a second because it feels like my airways have closed even though they most likely haven't because it lasts only a second. It sometimes also gives me that sensation in my throat which I know is common with anxiety. I usually have a hard time breathing around this time of year anyway being that the seasons are changing and summer means heat and humidity which is never good for asthma. I had been thinking that it was my anxiety because I have been facing a lot more anxiety than usual lately and it actually happens more often when I'm thinking about
it and feeling anxious. It still happens when I'm relaxed, but it happens a LOT more when I'm actually thinking about
it happening. Plus my asthma has just been horrible lately anyway.
Its been happening for a little less than a week now (it actually started after the second time I woke up gasping for air) and I'm considering consulting my doctor about
it. I've probably been confusing but I've described it to the best of my ability and I just wanted to know.. has this happened to anyone else? Could this possibly be anxiety related? Thank you in advance.
Post Edited (floralisa1223) : 6/20/2015 10:53:24 PM (GMT-6)