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   Posted 3/28/2008 8:56 AM (GMT -6)   
when you all have twitching is it all over your body , at random times, i think i might be developing asthma too when i do something i start breathing really hard i feel i can't get enough air, and it seems to get worse lately, how do they test for asthma , i feel like i am falling apart, i also have been having alot of brain fog which could be the lack of oxygen

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   Posted 3/28/2008 9:01 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Machelle,
I have tremors that have become all over for me, but my hands are by far the worst.  In fact, I just went to see my doctor this week about it, because it's driving me crazy and of course being the panicky person I can be, I only imagine the worst as far as what is causing it.  My doc is having some blood tests done on me to rule out/in anything on that end before we do anything.  But she thinks it may be a side effect of one of the meds I'm on.
If I were you I would go see your doctor about the problems you are experiencing; they may be related to the anxiety but you want to be sure.
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   Posted 3/28/2008 11:42 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey Machelle,
The feeling that you can't get a deep breathe is definitely anxiety... that's how it started for me. You in turn continue to try and take a deep breathe which has you getting too much oxygen and essentially hyperventilating.  These actions are not purposeful I'm sure but are an effect of being nervous and anxious, as is your "brain fog"  you are probably hyper aware of how you feel every moment because you are worrying and this can lead to the inability to concentrate on much else.  When this happens your focus is centered internally making everything feel fuzzy or foggy when you attempt to change your focus to something else.  Hopefully this makes sense to you.  I have felt everything that you describe.
The "twitching" can happen if you are very tense (even without realizing it) your muscles are experiencing the "stress" reaction brought on by anxiety as well.  I'm not certain if you are taking any meds, but the side effects are often tremor or "twitching".  Go easy on yourself and try to stop worrying - it's likely the worrying is causing everything else.  Go to your Doc. if you're worried they can ease your mind.  Good Luck!!!

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   Posted 3/28/2008 5:29 PM (GMT -6)   
Sounds like classic anxiety to me too..but hey it doesn't hurt to touch base with your doc. and explain your symptoms and put your mind at ease..I have found that distraction is the key for me..finding a way to get yourself focused on something else - and it's funny how the symptoms just fade away :)
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   Posted 3/28/2008 5:38 PM (GMT -6)   
TOTYALLY agree with all the posters on this one for sure
Do get checked out by your doc if this is constantly happening plz

and let us know whats going on

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   Posted 3/28/2008 10:06 PM (GMT -6)   
the twitching started with a tingling nose for two weeks and than the eye and now its random all over its not all the time, i told my doc but it seems he blows it off, i hate feeling like you make these things up to get attention i know i don't want this

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   Posted 3/29/2008 12:21 AM (GMT -6)   
Machelle, my exp with twitching was when my anxiety was at its highest. Before I would get an occasional twitch of the eye or a part of arm or leg. when the twitching started then, I had places twitching that I never knew could twitch. My eyes, nose, chin, finger, you name it it would twitch. The funny thing was each part took turns. This part ofr a few days, the other for a few days. I had gotten so tired by then by all the differnt strange reactions of my body that by the time it got to the twitching i did not have energy to worry about it.

You have told your doctor and he did not react to it maybe because he knows its a part of the anxiety disease. I hope you will feel better.

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