Rapid Breathing,SOB and Cough

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Date Joined Jun 2003
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   Posted 9/29/2008 3:43 PM (GMT -6)   
For 20-30 minutes early this Morning my breathing was rapid,I was SOB and coughed..it was so bad I thought I would need to call my Sister Friend and have her take me to Emergency..Of course I was terrified and felt Anxious,but didn't experience tingling,numbness,Chest pain,Dizziness,light-headedness or blue Lips/Fingernails..What finally stopped it was taking control of my breathing through slow Diaphragmatic breaths,rubbing Vicks Vapo Rub on my Chest,sucking Cough Drops and Xanax.There is the fear it will happen again..I am SCARED!All I could think about was my Parents dying from Pulmonary Embolism and my Dad's CHF..my Biological Mother died from PE due to Pregnancy.When my Dad developed PE he coughed up Blood (like my Mother) and had rapid breathing with CHF..Dad's Heart was damaged and could no longer pump efficiently..I have never been diagnosed with a Heart or Lung condition..I think it was Hyperventilation..whatever it was,I do NOT want it to happen again! sad sad sad

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   Posted 9/29/2008 4:30 PM (GMT -6)   

Hey Sydnee10

I am so sorry you had this scare but proud of you for getting control of yourself by practicing what you have learned.

Leave the past in the past and let the future take care of itself. don't over-think what is going on. Just look around you and see where you are and know you are ok.

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   Posted 9/29/2008 6:02 PM (GMT -6)   


I was SCARED out of my mind!I did EVERYTHING I possibly could think of.I went to youtube.com and typed Diaphragmatic Breathing in search.When it comes to breathing properly,I tend to be visual because I want to do it right.After watching clips,I finally learned how to breathe correctly from the Diaphragm.

I read a lot.From Chinese Medicine,Naturopathic Medicine,Wholistic Medicine,Herbology to Metaphysics.There are People who don't believe in such,and that is OK because we're different with beliefs,thoughts and opinions,but I believe,find interesting and intriguing.

I read that the Lungs hold grief.The Lung Meridian carries the deep seed memories of grief and loss that may be held back from issues of attachment and fixation.The Lung Meridian is ruled by the element Metal in Chinese Medicine indicating structure and strength.

A Person with Metal Qi imbalance may be grief-stricken,steeped in sadness.They may be overly critical.They may have trouble letting go.When the Metal Energy is weak,there can be Illnesses of the Lungs-Asthma,Allergies,and frequent Colds.

I am grieved..not only for the loss of my entire immediate Family in 9-1/2 Years,but not knowing my Biological Mother,grief that my Aunt and a Sister in-law to she and my Father have caused me and I can't be with the Man who I love that loves me.

Have just went for my first grief Therapy session and have another coming up in 9 Day's.

I am trying to leave the past in the past in order to start anew..I read a Quote that says:

We must be willing to get rid of the life we had planned,so as to have the one that is waiting for us.


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