Hi Beth and Welcome!!!
I tell you this anxiety gets to be stressful with all the body symptoms, don't they? So many of us on here have these issues too and it is a good thing to learn some different techniques to help you control the way you feel in general. Some of these include, Relaxation, Breathing Exercises, Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), General Exercise, Healthy Eating Habits, etc. Sometimes it even takes some meds prescribed by your physician to help get you over the worst of it.
From the way you speak about
your life, it is no wonder you are stressed out and feeling anxiety. It is hard to be a full time caregiver/mother and a military wife. I think that most of us would feel the same in your shoes. My late brother was a special needs child and was the sweetest child God ever made in our eyes but the worry involved took its toll over the years.
Please go see your physician about
your problems you are facing now. I have the same symptoms that you have and they have been better through the techniques described above and by getting the meds straightened out for me. As far as your breathing goes, you really should try to use the Breathing and Relaxtion Exercises that you can find at the top of our page under Anxiety-Panic Resources. Click on that and scroll down the thread to the post by "wen" and there are the links. You will also find a link to a free online CBT therapy called MoodGYM which goes over so much that will start making you feel better :)
Nice to meet you! Bless you and your family.
Take care and have a wonderful day! . . . Your Bro . . . Sam :)
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Not a professional. Seek your physician's advice before making changes to your meds or lifestyle.