Vibration in chest upon deep breath/lying down

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penny12345
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   Posted 8/1/2015 6:13 PM (GMT -7)   
So for the past 3 years (I know, 3 years) ever since I was about 12 weeks pregnant with my son, I've noticed after lying down that the first deep breath I take, there is vibrating in chest/lungs/ back. Happens every time I lay down sometimes when I bend over even. Or sometomes when I havent take a deep breath in awhile. It is usually cleared after the end of one deep breath. The best i can describe it as is vibration or rattling feeling. I have had a clear chest x Ray and will be getting a chest ct done Tuesday. But no one seems to have any clue as to what it could be. After some internet searching , I think it might be gravity dependent Atelectisis. At this point, its causing me major anxiety because noone can figure it out. Anyone had anything similar and found an answer??!!!

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   Posted 8/2/2015 2:00 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Penny

Welcome to the forum.

Anxiety can cause all sorts of physical and mental symptoms so it could be down to anxiety.

I am pleased that you have had some tests done and they have come back clear that is good news what I would say is don't google your symptoms as that will only make your anxiety 100 x worse trust me I have been there many times.

If it is anxiety lots can be done to help and a good place to start is our resources thread which you will find on the main page first post for some useful links to self help guides.

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   Posted 8/2/2015 9:34 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Penny,

I do hope you find the answers you need soon! I can understand how a mystery symptom causes anxiety! Hibee has advised you well above...so I will just add a link for some great relaxation/stress relieving exercises to try.:)


Let us know how everything goes with your tests and search for answers...

...and post with us anytime for anxiety support!

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JFish487
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   Posted 11/22/2015 2:14 PM (GMT -7)   
Penny12345,

Did you get answers for this issue?? My situation is nearly identical to yours! It started during pregnancy, has been going on for years, clears with a deep breath, etc. did your CT scan show anything? Any answers or feedback would be so appreciated. Like you, I'm suffering anxiety over this issue.

Thanks

Scaredy Cat
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   Posted 11/22/2015 6:14 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi JFish and welcome.:)

We have not heard back from the OP of this thread after her initial message.

Previous to this issue, has anxiety ever been a challenge for you?

I do encourage you to check out the links I posted for her, and see if some self help makes a difference.

Post with us anytime for anxiety support,

Scaredy Cat
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JFish487
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   Posted 11/22/2015 6:47 PM (GMT -7)   
No, I was not experiencing anxiety when it began, so I'm feeling like it wasn't caused by anxiety but it sure is creating it now!

heylindseynicole
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   Posted 1/31/2016 4:54 PM (GMT -7)   
Does anybody have an update to this? I am pregnant now and experiencing the same thing. It is really scaring me! Please help.

Scaredy Cat
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   Posted 1/31/2016 6:08 PM (GMT -7)   
I have not seen either the OP, or other responder since this thread, sorry.


Have you dealt with either anxiety or GERD previously?

S.C.
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heylindseynicole
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   Posted 1/31/2016 6:11 PM (GMT -7)   
I have HA REALLY bad... But I know this particular feeling is not caused by anxiety because it happens at night when I wake up from sleeping and I'm not feeling anxious. I have been having reflux issues. My pulmonologist suggested I could be getting some acid from reflux into the lungs but that suggestion doesn't really satisfy me... I was hoping someone else had experienced the same so I could feel better!

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   Posted 1/31/2016 6:46 PM (GMT -7)   
Well, panic can manifest out of a deep sleep...so I imagine health anxiety symptoms can as well...

...and reflux would certainly go along with lying prone...

Still, I understand your concerns. I hope you find the answers you need soon.

Please take advantage of our Resources at the top of the main forum page. ..and post with us anytime for anxiety support!

S.C.
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Nicki83
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   Posted 10/23/2017 3:16 AM (GMT -7)   
I know this is super old but I asked my doctor whay this was, because I have all the exact same symptoms. She said it is the diaphragm and sometimes especially laying down it moves upward towards the lungs and makes that feeling. I have had or for almost 4 years, so I am sure it's nothing sinister. Hope this helps!

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   Posted 10/23/2017 8:10 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Nicki and welcome!

Thank you for contributing with us here with your experience and helpful information.😊

Please feel free to share to seek support here with us anytime!

Scaredy Cat
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DeepThoughts27
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   Posted 11/22/2017 12:54 AM (GMT -7)   
It is sad that these days many issues health wise, that are experienced by people prone to anxiety, are often dismissed as caused by anxiety. I to have had this issue, among others, most of which prevents date any anxiety or panic attack. Any further information about this would be much appreciated, I've had many weird feelings when breathing, however my breathing tends to stay pretty normal with few if any drawbacks from any symptoms. Possible inflammation of the diaphragm due to inflammation of the esophagus?

Scaredy Cat
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   Posted 11/22/2017 9:13 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi DT and welcome!

Most people come to the conclusion of their symptoms being caused by anxiety after all possible causes of a physical origin have been ruled out...

...and a dx of anxiety has been arrived at, with the assessment of a doctor.

So if you have done the above...then anxiety management is a good goal to focus on. Medication, therapy and self help make a great well rounded approach....the last of which you can find at the top of the main forum page here.

I hope you get the answers and relief you need soon. Post with us anytime for support and encouragement.

Scaredy Cat
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"Courage is not the abscence of fear, it is feeling afraid and doing it anyway!"

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