chronic hyperventilation

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   Posted 2/25/2007 5:58 PM (GMT -6)   
Does anyone else experience chronic hyperventilation, and if so, do you have any advice on how to treat it? I keep having the urge to take a big breath or yawn and it is getting really tough to suppress that urge. Has anyone had success in treatng this?

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   Posted 2/25/2007 8:37 PM (GMT -6)   

  Hi KNR

  Just kind of wondering if you have tryed any Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for your beathing problem, taking a big breath and yawning is the body's own way of trying to relax it's self, allowing the body more air in and helping with the hyperventilation buy breathing slower and deeper this should help with your anxiety as well.

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   Posted 2/26/2007 1:14 PM (GMT -6)   
They say you should breathe into a paper bag - and I've tried it and it works!!

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   Posted 2/26/2007 1:18 PM (GMT -6)   
I agree with Freezing about the CBT and I know the bag workds as well hope to see more of you around
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   Posted 2/26/2007 4:13 PM (GMT -6)   

deep slow breathing is best

with the paper bag, you breathe in some of your carbon dioxied which calms you

hyperventilation is described on the net and is often a bad habit, associated with anxiety

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