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Date Joined Sep 2007
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   Posted 10/31/2007 1:52 PM (GMT -6)   
Im not new to this site. So, last time I posted it was about shortness of breath, I was impacted with bowels, (got them out) lol.. changed my diet a bit, drinking plenty of water. I just gave birth on August 2nd so I guess it slowed everything down in there.. I'm suffering from shortness of breath, it feels like this heavy feeling in my ab area like my muscles aren't strong enough for me to breath or after I eat it feels heavy and i feel like it makes my breathing worse. I weigh 98 lbs now, I was 103, that's what I weighed before I had my baby but I lost about 3-4 lbs... I just feel like my breathing gets worse after i eat big meals? and I hate going "number 2" because using those muscles just feels hard... (ab muscles) andmy shortness of breath feels constant. I have my good days.. than I'm scared it will come back really bad. I've called 911 3 times so far for the breathing, i've done sooo many tests. heart is fine :D , did a cat scan, x-ray, endoscopy, (chronic gastritis) , barium swallowing test, everything is normal, but why is my breathing feel so... not anxiety? it feels liike something is wrong inside making my breathing hard. some advice please, my doctor put me on zoloft, and i'm taking lorazapam which just makes me a bit sleepy the breathing is still "dim" it gets bad and it can be light.. i dont know what it is...

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Date Joined Sep 2007
Total Posts : 97
   Posted 10/31/2007 2:18 PM (GMT -6)   
If the medical doctors cannot find your trouble, seek out alternative medicine. There are many people that have been helped by homepathic doctors and I recommend very highly.

Your breathing problem could be coming from food allergies. It is amazing how some food allergy will make the body feel. I had the blood test for food allergies 7 months ago and I am a diffferent person now. Once i eliminated the foods that I was allergic to, everything improved..

Good luck to you and congradualtions on the birth of your child.
successful with herbal, vitamins and minerals

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Date Joined Apr 2007
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   Posted 10/31/2007 2:40 PM (GMT -6)   

Hello NewMother,

Congratulations on that new little one.  I am sorry you are going through this right now.

I would talk with your phsician about making an appointment with a Pdoc or a therapist. If you have been medically checked out and no cause has been identified you may be having some post partum issues and working with a therapist on learning how to control the anxiety would be a good choice at this point.

Many people do not see themselves as anxious and yes just about any somatic symptom can be brought on by anxiety or panic attacks.  If you have called 911 three times I would guess you were having some major anxiety about what was happening.  You had every right to be afraid as the symptoms are real.  It is the cause that needs to be determined.

Take care and keep posting.

Gentle Hugs to you NewMother.


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