Does anyone else feel the need to take a deep breath constantly? I don't mean in through your nose out through your mouth in a relaxing way. Like getting a full deep breath.
In August of 2011 I was driving with my mom. I didn't feel well after having a huge caffeine free iced coffee. I tried to get a deep breath but couldn't and this led to an attack. I had to start on my way home but couldn't make it all the way and a friend of mine at the time had to drive us home. From then on I constantly needed to get deep breaths of I didn't feel right. I'd feel like I was short on breath and that getting a deep breath was like a reset to my breathing. If I didn't get one I would panic. Heart racing, shaking, ect. It used to be that I needed one every few minutes. Now I can go all day. Getting one in the morning and before bed. If I have to leave the house, I have to get a deep breath. Im so afraid of not doing it.
It's better in some ways but also bad because I won't go anywhere. Movies, friends' houses, to my religious meetings, sometimes it even interferes with work, but my mom takes over (which makes me feel guilty) it drives me crazy sometimes that I can't do the things that I want to do. Even just going to the grocery store to grab some things because of this fear.
Anyway, anyone can relate? Or just general advice?