Thank you for taking the time to read my post!
I would really appreciate some help/reassurance as its driving me crazy and I CANNOT focus on anything else.
It may help to give you the background that I have OCD and extreme hypochondria.
Here is my problem:
I was walking back to my apartment after class, and I ran across the street to catch the cross walk. Already short on breath, I walked behind a car and chose to exhale even further (i have a weird thing about breathing in car exhaust), to the point where I felt like I had exhausted my breath completely. Beyond completely. I felt like I had no more oxygen in my body. Now I am having obsessive and intrusive thoughts that by exhaling so completely, I deprived my brain of oxygen and resulted in a mild form of hypoxia. I am so worried that I suffered brain damage of some sort. This is my BIGGEST fear. I am obsessing that I destroyed brain cells by exhaling so deeply, and am suffering from some sort of brain damage. This is giving me increased anxiety because I have a chemistry exam tomorrow!!!!
Please help reassure me that this is an impossibility and I have nothing to worry about. I am obsessing to the point where I cannot focus on anything else, and it is ruining my whole day
Any scientific evidence would be GREATLY appreciated.