My first experience with breathing problems was around the age of 7 and they did return one other time but are completely alleviated now and I am 39. At the age of 7, I broke a blue ink pen in my mouth
This kid told me I was going to be 6 feet under; i asked him what he meant by that, he said under the ground as in dead. I started to worry and when getting home told my step mother, she had as symptoms book and one of the symptoms of ink poisoning was shortness of breath. Its funny how I developed this shortness of breath shortly after hearing her read that in the book. That night, I started fixating on my breathing and I felt like I was not getting enough air into my lungs, I began to feel sick in the stomach and honestly If I would have been older probably would have had a panic attack! I don't think its possible to have a panic attack at that age (panic stages usually start in early 20's)
So for the next month or 2, I had this nervous sick feeling in school, on the bus, at home; its followed me every where. I prayed to God every night to help me. I felt like I could not breath or I was short on breath. Then one day on the bus, I saw this fat kid and the reason I say fat is not to be disrespectful or funny but the honest truth is I could see his stomach moving. I noticed his stomach was moving slow in and out, it was at that moment that I realized I was fine; it was like a miracle sent to me from God! I was cured, the problem was I was trying to take a deep breath every time and while you can fill your lungs up more at times, you can not do it every time so I obviously worried about it until I saw this fat kid breathing. Usually anxiety starts with a culprit when younger then as you get older, it can start up with just stress, no culprit. So distinguishing the difference can be very difficult when young because you may think that the weather, location or environment is causing you to panic when its actually stress. You can get stressed out by thinking negatively or about something bad happening so eliminating the stress gets even harder. You can kinda see my point right? How you can get lost in a circle?