Well, as I mentioned before, I have been to the ER a few times and my oxygen levels are always at 99-100 and they tell me that I'm hyperventilating....although I don't feel like I am.
And they have never suspected anything or got anything bad from tests...although I told them repeatedly that I could not breathe.
They always tell me to just calm down and to go see a Psychiatrist....
Plus, I have done some research and found something called "Hyperventilation Syndrome".
It can become a chronic issue that lasts for months or years.
I have also done some, at home, experiments on myself (Like, for instance, seeing how much air I can forcefully blow out against my hand and then going and testing my husband and all of my kids the same way and comparing, lol) and they've all came out great, lol.
But, it can be so scary....
As a matter of fact, most mornings, like today, I wake up feeling as if I seriously can not breathe!
(I believe that I panic even in my sleep)
I stay calm and yawn so that I can try to get a good deep breath in....sometimes it just doesn't work and I have to give it a few minutes....but, I have been dealing with this for a while now....it sucks.
I guess I know that it's anxiety because nothing has ever proved otherwise...even with ER visits, I can make things better or worse by staying calm or panicking, if I'm completely distracted...it is practically non-existent, I don't have the other symptoms associated with asthma or COPD, when I started taking Magnesium and Calcium the breathing symptoms lessened greatly, etc.
It's so terrifying when you have Anxiety because you have all of these symptoms that are associated with all of these horrible illnesses and yet "nothing" is wrong with you....it can be hard to grasp.