Hello everyone - i wasn't expecting to be doing this tonight... i googled 'anxiety and shortness of breath' because i've been suffering from it for some weeks, and was amazed at the things I've read. If nothing else I now feel far less alone than I have been with this problem of late. The posts I've read could have been written by me in many cases.
I know where my anxiety is rooted and what is triggering it right now (two very different things) but I'm amazed at how little effect this knowledge seems to have - it feels beyond the reach of my concious mind, which is scary and strangely humbling. Thanks to the people on this site for being so honest about your experiences - it's been a big help to read them. I look forward to communicating more with you all.