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Offline angeliz

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trouble with breathing and feeling so shakey inside
« on: October 08, 2008, 01:11:21 PM »
I dont know what is going on, but I cant shake this feeling of shortness of breath and when I sit still I feel every nerve inside me is on vibrate. You cant see me shake most of the time, but my insides feel like they are soooo tense and just on a low vibrate and I feel like I cant breathe and I catch myself holding my breath. Its KINDA like when you are low are sugar or something...how many of you have this??? I cant get it to stop and its scaring me.
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Re: trouble with breathing and feeling so shakey inside
« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2008, 01:30:56 PM »
Yep, you're experiencing my highest levels of anxiety.  This falls right before a full blown panic attack.  The more jittery I get the more I think about it....and the level just keeps going up and up.  Right now you're concentrating on your breathing too much.  You're going to cause yourself to hyperventalate which is then really going to scare the heck out of you.  Watch the clock and try holding your breath, see how long you can hold it without a sense of panic setting in....then try to beat that time....do this for a couple a minutes and then see how you feel. 

Bless your heart, I know exactly how you feel right now.
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Re: trouble with breathing and feeling so shakey inside
« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2008, 01:57:55 PM »
I dont understand WHAT is casusing it???? Im trying so hard to relax and not think about any negative stuff and it wont go away. Ive been feeling this for a few days....do you think its from my stress of worrying so much about a Neurological conditon???  I just feel so short of breath its scary. My chest is so tight, but it doesnt hurt. I feel I have to keep taking deep breaths to keep breathing....is that how you feel?
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Re: trouble with breathing and feeling so shakey inside
« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2008, 01:58:18 PM »
I feel like this most of the time.  I have learned to not worry about my breathing (although sometimes I worry anyway).  The shakiness sucks.  But everyone keeps telling me that it is just anxiety.  Frustrating I know.  I am tired of hearing that....  >:(
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Re: trouble with breathing and feeling so shakey inside
« Reply #4 on: October 08, 2008, 02:00:40 PM »
My shakiness has gone on for days at a time such as now....Do you guys have this? Like Non-Stop? (tear)
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Re: trouble with breathing and feeling so shakey inside
« Reply #5 on: October 08, 2008, 03:33:06 PM »
This has been the most confusing part of anxiety for me.  Even when I'm not thinking about it....I'm thinking about it.  My main thoughts may not be about whatever symptom I'm experiencing, but my "backburner" thoughts are.

And yes, when I'm having a full blown panic attack I feel like I'm going to have a heart attack.  Be prepared to have your chest hurt a little when you finally calm down.  Don't be like me and think it's something cardio....it's all the chest muscles tightened up right now because of the anxious state you're in.  They're going to be sore when this is over.
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Re: trouble with breathing and feeling so shakey inside
« Reply #6 on: October 08, 2008, 07:28:23 PM »
i personal have nick named this kind of attack 'rattling the cage' cos it feels like something is rattling my rib cage and everything inside it. i learnt this great trick that works sometimes..... when i can really concentrate. here goes

sit up right on a chair, knees bent, feet flat on the floor, hands resting on thighs and close your eyes.

then slowly begin to tighten every muscle in your body, start with your toes, feet, legs, thighs, arms, hands, shoulders, stomach, eyes, lips, everything and then once its all tight hold it for a slow count to ten.

then slowly start to let go of each muscle again 1 at a time, (i usually work backwards) take a breath in and out with each body part you release (don't take a deep breath just an easy one) i like to finish with my shoulders and feel what it feels like to be completely relaxed even if its just 4 a minuet.
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Re: trouble with breathing and feeling so shakey inside
« Reply #7 on: October 09, 2008, 10:14:44 AM »
Have any of you went for days at a time that all day long you feel you cant breathe normally??
I feel so short of breath, a tightness in my chest AND in my upper stomach...I feel like someone has their hands around my throat.

I had this about 3 weeks ago real bad and my son took me to the ER cause I had just had surgery and they were concerned about a blood clot. They did blood test and did a test to check for blood clot. They also did a blood gas test OUCH! It all was good!
I left and did much better on my breathing. Its ALMOST Like I calmed down once I was at the ER.
The here bout 2 weeks later, I started the difficutly in breathing again, along with the internal shakiness. No pain, just that tight suffocating feeling. It has been going on again for about a week or longer EVERY DAY.

Another thing....I have noticed that if I am like doing something like ok, lets say STANDING still. I bend over to tie my shoe or pick something up, when I raise back up, my heart will start racing! What do you guys think>

I had an Echocardigram done in Sept(?) maybe August and it showed all ok....

thanks guys/girls

IM 44F and not over weight, dont smoke or drink/ try to stay away from caffine cause I do have tachycardia and pvcs.

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Re: trouble with breathing and feeling so shakey inside
« Reply #8 on: October 09, 2008, 10:16:41 AM »
yes! I know exactly how you feel! That feeling makes me feel soooo uncomfortable! Do you feel kind of weak too? It feels like you do when you go without eating for a long period of time, the thing that scares me with it also, is that usually I feel like I am not anxious when it happens. Is it possible that our bodies are anxious even though our mind doesnt seem to be?
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Re: trouble with breathing and feeling so shakey inside
« Reply #9 on: October 09, 2008, 10:18:57 AM »
they say you can have anxiety when you DONT Feel anxious, but that sounds funny doesnt it?????
But I have been like this for days! Like over a week. Tightness in chest and upper abdomen....kinda nausea....and just feel like my chest has something setting on it and I cant get my breath. I have to what I feel MAKE MYSELF breathe. Is this you????? Have you had it for days at a time????
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