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So i've had GAD for about 5-6 months and ive made leaps and bounds into getting better. I haven't had a panic attack in over a month now (i sure dont miss them..) But im still anxious. i'm entirely certain my anxiety directly links to my breathing. I know i dont have a problem with my lungs as i can breathe fine through my mouth when i gasp or sigh or yawn or just generally breathe and after a while i get dizzy or whatever but thats obviously cause my oxygen levels to go off i can also breathe fine through my nose when im relaxed watching tv or going to bed etc.. im trying to teach myself to breathe through my nose again but it quickly gets laboured and tough to do and i subconsciously just revert back to mouth breathing which gives me some chest pains followed by burping etc from swallowing air
I also get some tension in my abdomen when im walking around, i think this is mostly anxiety i can relax it temporarily by deep breathing or by putting something warm on my muscles so i doubt its anything medical.
can anyone recommend any breathing exercises or ways so i can consciously remember to breathe through my nose and finally kick anxieties ass :D thanks.
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