Body tense

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This sounds very strange. Does anyone find they are holding their breath? I think you shallow breath because of anxiety and it becomes a habit. When you do try to deep breath your body feels weird. Probably because it's been held tightly for so long.

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    Hi Michelle I am feeling that way right now. I only noticed it because it makes my stomach hurt. The changes that we deal with daily are such a struggle sad

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      I noticed it a while ago. A lot of times during the day I stop and check my breathing. I notice my shoulders are up and I shallow breath. It's got in a habit I think. When I take a long breath it feels weird.

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    Yes, I catch myself doing that, and I end up slightly breathless and almost hyperventilating. I also have a bad habit of tensing my muscles, especially in my face and shoulders. I've been doing it so long that I don't realize I'm doing it. Then, I notice what I'm doing and force myself to relax and take deep breaths. That's where my tmj, tension headaches, and neck pain are coming from I'm sure. I think I should practice deep breathing techniques (like the kind used in yoga) 

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    I know it's so annoying at times I could scream, and it's seemed so loud, I wondered if others sitting beside could hear it!  lol 

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    Yes I get those feelings all the time and so scary! Then I start to focus on my breathing and it hurts !
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      Yes I'm concentrating on my breathing all the time too. I think it makes it worse to be honest. It sounds silly but I'm concentrating on my breathing all day. Hopefully it will all calm down. When I let my muscles go I have pain in my face and burning sensation.

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