constant hyperventilation

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i feel as though i have forgotten how to breathe i am constantly struggling for long breathes and i feel like i want to breathe more. my body is weak because of it and deep breathing techniques dont work because it comes back i want to know if medication can help for this and if people have gone through this before and are better now. this is the worst anxiety symptom ive ever had. 

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    When I'm having an episode I find that to be able to catch my breath I have to make myself yawn. It's a technique I found a couple of years ago. It does help a bit but the struggling for breath is very unpleasant. Just try and yawn deeply. It really helps.
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    Hi Dom , sorry to hear what u are going through, I've been the same for 5 months I also keep swallowing and that makes my atomach hard and I'm always very uncomfortable , I also keep coughing to try and clear my throat, I just feel like I have a knot in my stomach all the time , I'm on sertraline and just gone to 100mg this week so hoping that will help , good luck but it's probably worth taking to your doctor, also I'm starting relaxation classes see if that helps
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    I feel you sad do you also feel dizzy?
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      yeah a lot of the time but im not even joking excercise really does help and i know what your most probably thinking you are in no mood to be excercising, i was like that i even went today and now i feel good. you just need to break down the feeling that you dont want to do something.
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    Hi Dom

    I am living with constant hyperventilation too. I am seeing a physiotherapist for hyperventilation. I have been told deep breathing exercises make hyperventilation worse.

    There is a website called physiohypervent. Put it in google. You can find a physio near you who is trained and ask gp for a referral or pay private.

    You need to shut your mouth and only use your nose to breathe. Loads of advice on the website.

    I am struggling as no matter what my symtom gp just says it your hyperventilation. Drives me mad. My body aches and I have a temperature yet gp says it only your hyperventilation. It annoying how if you have hyperventilation that is all that can be wrong with you.

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