Constant shortness of breath feeling (urge to take a deep breath/yawn)

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symptom occured almost 2 weeks ago

smoker but have stopped (been off for around a month now) when i experianced chest pain around 2 months ago but i dont believe its linked

no struggle breathing at all and no pains

i get the constant urge to yawn or take a deep breath (not like the urge after exercising)

i try to yawn and only sometimes actually yawn (rest of the time im sitting there with mouth wide open trying to yawn) or i try to take a deep breath but fail to satisfy that "urge", as if i breath in but hit a limit like 95%, resulting in that feeling remaing still

theres a weird feeling i get in the back of my throat similar to the urge to yawn? hard to explain the feeling, as well as a weird "empty?" feeling at the bottom of my ribcage at the center that happens radomly when trying to take a deep breath

sometimes i get that satisfactory feeling but the urge reemerges after 30 seconds or so

ive tested heart rate and it is normal (55-70 resting)

oxygen saturation shows at 96-98%

been drinking plenty of water

been doing very light workouts to increase blood flow (litterally a few sets of dumbell reps) and small jogs (jog for few minuets, walk rest, jog few minuets) for around 20 30 minuets every few days

ive called 111 3 or 4 days after symptoms showed up

who told me they will have my gp call me back, 5 days go by with no call back,

so i try to call gp directly to book a appointment, who then told me i cannot book appointments and that i have to call at 8am daily and hope theres space to book a same day appointment (crazy right?)

so i tried and still have yet to find an available day

few days after i called back 111 who then pointed me to a specialist for a phone consultation

i explained all the symptoms above (keep im mind whilst i am on the phone to them i have the urge and keep trying to take a deep satisfactory breath) and she told me it doesnt sound serious and she wont proceed any further as i sound fine on the phone.

the feeling occures as soon as im awake (have never been woken up mid sleep from it) until i fall asleep, so it is very much a nuisance

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    HI, i am experiencing the same symptoms( presumably called AIR HUNGER) I have been struggling with this for four months now and I am feeling so desperate. I have been to my primary doctor, pulmonologist, ENT doctor , And currently going to my cardiologist doctor for more testing. I’ve been to the emergency room three times no one seems to be taking this seriously and they say there’s nothing they can do about it. I have all but stopped living normally and have lost weight. my appetite has diminished because I am so tired from trying to catch that BREATH and like I have heard others say the struggle to catch your breath returns only minutes after. I also yawn sometimes being able to and other times I cannot my mouth just stays open trying to yawn. MY doctor prescribed A medication called trazodone but it did nothing. My pulmonology doctor gave me a preventive inhaler by the name of Advair I don’t think that is helping ENT doctor has me on anti-acid medication everyone has their own thoughts and opinions but nothing is helping. AS soon as I wake up in the morning it starts and I don’t sleep very well through the night my quality of life iS so bad my children are upset with me and it’s been worse knowing that going to the doctors or hospitals is not good with the COVID-19 pandemic going on. I am new to this forum I’m reaching out to anyone that has any suggestions for help or anyone who is experiencing these same symptoms. DOCTORS just don’t seem to know And I don’t know what else to do I am now crying every day I would like to hear if anyone is experiencing the same symptoms.

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