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Hello, there is already a forum posted about this mysterious air hunger and constant need to yawn/ inhale deeply (like an itch) , but i thought id start a new thread by the chance others may see it.
For me, this seemingly unbreakable cycle of shallow breath followed by one large upper chest yawn, started around 6 years ago. it was at a time of high stress and anxiety in my life, and i did have a lot of depression and anxiety in the years before that, so that does give me a deep feeling that the root of this is phychological.
It feels so physical, though. Maybe its a psychological thing that has manifested into a physical thing? The brain is that powerful. Anyways, i have seen doctors for ashthma, anxiety meds, speech therapy for vocal dysfunction, a pulmonologist - and nothing has given me any relief. The only thing that has somewhat eased it is TIME and LIFESTYLE CHANGES. But its still there, like a constant itch. I cant even speak properly because most of the time i speak i run out of breath.
Could be horrible anxiety manifestations, but again it feels so physical, like a tight upper chest and im inhaling through a straw. My inhales and exhales are usually uneven. I hold my breath. Im still not going to rule out physical causes - the next thing im going to look at is the possibility of Silent Reflux or GI tract problems playing a hand in it. After that, there is a long list of possibilities that will keep me busy. theres so many ways your body can stop breathing properly - not just ashthma and anxiety. Hope someone in the same struggle sees this, please reply.
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