Shortness of breath

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I have been having shortness of breath for 4 months now. I feel the need to take a deep breath once in a while but this does not always work. When this doesn't work I make myself burp and then try to take another deep breath.The overall feeling is uncomfortable. I am not overweight and I have been checked by doctors with nothing abnormal found. I usually sleep normally. I have been told that this is anxiety and prescribed ativan. The condition is not going away. Please help me with any suggestions.

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    Sorry, I just wanted to add that my breathing test showed that I exhale with normal volume but slower time than normal. Also burping suggests that some of the air which I breathe in goes to my esophagus instead of my lungs. Could it be that my trachea or my lungs are swollen? Could this be allergy or asthma? Asthma inhalers (albuterol or steroids) don't seem to help me and I don't have wheezing...

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    Edit: I am a 31 year old female. I also tried breathing exercises, pranayama, yoga, Buteyko breathing, Strelnikova breathing, and Bowen therapy and naturopathic herbal medicine and going to try Ayurvedic medicine. Any thoughts about these or suggestions to try more things?

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      Thank you so much for your comment! I have seen a GP, a gastroenterologist, a pulmonologist, an ENT doctor, and an asthma and allergy doctor, and they did not seem to find any common illnesses. They said that this might be asthma but the inhaler does not seem to help. Also some said that I am swallowing air.
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