Shortness of breath

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Does anyone feel like they are not getting enough oxygen? I have recently been sick but I still feel the lack of oxygen or shortness of breath not sure which. When I think back I’ve had this for a couple years but now it seems more often. My oxygen numbers are good so what could this be from?

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    Have it all the time! My oxygen numbers are always good so not sure what this is. 57 and been in menopause 10 years now.

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    Madracquel,

    I have had "bouts" with a similar thing as well. I'm not sure if it's the same as what you are experiencing? It's hard for me to describe - mine is like "air hunger". There are no feelings with it - meaning I don't feel anxious, sad, stressed etc - no moods with it at all. It's like all of a sudden I am taking a LONG Full inhale through my nose to get more air. It comes in waves. I was having a lot of it last September. Now it seems it comes and goes and tends to be at a certain time in my menstrual cycle (my unpredictable/changing cycle). It's weird.

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    I have recently started feeling this too! I hate it.. there is no trigger, I could be relaxing on couch, at work, reading,.. just comes on for no reason. It only lasts a few minutes but its nerve wracking!

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    I get this a lot and am terrified it could be heart issues... I didn't realise it was another symptom of meno?! 😦 I seem to get really out of breath easily but when i told my doc she didn't seem concerned... so worrying. 😦

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