My mum died last month and I went back to uni this week. On my first day back, I was sat in a lecture and was really struggling to breathe and catch my breath. Ever since then, my breathings been the same. I can't breathe in properly, I have to really struggle to do it. I'm sure the two things are linked and people have said it might be panic attacks but I'm literally like this all time time unless I laugh, then my breathing clears up back to normal.
Anybody ever felt like this? How do I control it?
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- 22-01-2010 00:47
- 22-01-2010 00:50
I used to have to take deep breaths every now and again, because if i breathed normally it felt like my lungs were too big for my chest. My doctor gave me an inhaler which opens your throat more, you might want to see if that works.
- 22-01-2010 00:52
sorry to hear about your loss, but you should check with a doctor instead of TSR
- 22-01-2010 00:53
It definitely sounds like a panic attack, I suffer from these quite a bit.
I rang up the NHS helpline because it was happening so many times a day; they were really helpful and sent out a lot of information and contacts.
If you do find yourself having a panic attack, breathe slowly and deeply, sit down and have someone with you to help you stay calm and it should pass within a few minutes.
It sounds like you've had a hard time so sorry to hear that.
You must have been under so much stress and been through so many emotions; counselling is a good option. Leaving things unresolved will only make these attacks worse. I know they're horrible, but this can be sorted and I wish you the best of luck and that things get better soon.