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Trouble getting my breath + can't sleep at night

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i have trouble getting my breath. its like im trying to yawn but it never happens, i do it now about every few mins. it makes my throat and chest hurt. when i finally get a good breath, i will be fine for a few mins. and it starts again. I cant sleep at night, because im try to get that good breathe.


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replied August 17th, 2007
Sleep Disorders Answer A3192
You can request a physical examination (auscultation) and lung functional tests (vital capacity, pick-expiratory-flow…) to check if you really have some breading difficulties or if you are imagining difficulty breathing. Given your medical history which includes a sleeping disorder and depression, anxiety could be the cause for “breathing difficulties”.


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