i posted something about this not that long ago. I suffer fom anxiety really badly. I also have post traumatic stress disorder due to losing my father unexpectedly at the age of 14. I am 24 and a mother of one little girl who is going to be 4 soon.
I have a strange thing though. I pay attention to my breathing and it gets all screwed up. I then breathe like half way in and hold it for a minute and then breathe half way out. I can't really explain it. It sounds easy to stop, but it has become a big problem. I am wondering if anyone knows what I am talking about? Pleasae any answers or advice are welcome!!!
i think I know what you are talking about.I got asthma but for the past couple of years it hasn't been a problem. I can breath normally but if someone ask how i'm breathing and I start thinking about it I don't breath normal. I'll take lil breath and then gasp for air. I really hate when that happens.But I do suffer from sleep apnea. I don't know if thau is a fator.
Shortness of breath is very serious and implies that you
probably have a heart problem and fibrotic lungs due to
congenital arterial insufficiency (abnormal arterial development
that is not sufficient for body sustenance).
Trying to re-educate you breathing pattern is out of question
because breathing, like hunger, thirst and sexual functioning is
not a cognitive problem but actually a visceral feature of your body.
I have heard accounts in which people are being committed to
psychiatric hospitals just to hide their suffering. I think that
prognosis for this disease is very bad, especially that the doctors
do not care the way you die. They would rather sit there and do
nothing even if you decompose in a (psychiatric) hospital bed.
I just hope that is not your case. Good luck!