|This is my first post on this web site, hope you're all doing well.
I too have experienced the problem of feeling breathless or as needing to take a deep breath from time to time. Over the last 4 weeks it has been constant. Of course, I made the mistake of googling my symptoms and ended up believing I had Pulmonary Hypertension! Stupid me. I noted that the symptoms seemed to get worse after exercise, and even more so after a bout of anxiety. So I saw my GP. She sent me off for lung function and heart stress tests as well as thorough blood analysis. I got the results back today - I have borderline hypertension and a slightly thickened left ventricle of my left heart, resulting in mild Heart Arrhythmia. I've now been prescribed beta blockers to lower my hypertension and also to deal with my anxiety. I'm 37 years of age and have been athletic fit since 21.
So to anyone who has a persistent shortness of breath, I urge you - GO TO A DOCTOR. And if your Doc says it's probably anxiety, then demand an excercise ECG. Absolutely insist on it. Good luck to you all, may you all experience good health soon.
As I'm going to do this, anything you think would be helpful that you could send me via email would be awesome . In fact just sending the details about you, how long you've had it, what triggers / fixes it, and any other relevant stuff would be great.
And if you're still reading now, well done.