i have posted on here many times. I suffer from anxiety and all different fears. It is exhasuting!
I have a question....Does anyone have an obsession with their breathing? I for years have suffered with becoming too aware of my breathing and then I shallow breathe. I feel so sick and light headed from this! I try to focus on something and else and it just won't go away!!! The weird thing is, I could be fine for months and then out of nowhere, I get it and cannot get rid of it!!!
I have not had this issue with breathing but do have an issue with eating, swallowing to be precise! I am so deathly afraid of choking (due to severe anxiety) that I pay such close attention to my swallow timing that I actually cause myself to not be able to swallow my food. The trick is to say to yourself my body does this on it's own and I do not need to keep track of it. Breathing and swallowing are natural reflexes that your body does without thinking about it. This does not always help but most times it kicks the worry for the time being. Otherwise I would consider talking to your doctor about the amount of anxiety you are experiencing and they may prescribe something for you or develop an excercise to help you overcome the issue.