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July 10th, 2009
This morning....update !!!
I went to work feelig decent, meaning able to cath my breaths somewhat and get full yawns, then...it stopped!
Dont know why, or how, I went hysterical...I took my Magnesium, B-12, and B-complex...then I took 3 gas-x, and Since the, around 10am up until now, so far, I have been 99% perfect.
I am now convinced this i related to the some type of reflux issue and my body creating too much gass...etc.

Hope this might help

Geoffrey
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replied July 15th, 2009
Hello,
just a quick note to say that i still keep checking this tread to see how everyone is getting on! I still have the breathing problems, thought they would have gone by now! Does anyone actually get the panic with it? I don't panic and never out of breath, i just still keep yawning/ gulping and sighing a lot especially mainly in the evenings when i am trying to relaxe. Does anyone out there find they feel better if they do aerobic excersise or a relaxing one? Although i walk 20 minutes twice a day, i think perhaps this isn't enough. I am applying this to those of us who do not have any physical problems which could otherwise contribute to the breathing problem. i have obviously got time on my hands, thats why i am still not over it. Maybe i need to find another interest! Please keep posting everyone, it nice to getr some feedback
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replied July 15th, 2009
i have been feeling pretty good the past week, then last night BAM i feel bad again. this month i actually felt terrific when it was menstrual time usually thats when i feel the worst now a week after my period i am feeling like crap again. i am still taking my meds regualarly i dont feel better. i have been having some other illness i had a headache for 5 days and have been constipated. i dont know if that maybe has something to do with why i am feeling bad or not. i just dont know. it affects us all on a daily basis.... i just want it to end, for there to be a "cure". i go back to my pulmonolgist in august, i am going to bring some of these in and see what he thinks. i had a terrible visit the last time, because "he just doesnt know" and to "take your meds and come back in 2 months" that is so frustrating. i am doing everything i know how. i have found 1 thing that does seem to help, breathing through your nose. when i do i feel somewhat better. does anyone have to constantly blow your nose and its like there is nothing there? it just feels like thick on the inside? i dunno but i feel like that. also i have 1 spot on my back that aches all the time, even when i am breathing okay. anyone else? anyways love to hear from you all.
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replied July 15th, 2009
Meg,
I sympathize with you and know that those words arent comforting also.
Yesterday I was having a bad day, took a nap for twp hours and finally used my cpap machine woke up and didnt miss a breath all night and woke up this morning laying in bed awake two full hours and not one missed deep breath, I was elated, woke up to go to the bathroom and make breakfast and ot started AGAIN, but not as bad......WHAT IS THIS CRAP ???? we are going through
I get constipated also and headaches and weird pains....Look into hypothyroid and also we might need to cleanse, heavy metal, yeast, and parasite....also do you eat really small meals ? get sunlight ? rest ?
We will get through this, I am not stopping until I get myself "cured" and then I will help every singe person I can

Geoffrey
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replied July 16th, 2009
Hello Meg & Geoffrey & All,
Meg, i too keep having to blow my nose all the time. i have had steroids for it last year because it was caused by an allergy. Anyway i didn't have the breatrhing problems then. I think it doesn't help our breathing problem because we do need to breath through our noses in order for us not to over breath. I know it's hard to believe that we are probably overbreathing thats why i think it's a good idea to try and get your breathing accessed so that we can all start to accept what we have. When i had all those tests done years ago, they all came back negative. Like i keep saying, lately i have been very down. The onbly reason why i think it is a from of hyperventilation is because i went for years without it, only for it to come back now. It might be some kind of inbalance, i don't know. i will go to the doctors next week just to rule out anything else, since it's been so long ago. Although i don't won't to think about my breathing, i have been in order to work out if i am overbreathing. Well, i think i am!! Been trying to breath through nose, it really helps. Also, i thought i'd try some reall areobic excersise! Went on my rowing machine and bike yesterday...sleeped like a log and feel really relaxed today, No breathing problems today, even though i feel tired. It must be stress!!! if it was physical then i would be ill whist doing the workout!!! Anyway all the best to you. Lets hope we all find the best way to rid it. I will keep posting if i think of anythink else to say.
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replied July 16th, 2009
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hi all,
Geoffery you are on the right track but be careful taking magnesium without calcium as you can cause a unbalance & create a bad thyroid condition. Have any of you read my posts on nutritional balance, thyroid, parasites, & more, check them out & please feel welcome to message to me if i can be of any help as i have experienced a lot of what you all are saying & feel i could be of help.
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replied July 16th, 2009
Hello, Timeisshort,
where is your post on nutritional balance? Also how have you been helped?
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replied July 16th, 2009
Timeisshort,
Yes, I ead that about the Magnesium/calcim balance so I added that too. I read your posts and checked out the ithyroid site. Thank you so much.
My breathing is so irregular, it is not strss, I know it, It is not overbreathing, hyoerventolation, etc.....but Ironically, they do play a role.
The more I send feelers out there, and the more I narrow down these causes/symptoms, it keeps pointing to the Sleep apnea, which I have been diagnosed with, had two sleep studies done, and would make sense why I feel an improvement since losing 101 lbs. The Apnea isnt as sever..I never found a link on here to sleep apnea and daytine breathing but the funy thing is, which I chose to dismiss....when this started, back in February, and I saw the five doctors for the various tests and causes, they all said without the other ones knowing "sleep apnea" is leading to air hunger....I had it retty sever for about 8 years and did nothing, and now Inotice after a longer than usual sleep, I feel improvement, meaning more rest due to more hours at rest...but the thin is, I used that darn c-pap machine for a nap tuesday and Tuesday night and Wed, for the most part and actually today also, after using the machine last night, I feel an improvement.
I know anxiety and stress from this condition isnt helping, I feel like dying and am terrified...and I had no thought like this before all of this, and again, I reveived some feedback yeterday from two different people that went for every test imaginaeable for over a year, and all came back fine...then, they were suggested sleep studies, found to have sever apnea, went on the maching and withing weeks were fine......Its got to be a link, its is the "air hunger" , that feeling we get to take that deep breath, when we dont really need to.
And its all oddly connected one way or another. THink about it, A fatigued body from sleep deprivation is easier to fall prey to anxiety. worries are exxagerated, no rest means no healing, metabolism is off, adreniline is off, stress is magnified, digestion is disturbed...its all, connected. theres got to be a way..Im just going to keep losing weight, excercise(it does still happen when I exercise, by th ewat) eat right, supplement, cleanse, meditate, use the c-pap machine, stay hydrated, and pray..for me, and all of you.

Geoffrey
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replied July 16th, 2009
I experience this sensation too - not being able to take a complete breath or yawn. I've had this as long as I can remember (when I was little I used to be afraid to go to sleep at night because I thought I would stop breathing during the night - I'm 44 now). I've met with a lot of frustration trying to explain this to my doctor (or anyone, for that matter). I've had PFT's several times that came back normal, my blood oxygen content is normal, chest x-rays, lung, sleep studies, gi, etc all normal. I've had pretty much all of it done, but have no answers. I have always suffered from depression and now I'm taking Cymbalta. I've always felt, though, that the depression is caused by the breathing problem. When you can't do something as essential as breathe properly that in itself can cause stress. Plus when my problem is worse I get a sort of choked-up feeling in the back of my throat that makes me feel like I want to cry. I went to PT a while back for an urelated probelm, but talked to the PT about my breathing. She said my rib cage has no flexibility problem the result of years of shallow breathing and my lungs/rib cage not expanding like they should. I had resigned myself to just living with this. I'm quite active and it doesn't seem to affect my ability to do anything (although I do hyperventilate easily with over exertion), but it is annoying! There are times when it's worse than others. Today was one of those days, so I did a search for breathing exercises when I came across a post of a whole bunch of people who seem to be experiencing the same thing as me. I'm not the only one?! While I can live with this, I sure would like to find out what causes it and get rid of it if I can! There are some great tips here, not to mention it's just nice not knowing I'm alone. I think I'll check into hyperventilation syndrome next. Keep the info coming. We're all in this together!
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replied July 16th, 2009
Geoffrey,
yeah i get plenty of rest, sometimes i feel like i sleep too much( i have kids that sleep really well so i am never really lacking) however, i still feel tired a lot. my dad has sleep apnea but i have never had a sleep study. i get plenty of sun me and the kids play outside for a couple hours a day on most days. i do get frequent yeast infections though, in my mouth bad, but i think thats from the advair i take. i have metal fillings i got about 2 years ago for the 1st time, i read on this site about mercury poisoning. i dont know, i think of everything all the time. has everyone been tested for lupus? i have been twice, one negative and one positive. the positive was when i felt really bad and the neg was when i had no symptoms( i dont know if this matters or not) i am achy a lot too. do you feel better lying on your stomach? i do, and when i get up i feel better for a while most of the time. i also have my 6 year old walk on my back and that really helps too. i think maybe my back is out of alignment. talk to ya later. Megan
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replied July 17th, 2009
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GRAPES, click my username picture & search through my posts you should find enough to get you started about these subjects etc if not send me a message & i will help you!
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replied July 17th, 2009
Hi All,
Perhaps the breathing problem is caused by what ever problem we have, physical, mental or emotional. Like i said in my earlier posts. Thats why doctors don't understand what the main cause of it is! I am still posting on here because after those horrible years of suffering from this condition, i feel really sorry for anyone esle who is in the same boat. My condition this time is nowhere near as bad as it was 12 years ago. 12 years ago i couldn't even eat without being able to breath, i was only 84bls. I know i keep going on about it being stress of some sort. Everyone on this post does seem stressed to me. Of course having the breathing problem because of stress makes it a stress in itsself. Maybe thats how our bodies deal with the stress, by it affecting our breathing. Everyone deals with stress in a different way. I know for sure that i am subconsciously thinking about my breathing. Even if you think you are not thinking about it, you kind of are!! It's when you completely forget it that it will go away for good. I have read everything about all the symptons that everyone has on this thread. I know i have none of them, my diet is incredibly varied, ext, ext. The only way for me to rid this problem is to completely forget about it for good. I'm still on this thread, so i must be thinking about it!
Goopud,
you say you are depressed, i think depression causes the breathing problem. I too have been feeling depressed lately cause of hormones ext,but feel a lot better, and breathing is a lot better to. i haven't got the answers but i am just trying to put experience with practice together to try and help us all understand what we have.
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replied July 18th, 2009
Hello me again,
just thought i would say that i've noticed it is definately worse when trying to relax. Yesterday i was fine all day till i sat down to watch TV and i just couln't stop yawning!! Anyone else feel this way?
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replied July 18th, 2009
Ok, Im starting to tjink that anxiety/stress play a huge role in this condition. First off. I am feeling (knock on wood) way better the past few days, and I think its because Ive been using the cpap machine when I sleep, getting more restful sleep so Im less fatigued and not easy to fall prey to the anxiety. (Or its like my therapist says, It will go away 100% as soon as you acclamate to the major changes in your life, that happened all at once)
Today at work, I was having a little trouble, so I medicated with my B-vitamins and Magnesium/calcium, and I swear, for five full hours, it was like it was gone, then I had to dicipline a worker and bam ! it came back, but not as bad....I came home, and I actually meditated, counted my breathing in and out and visualized white light taking over me, and it went away again, and Ive been like 90% better so far, Im so scared now that it will come back that Im probably jinxing myself but my therapist claims, once you get a handle on it, its cause or its triggers, you will be in control, that feat will pass, and you will be shocked as to how well you will be......

Her lips to Gods ears........

Tip: Take time to close your eyes and visualize unwinding the knot in your stomach that you think you dont have, humout yourself, label it stress and act accordingly, I hope it can help, just actually resist the urge to take that deep breath bythinking of something else, then wait as long as possible, and you will feel good, abd it does take time....

Geoffrey

What do ya think guys ??
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replied July 18th, 2009
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i used to have sleep apnea & this breathing problem but since doing the things i've posted hear about it has gone & not returned. I've also gained a lot of other health benefits.
let me know if i can be of help to anyone, i'm happy to share my successes!
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replied July 19th, 2009
Great Geoffrey.
i'm so pleased that you sound more positive. This thread is good for everyone who has this problem especially if we get feeback from it.
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replied July 19th, 2009
Timeisshort,
with all due respects, what have your posts got to do with this breathing problem that everyone has on this thread?
Not everyone has got the inbalances that you write about.
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replied July 19th, 2009
Timeisshort,
I could not find your post on how you cured your breathing problem?
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replied July 19th, 2009
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Grapes! with that attitude i wouldn't expect you to understand, but if you read my replies here you would realise that i too have had the symptoms & issues spoken of here. As a sufferer of chronic fatigue you get multiple symptoms, I have a family full of illness, mother with parkinsons disease & ceoliac disease & has had five cancers 1 of which was a brain tumour the size of a orange, eldest sister with MS , another with sle lupus & ceoliac. all of us suffer with cronic asthma & allergy symptoms, i have had virtually all the symptoms that my family members suffer from & unlike them have treated them withthe nutritional balance that i speak of & have eliminated a lot of them or improved them. i simply offer to help people here but if they don't want to know about it, it's their choice. Of course if anyone did take the time to know about what i am willing to share then they wouldn't be making statements such as yours. How do you know what inbalances you or anyone else has? have you researched it or has a doctor like mine told you so, never trust some one because they tell you so research for yourself, even what i say!
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replied July 20th, 2009
Timeisshort,
i'm sorry if i sounded rude. I didn't mean to. There were so many post, i didn't know which one to find!! I will keep looking through them,
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