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How to relieve nervous/tight chest?

Does anyone have any suggestions for relief from chest tension? I experience chest tightness and tension, almost nervousness of my chest. Breathing exercises don't seem to help. It usually sets in during the afternoon, and can last for several hours.
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Hello Zootal~I can relate to what you are saying, I have had that exact same feeling. For me, the tightness was due to trying to take so many deep breaths when I was anxious, and this was causing the muscles in my chest area to over work, thus, they started to hurt and get tight, it was a vicious circle. Have you tried taking a warm bath, that was one thing that really helped me, in fact, the entire time I was in the tub, I could breath beautifully, the heat and moisture helped to relax me.
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Well, my breathing hasn't been that great lately, and this does start up in the afternoon. It kinda makes sense. It seems to go away at about 5am or so. I tried chamomile tea last night, but didn't halp much.
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So I'm thinking this is just another of those anxiety things that comes to visit for a few days and then subsides. It wasn't as bad last night, but it still keeps me from sleeping. Been doing this for not quite a week now. It is as if my chest is nervous - it is tense and shakes, the kind of shivering you get when you are cold. When it first did it I thought I was chilled, but I was warm and sweating at the time. Weird.
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