Anxiety Community
Someone help please breathing weird
About This Community:

A community of people with Anxiety offering support. Ask a question, join a conversation, share experiences.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Someone help please breathing weird

Hey guys so I in the past have taken lexapro and it worked great and went off for a while Im now back on and this is day 8 My main anxiety symptom is that I always took deep breaths all day and sometimes it was hard to get a deep satisfying one so to speak, these past few days it has felt like I dont even feel my breathing if that makes sense like a deep breath feels like a regular breath I dont get that satisfaction, its not like before I felt the deep breaths and It felt normal now it feels like i just take it and dont feel anything like my mind isnt sensing it its really weird anyone know why could the Lexapro be causing this?
11 Comments Post a Comment
Blank
Avatar f tn
I doubt the Lex is affecting your breathing but you might call your pharmacist or see what doc says. Likely it is just anxiety making you overly aware of your body so you start thinking things aren't the way they were before.
Do you have any COPD or other breathing issues normally? If not, are breathing fears the only reason you went on Lex this time? - you said breathing is your main anxiety symptom so am I interpreting your comment correctly?
Blank
Avatar m tn
I never had any breathing issues opposed to this, This is the first time im experiencing something like this though. Yeah I went on lex again because my breathing was not good I could not get many good breaths in when It was good I was ok and didnt worry about it. This time around its different its like I dont feel my breathing you know? Like If i take a deep breathe it feels like a regular one no satisfaction i dont be like oh its a good feeling it doesnt feel like anything idk how to describe it exactly
Blank
Avatar f tn
You told your doc you needed a prescription for Lex because of breathing anxiety?
Blank
Avatar m tn
No I visit a psychiatrist after doing a whole bunch of tests for it I went to the psychiatrist and then he perscribed lexapro the first time around aswell as klonopin as needed i stopped lex for a bit and am now back on because i feel i need it again.
Blank
Avatar f tn
What tests did you do?  Breathing tests?
Blank
Avatar m tn
I did the following:

Standard breathing test
Ectocardiogram
Blood test
Chest- X ray
and went to the pulmonologist and did some tests to
Blank
Avatar f tn
Ok, it seems your health and breathing are excellent since you are just 20, have been tested and you passed. They must have told you the breathing is fine but you were still worried so saw a psychiatrist. I think anxiety has just got the best of you at this point if that is any help.
If you exercise to the point you are practically out of breath, then that would be one way for you to prove to yourself that you are breathing correctly. Do you exercise - or if not, is there any form of exercise that you might be interested in?
Blank
Avatar m tn
Yes I used to do cardio and weight training but stopped due to this change in like feeling my breathing
Blank
Avatar f tn
Since they told you you are fine, why don't you do some cardio thing tomorrow even if it is just walking non-stop for a while then going up a big hill. Do it until you are breathing really hard then notice that there is nothing wrong. With the recent power issues I have been reading about in the east, I hope there isn't too much ice in your area to walk safely at a brisk pace.
Blank
Avatar m tn
Any doctors can comment on this please??
Blank
Avatar f tn
In Calgary we have access to a healthlink system where a nurse answers your questions and determines if your situation warrants a trip to the hospital. If that kind of service is available in Windsor you should call them for advice. You already passed all the medical tests so the only thing stopping you from exercising is your fear that the tests were incorrect.
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Recent Activity
296076 tn?1371338074
Blank
melimeli ANOTHER DAY WITHOUT THE NEW... Comment
26 mins ago
649848 tn?1424570775
Blank
Barb135 commented on specialmom's status
6 hrs ago
3166043 tn?1454907261
Blank
christineyvette Derealization is the WORST Comment
7 hrs ago
Blank
Anxiety Tracker
Track Anxiety Symptoms
Start Tracking Now
Top Anxiety Answerers
Avatar universal
Blank
Arlington, VA
358304 tn?1409713092
Blank
na, MO
Avatar universal
Blank
MI
675718 tn?1449992146
Blank
El Paso, TX
973741 tn?1342346373
Blank
1699033 tn?1443113373
Blank
Somewhere in, MD
Anxiety Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
Marathon Running Done Over Many Yea...
05/15 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
New Article on Multifocal IOL vs &q...
05/15 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
748543 tn?1463449675
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
01/15 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGD, FICCMOBlank
Top Anxiety Answerers
Avatar universal
Blank
Arlington, VA
358304 tn?1409713092
Blank
na, MO
Avatar universal
Blank
MI
675718 tn?1449992146
Blank
El Paso, TX
973741 tn?1342346373
Blank
1699033 tn?1443113373
Blank
Somewhere in, MD