I've been feeling shortness of breath for a while now, ever since my first panic attack in February. I've had anxiety attacks with relative frequency since then, but I've had a nagging feeling of being short of breath at different times during the day.
I've visited my doctor who checked me and found that my heart sounded healthy and my lungs are clear (save for my history of asthma), though she noted I am overweight by approximately 17-20 pounds (adding to my apnea) and I had developed nasal polyps (large enough that breathing through my nose is very difficult. I was prescribed budesonide and montelukast for asthma maintenance, mometasone for my polyps, and ventolin for emergency.
My blood tests came out relatively normal except for mild elevation (less than 2x amount from normal range) in SGPT, Uric Acid, and CKMM. The doctor told me not to worry but my anxiety may multiply my symptoms.
That leads me to where I am now. I've been doing well enough lately but I've just been so anxious about this feeling of shortness of breath and tightness in my throat. This usually happens when it is very hot or humid, though it doesn't matter what activity I am doing, I still feel it. The only exception is when I am out every morning for a light run (usually approximately 3 miles per day). While I am warming up and walking around my neighborhood, occasionally I feel my asthma acting up but when I run my breathing feels better regulated (and continues for a few hours afterward), though I do get acidic while running and feel a sharp pain in the upper left section of my back. Naturally, this makes me anxious.
I've had 3-4 anxiety attacks per week since then of varying intensity, this feeling of shortness of breath is causing me more anxiety. I don't know if I am hyperventilating or if my breathing is irregular, either way the sensation is unnerving. No matter what my doctor says, in my moments of intense panic or anxiety, I am convinced she hasn't diagnosed me properly.
It's eating up all the hours of my day just looking up what these aches and pains can be.
I don't know what else to do.