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shallow breathing

hi could anyone give me some advice i am really worried my breathing keeps going really shallow like its going to stop and it wakes me in the night i know i have stress and anxiety could this be one of the symptoms im so scared. i get the usual things with anxiety but im worried about the breathing thanks all for listening.
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OMG yes i get it all the time i hate it i have it almost everyday and yes it wakes me up during night too.Even though i already had a ct scan on my chest done and a breathing test done .I'm still not convinced sometimes like ur not getting enough air and i hated it where i have to tell myself to breath sometimes.ANXIETy is so strong it just takes over if u don't have control over it.Take care ur not alone.
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This could be a side effect from your an anxiety, most defiantly. However, if you feel this is life threatening and it doesn't seem to get any better go to the ER and make a doctors appointment ASAP. Shallow breathing is not a good sign, but don't let that distract you from getting help if needed.

I am not a doctor. Therefore you should seek medical attention through a doctor or ER if you feel it is needed.

Best of luck,

Autumn425
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thank you for advice i think i will see my dr i dont think its serious as it comes and goes when i get stressed its just the waking me up at night im a bit worried about its not nice the things we seem to suffer with anxiety keep well and thanks again.
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You as well and I wish you all the best of luck....keep in mind this could just be an side effect from allergies...always a possibility. :)


Good luck to you,

Autumn425
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thanks for getting back to me i know im not alone now i thought i was going crazy when i had to tell myself to breath it happens a lot and i seem to get tight muscles as well dont know if its connected i have had chest xrays and scans they say its anxiety but i do worry if there missing something i wish you well take care.
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