Is it possible for severe anxiety to be caused by poor sleeping posture and poor daytime posture, which subsequently leads to restriction in breathing?
I am disappointed with psychologists and doctors telling me my shortness of breath ( more like suffocation ) is only anxiety and prescribing pills. I keep on telling them, I can hardly breathe, I feel restriction in my throat, I feel like I am suffocating and it is affecting my sleep and it has got something to do with my posture as well. I know that on the rare occasions when I have slept through the night even for a few hours and wake up with relaxed muscles, I don't feel anxious. But these doctors and psychologists look at me as if I am an idiot . My body is telling me otherwise.
I am dissapointed that once you have a label of anxiety in your medical record, then everything is a symptom of anxiety. If anxiety was the culprit, then pills and CBT, their breathing techniques and progressive muscle relaxation etc would have helped and it didn't. Physiotheraphy and postural correction has helped me tremondously, which to me indicates, it is not anxiety.
I have a consultation with a specialist from the sleep apnea team this week. I seem to have all the criteria, small jaw, forward head with jaw pulling back, deviated septum. If indeed I have sleep apnea, then would you say it is best to treat that before attempting to fix the deviated septum. My deviated septum did not give me any problems until 2 years back when I developed the forward head. Are there any laser septoplasty methods?
Thank you for your advice