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Hyperventilation

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Comment from: Breathless, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: March 26

I have confirmed diaphragm eventration from a very bad flu a year ago and something snapped inside, like a rib from excessive coughing. Now I can't breathe normally, my stomach doesn't behave, the air in my right lung won't stay. When I take a breath in, my diaphragm pushes up against the right lung and pushes the air out. When I walk, do stairs, or exercise, I'm continually blowing air out like a pregnant woman in labor. Swallowing is hard to do, my mouth and throat are always dry. I am a nonsmoker.

Comment from: child within, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: May 29

I have hyperventilated my entire life, without the awareness, since I was in a family where I was terrified of my dad. Nothing ever was as it seemed, he was a dry drunk, never touched a drop. Learned the behavior from his dad. He was abused and so was I along with my 3 brothers, and mom would have been a battered women but for the fact that not much of it was physical.

Comment from: Needy, 55-64 (Patient) Published: April 29

I have bad health anxiety about my breathing. I take deep breaths all day, my rib and my whole upper body muscles feel very heavy, like I'm getting smothered, and I have muscle pain. Wonder if this is normal for hyperventilation syndrome.

Comment from: klh57, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: July 02

I was overheated. I was kneeling in a chapel and praying for 20 minutes - and felt extremely dizzy and nauseated when I got up to leave. I then started hyperventilating - resulting in contraction of my fingers, arms, and tongue and throat.

Comment from: missy99, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: February 16

When walking I start to hyperventilate. I have Grave’s disease, atrial fibrillation, and panic disorder. I wish I knew how to control this.

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