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Can't breathe!!

I've been having this problem for months now!!!!! I can't take a full breath of fresh air. Feels as if I have to yawn to feel a sense of relief. Doc currently has me on ativan and a heart beta blocker for palpitations which also help me not to have panic attacks. These are def helping me not go into a panic cause I can't breathe comfortably, and the medicine is helping my heart to not beat too fast and hyperventilate. But my question is why am I still having the breathing. Even when I walk and if I'm having that sensation of not breathing than it gets harder to take a full breath of fresh air. :(
I have normal thyroid levels, but my antibodies already show I have hashimoto's disease ("early stages"). I'm seeing several doctors for this issue. It is not in my head, no I don't need to see a therapist trust me I am fully calm and have no stress besides for not feeling satisfactions of breathing. And if it takes me too long to get a full yawn or deep breath than it feels like I'm going to pass out even if I'm not breathing in fast and hyperventilating. It's normal slow breathing, but I still feel that way :( I hate living like this. I just wish I knew what it was!!!! :(
Any advice is greatly appreciated! :(
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683231 tn?1467323017

So sorry to read of your problems

As you have posted in the hepatitis community do you have hepatitis.

You may want to try your question in the respiriotry disease community


I looked briefly at information about Hashimoto's did see anything about breathing but you probably know that already


But really the only way you can get help beyond advice is from a medical professional. Are you being seen by a respiriotry specialist?

Good luck to you
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Hi wifemomteacher!  I just happened to run across your post.  I am on the this site occasionally because of my sister.  But I have Hashimoto's and I think what you refer to is called "Air Hunger".  It happens to me too and I belong to a FB Hashimotos page that often speaks of air hunger.  I never googled it, but it would be something to look into.  I think a pulmonologist or an immunologist would be more knowledegable of this condition.  I never googled it, but it doesn't always happen to me and I recover quickly from it.  I do see an immunologist too for the Hashi's, as well as an endocronologist.  I've had it for over 20 yrs.  I hope this helps!
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