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Suffocation feeling for 15 weeks now 24/7, no relief unless I take Ativan at night to get sleep.

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • May 11, 2014
  • 02:26 PM

I have never had anxiety attacks or panic attacks in my life.

Earlier this year I had gallbladder removed, 2 1/2 weeks later I got up one morning feeling I couldn't breathe. I don't understand this at all. I have been through all kinds of pulmonary testing, bloodwork and echocardiogram. Everything shows in the clear, no problems. I've been labelled as having anxiety. I have nothing bothering me, was glad to get the gallbladder out and be painfree. Was looking forward to the nice weather so I could once again get out to walk, bike ride, dine out, go to movies, etc. I do go for walks, go shopping, read "happy" books, watch "happy" shows, get up every morning thinking it's going to be a great day and every day I get greeted by the suffocation feeling and at times tightening in chest, head in fog. What the heck is going on?

I'm seeing a therapist for a second time in 5 days and then on to see a meds doctor in 12 days to discuss getting on an anti anxiety drug. I would love to get out and work, volunteer but can't do this while I'm suffocating and my chest is tightening.

I'm so worn down mentally and really hoping this can all get turned around.

Has anyone had the same symptoms as I do and it got resolved?

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