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Please help! Air Hunger

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  • Posted By: Locky45
  • January 8, 2013
  • 00:03 PM

Well could be causing my air hunger? ever since around the age 10 or 11 I started to take deep breaths every so often and it phased out after a while. The weird thing is I had no head aches no chest pain no nothing, just pure air hunger! Now I'm 14 and It returned after the first day of the end of my holiday break. I went to a doctor and she said I have sensitive lungs (whatever that means...) and
gave me a puffer like device (not exactly a puffer, you suck out of it and taste funny) I guess it slightly helps but not that much.

Though IMO I think I might be focused on my breathing to much, recently I got a Ear Infection and all I could think about was my ears and I didn't really think about the breathing, I barely did these deep breaths. Also I've seen suffering from ETD for 3-4 years now if that helps....(Eustachian tube dysfunction)

Also when I go bike riding with my friends I don't feel like i'm on the verge of collapsing or any air hunger.

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  • It sounds to me like you are doing what is called sighing. Pay attention to your feelings right before you sigh. Are you bored when that happens? Are you sad or worried? Are you under a lot of stress? Since you say you don't do this when you are enjoying yourself then, could it be you only do this when you are feeling down? If you are bored, make a plan to keep yourself busy. Maybe thinking about pleasant things and not concentrate on the breathing would help. Get as much fresh air as possible. Think positive thoughts. Don't put off doing things you need to do. Even if these things don't make the problem go completely away, I'll bet they make you feel a little better. Bless you and hope you feel better soon.Grandmom
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    • January 18, 2013
    • 11:52 AM
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