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child takes deep breaths alot

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  • Posted By: dunnit32
  • September 19, 2008
  • 07:13 PM

I have noticed that in the last couple months, my daughter keeps taking deep breaths more so when she is sitting. I also monitored her during sleep and she doesn't have any problems. She doesn't seem to get winded after playing, but she also doesn't play real hard either. I talked to my pediatrician about it and she said that it could just be a tick. Any help or insight would be greatly appreciated.

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  • My 7 year old son started doing this toward the end of January, with one week of relief which coincided with a cold (odd). It worsens with activity and he and I are both concerned obviously. He's been cleared by both hos pediatrician and a pulmonologist after x-rays and a test that used a breathing tube/computer game. This happened last year for a few weeks too - I took him to see an allergist then and he thought he needed to visit a vocal therapist. He commented on seeing several children with this same issue and for some reason they "forget" how to breathe properly. The vocal therapist reconditions them and all is well. The pediatrician, however didn't think my son's the same. Both the pediatrician and pulmonoligist likened it to a "tick". This time, the pediatrician did find that his chest was sore and said that if it only lasted about two weeks, then it was most likely a symptom of Costochondritis which could be treated with Advil. Unfortunately, it has lasted much longer.
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  • My son has been doing this over a week had xrays and ekg done today he is 5 and i am not accepting everything is fine i will not stop until i have a answer/solution and along with this has had his limbs going to sleep frequently not sure if the two are associated but this moms on a mission and won't stop so ill keep everyone posted.
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  • My son is 5 and he is having an episode like this for a week now. He has had it once before but it went away on its own. He has cough variant asthma which is minor and larger tonsils and adenoids but those have nothing to do with this taking deep breaths issue. I strongly feel this is a tic from anxiety. Just about an hour ago he had a bad outburst which included hitting and screaming and after he calmed down the deep breathing got worse and now it is improving slowly. Last time he had this it was about a year ago and it went away after a month. He also has other tics such as biting bottom lip, eye blinking and now this. HE never has more than one tic at a time. Im taking him to a tic disorder specialist and back to the asthma doctor tomorrow for a followup to check oxygen and lungs. I'm also a worrier and i have anxiety myself. Always worrying about my kids. I need to find a way to cope with these issues healthy as well. Thank you.
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  • hi there, my son is 12 and have had the exact same happen for about 2 - 3 weeks now. I am taking him to the doctor on Thursday but not sure what could be wrong. he is very active, plays sports so not sure?
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  • hi I have noticed that my grandson which is only 3 years old takes deep little breathes as well...I never seen him do this before and it is worrying me... I thought he was yawning a lot but I monitored him all day and it seems like he is not getting enough air???? is it normal?? he seems very happy and healthy and very energetic...i have asked him if anything hurts him and he tells me no :) i just don't know why he does it??
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  • Hello my 6 yr old has been doing the same thing do you guys think it's maybe allergies or reflux ?
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  • My daughter will be turning 4 soon and began doing this a couple of days ago. I noticed this began happening after taking her 4th DTap vaccine. I was reading some of the posts here and noticed someone else had this same situation. Anyone know anything about this?
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    • August 14, 2015
    • 02:01 AM
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  • My son age 12 has been doing this for 2 months now...normal tests all fine, doctor says it's "tiredness of the sea" (we live by the sea in Italy) but I think it' to do with growth and posture. If he is sitting or walking, it's worse...will be seeing an orthopedic doctor next week, will post back. Previously he also did clear his throat constantly and solved that by using only bottled spring water (glass bottles because plastic bottles are often left out under sun here) ....something in the tap water must have been bothering him. Now there's this deep breath business.....
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    • August 23, 2015
    • 04:37 PM
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  • My son 12 has had the same problem for 2 months now...will see an orthopedic doctor this week as Maybe could be due to fast growth or something... Also has had a cough on and off all summer, could this be a mild version of whooping cough? Will see if it stops after 100 days and will post if so....maybe others have found the same and just stop posting?
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    • August 26, 2015
    • 11:00 AM
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  • My 8 Year old daughter has had this for 2 weeks now. It started whilst we were on holiday and we've been back in the UK for 1 week now and it's still happening. We've had two doctors check her out and they've both stated her air intake is fine and it's not asthma related. This doesn't happen whilst she's sleeping and I suspect it could be related to anxiety.

    If your child is suffering from similar symptoms it may be worth checking this out to see if it matches (Sighing dyspnoea).

    http://www.coughdoc.com/index.cfm?asset_id=1596

    Hope this helps someone and if I ever get to the bottom of this I will post back.
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    • August 30, 2015
    • 08:52 AM
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  • My son is 9 years old. He had a bad cough about 3 weeks ago. A week later he complains about left chest pain like someone is punching him and he kept taking deep breaths. I took him to the ER where they did a chest xray and everything was normal. When we get home he starts having fever, vomits all over the bed, and was really weak with no appetite. The next day I took him back to his pediatrician and she gave him an antibiotic. That helped with the fever
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    • October 9, 2015
    • 01:32 AM
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  • OMYGAWD .. I was looking up exactly the same symptom in my son. When I asked the 9 y.o if he's finding it difficult to breathe he said no. however it's going on for a week and he did not seem to notice it until I pointed it out.
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    • November 16, 2015
    • 02:48 PM
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  • Your son could be allergic to carrageenan. It's in ice cream and yoghurt. Good luck
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    • February 8, 2016
    • 09:54 PM
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  • Your child may be allergic to carageenan.
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    • February 8, 2016
    • 09:57 PM
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  • I found this while searching for symptoms that my daughter has. She is 6 and has been doing this for almost two weeks now. I’m thinking it is anxiety related. I’ve noticed that the majority of the replies are 8-9 years old so I’m curious as to how everyone’s kids are now. Did they outgrow it? Was it something other than a nervous tick? Would love to have some updates!
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