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In Need Of A Deep Breath Every 30 Seconds Or So. What Is It?

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  • Posted By: 7DayTheory
  • July 13, 2007
  • 03:33 PM

I think ill get better answer here. A little over a week ago, I am taking deep breath every 30 seconds or so. I have mitral valve prolapse, but my cardiologist said my mvp has no affect on my breathing. This is the first time experiencing this. When ever I would think about it in my head, it gets worse to the point where I can't breath at all. When ever I try not to think about it, I may take deep breaths every couple of minutes. My mother has asthma, but I'm not wheezing when I breath in or out. Every now and then I may cough due to having to take deep breaths. Chest cold maybe? Should I try an inhaler? Its been going on for little over a week now. Thanks

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  • I have the same experience when I go through bouts of asthma. Every 30 seconds seem to be a reasonable estimate as I am dealing with it right now. And I never experience weezing.
    lsoroosh 51 Replies Flag this Response
  • Anybody have any suggestions?
    7DayTheory 7 Replies Flag this Response
  • could just be you're concentrating too much on the act of breathing to begin with........ I notice everytime I concentrate on my breathing all of a sudden I feel like I am short of breath, but as soon as I stop thinking about it I am fine again..... It is a viscous cycle as they say, and probably all psychological, at least in my experience..............
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • August 15, 2007
    • 11:04 PM
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  • could be an allergy to something your eating or ingesting or even breathing around. it has been happening to me for a very long time and i have yet to solve the mystery. i have pinned it down to certain things like aspirin, fermented things, and foods with too much msg. but that doesnt cover every item that affects me. just for the record, i dont have asthma and i have never been diagnosed with any allergies.
    WonderWoman 1 Replies
    • August 25, 2007
    • 11:53 PM
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  • i need a deep breath often, and it gets worse if i think about it, then i feel as though i cannot breathe, i have to get my inhaler i do not know if it's in my head
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies Flag this Response
  • Hi all,I think the problem can be easily solved if you schock the breathing patterns doing the inverse reaction.Instead of having a deep breath try having a deep exaling through your nose every 30 second.The result is immediate If you do this for a bit the urge of having a deep breath will dissappear
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • August 18, 2009
    • 10:13 PM
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  • Here are a few points that might help.Are you getting enough iron? Low iron can make you breathless. Vitamin C is needed to transfer the iron to the blood stream.The problem getting worse when thinking about it is all ain your head, the mind plays games with you. You need to physically distract your self. Count spots on the roof, listen to music, get up walk about or something.I have been a severe asthmatic all my life (28 now) so i know all about thinking i cant breathe so it gets worse. Trying not to think about it wont work, actively distract yourself.Another point i will make is that really deep breaths can actually hinder breathing, it has something to do with too much oxygen or contracting lung muscles or something. So you could try to make sure you do some small shallow breaths, breathe into a paper bag (it sounds like you could be hyper vetilating).When it all gets a bit out of controll simply hold your breath, count to 10.It also sounds a bit like you are panicking. Talk to your doctor, they might be able to show you some breathing techniques, its too hard to descibe on a msg board, and get a blood test to check iron levels etc.Hope that helpsI think ill get better answer here. A little over a week ago, I am taking deep breath every 30 seconds or so. I have mitral valve prolapse, but my cardiologist said my mvp has no affect on my breathing. This is the first time experiencing this. When ever I would think about it in my head, it gets worse to the point where I can't breath at all. When ever I try not to think about it, I may take deep breaths every couple of minutes. My mother has asthma, but I'm not wheezing when I breath in or out. Every now and then I may cough due to having to take deep breaths. Chest cold maybe? Should I try an inhaler? Its been going on for little over a week now. Thanks
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • December 24, 2009
    • 07:16 AM
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  • I think ill get better answer here. A little over a week ago, I am taking deep breath every 30 seconds or so. I have mitral valve prolapse, but my cardiologist said my mvp has no affect on my breathing. This is the first time experiencing this. When ever I would think about it in my head, it gets worse to the point where I can't breath at all. When ever I try not to think about it, I may take deep breaths every couple of minutes. My mother has asthma, but I'm not wheezing when I breath in or out. Every now and then I may cough due to having to take deep breaths. Chest cold maybe? Should I try an inhaler? Its been going on for little over a week now. Thanksyou are having panic attacks get some xanax people with mitral valve prolapse usually have panic attacks. look it up!!!
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  • Hey,Just a few questions, are you getting any chest pain with the need to take a deep breath every few seconds and if so what sort of pain is it and where is it located. With the breathing do you feel the need to bring any sputum at any stage and are you feeling the need for you shoulders to raise during breaths or any abdominal muscles to aid breathing?Do you have any past medical history relating to heart or lung problems, you say your mother has Asthma at any stage have you developed it even for a short period of time.Do you work anywhere where there may be small particles in the air that may have entered your respiratory tract which may be irritating your breathing
    marcevans 3 Replies Flag this Response
  • I spent over a year and a half searching for an answer to why I can't ever take a full deep breath. Tons of doctors and tests....I finally have a reason and am looking for a cure. If all lung function tests are coming back fine, get your neck/throat checked thoroughly by a good ENT. I was scoped 3-4 times before it was done right. The reason for my breathing issues is my voice box. It is severely inflamed and swollen. This ENT had me speak during the Rhinoscopy and went in deep to look. The other ENTs did not. Still looking into the cause of the inflammation...trying GERD meds for the fifth time - Aciphex this time. I have an MRI of my throat next week. At least I now know the area causing the problem. Options for you: Rhinoscopy first and then maybe x-ray of neck, ultrasound of your neck including your thyroid gland, and/or MRI. I spent so much time focusing on looking into my lungs b/c it felt like a breathing issue but it was my neck. Good luck!
    lp2280 9 Replies Flag this Response
  • Hey,Just a few questions, are you getting any chest pain with the need to take a deep breath every few seconds and if so what sort of pain is it and where is it located. With the breathing do you feel the need to bring any sputum at any stage and are you feeling the need for you shoulders to raise during breaths or any abdominal muscles to aid breathing?Do you have any past medical history relating to heart or lung problems, you say your mother has Asthma at any stage have you developed it even for a short period of time.Do you work anywhere where there may be small particles in the air that may have entered your respiratory tract which may be irritating your breathingI Hace the same issue like him and I read that you asked him:With the breathing do you feel the need to bring any sputum at any stage and are you feeling the need for you shoulders to raise during breaths or any abdominal muscles to aid breathing?And when I breathe I am raising my shoulders and raising my body a bit...So you can please help me?
    lidord1999 2 Replies
    • August 15, 2013
    • 09:46 PM
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  • Hey,Just a few questions, are you getting any chest pain with the need to take a deep breath every few seconds and if so what sort of pain is it and where is it located. With the breathing do you feel the need to bring any sputum at any stage and are you feeling the need for you shoulders to raise during breaths or any abdominal muscles to aid breathing?Do you have any past medical history relating to heart or lung problems, you say your mother has Asthma at any stage have you developed it even for a short period of time.Do you work anywhere where there may be small particles in the air that may have entered your respiratory tract which may be irritating your breathingI Have the same problem like him, and when you asked that question:With the breathing do you feel the need to bring any sputum at any stage and are you feeling the need for you shoulders to raise during breaths or any abdominal muscles to aid breathing?When I deep breath my shoulders raising up and the body too a bit,You think you can help me?
    lidord1999 2 Replies
    • August 15, 2013
    • 10:17 PM
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  • I agree with the person who posted about reflux. My 5 year old daughter has been having breathing issues for over 2 months. After many specialists, we finally got to the ENT. They scoped her nose and throat and found it covered in bumps from acid reflux. The ENT said it is the most likely cause of her feeling like she can't get enough air. So, we are starting Prilosec. I'm pretty sure we are onto something, since the problem seems to get worse when she eats a big meal. SO glad we finally have a possible diagnosis. It's very scary to feel like you can't breathe. Especially for a 5 year old.
    kchung6541 3 Replies
    • October 14, 2013
    • 08:56 PM
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  • I think it might being caused by fear which can trigger our fight or flight response... Check out this video if you want to understand what I am talking about... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4fogu_zWRXU
    Anonymous 1 Replies
    • January 27, 2014
    • 08:08 PM
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