Unfortunately not unusual for me (though it's only a couple times a week now), I end up taking a xanax. I do not wheeze or cough and the SOB gets BETTER with exercise- not worse. Dear sweeney, I do think my Klonopin helps me with my shortness of breath. Their all meds that treat anxiety and panic attacks and a lot more. I can't remember if xanax was the med you tried or not. All of a sudden, you feel scared, frightened and all alone. Not the best way to handle this, but it's all that has worked for me. All other docs say it's not asthma-only the pulmonologist thinks it is. It is really noticeable if i am forced to go without, I can hardly breathe... D-Squared* Sweeney, Shortness of breath is Very common with anxiety. If not, friend me, then we can have private conversations. I have done Klonopin and Xanax before but am afraid to get back on them and get hooked. When I go to the dentist I take klonopin, gabapentin and vicodin. We can tell you how it works for us, but we're all different, as if you haven't heard this before. May peace and joy be with you, Anna Hi again sweeney. You feel as though something bad is about to happen. I'm hoping someone out there will have an answer that might work for both of us and anyone else who is dealing with it. I also have really tight neck muscles from what I suspect is incorrect breathing. And the more anxious you are the harder it is to breath. Xanax is a good medication that works fast for panic attacks. He/she will lead you right to the med you need for anxiety. I was hoping SSRI's would help without the need for benzos. Probably not a good idea, but my doc ordered it for these situations, so I do it. I was diagnosed with asthma at first but all the asthma meds did was jack up my anxiety even more. I've taken Xanax, Klonopin, Valium and alprazolam. I'm writing on someone elses response, I think. You really don't know when they are coming on. I haven't seen a doctor about this as it's hard to describe how I feel, any suggestions to assist? When back at home it is quite evident—especially on couch. That is usually how a Panic attack starts & your breathing becomes more rapid. But if you are having shortness of breath alot then your Dr. A good & easy breathing technique to practice & use when you are anxious & having problems getting your breathing under control. To learn this you put a hand onto your stomach then take a Very deep breath thru your NOSE ONLY. You should feel your stomach rising & keep taking in as much air as possible & then hold it for a few seconds. Keep Blowing air out until you cannot blow Anymore air out. With your hand still on your stomach you will find it will go down. I take Klonopin and Lamictal and Gabapentin for anxiety. Sertraline hydrochloride is a type of antidepressant known as a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI). It works by enhancing the activity of a neurotransmitter called serotonin in the brain. Neurotransmitters are natural body chemicals that act as chemical messengers between the nerve cells. Serotonin is a neurotransmitter known to be involved in regulating emotions, mood and behaviour, among other things. In depression and anxiety disorders there is a decreased amount of serotonin released from nerve cells in the brain. Sertraline works by stopping the serotonin that has been released from being reabsorbed back into the nerve cells in the brain. This helps to prolong its effects and over time this helps to lighten mood and relieve depression.
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