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Does someone have a strategy to cope with breathing OCD? I still get affcted now and then esp. when base anxiety is present.
I can't stop thinking about by breathing and manually control it. And very often the thought about get stuck in this repeated tking scares the hell out of me :(
It's even spread out the way that I'm not even get struggle with the breathing itself, but just the idea of thinking about it...While I know it's automatic when not to control it .

1998-2020 Paroxetine 20mg, stopped working 2018/08 tapered down to 6mg now @ 1%/week
2019 /04      Lorazepam 3x1mg, 1x0,5mg night, Lormetazepam 0,5mg night
2019/05       Buspirone addition 3x5mg worked like wonders for one month, stopped ct
2019/12        Mirtazipine, first 2x10mg til 2021/2, no effect, now 3mg for sleep
2020/06       Addition Wellbutrin for 6 weeks, no effect stopped ct
2020/08       Lexapro, trying, to crossover, got crazy from 1 mg/day after 6 days, stopped
2020/11        Clomipramine upped to 50mg 

2021/1         3x1000mg gaba, 3x10mg Lithium Orotate, 3x 1000mg L-Tyrosine,2-3 times 1x400mg magnesium citrate , 2-3 times 1x1000mg vit. C,1x15mg Zinc,

                     3 times 2mg Molybdeen Glycinate, 2 times 2000mg Omgea 3-6-9 and 1x16mg B6 (P5P) 2021/03/17  Gaba, Tyrosine and Lithium orotate to 3x1 tablet.

2021/03/17   Cl 30, P 5,8. 2021/03/20 Cl 28. 2021/03/23 M 2,7. 2021/03/25 M 2,6, Cl 26, P 5,7. 2021/03/28 Cl 25. 2021/04/1 P 5,6. 2021/04/07 Cl 24,P 5,5. 2021/04/08 Cl 23,5. 2021/04/13 P5,4

2021/03/26  Lor 3x0,9, 1x0,45 night, Lorm 0,45night

2021/04/13 CL 23, M 2,5. 2021/04/16 Cl 22,5, P 5,3, 2021/04/18 M 2,4

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yes I think you are missing something!! the changing the channel technique is to help you COPE with the symptoms,  these techniques do NOT get "rid" of the symptoms   it's like feeling

For quite a while in withdrawal, neuro-emotion led me to memories where I embarrassed myself, made a fool or myself, or was rejected. I couldn't shake them, I was reliving them intensely over and over

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There are many existing topics on SA.  Use a search engine and add site:survivingantidepressants.org to the search term.  Searching for breathing found these:

 

shortness-of-breath-and-other-breathing-issues

 

breathing-technique-to-help-anxiety-sleep-asthma-dry-mouth-etc

 

breathing-for-mood-and-well-being-yoga-wim-hoff-and-other-techniques

 

I think that some of the issue may be actually anxiety causing it.  When I am anxious I tend to only breathe shallowly.  Learning and using non drug coping techniques can be helpful.  I have found that doing concentrated / controlled deep breathing whilst focusing on the movements of my body when I breathe in and out has helped when it happens to me.  If I am driving and unable to do it fully, I just tell myself to chill or you are okay and take a few slow, deeper breaths.

 

This is labeled diagram on this excellent website which shows what happens to the body when we are anxious:

 

https://www.getselfhelp.co.uk/anxiety.htm

 

 

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Will take a look there and search for sensorimotor obsessions:

 

This is what it is:

International OCD Foundation | When Automatic Bodily Processes Become Conscious: How to Disengage from “Sensorimotor Obsessions” (iocdf.org)

Will try your thechnique tomorrow when it pops up again, thanks!

1998-2020 Paroxetine 20mg, stopped working 2018/08 tapered down to 6mg now @ 1%/week
2019 /04      Lorazepam 3x1mg, 1x0,5mg night, Lormetazepam 0,5mg night
2019/05       Buspirone addition 3x5mg worked like wonders for one month, stopped ct
2019/12        Mirtazipine, first 2x10mg til 2021/2, no effect, now 3mg for sleep
2020/06       Addition Wellbutrin for 6 weeks, no effect stopped ct
2020/08       Lexapro, trying, to crossover, got crazy from 1 mg/day after 6 days, stopped
2020/11        Clomipramine upped to 50mg 

2021/1         3x1000mg gaba, 3x10mg Lithium Orotate, 3x 1000mg L-Tyrosine,2-3 times 1x400mg magnesium citrate , 2-3 times 1x1000mg vit. C,1x15mg Zinc,

                     3 times 2mg Molybdeen Glycinate, 2 times 2000mg Omgea 3-6-9 and 1x16mg B6 (P5P) 2021/03/17  Gaba, Tyrosine and Lithium orotate to 3x1 tablet.

2021/03/17   Cl 30, P 5,8. 2021/03/20 Cl 28. 2021/03/23 M 2,7. 2021/03/25 M 2,6, Cl 26, P 5,7. 2021/03/28 Cl 25. 2021/04/1 P 5,6. 2021/04/07 Cl 24,P 5,5. 2021/04/08 Cl 23,5. 2021/04/13 P5,4

2021/03/26  Lor 3x0,9, 1x0,45 night, Lorm 0,45night

2021/04/13 CL 23, M 2,5. 2021/04/16 Cl 22,5, P 5,3, 2021/04/18 M 2,4

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Sadly I haven't found many content about this specific issue. I hoped to find some tips.
Btw, I got this issue due our fantastic antidepressants, otherwise I was never able to think into so much insanity...

I hope I am able to get back at my factory default brain instead of this psychothic insanity one. (it scares me allready a bit less and I'm even laugh at it sometimes, so like, it's all through the drugs)).

1998-2020 Paroxetine 20mg, stopped working 2018/08 tapered down to 6mg now @ 1%/week
2019 /04      Lorazepam 3x1mg, 1x0,5mg night, Lormetazepam 0,5mg night
2019/05       Buspirone addition 3x5mg worked like wonders for one month, stopped ct
2019/12        Mirtazipine, first 2x10mg til 2021/2, no effect, now 3mg for sleep
2020/06       Addition Wellbutrin for 6 weeks, no effect stopped ct
2020/08       Lexapro, trying, to crossover, got crazy from 1 mg/day after 6 days, stopped
2020/11        Clomipramine upped to 50mg 

2021/1         3x1000mg gaba, 3x10mg Lithium Orotate, 3x 1000mg L-Tyrosine,2-3 times 1x400mg magnesium citrate , 2-3 times 1x1000mg vit. C,1x15mg Zinc,

                     3 times 2mg Molybdeen Glycinate, 2 times 2000mg Omgea 3-6-9 and 1x16mg B6 (P5P) 2021/03/17  Gaba, Tyrosine and Lithium orotate to 3x1 tablet.

2021/03/17   Cl 30, P 5,8. 2021/03/20 Cl 28. 2021/03/23 M 2,7. 2021/03/25 M 2,6, Cl 26, P 5,7. 2021/03/28 Cl 25. 2021/04/1 P 5,6. 2021/04/07 Cl 24,P 5,5. 2021/04/08 Cl 23,5. 2021/04/13 P5,4

2021/03/26  Lor 3x0,9, 1x0,45 night, Lorm 0,45night

2021/04/13 CL 23, M 2,5. 2021/04/16 Cl 22,5, P 5,3, 2021/04/18 M 2,4

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