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Riina

Hello! I had it only for two nights and it didnt come back. Still have air hunger and bronkitis but not those choking things.

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Cari
On 5/24/2016 at 8:50 AM, Buffy said:

Thanks grandmaD.

 

No I havent had stomach surgery before. I do suspect that a few years of taking medication on an empty stomach has upset mine though.

 

On the day of chiropractic, I can get a few breaths, its the next day that I feel I can breathe normally. The relief has only lasted 2 weeks at most for me so far - but I have not been exercising lately, past a bit of stretching and walking, I need to strengthen myself.

 

I didnt find the Lyrica too hard to get off, I actually felt better with the inital half dose drop. But I was only on it a few months, I'd have to check the paperwork but I think I started it oct 15, and started dropping it in feb 16. I do seem to still have vison and dry skin issues that started with the drug and have not left me yet. I had no idea they had smaller doses than 75mg!

 

My pain specialist was so stoked with himself, bragging that he helped get this wonder drug on the pbs... I kinda hope he ends up taking his own wonder drug one day. I felt completely drunk on it.

I have had shortness of breath with withdrawal.... doesn't seem anxiety related... lasts many hours or days. I really hope it goes away. It scares me the most. What did the chiropractor do that helped with the breathing? Do most chiropractors know how to help with breathing??

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Rachellynn

I have severe asthma after going off Prozac Cold Turkey in 2015. I’ve never had asthma in my life and of course Dr’s told me it was “all in my head” because i was a dancer and a runner but i did a lung function test and it was 50% - Prozac is a devil alright.

 

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Cari
15 hours ago, Rachellynn said:

I have severe asthma after going off Prozac Cold Turkey in 2015. I’ve never had asthma in my life and of course Dr’s told me it was “all in my head” because i was a dancer and a runner but i did a lung function test and it was 50% - Prozac is a devil alright.

 

It's all evil! So Sorry to hear that.... funny how Drs like to say it is in your head, I've heard it from one before while having multilple severe symptoms, and tge next Dr confirmed my symptoms are normal with withdrwawal.  They have no answer so first thing they go to. They shouldn't be practicing then!! 😡 Or should be made to feel what we feel!

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Rachellynn

I’m a young female, they especially don’t take me seriously especially when they see you’ve been on “psychiatric meds” - the worst part is that when i use inhalers, i get lung spasms because I’m hypersensitive to drugs now and the Dr’s say “that’s not a symptom that inhalers cause. Ahhhh. Twilight Zone! Lol - WHY WOULD ANYONE MAKE THIS UP?! And then because drs say “nothing is wrong with me” my family believes the Dr’s and shunned me as crazy. So sad, so very horrific. 

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6 minutes ago, Rachellynn said:

I’m a young female, they especially don’t take me seriously especially when they see you’ve been on “psychiatric meds” - the worst part is that when i use inhalers, i get lung spasms because I’m hypersensitive to drugs now and the Dr’s say “that’s not a symptom that inhalers cause. Ahhhh. Twilight Zone! Lol - WHY WOULD ANYONE MAKE THIS UP?! And then because drs say “nothing is wrong with me” my family believes the Dr’s and shunned me as crazy. So sad, so very horrific. 

I was going to ask how you handled the inhaler... that was my first thought if I had to use one, my body is hypersensitive to everything! My husband responded the same way to the Dr that said it was all in my head. He believed him and pushed it and kept sayi g it to me and it enraged me! It's so hard for others to understand what we are going through, family or not unless they experienced it themselves, it's sad and scary! Even many doctors just don't get it and arent educated! This needs to change!

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gardenlady

I've had involuntary pursed lip breathing for over a year and it's maddening.  I think it's the body's way of dealing with anxiety, but it makes me more anxious as it never stops.  I breathe in normally through the nose and then exhale through the mouth through pursed lips with an audible sound.  It's very annoying to others....they wonder what's wrong with me.  I've had to isolate because of it since I can't stop it. 

 

Sometimes I think I'll go crazy.  Does anyone else have this?  I've never seen it mentioned so think I must be the only one.  I hoped it might stop as I get lower in dose, but it doesn't.  I'm afraid it's permanent and that I'll always be this way.  I'm so very afraid. 

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Vegalia

Hello, 

 

I have sometimes this symptom of shortness of breath. 

4-7-8 breathing exercise help me a little. 

There are a lot of videos on internet which explains this method. 

 

Vega. 

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icequeen

I have the shortness of breath as well and have been hospitalized for low oxygen levels once and for pneumonia twice. I cough a lot and when I manage to cough something up, it is a clear substance that dries and looks and feels like hard plastic. I showed it to a doctor who just shook his head and gave me new inhalers. I use them because I must get some air but I have to spend most of my time sitting down. There are days when I’m so short of breath I can barely walk across the floor indoors.

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Bee5

I wanted to add to this thread. I experience the phenomenon of stopping breathing while I am falling asleep. It is really frightening, and another of the tens of reasons to get off quetiapine. It's difficult to say which medication is more evil, the paroxetine or the quetiapine, but stopping breathing is terrifying.

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Icip

Hi all,

 

Last night like detailed earlier in this thread, I had an involuntary gasp for air - like a inward wheeze which felt a lot like a jerk.

I’ve been in withdrawal for almost six months now drug-free. I’m terrified that I’ve had a heart attack. Please is there anyone here who have had this symptom that can tell me otherwise?

I’ve had it once, then chest pains following it (think these pains are anxiety related as I’m so terrified).

 

Life was already pretty bleak but this has just made it a whole lot worse.

 

Icip.

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Rachellynn

It’s the Vagus Nerve trying time stabilize. Do some research on how to calm the vagus nerve...it will help!!

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Icip

@Rachellynn,

 

Hi, I’ve just done a little digging as per your advice. When in withdrawal I noticed my heart rhythm had changed, since the weird jerk thingy I had two days ago, it almost seems normal. A little heavy maybe + tired feeling - but I can feel it and it’s slowed down substantially (was fast + light before).

I’ll still go to the doctors when I can just to check everything as heart problems are prevalent in both sides of my family, but thank you:) you’ve calmed me down a little!

 

Icip.

Can I ask if you’ve had it before?

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Lzieb

@Riina, @SigmundFreud, did any of your night gasp breathing improve. It just started for me. Riina was yours iron or menstrual related? Sleep apnea? Is temporary sleep apnea possible? Can anyone actually stop breathing or does your body actually always begin breathing again

 

It's a scary symptom

 

Thx

 

I do have shortness of breath throughout the day...mostly during the night. I've learned to accept it. This is different tho. 

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Lzieb

Anyone have breathing attacks associated with anxiety and panic. I've had them all day. Horrid. Any help? I've already tried deep breathing but it keeps coming back. Thx

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NoMoreLexapro

8 days started noticing shortness of breath. I have a hard time breathing esp in the morning when I get out of bed (lasts awhile), if I engage in too much exertion (my limits are low- am 9 wks into lexapro withdrawal), or if I’m in certain body positions.  Laying on my stomach feels better.  Diaphragmatic breathing helps for a little while.  Today the chest tightness and pain are there too.  Got a covid test Wed am- came back negative.  My pulse oximeter readings sometime sit at 94 and occasionally dip to 93 or 92 briefly at night while lying on my back.  If I walk around a bit w it on they go back up to 95-99.   Since it isn’t covid it has to be lexapro withdrawal, but has anyone else experienced this???

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