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Forum Name: Chest symptoms

Question: Breathing trouble

 Casey26 - Thu Sep 21, 2006 8:03 pm

Hello. I am a 19 year old, active female, 5'3", 160 pounds. For about the past week, I've had problems breathing. It's like I feel better when I'm not breathing, if that makes sense. I can't get enough breath, and when I'm breathing, it seems very shallow. I can't inhale as deeply as I feel I need to, even when I'm yawning. I don't know if this is related, but I also have had this bizarre insomnia, there have been 3-4 nights this week already where I literally have been awake all night, not one of those doze off and wake up, but literally unable to sleep. I was diagnosed a couple years ago with anxiety, with rare episodes of panic attacks (it's not a major problem anymore) and the only other thing I have is IBS,and I had my tonsils out when I was 7. My blood pressure is generally a bit lower than average. I'm taking Valtrex for frequent facial cold sores, and Yasmin birth control. If you can think of anything, please respond. Thank you!
 Casey26 - Thu Sep 21, 2006 8:04 pm

Oh, one more thing..I don't smoke, never have. I don't drink, and I've never done any type of drug. Please help. Thanks.

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