Short of Breath

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  1. Peregrin5

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    Some days I just feel really short of breath. I'm not exerting myself at all, but it feels more difficult to breathe, especially when I'm talking or teaching, and it often happens on days I've drunk a lot of caffeine.

    Does this happen to anyone else?
     
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  3. YoungTeacherGuy

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    I can honestly say that has never happened to me when I'm teaching. Have you been for your annual physical yet? Maybe you should mention it to your doctor?!
     
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    It sounds like anxiety or an adrenaline rush. I agree that you should mention it to your doctor.
     
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    It happened to me when my high blood pressure was poorly regulated. I'd get it checked out.
     
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    Well I just got bloodwork done for other reasons, and every test they ran said I was as healthy as an ox. A very healthy ox.

    I'll mention it to my doctor, but it might be anxiety as you suggest Caesar.
     
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    I'd say quit the caffeine and see if that could be the cause.

    And even if it's not it's good to quit (or at least cut back) anyways.
     
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    I had that issue when I had gallbladder trouble. It took over a year to diagnose my bad gallbladder because I didn't have traditional symptoms. My biggest complaints were morning nausea, shortness of breath, stuffy nose, and cough.
     
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    If it's because of caffeine, I'm pretty sure because it speeds up your heart beat, needing you to take more oxygen in, which is done by faster, shorter breaths. Kind of like heart palpitations.
    I think if yo cut back on caffeine, the problem will be solved.
     
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    I had some of the same problems. I would say something to my doctor, but only when I went in for a sinus infection. He always told me that it was due to the sinus infection.

    Come to find out, I have asthma. It wasn't diagnosed until I actuallly started wheezing. I usually only have a problem when it's really cold outside or if I have some kind of infection.

    Say something to your doctor.
     
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    I admit, once or twice a year maybe for the past couple of years, I get a funny/strange feeling that may involve some shortness of breath. From what I recall, it's a sick-type feeling as if I need to sit down. I have no idea what causes it.
     
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    I had shortness of breath and was diagnosed with Walking pneumonia.
     
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    Yikes. Now I'm paranoid about all these awful diseases I could have. :dizzy:
     
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    I get that from anxiety...you can always ask your dr. for peace of mind though.
     

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