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Shortness of breath doing simple things.

Grace360

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I think something may be wrong. I don't know if it has something to do with my breath control and how crap it is, or because of my manual breathing. But doing certain things I run out of breath easily. Doing small tasks. Or rather, exerting small bursts of energy. For example. Running between my room and my moms room once or twice. Or picking up my cat and putting her on my bed. Keep in mind I'm in an apartment, so this is just back and forth. And I find myself having to catch my breath after this stuff. I dunno. I don't have asthma. I had a fear of COPD a year ago but it diminished. It might flare up again if I keep worrying.
I don't know what it is, but of course it worries me. Especially when it has to do with my breathing I get so worried. So many possibilities. Covid that I didn't know I had, lung cancer, a tumor pressing on me, copd. Something sudden. I hate the mystery of it all.
 

Iugrad91

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Breathing is an autonomic nervous system function, you do not have to think about breathing or control your breathing. If you are trying to do that you may be out of breath because you aren’t breathing properly for the amount of exertion you are doing. Just let your breath be what it is, your body knows when you need more oxygen and what to do. Having said that, doing deep breathing exercises and meditative breathing can help you to deepen your breathing. Belly breathing (deeper into your belly rather than higher into your chest) allows your lungs to fill with more air. If you practice this, your regular breathing when you aren’t thinking about it can be fuller.
 

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I feel extremely fatigued after doing simple task... Am also worried something might be wrong.. I was diagnosed with mild mitral valve prolapse, now am worried mayb the condition has worsened.
 

Fraser

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Are you currently speaking with a mental health professional or undergoing any kind of CBT therapy?
 

Grace360

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Trying to. I broke up with a therapist a few months ago and I wanna find another.
 
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