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SOB

SOB

Has anyone Cardiologist said that some SOB can come from anxiety, especially if you don't have it much when exercising and moving around but have it only when sitting, and that it could be a in the head situation. I don't know if I agree.

A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member said:

Hi there SOB I don't have anxeity or panic attacks but I do have SOB I have COPD --- Asthma, Emphysema and Constrictive Bronchiolitis Obliterations. There are issues with my heart CHF, Murmur, Valve in the Aorta has two leaflets inside of 3, palpatations, and arrythmia everything listed can cause shortness of breath. Then some more things can cause it also. Listen to your doctor's if you disagree with some thing let them know. See what can come of it. Or get a 2nd opinon, I hope this helps

posted 11 months ago
A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member said:

When I focus on other things, stay occupied, SOB goes away. Sat through a comedy skit and laughed my butt off, didn’t not give my breathing a second thought, felt fine.

But when I sit idle and my mind is not occupied, SOB comes on. I focus on my heartbeat, shallow breathing, chest pain and sure enough SOB increases. Your mind plays games with you, anxiety is a killer, but it can be managed.

I stay occupied, exercise and watch things that make me laugh. I’m dead set on conquering the negative with positivity.

posted 5 months ago
A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member said:

Hi SOB
I agree..your anxiety can definitely cause shortness of breath..My sister has alot of anxiety and needs oxygen..once she calms down her breathing is normal. I know when I was In Heart failure I was having difficulty breathing....and because of that I became anxious and definitely had more difficulties. Hope that helps a bit.
Blessings
Denise

edited, originally posted 11 months ago
A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member said:

I have never had a panic attack in my life, but have been dealing with SOB since I had my heart attack. Lungs were checked, said not lungs, not heart. I did quit smoking some have said it may be from that, and it has been 4 months, and it is getting less and less each day, so I am starting to think it has to do with the smoking, maybe lungs trying to heal and panic attacks from wanting to smoke, who knows.

posted 11 months ago
A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member said:

I think you notice it more when your relaxing

posted 11 months ago
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