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shortness of breath [Dec. 19th, 2005|06:41 pm]
The Anxiety Campfire for Men
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I hate to update on such a negative, but I want some feedback to the following:

Last night I had a dream that I was running in a cross country race. I was in first place, and before someone was about to pass me up I woke up with this searing pain in my chest near my upper respiratory area. My "windpipe" felt cold and I was breathing as if I were in that actual race. It took me a while to calm down as my heart was also pumping quickly. It hurt, and I'm scared that perhaps something was wrong / is wrong with me. I've been having mild, albeit there, chest pain lately. It's not so much a tight feeling, but it's a dull feeling that is kind of heavy. I haven't been terribly unhealthy lately, but I'm not very healthy behavior-wise, neither. I don't exercise, I don't eat very well (fast food and when I do eat something that isn't fast it's usually something small like a sandwich or soup or something), and I just sit at a cube all day long. I've also gained like fifty pounds in the last year (which is not all bad in that last year at this time I was struggling to be at 120 pounds). I'm just worried that something is wrong with me. Please, help, anyone. Sometimes just words of advice or comfort are all I need.

-Jason :-(

x-posted to many communities and my own journal, sorry, folks, for any duplicates

From: futurist_
2005-12-22 01:44 pm (UTC)
Exercise would be the number one thing to do, the heart and lungs benefit a lot from it.
Apart from that some of your symptoms might be psychosomatic.
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