Can anxiety make you feel like the air is thickening around you and you can't breathe?!

Question: Can anxiety make you feel like the air is thickening around you and you can't breathe.?
yes!... u had hit the nail on the head...that is exactly what anxiety feel like!Health Question & Answer

Negative emotions (like sadness, stress, anger, etc.) causes your Serotonin production to be low; when your Serotonin level is low, you are more prone to getting Anxiety, Panic Attacks, Depression, etc.

Medication like Antidepressants (SSRI - Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor) helps to boost Serotonin level.
But there are natural ways to do it without medication. There's this strange herb called "St John's Wort" - it is said to be more effective than Prozac. No, it is not for mild depression only and ignore those sayings. In fact, it does help anxiety and panic-attacks as St John's Wort works like prozac. Other natural ways will be exercise, diet, more exposure to light, etc.

The problem is that, even if your Serotonin is balanced... you have that "learned behavior" in your mind. You need to break that initial cycle to destroy that learned behavior - Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) does this. A technique that you can use without CBT will be Distraction... There are several other techniques to help cope them!
Ok, to use Distraction: Firstly, try to....

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Yep. When I feel anxious, I get that feeling and I also feel like I got punched in the stomach. Usually afterwards I have to go to the bathroom. I have no idea why.Health Question & Answer

Yes, it certainly can. Don't be too anxious, though, because you could really pass out! Rest a while and breathe deeply.Health Question & Answer

yes it can, and makes feel pain in certain parts of your body also.Health Question & Answer

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