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Shortness of Breath
      01/11/03 06:16 PM

I've somtimes been getting what I like to think are "panic attacks." I am 17 years old. I can't seem to breathe normal, and I just feel like I am short of breath. It happened to me once right before my drivers license test, but usually I'll get them in the movie theater, at the beginning of the movie, then I will feel completely normal before the movie is over. This time I did something different. I left the theater and went home.(This is around 10p.m.).I did not sleep at all that night, at today(the next day), I am still feeling at a loss of breath. I went to my doctor, and he said it's probably nerves. He said maybe I should see a pyschologist. I am scared to fall asleep, because when I do it feels like I am not getting any air in(sort of), and I get a weird feeling, like I need more oxygen. Do medications really help to treat this? I have heard that Xantax(i think is what it's called) is a medication for this. Does it(the medication) really help me to breath normal? Oh... and recently, just with the last one i've had a little fever. It may be all in my mind, but I do feel a little hot, and I get tingly feelings around my face.



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