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Old 03-11-2008, 10:53 PM #21
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I'm so sorry to here this has hit you. I agree you should get it checked out, but my bet is on panic. This is only based on me. In Nov 07 I was DX copd and could breath fine till then. Then I suddenly couldn't. It was panic. I went on celexa 60 and it became better. The in 2-08 I was DX MS. That was it. Panic, Panic....anytime of day I could not breath. It just popped up out of no where land. No other sx then could not breath. I know mine is panic and I know why - the heck with copd - this is MS! This is terrible! I'm scared, alone and with several battles to fight alone -hence panic. Ex: I was fine till I read your post tonight - not you but knowing you can get this from MS scared me - hence panic and breathing prob. now. I don't know how you feel, but panic can be controlled. I take celexa and zanex, I know that's a lot but - whatever it take IMHO. If you do have panic then 1 celexa or lexapro (sp)... would most likely do fine. Your nuero will give it to you. I go to a psy. for mine due to dosage. I wish you all the luck in the world ~Sheena~
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Sheena, thanks for your response. For me, it's not panic. I'm pretty calm most of the time. Well, all of the time really. I haven't been prescribed anything for anxiety (xanax, etc.) because I haven't felt I needed it and have not asked for it. I'm sure my Neuro would write me a prescription for it if I asked him. I'm convinced it's MS related - and like most symptoms it will eventually go away. I'm sorry my post scared you - I feel bad about that. I hope things get better for you. Sometimes it seems like it all hits at once and I won't pretend to know what you're going through. Just know that you have friends here that truly care about you.
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Oh Kitty, don't worry about me. I'm fine. I just have a lot to learn about all the nice, sweet things that MS brings to us. If I get a hug from MS, I'll prob still pass it off as panic and just pop a few extra pills. LOL I hope you feel better soon - very. Take Care no today!
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Just to add to the chorus...

I've also had shortness of breath that I initially wrote off to anxiety - except that I wasn't anxious. Sometimes it just feels like I need more air, so I breathe in through my nose, and out through my mouth. Sometimes I'm so short of breath that I pant - this hasn't happened in a while.

I exercise regularly, and this doesn't happen when I exercise - it's always been when I'm fatigued, on the couch, and either just waking up or about to nod off.

When I called the neuro about it, I wasn't able to get through, but the nurse on station told me to call my PCP, as a virus was going around. Turns out it wasn't the virus - I just got that last month! So I know what that's like. Horrible!

It's taking me a long time to recover from it, and I believe it's because of my restricted breathing. I've always had a low lung capacity, going back to high school, but until I got MS I never thought it might be neurological.
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Air hunger was one of the first symptoms I noticed, even before the pain. It's worse when I'm lying down at night.

I've had every possible breathing test and my lungs are fine.

I have not been diagnosed with MS, but I believe there is a strong chance I have it.
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I hope you don't have MS. And I hope you're not diagnosing yourself. It's a difficult disorder to diagnose and best left to the doctors. Even the doctors get it wrong all too often.

MS is often a game-changer, not just for the person diagnosed with it, but for that person's family.

You don't want to have to travel this road.

I hope you'll get some help with your symptoms and hope you'll keep us posted about how you're doing.
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He had MS for 30 years. Although he usually sounded as if he's taking bigger breaths and just simply releasing air. He also had a mild heart atta in his 50s and another in his early 60s that created a horrible slow end to his life. Please be self aware and safe you guys! Much love for the ms community
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Welcome, Mkiley23!

It sounds as if you have lost your father. I'm so sorry for your loss and sorry that he had so much suffering.

MS hits some people much harder than others but even when it's looking mild, it can turn into a much more serious problem.
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