Difficulty Breathing

   Oct 05 , 2018

   Michael White

Yawning Constantly: 4 examples

  1. I have had this condition, where I have the constant urge to yawn, for over 7 years now. I am a healthy, physically fit 27 year old male. At first, doctors thought it was anxiety. I went to therapy for over 2 years and tried every medication known without any relief. It is so frustrating because every test that I have had (ekg, eeg, pulmonary function test, and so on) has turned out negative. The ONLY thing that has helped is when I DO NOT EAT sugar or carbohydrates. Sugar displaces the oxygen in the blood. I am about 50% better staying away from all sweets (candy, ice cream, cookies) and limiting my carbs. Let me know if you find an answer or medication. This is so frustrating.
  2. I yawn hundreds of times a day. I cannot get a good, deep breath unless I make a big yawn. I must curl my tongue, open my mouth up wide and really breath deeply. This condition seems to come and go but has been really bad since the beginning of July. It started two and a half years ago. The feeling builds and builds until I can't take it anymore and must yawn to get relief. I want to know what this is, why this happens and if there is a diagnosis for this problem. Help!!!!!
  3. Hi Heidi, - I think I have the same thing as you, I constantly feel like I don't quite have enough air, and so I constantly sigh and do big yawns but it never seems to satisfy! I've had a million tests and everything's normal - they say its anxiety but I'm a really relaxed person! The only diagnosis any ones given me is Hyperventilation syndrome, however I've tried breathing exercises and nothing seems to work. I also sometimes feel like there
  4. pressure on my lungs or something, do you get that? have you had any success in treating it? please please reply! you're the only person I've found with anything similar!!
  5. Babi, you have exactly the same thing I have. I try to get a deep breath but only get maybe 80%. It's a very unsatisfying breath and results in tension which then builds as the difficulty to get a deep breath mounts. Eventually when it's at it's worse suddenly my lungs involuntarily expand to 100% and I suck in a deep satisfying breath. I read that that it's called "bracing" of the intercostal muscles where because of stress, anxiety, etc. the muscles surrounding the lungs freeze. It doesn't happen much when I'm relaxed, only when I exercise or am stressed. I can force the lungs open (sometime) with inducing a yawn but it's not 100% reliable. Try relaxing techniques. That has helped me a little but I'm still looking for something (med) that will relax the lung muscles. So far, no word on anything that works that way.

From Mike:

I understand. I had this myself for over 30 years.  Get our Optimal Breathing Kit and practice the strapping technique and "side to side" included with the video.  This program is discounted and is a good combination for you.  Back off of sweets as well. You have me as a back up with a phone consult and a visit here   if needed. Consider Dr. Hyla Cass' AM-PM Brain Recovery formula


Question:  I have asthma, but it usually does not cause any problems for me; however, I currently take Serevento and use an albuterolo inhaler for sudden mild attacks. To me if you have to take inhalers that is a problem.  They only deal with the symptom and not the cause. 

For the past 3 years though, I still have had difficulties breathing and taking full breaths.  I am a very active person, but sometimes I cannot run for more than 5 minutes without being unable to breathe.  It's not like an asthma attack though.  Instead it's just as if I cannot take air all the way in. That is the foundation of a breathing mechanics aspect of an asthma-like attack. If it did not happen you probably would not have asthma symptoms. The problem is VERY annoying and I am worried that it might be a bigger problem. I agree. My peak flow is pretty low as well. Makes sense to me. I have been to a doctor and advised that it is nothing specific so now I do not know what to do.  I have noticed some swollen lymph nodes as well, but the doctor says they are not correlated with the problem.  I disagree.  I'll bet nutrition and elimination are significant components. What do you suggest? Get our Breathing Development program at here