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Flapping sensations in the chest and neck. Had anxiety. Difficulty in breathing. Any advice?

For a long while now, I've been having these very disconcerting flopping sensations in my neck and chest. they are very scary.
I did suffer with anxiety for several years, but have been off any and all meds now almost a year. I also have been fighting my breathing for the last year. It feels , to me, like every breath has to be a lung filler. This constant frightening feeling I get is really starting to get to me.
Asked On : Tue, 30 Apr 2013
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Psychiatrist 's  Response
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Anxiety disorder is associated with tremors, palpitations, breathlessness, sweating and extreme fear that something dangerous is happening to us. These symptoms are really discomforting and scary. Sometimes such symptoms occur in extreme severity and these are called panic attacks. These attacks recur and one gets a fear that a similar attack may occur once again. Anxiety disorder requires treatment with drugs and psychotherapy. Relaxation techniques like yoga, meditation, breathing excercises would help a lot. Anxiolytics and benzodiazepines are the treatment of choice.
Psychotherapy in the form of Cognitive behavioral therapy, interpersonal psychotherapy etc help in dealing with stressful situations. Consult a good psychiatrist
Hope this helps you
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Answered: Tue, 30 Apr 2013
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Psychiatrist Dr. Srinivasa S.R.R.Y.'s  Response
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The symptoms described by you are of anxiety disorder. In addition to medication you need other modes of therapy like relaxation excercises, breathing excercises, meditation, psychological methods like cognitive behavioral therapy, counseling, interpersonal psychotherapy etc for the relief of your symptoms. Consult a good psychiatrist
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Answered: Wed, 8 May 2013
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Cardiologist Dr. Anantharamakrishnan's  Response
Hi friend,
Welcome to Health Care Magic

These are symptoms of anxiety
You have not stated your age, gender, personal habits, family history or co-morbidities
See your psychiatrist again / may need basic blood tests...
You will benefit from counselling and /or drugs again

Take care
Wishing speedy recovery
God bless
Good luck
Answered: Thu, 2 May 2013
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