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19 Oct 2009

Breathing problems?
I have noticed that when I go into shopping centres (where it' s way too hot most of the time and I stand for a long time), that I find it difficult to breathe - almost like someone is standing on my chest

What could be the reason I feel like this?

I am only 26 years old
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01 Jan 0001

Hallo Anon
You may get a type of a panic attack due to the confinement - try breating into a paper bag ( take deep and rythmic breaths for 30 seconds) if this happens and see if it helps for the tightness of the chest?
Dr Bets
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