Well, that’s a bit dramatic. I can definitely breathe. Let me explain. Lately when I’ve been to the gym, I’ve done my usual cardio work-out, but something’s changed. These days I really struggle to breathe after only running for 10 or so minutes. I try my best to take a deep breath but it’s just like my lungs are tightened up or something.
Jeremy suggested I might have asthma, but I’ve been to the doctor several times and have been told that is not the case. So what is it then? It’s starting to become quite frustrating, because I really want to continue my cardio routine, but when this happens I almost start panicking a bit, thinking I’ll pass out if I don’t get enough air. It takes me a while to recover from it too, maybe 5 minutes or so.
A month or so ago, I had trouble breathing even though I hadn’t done anything at all, I was just sitting in the car. Is this just my brain messing with me? From experience I know that the brain is very powerful and can actually cause all kinds of issues if you let it. If you think that you’re sad, it will make you feel sad. If you think you’re feeling nauseous, it will make you want to throw up.
It can also do a lot of good if you let it. That’s why I’ve been focusing so much on positive thinking lately. When I feel nauseous, I simply think ‘No I’m not, stop it’ for some time, and a lot of the time this will help and I’ll start feeling better. Strange, I know!
So is this also my brain playing a prank on me. It probably is, I’m almost feeling a bit out of breath as I’m writing this. But what if it’s not? How do you explain it to the doctor when you can’t replicate it if asked to? Should I just jump on a treadmill at the doctor’s office and let them see for themselves? Who knows.