Anyone have this symptom

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by gcalex, Mar 6, 2003.

  1. gcalex

    gcalex New Member

    Whenever I do minimal exertion, I FEEL like I am short of breath, even if objectively I am not breathing hard and my pulse rate is not up. I can't tell if I really have some problem with oxygen transport/oxygen getting into my cells (Dr. Cheney talks a lot about this as an issue in CFS), or if I am just creating the symptom in my own mind through obsession/anticipatory anxiety, or what. Has anyone else experienced this? Thanks.
  2. hilfgirl33

    hilfgirl33 New Member

    I often have shortness of breath, often just when I've been on my feet too long just making dinner or straightening up. I was diagnosed with POTS so I know that is the reason, but sometimes my hr is not up and I still feel winded. I feel like an old lady and I'm only 36!! Have you been tested for orthostatic intolerance or POTS?