hyperventilating when crying

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by Applyn59, Jul 8, 2003.

  1. Applyn59

    Applyn59 New Member

    Does anyone else hyperventilate while crying?
    When I called my brother the other night I couldn't
    speak due to that and when I called my neighbor
    today it happened again. I have done this for
    years and wondered if it's due to anxiety or what?

  2. Applyn59

    Applyn59 New Member

    I just know that you are supposed to blow into
    a paper bag. However, I doubt very much I could
    do that during these episodes. I will look at
    the post you mentioned when I get time.
    I am too busy researching all my problems, med, etc.

    I have a list a mile long to take to the dr. tomorrow.
    I am afraid. I need too many things.
    I see my endo next week so if I feel like she is
    getting annoyed I guess I could always ask
    my endo some of the stuff. I love him!

  3. ssMarilyn

    ssMarilyn New Member

    That's just the way your body crys... Lots of little kids do it that way too. It's not dangerous, trust your body, and it will take care of itself in those circumstances!

    Marilyn :)
  4. Applyn59

    Applyn59 New Member

    I know it isn't dangerous; it's just annoying
    and embarrassing. It always happens when
    I am trying to talk to someone and they can't
    understand a word I say. Of course,
    I have been under extreme stress for along time.
    However, I remember doing this when I came
    home after seeing the "best" neurosurgeon
    in my area. He was extremely rude and said
    to me,"SO, your feet are numb. So what, you
    don't have cancer"

    Drs are just so irritating!
  5. lease79

    lease79 New Member

    happens to me too. Much worse when I was having regular panic attacks, but it still seems to happen. Not only when I cry, but when I get myself really worked up :(

  6. ssMarilyn

    ssMarilyn New Member

    I know how embarrassing it can be! Up until a few months ago, I would avoid any kind of contact with old friends or my family just because I would always break down, cry and sob like a baby. I couldn't just gently cry, it was the whole shaBANG! Then when I went home for my mother's funeral in April, I was expecting the worst and expecting to humiliate myself once again in front of my siblings, relatives and freinds I had avoided for years just so I wouldn't have to cry. On the trip home from MN to ND I prayed to God for dignity and strength and composure around all the people I would have to face. Lo and behold, He musta been listening because I did NOT cry, and when I did get a little emotional, I felt my eyes tear up just a tad. I couldn't believe it.....first time in my life I wasn't a blubbering idiot. God does answer prayers! In my case this was a real miracle!

    Marilyn :)