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I might have "sigh breathing" or "air hunger" - no cough, phlegm or wheezing

Please refer to old thread where I posted - http://www.abchomeopathy.com/forum2.php/541116/

I did a little more research and found out this my shortness of breath (intermittent need to take in breaths of air) might be something called "sigh breathing"! Apparently this is caused by anxiety (which although I initially denied, I'm now willing to consider).

Please note following symptoms I found. I have all of the following except for an "audible sigh" (maybe mine is a slightly minor case)

1. Recurrent, forced deep inspiration (one or more times per minute, continuing for varying lengths of time throughout the day), followed by a prolonged and often audible sigh.
2. Patient believes that each deep breath is obstructed in some way
Intensity of episodes provokes ample stress, leading the patient to seek medical attention
3. Spontaneous episodes; usually no obvious trigger or provocation
Episodes last a few days to several weeks
4. No interference with speech; conversation is normal between the deep breaths and sighs
5. Sighing is absent during sleep
6. There is no correlation with physical activity or rest
7. Self-limited; responds well to reassurance.

Reference: http://www.mdedge.com/jfponline/article/63005/pulmonology/si....

Although to point 6, I must admit physical activity slightly exacerbates the breathing condition - more intense breaths of air required

I found out that for such an anxiety related psychosomatic respiratory conditions, Ignatia Amara (Ign) works VERY well. Please advice dosage and other remedies to go with this. You can refer to paper below (great info). My homeopath recommended Staphysagria 200c BD on first visit (before I informed it could be "sigh breathing"). Can I take this with Ignatia Amara? PLEASE kindly advice.

  lokesh90 on 2017-04-29
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What I was previously taking which I don't believe worked (although only taken for a week)
1. Histaminium for dust allergy suspicion (doubt so now)
2. ClearLungs Homeo remedy (ant tart., carbo veg., nat sulp., phos) - for asthma suspicion

Currently taking Staphysagria 200c as advice by my Homeopath who did a complete 2hr session with me. Although I haven't told him about this whole "air hunger" discovery yet.
lokesh90 5 years ago
Oh and one more important thing about my condition - I sometimes notice a "lump in throat" or constricted throat/vocal cord sensation (which I thought is due to LPR/GERD which I apparently had according to my ENT doctor and is now supposed to be "gone"). Maybe it's vocal cord dysfunction with "air hunger" symptoms?!

I read up materia medica on Ignatia Amara which seem to match my symptoms (similar except no tendency to choke)

"Throat.--Feeling of a lump in throat that cannot be swallowed. Tendency to choke, globus hystericus. Sore throat;"

This makes me think Ignatia Amara is the right remedy for me.
lokesh90 5 years ago
Ignatia 200 one dose evening time repeat after 7days .pl note changes.
akshaymohl 5 years ago
Thanks. Single dose ever 7 days? I was able to only procure Ignatia 30c for now. How does the dosing change with this?
lokesh90 5 years ago
Also should I still cotinue to to take mu homeopath's prescription of Staphy 200c twice a day along with Ignatia?
lokesh90 5 years ago
Pl have one dose daily evening time for three days .pl repeat for two days and if possible avoid staphy during this meds.
akshaymohl 5 years ago

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