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Shortness of Breath

Posted by Tony on February 07, 1999 at 20:57:53:

On top of all my other symptoms, I am having bad bouts of shortness of breath that last a few hours at a time. I used to have this when I first got ill, but now it seems to be coming back strong again, for now apparent reason.

I'm not especially stressed, and it actually seems to kick in most of the time immediately after meditation (or my attempts thereof).

If I have CFIDS, then could it be related to exertion from from days before or something like that? It's been going on and off for 4 days now, so it's starting to get a little annoying.

Thanks.

Tony


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Re: Shortness of Breath

Posted by Karel on February 08, 1999 at 06:19:01:

In Reply to: Shortness of Breath posted by Tony on February 07, 1999 at 20:57:53:

Shortness of breath may be a sign of overacidity and possibly also anxiety attacks. Did you try to eat a high percentage of your diet in form of raw/steamed vegetables? If not, try it for some time, it may cut the problem down, it worked for me.
Karel


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Re: Shortness of Breath

Posted by Walt Stoll on February 08, 1999 at 10:56:38:

In Reply to: Shortness of Breath posted by Tony on February 07, 1999 at 20:57:53:

HI, Tony.

Karel, has mentioned the most likely thing for this to be.

However, without knowing your age, & past history, I cannot say that you should not have a cardiovascular workup before going further.

Walt



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Re: Shortness of Breath

Posted by Tony on February 08, 1999 at 22:48:31:

In Reply to: Re: Shortness of Breath posted by Walt Stoll on February 08, 1999 at 10:56:38:

Dr. Stoll,

After my months of posts, you don't know my history? Well, I'm 28, and as far as cardiovascular health goes, I was supposedly in incredible shape (years of working out). EKG's, heart monitors, blood pressure, blood oxygenation, all perfect.

For the most part this shortness of breath, like a lot of other things in my illness, seems to happen when I haven't eaten in a while, and to subside after eating.

Thanks Dr. Stoll.

Tony


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Overacidity? Thanks

Posted by Tony on February 08, 1999 at 22:54:02:

In Reply to: Re: Shortness of Breath posted by Karel on February 08, 1999 at 06:19:01:

Karel,

Overacidity? Really?

Well, I have been adding more meat into my diet in the past few weeks (a la Rob). Could that make a type A more acidic, or am I totally misunderstanding you here?

Any idea why it would get worse when I haven't eaten for a while, or after my SR (attempts)?

Thanks Karel.


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Re: Shortness of Breath

Posted by Walt Stoll on February 09, 1999 at 11:04:41:

In Reply to: Re: Shortness of Breath posted by Tony on February 08, 1999 at 22:48:31:

Sorry, Tony.

Since I field an average of 60+ posts a day, I just cannot keep everyone straight-----so I don't try. So long as the person can provide the information I need at the time I need it, I can do as well as I need to do.

At your age, and with your history, it is VERY unlikely that a cardiac or pulmonary problem is causing this. That means it is prudent to see this as one of the still poorly understood autonomic abberations (caused by the storage of stress-effect in the hypothalamus discussed on this BB so often) included under the new medical term "psychoneuroimmunology".

My best suggestion would be for you to read "Mind as Healer, Mind as Slayer" to help you figure out why this is. From MY standpoint, I know that the SR will resolve this but I am not sure I can explain to you why.

Walt



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Re: Shortness of Breath

Posted by Tony on February 09, 1999 at 11:45:26:

In Reply to: Re: Shortness of Breath posted by Walt Stoll on February 09, 1999 at 11:04:41:

Thanks Dr. Stoll. I was sure it would come down to SR one way or another.

And I didn't meant to offend you about not knowing my history. I was just kidding around. I know how much time and effort you put into this board, and that's what I meant sarcastically when I said 'why don't you know my history'. Sorry if it came across wrong.

What you do on here is incredible.

Tony



Re: Overacidity? Thanks

Posted by Karel on February 09, 1999 at 12:02:15:

In Reply to: Overacidity? Thanks posted by Tony on February 08, 1999 at 22:54:02:

Meat, as well as grains, sugar, or eggs may really make a type A more acidic, if you do not eat enough of vegetables (my own experience). The solution is probably not to stop eating meat at all, but to add lots of vegetables (raw or steamed at best).
Karel




Keeping everyone Straight & Positioning oneself (Long Post Warning!)

Posted by RocketHealer Jim++ on February 10, 1999 at 08:00:59:

In Reply to: Re: Shortness of Breath posted by Walt Stoll on February 09, 1999 at 11:04:41:

Walt:

You do a terrific job here fielding so many questions from so many people with differents outlooks, not to mention different ailments. Thanks!

When I read this little exchange, I was reminded of the importance of Positioning. You may think I'm personally crazy or whatever, but when a post here has my name on it, you know basically who wrote it and where generally I'm coming from. Not to say that you would give me any better answer than someone else here. Nothing like that. But I believe it is important to have and to develop our Position. Who we are and what we stand for. I'm a Rocket Scientist by day, a Love/Energy Healer by night! Whether or not you really understand all that entails, regardless, you know me right away. How many people here have positioned themselves at all? How many here are even conscious? Some are, I know, but not that many. We live our lives in some sort of dense fog. But SR, exercise, and (I think/hope/pray) diet can help clear the fog. To really Live!

I loved the line in Ants where the little ant Z tells his shrink that lately he feels "inconsequential". The shrink gets all excited about Z's "breakthrough". That, indeed, "He IS inconsequential!" What a breakthrough!

None of us are inconsequential, at least we don't need to be. We can take charge of not only of our health, but of our own lives and we can live them differently than we have been. Between the stimulus and the response, there is a (small or large) space in which we decide our reaction/response. I'm just beginning to realize how much "I never got it!" One of the reasons that the form of healing I've been learning and practicing is called "Directional Healing" is that my teacher (and I!) has noticed major changes in the direction in the lives of people so helped by this healing. My direction surely has changed. And I seemingly have such a long way to go yet to "Get it". But SR helps, I can say that for sure!

Thanks again, Walt!
RocketHealer Jim++



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Re: Keeping everyone Straight & Positioning oneself (Long Post Warning!)

Posted by Walt Stoll on February 10, 1999 at 14:50:47:

In Reply to: Keeping everyone Straight & Positioning oneself (Long Post Warning!) posted by RocketHealer Jim++ on February 10, 1999 at 08:00:59:

Thanks, again, RocketHealer Jim.

It needs to be said and who can say it better than you?

Namaste` Walt




"Got It" - thanks RHJ - good stuff!(NMI)

Posted by wendy on February 10, 1999 at 23:51:53:

In Reply to: Keeping everyone Straight & Positioning oneself (Long Post Warning!) posted by RocketHealer Jim++ on February 10, 1999 at 08:00:59:

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