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I feel like my lungs are working at about 25% of their capacity. Is this normal? I haven't really noticed this happening before. I have noticed that I get more winded than I used to going up the stairs or working out, but this is different. I feel like I can't breathe. I am breathing (obviously) and don't feel dizzy or anything, so I assume that I'm getting enough oxygen, but it's messing with my head and causing me anxiety. I noticed it earlier when I was just sitting down watching tv and it's been like that since. I'm not sick or anything, so I don't get it. I have been stuffy since I got pregnant, but it isn't affecting my breathing right now, this is my lungs. Even if I take a really deep breath, I don't feel like my lungs are filling up. Ughhhh.
Thanks guys! Glad I'm not alone! It was just so weird bc it wasn't like I was winded, I was sitting on the couch, but I just felt like I couldn't get enough air in my lungs. I don't have asthma and this is making me grateful I don't! I was trying to keep myself calm and not panic about it because in my brain, I knew why it was happening and I just tried to keep breathing. And I knew if I started to have some kind of panic attack, that would just make it worse. But it was hard! Mainly because it never went away. It started again as soon as I got up this morning. I guess I'm either going to have to get used to it, or stay in my bed. Haha.