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I developed anxiety and panic attacks bad about a year and a half ago when I came down with a serious illness. Before that I did have a couple of panic attacks and I had a bit of anxiety here and there, but getting really sick and facing my mortality kicked debilitating anxiety. I have small kids so the burden was overwhelming.

From being sick I gained weight because I couldn't exercise. I already needed to lose weight before but I was active.

I'm recovered and able to get back to regular workouts now. I'm struggling with anxiety over them though. Feeling breathless or like I can't breathe is such a disturbing symptom of anxiety. Now when I do cardio and get out of breath it freaks me out. I used to love getting out of breath and knowing I was working so hard. Now it scares me.

I was also short of breath a lot when I was sick so it's a double whammy of fear for me.

Does anyone else feel this when you work out hard? What do you do to combat it?

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