Hyperventilation - Causes

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Published: May 29

I have hyperventilated my entire life, without the awareness, since I was in a family where I was terrified of my dad. Nothing ever was as it seemed, he was a dry drunk, never touched a drop. Learned the behavior from his dad. He was abused and so was I along with my 3 brothers, and mom would have been a battered women but for the fact that not much of it was physical..

Published: July 02

I was overheated. I was kneeling in a chapel and praying for 20 minutes - and felt extremely dizzy and nauseated when I got up to leave. I then started hyperventilating - resulting in contraction of my fingers, arms, and tongue and throat..