It feels like something hit your chest wall, rib cage, also your back. It hurts when i don´t breathe and it hurts more when i breathe and i have the feeling that i can´t breathe deeply.
I know that this has a name, it´s called Costochondritis. But you know what, just because it has a name, that doesn´t make the situation any better.
Not easy to stay calm and not to get a panic attack, when it get´s really bad.
To avoid this, i always tell myself:
“You get enough fresh air, you can breathe, it´s going to be fine.”
How do i distract myself then?
I hear loud music or draw in my sketchbook, cuddle with my dog Scotch or try stretching. I also use my head rape head pad.
Or i i go on a walk with my dog, with loud music on my headphones.
- Do you know that feeling?
- What are you doing in moments like that?
- What helps you?
- Do you have any tipps for me?