Chronic hyperventilation syndrome

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What is chronic hyperventilation syndrome?

Chronic hyperventilation syndrome (CHS) is a respiratory disorder. Symptoms include shortness of breath, chest pain, and tingling in the fingertips or around the mouth. Often, people with CHS feel they cannot get enough air.

Common symptoms reported by people with chronic hyperventilation syndrome

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with chronic hyperventilation syndrome

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(NoDoz)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(FeraMAX)
Type
Supplement
How many have tried
1
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Lyrica)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Methyl B-12 Prescription)
Type
Supplement
How many have tried
1
Tried for
fatigue (1)

Data from patients with chronic hyperventilation syndrome, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with chronic hyperventilation syndrome

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(NoDoz)
Perceived effectiveness
for fatigue (2 evaluations)
Side effects
heart palpitations
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(FeraMAX)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Lyrica)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Methyl B-12 Prescription)
Perceived effectiveness
for fatigue (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
fatigue (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with chronic hyperventilation syndrome, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has chronic hyperventilation syndrome on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 1
30s 1
40s 1
50s 6
60s 3
70+ 0
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 0
20-29 years 0
30-39 years 0
40-49 years 3
50-59 years 2
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Sex

Distribution of sex

75% Female
25% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 5
Not Diagnosed 2

These charts show data from chronic hyperventilation syndrome patients who have completed their condition history
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