Breathing. (Deep breath)

I have a few problems with breathing. Anyone who doesn’t know me intimately (ie anyone other than my partner) won’t be aware of this. Mostly because I mask it quite well.

The problem is I can’t breathe in warm air. I hate warm climates, saunas, steam rooms, summer, other people’s breath on my face etc etc. I don’t know why but unless the air around me is cold I feel like there’s not enough air and I struggle to breathe. It is strange and quite embarrassing.

Sometimes I wonder if it is because my breathing is shallow. No idea.

Aside from the temperature of the air around me I also have trouble with certain smells. Perfume, certain food smells, bleach, furniture polish, flowers are some of the smells which are too strong for me. I struggle to breathe in these smells and usually have to move away from them. One of the reasons I dislike housework. I hate the smell of chemicals on my hands but it’s even worse when, in order to clean the house, I have to breathe in these smells. They make me choke.

Sometimes, when my throat feels like it is closing up, I cannot breathe properly and I may have to move to where the air is cooler. One of the reasons I love winter.

So when you’re talking to me and I turn my head to the side, it’s usually cos I can’t breathe because your breath is too warm (not because you smell or anything), sorry.

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2 thoughts on “Breathing. (Deep breath)

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