Have any of you noticed, as you go through the day you hold your breath at times? I realized I was doing this when I worked the night shift at a hotel. This particular hotel required the night audit to also do laundry. One night while folding a sheet, I felt my trigger points on my chest start to "tighten up" and then had the burning pain around my rib cage. I stopped what I was doing, and realized I had been holding my breath.
Now, being a double Aquarian with a very analytical mind, I started analyzing the situation and realized when a flare up starts, I hold my breath and it was an involuntary thing. My mind replayed situations where I'd been hurt--I felt pain, like stubbing my toe and remembered that I momentarily held my breath upon initial impact and then continued breathing normally.
I now monitor myself for this involuntary behavior and MAKE myself breath. I wonder if this holding of the breath contributes to brain fog. I would ask my doctor about it but, 1) It sounds crazy (crazier than she already thinks I am LOL), 2) I usually don't have enough time with her to have this kind of discussion.
Just thought I'd throw this out there. Any thoughts on this?