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It's like reading something I wrote! I've been in the same boat (chronic hyperventilation, acid reflux, headache, panic attacks) for the past 10+ years and it also started with a health scare. However in my case, it seems to be mostly related to muscle tenseness caused by serotonin imbalance. I finally had too many episodes few years ago and it forced me to learn about it and find ways to deal with it.

Without knowing the root cause in your case, the only thing I can suggest is to train yourself to breathe right while your figure out the underlying cause. The Breathing Retraining chapter of the PTSD Handbook [1] is the best resource I've found for this.

I suggest you see a psychiatrist as chronic hyperventilation can be related to mental health issues.

Feel free to PM me. My email is on GitHub.

Best of luck

[1]: https://www.amazon.com/Post-Traumatic-Stress-Disorder-Source...

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