Yes anxiety dose tend to wax and wane I haven't had a p/a for 4 months now but I know it will come again like it has for the last 13 years now and are you on any meds for it, because they really do help with the treatment of anxiety and with sleeping or you may try reading a book or watching tv to keep your mind of the anxiety and try taking some slow deep breaths as this is away to body tends to help relax it self and trust me you will not stop breathing so try to get that out of your mind set. I know you don't want me to tell you to relax but I will tell you that I like to lay on my back and clear my mind by telling myself to relax and if something dose pop up I just throw it away outside my mind and get back to telling myself to relax it's hard at frist to do this but after a while it real helps and when you get tired of doing this just roll over and I find that I fall fast a sleep I hope this helps.
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to very anxious, the most helpful meds are valium type, taken as needed, these can be hard to get, some docs dont like them
the feeling that you need to consciously take each breath is common, I have it at times, its also possible to forget to breathe when concentrating hard on something, this can cause a panic attack