Do's and dont's: Good idea percycat.
I think the biggest don't has already been stated and that is "NOT SURFING THE NET". I cannot tell you how many different doctors have told me "don't go on the internet".
My biggest do is listening to music as Kitt said. I put on whatever my favorite song is that particular day and sing out loud to myself (thankfully, noone else can hear me singing) and as you sing, you can immerse yourself in the words and the music itself and it puts the anxiety at bay for a while.
I also agree with Kitt that CBT is a very helpful tool. I went to therapy and learned CBT and it has helped me quite a lot over the last few months.
Thou shalt smile and have a nice day. It frustrates those who have other plans for thee.
Anxiety 2007; IBS 2004; Chronic Hives 2002.
Medications: Allegra, Zantac, Xanax, Darvocet.