Certainly, I got better when I realised that it was anxiety and anxiety alone that was causing ALL of my problems.
Now when I say anxiety it was even simpler than that, the problem I had was tension, that's all it was, and all it still is. Tension in my body that causes it to malfunction. But because my body couldn't talk to me and say "hey, stop it I'm malfunctioning, you're too tense", it showed me it was malfunctioning in the only way it could and that was to display symptoms of malfunctioning (read any of the posts on here and those are the symptoms I'm talking about).
Now I totally misread that situation and thought (mistakenly, which is where ALL the trouble starts) that the symptoms I was "discovering" were something far more sinister than merely tension and therefore along came all the mental agony and anguish that comes with not understanding what it is you're actually suffering from. Years of chasing every symptom going followed, and what a COMPLETE waste of time that was (well not a complete waste, as ultimately it did help me realise that I was wasting my time worrying
You name it and I've probably worried about it and all because I misread the dis-ease (Yes DIS-EASE) I was suffering from in the first place and that was tension, because I had pushed my limits a little (as I thought I was invincible back then), and that was when the trouble started, I didn't know my limits and so I went over them, regularly. Once I started to go over them too regularly my body started responding to that by letting me down, mal-functioning and I merely ignored that and asked yet more from it and pushed it (and my mind) until it started making me really take notice by delivering me symptoms, symptoms which I totally misread and worried about and so compounded the problem - big time.
So then all the sh*t started and after years of tensely, anxiously trying to figure a way out of "HELL", it dawned on me that worrying wasn't helping one bit. I can't stress enough that worrying really is pointless, it helps in no way at all and quite literally is the one thing that keeps anxiety alive. Seriously if you can stop worrying tomorrow then you can stop anxiety tomorrow - but stopping worrying isn't that easy as it's in an anxiety sufferers make-up, it's taken years to practise, develop and perfect so stopping takes time. Actually believing that all this could just be tension isn't easy, there will be people reading this now that are thinking that I'm talking complete nonsense and I can understand that totally, I would have too a few years back, yet not seeing the problem for what it is will just perpetuate the anxiety and anxiety will reign supreme until we/they/you come to the realisation that it is all caused by tension.
Now each of us have tension caused by circumstances unique to our own situations, so what is causing the tension is different for all of us but the symptoms are all quite common, which is why the doctors tell us what it is we are suffering from, and it is tension in the body that is causing all these symptoms (once you had the all-clear from the doctors of course), yet we tend not to believe the doctors, "they must have missed it", "perhaps I'm the first person in the world to ever have/experience this", etc. NEWSFLASH the doctors are right (usually, if they are a good one, if you doubt them get a second opinion), there is nothing much wrong except tension, and all we are spotting are the symptoms of that, but we get it wrong, because we Google it or something and so create more tension, more tension creates more symptoms and more symptoms create more anxiety - AND THAT is when I realised that I had become stuck in some sort of ANXIETY LOOP (and where it seems others are getting stuck).
So I learnt to let go of worry (No worries is a statement, not just a username) and that didn't happen overnight but over time, and over time I began to let go of mental concerns, which eased the tensions. This easing of tensions eased my symptoms and the easing of symptoms eased my anxiety. So I practised it a lot more - and guess what I felt a lot better. But don't get me wrong this wasn't some sort of magic cure and as soon as I started to worry again - guess what - I felt a lot worse!!
So to answer your question I learned to reversed the anxiety process. I learned to release and relieve my tensions and my body responded to that and I SLOWLY recovered. Now I can guarantee to you that if you can find a way to do the same (release and relieve your body of tension) then you will do too.
Your mission then, should you choose to accept it (
), is to learn/work out how to rid your body of tension(s) - physical, mental, emotional tensions - once you do (and it's not easy, it takes time, acceptance, patience, belief, etc., etc. which can all be difficult to acquire) I guarantee you the results you are looking for.