Venomsoar, I think you hit the nail on the head when you said "becoming anxious about being anxious". That is completely where I am right now. When I go to bed at night, I feel the best. When I wake up, I feel good, too, until my mind starts thinking. I start to think about how I feel and wonder if I'll start to have the anxious feelings that day. I think that starts to bring it on. It is a vicious circle.
I, too, have social anxiety. I'm a shy person to begin with and never have felt comfortable around people I don't know. So, just going out to the store brings on a sense of anxiety to me but it has never been like how I feel right now. I think, like you mentioned, I'm just really focusing on it right now so everything seems to be amplified whereas normally it was there but I didn't really notice it.
I certainly can't wait for this to pass or quiet down to where I can feel normal again.