I realized that my bad breathing habit is just obsession, but I have broken it on and off since I spoke to you last. The clonazepam really helped me do this by relaxing me. Also just accepting that it is only anxiety that makes you feel like you need to force yourself to breathe. As long as I only look at it like anxiety, it seems to lose its grip on me. There are days when i think about it and it starts, but usually I will forget about it when a new obsession kicks in. I am really having an easier time with anxiety now cause I learned so much about it and what exactly is happening in our bodies to make us feel this way. Knowledge is power. It still massively sucks, but I am praying that with time, counseling, healing etc.. I will be better, and in fact better off then I was before it hit! I have realized now, that I have been dealing with anxiety and mild depression for most of my life, I just always thought it was "just the way i am"...anyways I really hope that all you have is bad anxiety and HVS so it will be easier for you to recover, don't lose hope, so many people have recovered from both.
I also really believe that diet plays a HUGE role in anxiety and I am starting a very low carb diet along with supplements. There is evidence to support that by doing this, anxiety can be relieved. I read a post that one man who had HVS cured himself with a magnesium supplement, maybe look it up.
My new weird feeling is Dp, not fun at all and I find myself analyzing every thought I have UGH!!
I am currently waiting till wed to try a new ssri, I'm thinking of giving zoloft a try.
I hope you get better soon!!!