Have you considered seeing an M.D? I'm sure meditation and breathing techniques help, but medication has proven to be very useful for many people. Anxiety is probably just a brain glitch thing. For example, my little sister used to have panic attacks once in a while, so she finally got medication which has put a stop to that. Now she can live her life normally. That being said, it is my understanding that anxiety doesn't disappear completely, but with the right medication and more knowledge about our cognitive responses, it is manageable. The only other thing I would say is that some people may try to tell you that you are depressed, and to take anti-depressants. My point is that there are differences between the two medications, although they are in the same "family." You might even be able to get by with as little as 10 or 20 milligrams. But in the end, you must do what you feel comfortable doing. Best of luck to you!