Shortness of breath. Safe to assume it is anxiety?

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I'm a 24 year old male, skinny, don't do any drugs and I drink very little alcohol. I've been suffering from health anxiety for a lot of months now.

During this past month - month and a half, I've been having shortness of breath in the evenings, as if I just couldn't get enough air into my lungs or something. Recently I tried taking 1 diazepam 2 mg when I was suffering an episode of this, and about 45 minutes later, the shortness of breath disappeared almost completely.

Is it safe to assume that the culprit here is anxiety then? 

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    There are lots of other reasons for shortness of breath 

    it doesnt necessarily need to be anxiety( though it could) 

    do you have any other symptoms?

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      Not really. Very mild dizziness and that's about it. I do have some occasional, very very mild chest pains, but aside from that nothing else.

      The reason I ask if it is safe to assume it is anxiety is because the shortness of breath went away with valium.

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    Not really. Very mild dizziness and that's about it. I do have some occasional, very very mild chest pains, but aside from that nothing else.
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