Thanks Bruce. Yes I have certainly seen how not paying attention to it can help dissipate the pain.. That is why I think it drops off in the day as I get distracted by 100 other things. I also know that as soon as I think about it and expect it to come on it gets worse. I used to have trouble sitting in the car and in movie theatres. Now it happens when I am not going to be in my own bed or when my boyfriend stays. I have realized that this is a bit like the panic cycle where the fear of fear creates and ramps up the panic attack. In my case fear of pain ramps up the pain.