Hello everyone. I have to tell you about the extra scary episode that I had today. I came home from getting some last minute Christmas gifts. I sat on the floor and wrapped a few for my daughter. Upon getting up, I felt a little dizzy. No biggie, because this has happened before and I knew it would go away. As I'm walking around the house, I feel really, really dizzy and my legs feel as though they are about to give out. I am shaking uncontrollably and my heart is racing. I was afraid to check my blood pressure. IS THIS REALLY ANXIETY? I thought most of the time anxiety was situational! There was noting stressful about me wrapping Christmas gifts. This is my favorite thing to do. What in the world is happening to me? I did have two cups of coffee this morning at breakfast so perhaps this was a contributing factor, but I've had coffee before and have NEVER felt like this. I took a Xanax and laid down and eventually it all went away but good grief...I was scared. I just knew I was having a heart attack and stroke all at the same time. Anxiety is crippling me. I don't want to go outside in fear that I will have one in public and I hate being alone in my home. I've been seeing an herbalist and acupuncturist, so I'm hoping between these two, something good will happen. This is driving me crazy!!!