I have never posted in a forum before but I have frequented these forums throughout the last 2 years after finding myself suffering from panic attacks and anxiety. Initially, I was very stressed which brought about a series of panic attacks. I even called 911 after the first convinced I was having a stroke as my children slept in the next room. After 3 trips to 3 ER I was still not convinced it was "anxiety ." I experienced ALL symptoms : heart palpitations, sweating, shaking, muscle tension, dizziness, etc. The dizziness was by far the worst. As a single mom, I be became so riddled with fear that even preparing meals became difficult. I have always been an over achiever, type A and suddenly I felt infantile. I'm a teacher and felt panic every day. Here's what I can tell all of you. You must trust science. Everyone is wired to experience anxiety. Everyone has felt anxiety. The reason some people aren't consumed is because they don't think about it and REACT to it so much that it becomes habitual. There is no magic pill. Get plenty sleep, spend time socializing, maybe get council or join a group. The key is facing whatever makes you nervous everyday. It sucks, I know. I couldn't grocery shop without getting so dizzy I had to hold the cart. It went on for months. I couldn't step foot on school grounds without feeling dizzy and as though I couldn't breathe. But I did it anyway. I had a number of set backs where I thought I was at square 1. Hang in there. I'm not 100% all day everyday but in time I can do all t he things that I used to often without thinking about "anxiety." You'll be okay in time.