Hi Dr.Z, ya i got through the attack last night, took me awhile but I finally calmed myself down. I still have that tight seized up feeling in my chest and shoulders today, but trying not to concern myself about it. As much as my anxiety has become alot better, I still suffer from really tense muscles, it's like after almost a full year of anxiety my muscles don't know how to relax anymore. I think I really over worked myself this week. I have been having anxiety free days this week with only mild anxiety acting up in the late evenings ( except for last night, that wasn't mild). So I've taken full advantage of not having anxiety this week. I've stained my whole 2 tier deck, cleaned my house top to bottom, steam cleaned all the carpets, started my Christmas shopping, and I've been going for a jog with my dog every day which is something I haven't done in months. I think the jogging was even a shock to my dogs system lol. I signed up for a yoga class today heard it's good for anxiety and relaxing muscles, I hope it works. I also booked myself in for an hour massage tomorrow. I think if I could actually relax I would be as good as gold. The different sensations from being so tense, I think is what really stirs up the anxiety in the evening when it's time to actually relax and I just can't seem to. I also have been thinking a lot about my life this week, which has been a motivator for going out and just living life this week. I have a good life, a great husband, great family and friends, I have the perfect job that I love doing, I have a nice house, and really have it quite easy and lots of people would love to be in my position. Why am I, and have I been letting anxiety run life for almost a year? I am stronger than this, I am usually the happy go lucky, life of the party kind of girl. I think this year has just been a little too much for me. I didn't tell you this but I had a miscarriage last year in September, I didn't think it bothered me that much because I didn't know I was pregnant. 2 weeks after that I had the mother of all panic attacks and from that point it's been a life of constant anxiety, it's like after that panic attack I was always so worried about having another one, and then the anxiety just turned into habit. We also just got married in July and the stress of planning all that really intensified the anxiety to for awhile. I don't know why I am telling you all of this right now, but I just felt the need to vent. Also, I have a question for you, you gave me a relaxation technique, it doesn't work for me, do you have any other relaxation techniques I could try? I have a very bad habit of clenching my jaw all the time, started when the anxiety was really bad and just haven't been able to stop doing it now, any suggestions on how I could possibly stop doing this?