Do you have insight into my anxiety?

This past month, I’ve been suffering with over-the-top anxiety, the kind that feels like I am running for my life. It is so intense, I cannot sleep well, I have to remember to breathe.

This specific anxiety is triggered by requiring the help of tax professionals for a million dollar tax bill. The tax professionals I had been using were moderately competent but there were mistakes and complete lack of clarity.

I am afraid of losing a lot of money.
I am afraid of being vulnerable to tax audits.

I got a second opinion and then a third opinion and now I am comfortable that the i’s will be dotted and the t’s will be crossed.

But why have I been in such High Anxiety? As if I am going to die, as if I am in big danger

Do you have insight into why it is SO intense?