Help while driving to school tonight...

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   Posted 1/10/2008 2:56 PM (GMT -6)   
I need some advice and ways to help with my anxiety/panic attacks when I drive to school tonight. I am out of my meds until tomorrow, and I always seem to get an attack while driving 45 minutes to school, and it's going to make things worse today, because it's raining pretty hard here. I am already thinking about it and it's making me sick.
Please help...any suggestions would be great!

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**Suffering from Depression, severe anxiety/panic disorder. I have no health insurance, but I need a cure. Anxiety has taken over my life.**

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   Posted 1/10/2008 6:28 PM (GMT -6)   

Play some music on your radio, CD or tape player in the car.  A good plan is to play something you can sing along with to take your mind off your anxiety.  Breathe slowly and deeply.  Make sure you are not hungry before you leave.  Make sure you have plenty of time for your journey so you are not panicking about being late.  Suck some of your favourite sweeties!

Hope this is of some help.


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   Posted 1/10/2008 7:30 PM (GMT -6)   
I think the music idea is really great.  Something to take your mind off the anxiety is the best.  I was wondering, could you break this 45 minute trip up? Can you stop somwhere,stretch your legs, have a cup of coffee (de-caff obviously!!) and clear your head.  I find a tough task is easier to accomplish if I split it into bits.  This may not be possible, but it's just a thought.  Good luck, and have some chocolate along for the ride!!!

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   Posted 1/11/2008 12:43 PM (GMT -6)   
I know you posted yesterday about your trip to school but I'm wondering how it went and what strategies did you use to get through this.  Please let us know how things went.
We are thinking of you and hope things went well.

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   Posted 1/11/2008 6:02 PM (GMT -6)   
Was wondering same thing I think all have given great input I drive to release the stress so I am not really good at telling you how to handle this one

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