Please don't blame yourself, anxiety attacks at whim and it is not our fault. My dear friend I am so sorry this happened. I was often paralysed to be point of not being able to drive so kudos to you. It may feel like a failure this time but if you look at all you have achieved you must admit you are one strong person. Don't let this set you back, accept and keep saying those strong things you say in your head.
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Hey CC, it is ok.............you just hit a little bump in the road. We are here for you. I have the driving phobia especially on the freeway uptown. I just tell myself to Do IT. Get in my car, take a big breath and know in 35 minutes I will be at my destination.
I talk to myself, repeating "I am OK" I have done this many times over the 30 some years so just do it.
I do tune into the comedy channel as laughter helps me relax. I am in MN so I turn on my heated seats which helps loosen the tension in my back and then just go.
I also ask myself what is the worse that will happen, you miss your turns.............so I end up in Canada
Yes on the trips into heavy traffic I take 2 mg of Valium just to take the edge off.
Take care and keep posting.
Kitt, Co-Moderator: Anxiety/Panic & Depression& GERD Forums*~*
whenever i get anxious while driving, i immediately turn down the music (which is normally loud as a full blown rock concert) and i focus on breathing exercises. you are never to blame for your anxiety, it cant be helped, for whatever unknown reason, we have been lumped with this invisible illness and must make do as best we can.
peace, blessings, love Maz XX