anticipatory anxiety-driving

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   Posted 12/16/2008 11:17 PM (GMT -6)   
Looking for support.  I currently am experiencing anticipatory anxiety, due to the fact that I have to drive for two hours in a rural setting tomorrow.  I currently just have the anxious feelings but I know tomorrow I will be fighting more severe effects of the anxiety and will face the panic attack strait in the eye.  I know driving is my trigger, all of my full blown PA's have ocurred while driving. I never stop driving, I always face it, and most of the time I conquer my fear and do not have a PA.  However, the driving never gets easier, it is always a battle.  I know tomorrow will also be a battle, I know I will be fine but (there is always a but isn't there) I will have the negative thoughts about is the time that I have the heart attack...and there is no hospital close by.  Ughh, already having the negative thoughts.  
Just looking for some support tonight.  Sorry to all of HW members that I am not giving support tonight....

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   Posted 12/16/2008 11:43 PM (GMT -6)   


i brought to the top for you a thread that was on the boards about terror and driving and I think you will find some helpful info in that thread.

If you have Anticiptory Anxiety with driving please work through the CBT program because tonight is to late to learn any new techniques and have time to  practice.

If you feel anxious breathe............concentrate on your breathing.  That helps me plus the comdedy channel on the radio.

Be safe,



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   Posted 12/17/2008 12:40 AM (GMT -6)   
i wish i had something to tell you to help but i dont...i to have problems and maybe knowing that you aren't alone is the best help ?

like kitt said, be safe.

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   Posted 12/17/2008 6:28 PM (GMT -6)   
.....There is already a thread about Anticipatory Anxiety going on now
You all asked for it or most did and we put it up

Be safe...........LYN
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