Post Edited (nellebutter) : 5/8/2009 5:40:12 PM (GMT-6)
Road trips- or any long trip are my nightmare from hell. BUT, i actually find once im doing it, travelling along, it wasnt as bad as i expected and i begin to enjoy myself to a degree.
If i know ahead of time, i ask my pysch for some extra Valium for emergency 'calming down' purposes- and i rarely end up using it. remember to breathe slowly as soon as you feel anxious, but could you look into getting some meds for this?
Sorry i cant be of more help, but you are most definetly not alone.
Hey there nelle,
I do not know if this is feasible but is there train service to the destination you are going? On a train you can get up and move around freely.
On my first road trip after I had my major meltdown I was in tears and begging my hubby to turn around and take me home but he just said let's make it to the next town and see how you are feeling then. Well eventually we got to the point of no return as we were closer to our first nights stop then to home. Then my hubby bargained with me to just spend the night at the hotel and if I still had panic in the morning we could go back home. So mile by mile I made it and I had a good time when I arrived at my destination.
You have all of us supporting you so try not to anticipate the worse case scenario and picture yourself being successful.