Most of my panic attacks happen in cars, or in stores.
Mostly in cars though. Fear of death isn't usually what drives it though, usually it's the thought of how far I have to go and if I can make it through and if I can turn around and get back home as quickly as I can.
I HATE driving sometimes, and choose to only drive maybe 20 minutes from home.
I plan to increase this to 25 minutes tho, and then maybe 30 and even farther.
God only knows how I'll do that without panicking. (a high dose of Ativan? lol)
I had a panic attack last night in Target and really thought I was going to die and so I grabbed a huge bag of dog food and carried it thru the store so I would focus only on the weight of the bag, rather than the panic, but both seemed to weigh heavily on my mind. I was literally sprinting thru Target trying to get the heck outta there as quickly as possible.
It was miserable.
I don't understand why I have such a fear of Target when it is only 5 minutes from my house, and I thought I was over the fear, so now I'm back at square one again.
I would definately say that your panic attacks are somehow related to the accident, for sure.
*hugggggggs* Just give Seb a pet when you're in the car.
"Be glad of life because it gives you the chance to love and to work and to play and to look up at the stars."
DX: Panic Disorder, Depression, TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint Disorder), Chronic Migraines
RX: Ativan/Lorazapam (1 MG a day), Lexapro (15 MG a day), Tylonel for the TMJ and Migraines