driving phobia

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   Posted 6/3/2007 6:44 PM (GMT -6)   
I have to drive on the highways periodically and I have tremendous anticipatory anxiety.  Anyone else out there that can help me with coping exercises.  I am real afraid of going through cities.  I don't know why I am so petrified.  I realize how irriatinal my thoughts are.  What can I do?

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   Posted 6/3/2007 7:13 PM (GMT -6)   
Can you take a benzo before heading on a highway? Send me your email address and I'll send you some coping exercises I have! :)
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   Posted 6/3/2007 8:27 PM (GMT -6)   


Welcome to Haeling Well. I look forward to getting to know you better.  I am Kitt.

I to avoid the freeways and drving in heavy traffic is not something I like to do.  I will map out a way to get around using the freeway or getting into the middle of the inner city.

Is that something you can do? How about city transport systems, subways, bus, cabs.  I always fly into the big cities and take a taxi or hotel transport to get to where I am going.

Again welcome.


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   Posted 6/3/2007 9:16 PM (GMT -6)   
I too have a driving phobia.  I always avoid the highway and other very busy heavy traffic streets.  I can always find a way to get somewhere by side streets.  Also, if I need to go into the city I take public transportation.  Have you thought of taking a bus or train if it is available to you?  I am surprised by how well I can get around by just avoiding what I can't do.  I'm sure some people think I am limiting myself and that is true but I have had such bad panic attacks in traffic that I would rather be limited than suffer again.
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