bm0203

105d

why why why does anxiety have to take over? I panic so bad that I can't even drive. I can't go annnnnywhere and travel because even getting on the freeway, I'm literally in tears begging whoever to pull over I panic so bad. I have to be medicated for even small trips and it's still awful.

Anxiety (Including GAD)

Alprazolam

Hydroxyzine

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  • Sunli

    105d

    There’s a YouTuber Kathleen lights who has the same thing with driving she made a somewhat recent video about it titled mental health

  • Ihearyou

    104d

    Is you are taking Xanax when you panic, I’d recommend that you meet with a med manager to look into an SSRI

    • bm0203

      104d

      I have tried quite a few with not the best outcomes. I have recently switched to a new Dr though. The Xanax is just for in the moment.

      • Ihearyou

        103d

        Xanax works wonders, it’s just scary since it’s addictive. No judgement here I’ve used my fair share of the drug. I find that if I am on an SSRI I don’t panic as often so I am able to manage the panic. Good luck with the new Dr, I hope they really listen to you.

  • HCG2021

    104d

    I know this doesn’t do much to change anything for you, but I am So SO sorry your going through that. I deal with it as well. I would rather have broken bones then deal with panic and anxiety. It is hell in earth. Please know your not alone, there are other out there like me who completely relate. I wish I could give you one answer that fixes it but as you already know it’s a new struggle every day. I will say that I have more appreciation for moments of peace now than I ever have. I relish them. But I also try to minimize the negative outlook I have on panic. The book “Dare” has some really good principles. There’s an app too. Message me if you ever need encouragement. It’s all anonymous here, I’m only here to relate, encourage and BE encouraged

  • bm0203

    103d

    that was my worry in the beginning. You just hear so much about the bad of the drug. I do not take it every day though and have stayed at the lowest dose for a few years now.

    • Ihearyou

      103d

      yes you do hear a lot about the bad. I think it might be due to the drug pandemic the world is facing. But for someone who won’t abuse it, I don’t see a problem at all. I’ve had multiple doctors who have told me they cannot prescribe it. It’s upsetting since even just having a bottle of it around and knowing it’s there even helps me feel better.

  • lightestofheart

    102d

    I used to have panic attacks on the way to work everyday and what fixed it not going to that job anymore. But it took me really really soul searching and finding a new avenue in my life but also understanding where that feeling of panic was coming from and that could be incredibly hard because it feels like it's coming from nowhere. Sometimes it is just chemical but what are we doing that brings it out makes it play with us. For me, I spend a little bit of introspection on situations that cause me panic attacks and it's not always readily appeared and it's not always like well duh you hate your job. I didn't have a choice I had to go to that job that was my job I was the only income that seems pretty straightforward you keep going because you don't have a choice. And sometimes not having a choice, can cause that as well if you're panic comes from feeling trapped or from a previous trauma or not trusting other drivers or your own driving or having been in a situation where your life was definitely threatened. Sometimes it can take a long time but eventually we can figure out things that trigger our panic or our PTSD and really evaluate what we could do to not have those triggers in our lives anymore. Sometimes, you don't have a choice but you have to go to work sometimes you have to drive the car sometimes you have to get a shot or some blood drawn or something or something that's not pleasant and for most people it's real easy and they just do what they have to do. But for those of us that are suffering from panic attacks and anxiety attacks is not so straight it's not so clean cut and simple. Also, try to learn how to forgive yourself for that feeling as well. Think of it as something that you can act on and change and not just something that's happening to you for no reason. That change in mindset can really really make a difference I hope my hard won what worked for me can we helpful to you at some point and I am so sorry that you're dealing with this.

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