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807d

anyone else have driving-anxiety and health-anxiety?

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    • Mushroombabe

      558d

      Health anxiety, terrified of any sore throat. I start googling random crap and I spiral into panic

    • Mushroombabe

      558d

      Health anxiety, terrified of any sore throat. I start googling random crap and I spiral into panic

    • leggy

      805d

      Last time I ever touched a steering wheel was when I was 16 in a drivers education class. I’m scared of getting in accidents and having any encounter with police officers. As far as health goes I have a lot of conditions that do scare me as I’ve heard horror stories surrounding them but usually I can’t bring myself to take better care of myself. Either I hyper fixate on it or completely disregard it if that makes sense?

    • olivia2628

      806d

      YES I am learning how to drive now and cry and shake every time I go. I am not sure how to get over this fear. If you want to talk I bet we have a lot in common

    • Brookevc

      806d

      every time i go into a car, i have to take 10 mins before i can start it, and another 5 before i actually start driving. might just be because i’m a newer driver though.

    • rj.crow

      806d

      oh yeah driving scares the living daylights out of me most of the time. especially living in a city that isn’t exactly known for good drivers. today alone i saw 3 people blatantly run red lights. but you can’t live around here and not drive unfortunately

    • Ry_C

      806d

      I have such bad health anxiety. But I had a near death experience a few weeks ago and it actually put things in perspective. So I feel a bit more calm about it.

    • lovestay

      806d

      i absolutely have an incredible fear of driving and it's not that I'm bad at it or have trauma with it, it's just nerve-wracking because as soon as i get in the driver's seat, i blank, all of a sudden i don't know which is the gas or break and my hands get sweaty

    • RosiePosie21

      806d

      Im almost 21 and refuse to learn to drive I have a constant fear that I’ll swerve and Kms because Ik I’m capable of it.

    • Kait_cat

      806d

      Health anxiety. ✋ I'm in the process of trying to diagnose gastrointestinal issues (for now Dr thinks it may be IBS) and I get so so anxious that I'm going to have a sudden flare up at work or when I'm not home. It's happened several times and is so stressful. It makes me not want to eat because of the what ifs. What if I get diarrhea or cramps or nausea? Causes big anxiety.

    • strawberrysoop

      806d

      yep, definitely- im 18 and keep restarting the driver's training because i think ive forgotten the things at the beginning. driving with anyone is terrifying ever since the accident we were in last summer and leaves me completely on edge. just walking past moving cars when im on the sidewalk is scary

    • Kris_2000

      806d

      I have severe acid reflux (anxiety induced) and it makes my chest hurt and I am constantly worried I’m having a heart attack. I have got to quit googling symptoms 🤦🏼‍♀️

      • Julieann23

        580d

        @Kris_2000 amen I go to google and it says hi Julieann how can I help you. It’s that bad truth for me it makes everything worse I wish you luck it’s hard to stop expessially when you want answers now

    • Goddess1177

      807d

      I have super bad health and eating anxiety. I’m good with eating in the privacy of my own home but eating in public gives me awful anxiety, my throat feels like it’s closing everytime I try to swallow..it’s pretty intense.

    • Benny_Dusk

      807d

      I used to have really bad driving anxiety and then that turned to agoraphobia. When I was a kid I had this recurring dream that me brother and I were in the car with my mom driving and she would just jump out of the car and we had to figure out how to drive. Sometimes we did, sometimes we didn’t. I think that dream had a major impact on me and then later in life I had my first panic attack while driving. After that it took about a year or two for me to drive again without anxiety. I still need google maps wherever I go, even if I know where I’m going I have it on. It calms me for some reason.

    • vlynz

      807d

      i dissociate pretty often especially recently, it has happened while i was driving a few times and i come back like wait? i’m the one driving?? it’s really scary 😅 also lots of people don’t follow laws for me i’ve seen at 4 way stops especially and it freaks me out

    • Jennelle

      807d

      I have a big fear of car accidents. Even when I’m in a car with someone else who is driving so I’m always on edge in the car. I also have a dissociating problem so I’m concerned about doing that behind the wheel.

    • Padfoot

      807d

      I got pulled over by a really mean cop last January and ever since I get really nervous to drive at all

    • little_rat

      807d

      I only got my driver's permit on the condition I'd do double the recommended practice hours because of how anxious I am on the road...still haven't gotten my license 😅

    • Foxface

      807d

      I have major health anxiety

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