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My first attack occured 1 month ago and was a crippling attack including high bp 190/95 . blurred/loss of vision, tremors. since then i have been put on lexipro 10mg (2 weeks) and buspirone (3weeks) i am fairly young but do have the minor life stresses as well as a high stress job. i have leveled out a bit on these medications attack and anxiety wise other than the daily minor attacks. BUT i am unable to currently drive further than a mile or 2 from home. when driving i can go from fine to getting a tingle at the base of my neck/skull, and eye sight typically tunnelvisions or gets distorted and cant focus enough to drive. followed by tingle in the body originating from stomach, head pressure on one side of the head behind the eye. has anyone had this issue and did it mellow out in time with the medication or how did you beat it?
 
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this sounds really hard: i havent had this while driving but i have had anxiety in underground trains before (they just really freak me out) the medication should help, if it doesnt, i suggest talking to your psychiatrist which might prescribe more or different medication. do you know what may be triggering this? (e.g. a fear of being lost)
 
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this sounds really hard: i havent had this while driving but i have had anxiety in underground trains before (they just really freak me out) the medication should help, if it doesnt, i suggest talking to your psychiatrist which might prescribe more or different medication. do you know what may be triggering this? (e.g. a fear of being lost)
Likely ptsd because my first attack occurred after an incident while driving (heart racing and blacked out while driving)
 
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ok, i think you should talk to your psychiatrist about this and see what they can do. in the meantime, keep fighting, you got this!
 
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