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Panic Attacks - Driving Paralyzes Me

Livingsacrifice

Livingsacrifice

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Hey there,

Recently, I have an unrealistic fear of passing out while driving. When I get behind the wheel I got sweaty, claiming palms, lightheaded, and hot flashes. I don't know what to do as I really need to be able to drive for my life to stay afloat. It gets to the point I pull over every 15 mins on highways to cry and hyperventilate because I'm so terrified.

Anyone have advice for overcoming fears of daily activities that are immediate triggers to a severe panic attack. Any advice or support is appreciated.
 
arodi007

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I think for most people who started driving for first time, we were all scared. And for me having someone trusted at my side help me calm down.
When i started to drive alone, it was sure scary and didnt really understand why i was feeling such even tho i like driving.
Then i saw that advice from a military who said he need to convert his stress/adrenaline into concentration instead of losing control or fear of being attack.
I tried to change my mindset like it just adrenaline and it help me having a better vision on the road and decrease my reaction time.
Usually people are good drivers and it hard to cause accident. Putting an L on your car help others take more precaution to you as well (not sure if it the same in your country). That way u will worry less.
 
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