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I need help.

So it has gotten to the point that I can no longer afford to not have my license anymore. However, my anxiety causes me to panic when I’m behind the wheel. I don’t know what to do. I need help. #Anxiety #DrivingAnxiety

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Driving anxiety

Tomorrow I have my first driving lesson in 6 years.
It will be driving instructor number 4 and I have previously failed 3 tests.
I am so hoping it goes well, I suspect I have some sort of driving trauma from how badly my last test went. Fingers crossed!
#DrivingAnxiety #Anxiety

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Mornings are the worst- anyone else?

#Depression #fear#DrivingAnxiety Checking to see how many of you have your anxiety kick in about 30 seconds after you wake up? And also if you have the panic attacks while sleeping as I do? I don't know how much more I can handle these anxious mornings. I don't even want to leave the house on some days. Thanks for reading! Have a wonderful day y'all! Kim

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Fear of driving

I'm making progress!!! Okay so I got my learners permit last summer and it's been about a year since I got my permit. My therapist and I decided though that it's time to face my fear of driving and trauma surrounding cars. So I've been in multiple car accidents which has really scared me away from driving Like I have night terrors and flashbacks about them still. But I'm making progress now!! I've driven first in an empty parking lot and practiced parking. I learned how to do a bunch of stuff without really having to touch the gas. Then just today I drove on an actual road near my home. There were even cars around me!! I was doing really well so I decided to take it a step further and drive all the way to a used book store. One of my favorite places! It's about a ten minute drive there on some pretty empty country roads. So I went for it. And I did so well! I'm actually really surprised. I only had to pull over once to calm down. But in the end I drove despite the fear and I got a bunch of new books to read this weekend. 😊 #Anxiety #PanicDisorder #DrivingAnxiety #Trauma



Is any one struggling with driving. I have to pull over sometimes and then sometimes I just can't get in the car and drive. 54 years old. I've been dealing with this since I was in my twenties. #DrivingAnxiety

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So I agreed to go and pick up a car for work and drive it back Thursday. It is about a 2-3 hour drive. I am an extremely anxious driver. I was in 2 car accidents when I was little. They both are still very vivid to me today. The first car accident I was in the front seat and a motorcycle ran a red light and ran out in front of us. We hit him. When we did his helmet came through the windshield and sat right next to me. At first glance I thought it was his head. But, it was just the helmet. I remember the rider laying out in the middle of the road with blood everywhere. He was rushed to the hospital and died within 2 days. The second car accident I was on the school bus. We have a stop to make on this extremely curvy road. It is a dangerous road for big vehicles to go on as the road is very little and you can't see around the corner. Well we went around a big curve and there was a small pickup truck pulling out of his driveway. We smashed into him. I fell out of my seat from the bus shaking. My mom and my aunt came to pick my cousin and I up. When they did my aunt went to go look at the scene. I looked at the driver of the truck and his face was busted up real bad. I constantly think about these accidents. So I agreed to pick up the vehicle because I have a hard time saying no. But now I am extremely nervous about driving back..
#Anxiety #Depression #PTSD #CPTSD #DrivingAnxiety #Worried


I want to get over my fear of driving

How did you overcome your fear of driving? #DrivingAnxiety , I want to take my drivers test again but I failed the first time and I have #fearoffailure and #testanxiety


Just Wondering

Just Wondering (OOB - 2020)

Would God tell me?
Will He just answer me one question?
Will that be all I get?
Will His answer satisfy me?
Will I finally understand the depth of His thought?
Will I agree or argue, or will I be made whole?

I have listened to the knowledge of men.
I have watched the wisdom of the living up close and from afar.
I have reasoned with the mighty and walked with the wise.
Still their wisdom is un-attaining and their knowledge unfulfilling.
I have listened to the rationalization out of a purported experience
I have struggled at the depth of the understanding of mortals

I am yet to be convinced and maybe never will.
My soul seeks a better plain.
I yearn for a day when my heart’s desire will be fulfilled.
For a day when He finally tells me why.

Why does He do what He does?
Why does He humble one and lift the other?
Why will He call one home and let the other be?
Why would He not allow the joy of the fruit of labor?
Why was He not on the left side, “where He doth work”?
Why do we suffer for no reason?
Why does He seem afar off when you need Him the most?
Why did He take the one you loved the most?
Why did life’s journey feel blurry?
Why does He allow the Weak to be swallowed by the Strong?

I could come up with answers, but I will not be satisfied.
I could imagine His ways, but it will be a waste of time.
I could try to reason my way out, but it will not do me any good.
I can search and learn the depths of Knowledge.
I may conquer the wells of Wisdom, but
Understanding His ways gives peace to the Soul when
God answers the whys of life’s journey.

#ChronicPain #ChronicIllness #Anxiety #PanicAttacks #Depression #PanicDisorder #DrivingAnxiety #PosturalOrthostaticTachycardiaSyndrome #GastroesophagealRefluxDisease #Christian #Christianity #GodInTheMidstOfSuffering #PeaceInThePain

I am not good at posting on this site but I have been extremely overwhelmed lately. God has helped me keep the little faith I have left even if just hanging by a thread.


ptsd from driving and feeling stuck

I was behind the wheel my senior year when I was in a horrifying car accident. I was alone. my car was totaled. I didn’t drive again for 4 years until recently. i’ve gone on short drives with my boyfriend or mother and it was terrifying. I gathered enough courage to drive on my own and get a cake and other things for my boyfriends birthday. on my way out of dairy queen I was hit by a speeding driver. my sister was in the car. her face when it happened still haunts me every day. after that I decided I was no longer going to drive. I got behind the wheel one more time to DD and it was horrible. I broke down behind the wheel and kept physically feeling like I was going to be hit.

many of my peers don’t understand. they keep asking when I will start driving again. they keep saying “if” I get a car and drive again. to me there is no if. I also get made fun of, saying my younger sister will be driving before me. it’s really hurtful because I feel like i’m being looked down on for something that I can’t control.

I live in a city with hardly any public transportation and it’s incredibly frustrating to not be able to get a good paying job with no car. I can only work a minimum wage job on the campus where I go to school. I cannot even go to the grocery store when I want to and I never ask anyone for rides. I feel so stuck bc I want to move to a city like chicago or boston where public transportation is actually a thing and a car-free lifestyle is possible. i would need extensive therapy before driving on my own again, but how do I get there without a car? I need to save up money to move away but how can I do that without being able to get a good job? i’m about to graduate college and I feel so stuck in life.

the worst part is the lack of understanding people have toward me. I hate being told I need a car. I do not want to live a life where I have to drive. it terrifies me and I suffer from panic attacks while in a car and I get stuck in these “flashbacks” from my accidents and I avoid getting in cars whenever I can.

if anyone out there can just talk to me or comment back it would mean so much. I desperately need someone who understands.

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Does Your Anxiety Make It Difficult To Drive?

The past couple years, my anxiety has unfortunately caused me to be unable to drive long distances (trips an hour or more) by myself. After that, my anxiety spikes if I’m by myself. I will panic, complete with shaking, crying, vomiting, etc. (these have varied in severity at different times). I have had long trips by myself in the past that I had to fight through severe anxiety for two hours just to get home. Now I have my boyfriend come along with me and he will drive or we will take turns (I feel safe driving long distances if he is there).
I think the fear of driving long distances by myself is caused by a few factors like paranoia of different things going wrong if by myself (the car breaking down far from home, getting in an accident, falling asleep at the wheel). It mostly subsides once I’m grounded and out of the car.
The thought of not being able to just get in a car and go on a road trip by myself now, if I wanted to or needed to for some reason, makes me panic even more. Anyone else have trouble with their anxiety & driving? #Anxiety #Driving #DrivingAnxiety