I have not taken my car to the dealership, but is it … I trully hate this feeling.Ppl probably think IM faking ,or whatever but the last thing I want is to depend on anyone but God ,myself and my husband when I meet him. Driving outside of one’s comfort zone… alone I don’t trust these people aren’t watching Netflix on their phones, eating a bowl of cereal and staring at their crotch picking fuzz off their pants at the same time. Reid Wilson, PhD is an international expert in the treatment of anxiety disorders, with books translated into nine languages. I have been driving on the highway for long time :S don’t know how this started. I have extreme claustrophobia and horrible anxiety when it comes to driving on the highway. I've seen an anxiety therapist who actually drove with me on the freeway, and she told me to continue to drive on the freeway, and to even purposefully make myself anxious before going, and that over time I would no longer have as much anxiety. I'VE HAD IT FOR YEARS AND STOPPED DRIVING YEARS AGO....I DON'T TRUST ANYONE DRIVING ME ANYWHERE AND AM NERVOUS AND SYMPTOMS OF RACING HEART AND THE REST OF THE SYMPTOMS. I'm feeling fine today Its completely different style. May be I need help, may be I don’t. I have none of it. When my Ford truck develops this symptom, especially the “bumper car” description, it has always been the shocks. I was going 80 miles per hour and I did not like how I felt going down. I drove an hour commute for 10 years, and traveled cross country 3000 miles with my parents about 10 times all on busy highway with no issues. My fear came from the increase in traffic, the increase in the speed limit, the increase in unskilled inexperienced young drivers (parents are too busy now a days to take the time to teach their kids to properly drive) people use drugs and drive and, most of all cell phone use and texting. And it's like I've never paid attention to all the hillyness. I had been driving for 6 years now and I've always been a great driver. Fear of speed (aka tachophobia) is a very common and can take many forms. Put both hands on a corner of the car…put your weight on to the fender and bounce the car. Hi there I am so delighted I found your blog, I really found you by error, while I was researching on Digg for something else, Nonetheless I am here now and would just like to say thank you for a marvelous post. The big day is coming! I’m afraid of highways, rain, driving in the dark, switching lanes, scared when I see brake lights. I still haven't been able to drive and my anxiety grew to where I had a social disorder and could barely ride in a car without feeling a sick. I’m so grateful for your site. I have taken Clonazepam for a couple years for this. I know that I got them every time i had to drive and i had a hang over from coming down on a wine binge. Bring on the bots. I'm so happy I cannot drive over 45 or 50. And she needed a lot of help to do it too. . I start to panic before even getting to the car. In one exit, in order to reach the final destination, you would need to cross 3 BUSY lanes of highway to come off the main highway exit onto the next road. i have been driving since the age of 17... i went for my bus licence and started driving buses when i was 29. Some of us justs won’t EVER feel okay to drive on the highway no matter how many times we attempt to. FREE at least !! I… by Tim. Yesterday I couldn't go pick them up from their dads house which is 5 min away. Go to other countries where there is major population and traffic problems and probably 50% of that country’s people won’t drive, because you’d have to be crazy to want to. Replacing those fixed the problem straight away. And, quite frankly most would probably chose to slow down if they could, but they’re “stuck” so they can’t. Well A year and a 1/2 ago, I had a really badd experience. I am supposed to driver my daughter to have Lasik surgery done on Thursday and I have to travel about 14 miles of highway....highways that I know well....and cross one bridge...to get there. Our drivers are also hooter-happy and unreasonable,aggressive and just dont care. If you go too fast (say 25 mph), the suspension will wear out faster. Driving through a bad storm, being a victim of road rage, getting lost, or having a panic attack can all be traumatic. It thaws overnight…giving you a smooth ride in the morning, but by the time you are finished work the water has frozen and gives the stiff ride. It is not natural for a human to want to be in a tin can going fast in danger all the damn time. Also, my husband got a harley davidson motorcycle about a year ago and I have started riding with him. Update: When vehicle is started in the morning, after resting in the garage over night, the bumpiness is not present. How do I find the right health professional. And you know what? I feel sorry for people who have a life where they HAVE to commute, I think they are brainwashed into thinking highway driving is okay because they have big families and expensive fast paced lifestyles to support and they have no choice. I don’t even want to think what could happen if someone figures out how to take control of self-driving cars…. Exactly! I start talking with a psychiatrist tomorrow. is there thaeory for this in west,sacramento? About 4 years ago I had a panic attack while driving on the interstate. Could be a coming down from sugar issue? And also for me to prevent breaking I put my hand up on my visor and push up on it to keep from from braking and the car just rolls through. I still cant understand how it works and how I can stop this fear. One of the most common symptoms of VH is dizziness when driving or riding in a car. Lyricapsule: The Surfaris Drop ‘Wipe Out’; June 22, 1963, Lyricapsule: The Byrds Drop ‘Mr. Exhausting ! Note: When you embed the widget in your site, it will match your site's styles (CSS). It’s absolutely horrible. I’m in a similar situation and looking for any insight. Now I feel calm, i no longer get the fear and panic attacks like i used to while driving. Well I had all of the above when I worked the markets 4 am starts !! ? We both passed the truck. Docnick is correct about the rough ride of the Fit Sport model, but the way that the OP’s post is written, it appears that this problem suddenly appeared. Its stopped me from going places. The out of control physical symptoms of anxiety make it impossible to trust yourself to drive safely. Alies Muskin Career Development Leadership (CDLP) Program, Donald F. 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