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Driving makes me so anxious I can't deal with it. I have panic attacks and some times I disassociate. I've decided that I can't do it anymore right now. My therapist says I shouldn't quit and I need to power through it or the anxiety will win, but it's just too much. Besides, I don't think it's safe to drive when I start disassociating or panicking and not paying attention to the road. There's not always a safe place to pull over if I start freaking out. Maybe I'm exaggerating the safety concerns because I don't want to do it though. I don't know. I know it will be a hardship for my famil
New user here. I have had a driving phobia since I had my child four years ago. Recently it has gotten a lot worse and I can hardly drive at all. I am working to get into a psychiatrist but in the meantime my dr. gave me brintellix to try. (5 mg). I have not taken it yet and have never been on a drug for my disorder. I am actually afraid that it will make me feel worse. Any words of wisdom for me?
Hi, I'm new to this website and so glad to find kindred spirits out there. I have been diagnosed with panic disorder for 13 years (depression for 4). For a long time, social situations were my main trigger. I also have trouble with things like flying or taking public transportation (I can't control when I get on and off). I've dealt with all that as best I could. But for the last two years, I have had trouble driving. It seemed to come from nowhere. No accidents or near misses, no tickets. The first time, I was taking my daughter to a gymnastics meet 2½ hours away from home. I st
Note: I posted this question in the bipolar forum because my personal experience with this topic has been through a bipolar lens and I'm eager to hear responses from other bipolar people, but really this topic applies to anyone with an MI and I'll value any and all responses regardless of diagnosis. How many of you can't/choose not to drive? I'm a very rapid cycler and for that reason have decided that driving is not in the cards for me at the moment. I've had more than one close call while driving without realizing I was manic and I could very easily have cost myself or someone else thei