I have had Panic Attacks forever in a car as a passenger on motor ways / Dual Carriage ways / Night. I always take Diazepam 2 or 4 mg before I get in to a car but I don't want to use Diazepam anymore. I can deal with small terrors now but the big ones I can't my mind drifts away to thinking I'm going to die and there is no way out because I'm on a motor way I feel trapped. The big ones start when my muscles in my chest get tight and I feel like I can't get in air chocking I have never fainted in my life and I'm so scared of fainting its Scary so what am I asking is Has any one else had this problem? and what the hell can I do to help my self? I can't go on not getting in a car as a passenger.
GeekyGhost Yes i have had panic attacks but mine are in the car rare they happen anywhere but there are a lot of people that have them in the car and more so like when your in a express way. or enclosure of some type. Are you seeing a regular doctor or a therapyst that can help you with this and your right very few people have attacks that you really pass out sounds like you are hyperventolating which is breathing to fast and yet slow where its not getting deep in the lungs shallow breathing Have you tried stuff like short drives around the house etc and slowly enlarging your area little at a time there are tricks they can show you to help you with these type panic attacks I know its no fun just keep doing stuff like small drives learn breathing tecnic. so you don't feel like your going to pass out which is very rare to null of really passing out take the medication with you so you have it when im having a full blown attack take it while im in the car. Lots of people have these and just in the car so you are not alone.You might even get a book on panic attacks that teaches you was of breathing remember don't beat your self up when this happens your not the first or last.just keep trying see if your doctor can recomend a therapist to help you get past this Good luck Chuck1957
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