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Old 09-08-09, 03:34 PM   #1
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This is getting ridiculous. I have such anxiety just going out & about, I'm so scared of a wreck. And crims gets mad cause I let out little shrieks every now & then when I think it's about to happen. I didn't used to be this way and I don't know where it's coming from. Last week it was so bad crims thought it was my depression (not wanting to go anywhere) and considered the hospital again.

I have anti-anxiety meds but they make me sleepy. I hate going anywhere now.
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I get very nervous driving. I wouldn't care if I just hurt a material thing, like a car, but if I ever hurt anyone I would be unable to live with myself. It seems like I am always the only person on the road who goes the speed limit, uses turn signals, and stops at red lights....
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I am fine as long as I am driving the car myself but I avoid going on the Autobahn whenever possible.When I drive with someone else I get really nervous and sometimes mad at them if they go to fast.
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This is getting ridiculous. I have such anxiety just going out & about, I'm so scared of a wreck. And crims gets mad cause I let out little shrieks every now & then when I think it's about to happen. I didn't used to be this way and I don't know where it's coming from. Last week it was so bad crims thought it was my depression (not wanting to go anywhere) and considered the hospital again.

I have anti-anxiety meds but they make me sleepy. I hate going anywhere now.
hi! i had a fear of going places and driving on the interstate. it was in charleston, sc and the traffic on the interstate scared me so much that i would not even go to see my brother who lived about 15 minutes away by interstate. I began taking a medication called paxil. After a couple of months, I went from being a scared, stay at home person to a confident and social person. I was driving down the interstate one day going to see my bro, when I thought about how scared I use to be to drive in traffic. I laughed because it seemed so rediculouse that I had been afraid to drive places. Unfortunatley my doctor prescribed to high of a dose too fast and I began going out with new friends and drinking and smoking. But now I know that if I get back on the paxil I should start at about 5mg and move up slowly in mg so that the paxil will have a gradual long lasting effect. I am taking adderall right now and it helps me sooo much with certain things, but not much with the social phobia or depression. So i am back to being scared to drive on interstates and being scared to leave my house. But the adderall helps me get out of bed and get things done. It gives me focus and ambition. My house went from a place u could not even walk through with out stepping on junk (could not even see the floor) to an organized and clean environment. My mom does what u do. She constantly thinks that someone is going to hit the van and she gasps real loud and scares my dad half o death while he is driving. She gasps when she thinks some other car up the road is going to hit another car and my dad is like "Denise!!" and she says "oh i'm sorry. i thought they were going to run into that guy." but if u have not tried paxil, u should try it at a small dose like 10mg for like a few months to see how it will affect u and only take the paxil dont mix it with other drugs. the paxil got rid of my anxiety all by itself without the use of other meds. ohh and paxil might make it hard to sleep for the first few days. it does not make u sleepy as a lot of anxiety drugs do.
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You're not alone mousey. I crashed into a parked car the first time I took a driving test! Lol
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