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Fear of driving/riding in cars

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Old 08-27-2002, 12:52 PM   #1
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Post Fear of driving/riding in cars

I am very scared to drive and don't do t very often, and I am also terrified to ride in a car. It's the point where no one wants to take me anywhere cause I am constantly cringing, slamming on my "imaginary passenger side brakes", and begging them to slow down, watch out, etc. I know I get on everyones nerves but I can't seem to help it at all. I am otherwise a fairly normal person, although I do obsess a bit about things like "did I leave the coffee pot or iron on", "did I lock the doors", etc. But I have no other irrational fears. Does anyone else have this problem? It really makes my life hell.

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Old 08-29-2002, 08:51 PM   #2
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Have you checked with a therapist about that? They might be able to help.

Old 09-25-2002, 01:03 PM   #3
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I know what you mean, I am the same way and I am on Zoloft which has controlled ALL my anxiety problems except that one. Now i'm perfectly fine driving it's riding in a car whne I don't have the control I drive my bf insane with my panicking, but I can't seem to help it someitmes I have to just put hte sun visor down sio it will block my view.

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