Fear of driving in snow

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Avatar n tn There have been several other occassions where I was driving home from work where I temporarily lost control of my vehicle and it was the most frightening feeling. Driving home in the dark, on snow covered country roads in a blinding snow storm is my nightmare and all too often reality. I HATE IT and have come to hate living here. If only I could rid Wisconsin of the snow, I would be a happy and content woman. It's now November and its just a matter of time before the snow arrives again.
637722 tn?1245089659 I understand that anxiety has many causes and can manifest itself in many ways. When I was younger, I wasn't afraid to drive in the snow. In 1988 I was in a car accident and we hit a telephone pole. We had slid on wet leaves and gravel. It took me months to drive after that and when I did drive I always felt like I was being pulled off the road. Once I even had a panic attack when a tractor-trailer passed me and I had to pull off the road.
Avatar f tn Ahh, I'm sorry you feel this way and have such great fear of snow. While it is reasonable to have fear of driving in snow---- perhaps you are talking about the level of your reaction? I know that I too do not like driving in snow. I live in an area where there is often ice beneath it and have had a few bad driving experiences. So . .. I get my groceries (like EVERYONE else, wow, our grocery is packed if there is bad weather in the forecast . . .
Avatar m tn problems with my eyes (after researching, best description i got was 'visual snow') i have also become aware of having tinitus. i seem to have learned to ignore both the visual snow and tinitus and almost seem as if not there now. i got my eyes checked out the other day and my prescriptions havnt changed. i can see clearly just have some kind of disturbances inbetween. i see very clearly and crisp when outside. notice the most when driving. but now onto my most recent problem.
394991 tn?1214259507 of themselves which makes the idea of being in control of a 2 ton block of steel a scary idea. There IS no magic pill of course. The answer lies in retraining the brain NOT to fear driving, just like you would retrain it not to fear a grocery store where you've had a panic attack, or not to fear a certain food that you ate right before a panic attack. It's really basic conditioning.
1532322 tn?1292182343 I would like to know how you cope with anxiety of driving in snow & icey conditions! I am extremly fearful of the snow &ice .
Avatar n tn I remember having similar but less intense episodes while driving in heavy snow but this time is persists for almost a week now. Similar to all others stated, I use glasses, work with computers, 42 yo male who is in generally good health otherwise. I drink one cup of coffee in the morning. It mostly happens when it is dark and when driving on the highway -straight line- but can also happen at 30-40 mph on a straight lane at night.
Avatar m tn What YOU need to do is find a way to keep driving, to retrain yourself that driving is COMPLETELY SAFE and that you are in no danger simply doing the act of driving. The longer you let your fear dictate your behavior, the harder it will be to "fix". It starts with baby steps, driving around the block etc. You should definitely look into getting a book on exposure therapy, or cognitive behavioral therapy, or maybe just on panic attacks in general.
Avatar f tn during the winter and only if I start to fish tail sideways to where I have to absolutely pull over and get my bearings its only on steep hills and tight turns even going 15mph sliding note I do not have a fear of driving in the snow I just lose control my anxiety when I start sliding Period.
Avatar n tn I ended up in Urgent care a week ago and of course they did an EKG and nothing. In fact while I was in there - I had NONE. I had them horribly before that and even had a run with them when I left. Dr said he felt it was stress and I should try a test with anxiety meds. I went and saw my primary the next day - he suggested Beta blocker as needed. I hate taking any meds - side effects contributes to my healthy anxiety.
Avatar n tn I've had the halos for almost a year and have not sought another MRI because I no longer want to go to doctors since they dont believe me and never find anything wrong. I haven't told any of my friends or my family out of the same fear of being looked down upon like I am crazy because my symptoms are very usual no one understands them. I don't know if there is anyone out there who has experienced anything similar. Thanku to the person who posted the thing on hemigimas.
Avatar n tn I have a 7mm mca aneurysm and I am waiting for my second meeting with a neurosurgeon. Over the last six weeks I have had a fluid rushing sound in the back of my neck at the base of my skull. No vision changes, no headache at that time just a sound I hear that makes me nervous and lasts for between 1 and 3 seconds. I have also been getting headaches for about three weeks now and have never had headaches in my life but did recently start taking 10 mg of Lexapro.
Avatar m tn I was on day 10, and was resting comfortably in a hostel for the next couple days due to repairs on my bike and snow in the forecast. I stopped riding Monday afternoon, and the following Tuesday morning, while resting comfortably in the lobby, my heart started converting between 60-160. I started timing them. It did this for the next six days often waking me up at night. Anyway, back to the story. I literally walked across the street to a medical clinic...W. Yellowstone...
Avatar n tn Benign in the presence of a structually normal heart. I read in your post you had a heart procedure in 1989. I don't know what that is, but if you've had the usual holter, stress or stress/echo since that time and have been told everything is ok, that's the best news. As for the rest, on how to live with them, it's more a matter of overcoming your anxiety about them. That's been a big part of my life too. I think it's much harder to overcome anxiety/panic attacks.
458090 tn?1256324762 Sally thank you for the new post and super good luck for you appt. I'm off to the transfer..praying hard that the embryos are still there and well! I'll post this afternoon on the results. Hugs to all!
Avatar n tn I too am a computer engineer, sit in front of my computer 10 hours a day, and on weekends I was doing a lot of reserach and/or computer based training. In addition, I do a lot of driving back and forth to and from work, about 3 or 4 hours a day. I was taking the same vitamins people talked about, multi-vitamins, but I stopped taking those. I also went to see my family doctor, then a Urologist and found no STD's.
299260 tn?1304219705 A strong woman isn't afraid of anything… But a woman of strength shows courage in the midst of fear. A strong woman won't let anyone get the better of her… But a woman of strength gives the best of herself to everyone. A strong woman makes mistakes and avoids the same in the future… A woman of strength realizes life's mistakes can also be unexpected blessings and capitalizes on them. A strong woman wears a look of confidence on her face… But a woman of strength wears grace.
299260 tn?1304219705 A strong woman isn't afraid of anything… But a woman of strength shows courage in the midst of fear. A strong woman won't let anyone get the better of her… But a woman of strength gives the best of herself to everyone. A strong woman makes mistakes and avoids the same in the future… A woman of strength realizes life's mistakes can also be unexpected blessings and capitalizes on them. A strong woman wears a look of confidence on her face… But a woman of strength wears grace.
299260 tn?1304219705 A strong woman isn't afraid of anything… But a woman of strength shows courage in the midst of fear. A strong woman won't let anyone get the better of her… But a woman of strength gives the best of herself to everyone. A strong woman makes mistakes and avoids the same in the future… A woman of strength realiizes life's mistakes can also be unexpected blessings and capitalizes on them. A strong woman wears a look of confidence on her face… But a woman of strength wears grace.
Avatar n tn I am in a very complicated situation: a. Stress: Stress is giving me increase in sugar. Driving car also keeping me on high b. Blood pressure: Though it is normally OK, I am tyramine sensitive. There are some foods, we eat I suddenly wake up, it gives blood pressure and heart rate high. I was trying to increase levemir. I increased one unit yestarday night to 24 But suddenly I wake up, heart rate went to 100, pressure to 148/78, After two minute, it was Ok.
Avatar n tn He was diagnosed with hemangiosarcoma of the spleen and had it removed in emergency surgery in August 2007. I took him through chemo and he survived 6 months following the surgery. On his last day, he was rebounding following a traumatic night a few days earlier vomiting and collapsing. He couldn't get up the next day but was more responsive the following. Although fatigued, he could walk the day after that and even began playing with his toys. So he was recovering.
Avatar f tn I do not want to initiate any unnessary enquiry which could jeopardise the doctors careers but I definately want all of the doctors to have knowledge of the situation though so that they might think about this in the future. Im not sure if a general letter to my surgery practice manager detailing the events might be worthwhile if only to get my concerns across.
299260 tn?1304219705 A strong woman isn't afraid of anything… But a woman of strength shows courage in the midst of fear. A strong woman won't let anyone get the better of her… But a woman of strength gives the best of herself to everyone. A strong woman makes mistakes and avoids the same in the future… A woman of strength realizes life's mistakes can also be unexpected blessings and capitalizes on them. A strong woman wears a look of confidence on her face… But a woman of strength wears grace.
Avatar n tn I also have this sort of vague tickling feeeling in my left arm and in the tail of my spine. Haven't been to the doctor yet, but am considering it as I am concerned about heart problems.
429155 tn?1205676864 30, back to bed, and after a lot of thrashing about, holy of holies I sleep for 3 hrs, wake up and dressing gown is drenched in sweat, back to bed get another 1hrs sleep, then up at 07:30. It's now Monday. Monday 0945.Am feeling a bit better now, go see boss at work to explain ( goes ok ). then have a drive round, I find I am noticing things I took for granted before, things are in much sharper focus. Although I had real bad stomach cramps, the Flu like symtoms have all but gone.
Avatar n tn I do notice that it tends to itch a little bit more in the lower half of my body. I noticed most of the time it happens in the evenings or when I am lying in my bed. I thought it might have been bedbugs or mites or something so I tried washing all my sheets, blankets, pillows. That didn't work so next I switched all the sheets, blankets, pillows, etc. Still was happening, so i switched mattresses with my father and its still itchy.
299260 tn?1304219705 A strong woman isn't afraid of anything… But a woman of strength shows courage in the midst of fear. A strong woman won't let anyone get the better of her… But a woman of strength gives the best of herself to everyone. A strong woman makes mistakes and avoids the same in the future… A woman of strength realizes life's mistakes can also be unexpected blessings and capitalizes on them. A strong woman wears a look of confidence on her face… But a woman of strength wears grace.
299260 tn?1304219705 A strong woman isn't afraid of anything… But a woman of strength shows courage in the midst of fear. A strong woman won't let anyone get the better of her… But a woman of strength gives the best of herself to everyone. A strong woman makes mistakes and avoids the same in the future… A woman of strength realizes life's mistakes can also be unexpected blessings and capitalizes on them. A strong woman wears a look of confidence on her face… But a woman of strength wears grace.
525485 tn?1314364901 I am also stuck inside because of the Winter Snow Storm....we have a snow advisory here....I could go out...but my jeep is in the garage and I havent made it outside to do anything yet. Hubby is working today....so I eventually am going to go out and snowblow the driveway..maybe that will help progress things..doing some actual work! Gotta love this NY weather..its quite lovely...jk... Everyday..I literally get up...let the dogs out...and watch tv....maybe do a load of laundry or the dishes..