Fear of driving on expressway

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I have stopped night driving, unless I am driving on an expressway. I live kind of far out, and all shopping is done 2 towns over. Luckily, it is right up the expressway, and all stores are just one turn off of there, so I'm comfortable doing that at night. But, if I were to go someplace I'm unfamiliar with, or someplace taking the country roads, I would not drive. Also, this latest vertigo has stopped me from driving a few times. If it is just the low-grade dizziness, I'm ok to drive.
Also, it is worse on a multilane expressway than on a two or four lane expressway. I had no problem driving 50mph on a two lane highway, but if I were on the expressway with three or four lanes going in one direction, the sensation was strong. I could minimize it somewhat by fixing my sight on the license plate of the car ahead of me. I have no problem driving around the city or suburbs. It is ONLY on highways that I have difficulty.
Hello, I'm 17 years of age and recently (2 months ago) had an accident that has resulted in the loss of my sense of smell and taste. I was at a lake, swinging on a rope into the water but lost my grip and wnet head first down a cliff of rocks and roots. I landed in the water but had hit the back of my head (near the crown, at the top) splitting my head open and fracturing my skull (3-4 inches).
Lou will probalbly post later in the day, when he gets home safely. Piece of cake/liver, wasn't it lou? Here is another non hep c issue, or is it? I was driving "fast", to get home for my Procrit, was also worried about my kid, and had one a*hole tailing me(unrelated to me), Left lane in the expressway. Noticed a stopped car on the shoulder lane, man sticking out the door pointing something like a gun at me.
If I didn't, I wouldn't get on the bus until I bought one. A few years ago, I was driving home on the expressway and I just got such a nervous feeling. Since then it has gotten progressively worse where I will not drive on the expressway, or over bridges by myself or as a passenger. I haven't flown in 3 years because I fear that something may happen and I cannot get out. I used to love to travel and now I cannot. I have to make excuses to friends why i can't go into the city with them.
They also come on very strong when I'm in a situation where I feel out of control as on an airplane or stuck on the expressway with traffic not moving. Then I play the words in my mind what the Cardiologist told me, it doesn't take the PVC's away but it takes the "extreme fear of dying" away. In the past before I was assured that these PVC's do not kill me I would not even drive on the expressway, but took the streets/roads. I avoided airplanes, not anymore though.
Dear Zipwax, if your doctor checked you throughly as you stated, and told you not to worry about, it very well could be from stress, and worrying about your symptoms make them worse. There are books written by Dr. Claire Weeks (they are tons of books, but she was the only one who could help me) the books are "Hope and Help for your Nerves" "Peace from Nervous Suffering" and I can't think of the other one.
This Syndrome results most commonly from the compression of the left renal vein between the abdominal aorta (AA) and superior mesenteric artery (SMA), although other variants exist.[1][2] The name derives from the fact that, in the sagittal view, the SMA and AA (with some imagination) appear to be a nutcracker crushing a nut (the renal vein).
My husband is such a good lover he takes the fear out of the PVC's while having sex and thereafter. Put a lid on it, I know your type.
In May I was in a what I thought a minor car accident when I at that time thought I fell asleep at the wheel driving home from a singing compitition I was in. I went left of center on the expressway (thankfully there is a wide strip of grass between the two directions of traffic) I became aware enough to try and get back on the freeway and overcorrected and did 2 360's and slammed into the ditch on the other side of the road. I was the only car involved.
He did this because I drive on the expressway to work and he thought it would be safer. I can say(knock on wood) that I have never passed out from VT before I got the ICD and never passed out from the shock either. It also effected me after it went off. The level of anxiety it creates just waiting for it to happen again. My second and third shock were only 8 days apart!
i have been getting larynx spasms for a long time and dread one coming on. It is not triggered by anything in particular and starts by the feeling of a pin pricking inside my throat at the right hand side , always my right side. Within 3 to 5 seconds i am unable to take a breath in, either through my mouth or nose. I try not to panic, which is difficult, and get outdoors as fast as i can where after a minute or two i manage to get a little air into my lungs.
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