I've been dealing with anxiety/panic attacks for the past few months, and i'm kind of starting to feel like I have things under control. Once the symptoms start, I try to control my breathing, and things usually don't get worse. But i've been fighting panic attack symptoms off for the past few nights, and today I went somewhere that was only an hour and a half away, and has this nonstop feeling of nausea and lightheadedness. What do other people do who have this problem of being afraid to go places farther from home, because of fearing you'll have a panic attack and won't be able to stop it? Ugh, I think i'll just stick close to home from now on..
I have started getting this also - but I make myself go everywhere and put up with the feeling. My feeling is that I am going to pass out because I am so off balance/dizzy etc and that I will be somewhere where no one can help me.
I just made myself go on a holiday for 4 days and this was a holiday driving to towns along way from hospitals etc - the build up to going was horrible I felt so anxious - I got in the car and drove and after about an hour I was ok and the whole time I was away it was still there but not bad
you have to make yourself do thing otherwise you will end up trapped in your house!