What to do?
Silo18 posted:
Hi, I am new here and looking for advice. I have GAD and panic disorder with agoraphobia. One of the big things that causes panic attacks for me is riding in cars with anyone. I prefer to drive alone and being a passenger terrifies me. I have been asked by my boss to attend a client meeting with her this Thursday. She wants to drive together to the meeting which will be at least an hour's drive away in heavy traffic with no way to escape. And one of the symptoms I get with my panic attacks is that I throw up. It doesn't seem very common, but it's what happens to me. So anyway, since she has told me this on Friday I have been so upset and sick to my stomach. I don't think I can do it. I want to drive myself, but I don't know what I should tell her. Should I be honest with her? I haven't told anyone at work about my anxiety or panic. Has any one else dealth with this? What did you do? I thought maybe I could offer to do the driving, but I'm not sure that will help. I just really prefer to drive alone, there are only a very few people that I can drive with.