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    My driving cure
    marleygirl84 posted:
    Hi there! I've actually had this same problem from time to time, back when my anxiety/panic first became an issue. I would have to hold my head in my propped left hand while I drove, or pull over if it was really bad. Later it developed into dizziness at all times of the day, or even when I was laying down trying to sleep. As for the driving part, how I got over it was to just keep driving and tell myself that I'd be okay. I knew if I started to become too scared to drive it would only get worse, so I forced myself to keep driving everywhere, even if it was going to be long distance (which at first, I really wanted to avoid but I wouldn't let myself). After a while it just stopped happening. Now I just wish I could get it to stop everywhere else! I'm basically taking the same tactic, telling myself I'll be okay, I just walk around like nothing is bothering me even if I feel dizzy. I just try to live my life. Hopefully after a while my brain will get that it's not going to scare me away. Anyway, I hope you get to feeling better. The driving thing is really nerve wracking so I hope you get over it like I did.
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    Reid Wilson, PhD responded:
    Hey, marleygirl84 -

    I'm not sure who you are responding to, but"026 You go, Marley Girl! You got it!
    merrill143 replied to Reid Wilson, PhD's response:
    I was wondering what causes this annoying dreaming feeling. At times I feel like I'm in a altered reality. Reality just don't seem normal anymore. I have been to my doctor had cbc and ekg days of my chest. Didn't find anything he said I am very healthy. Also feel like my head is foggy very strange feeling. I notice I constantly think about this feeling. Like am I losing my mind or what? All I know is dislike the feeling I wish it would go away so I can get on with life and not worry about something being wrong with my brain. Please help any info would be great. I need some who knows to explain this to me in detail thank you.
    merrill143 replied to merrill143's response:
    Oops I meant xrays
    Reid Wilson, PhD replied to merrill143's response:
    For one option, see the response I just now posted for merrill143 ("sureal feeling")

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