Hi, I've read a lot of the posts on panic attacks while driving in motorways and fast roads BUT when I experience a panic attack in this situation, I have to drive as close to the white lines as possible; it's like I'm being 'pulled' to the side of the road. I also feel I'm off balance, and fidget and lean forward.
I usually avoid the types of roads that cause it but I've just moved 200 miles from home, so have to conquer this ASAP.
It's a problem I've had for 30+ years, with occasional respite. I recently had hypnosis to try and sort it - and I did manage to drive myself all the way up from Brighton to Nottingham, but yesterday I had a major attack on a 'ring road', and now can't see a way to overcome it. Panic I can try and manage through breathing. It's the awful need to get as far to the left as possible I can't cope with - it turns me into s dangerous driver, which I'm not.