Driving to work has become nightmarish for me. My panic and anxiety have sky rocketed within the past 2 months. I re started my Prozac and use xanax as needed. It has only been once, last Monday, that I had such a severe panic attack I could not drive...I honestly don't know how I made it through a 12 hour work day. I've been okay enough to force myself to drive to and from work since then. I take 1/3 of a 0.5mg tablet of xanax when I wake up to help but it makes me really sleepy. It either helps me drive a lot or it makes me so sleepy that I get anxious about how tired I am driving.
So a lot of people believe in exposure therapy, the more you do it, the more you de-sensitize yourself to it and the more comfortable you get. I drive all the time and it's not helping at all, it's only making things worse. I am constantly anticipating the drive, I am always uncomfortable driving and suffer from severe anxiety doing it and panic attacks on/off.
Does anything help you guys cope with this?? I use the xanax as I've described above on/off, put lavender essential oil on a tissue in my car to help calm, and I have a mantra I say out loud "I am safe and in control".
I'd love some advice of anything that might help.
I am at the end of my rope. I am just tired of fighting. Tired of trying to find the will to live. I feel like I have no purpose and that no one needs me in their life. I am not important to anyone. I am nothing but a burden to everyone. I feel as if I am better off dead. I just want to take a bunch of pills and fall asleep forever.
I feel like I'm all alone I'm 13 in the 7th grade I look and at everyone and see they don't need meds to make them feel happy they don't know how I feel sometimes I feel like I would be just some distant memory of some boy that committed Suicide for depression and a week later every thing goes back to normal some people don't know how it feels that's why I feel like I need to die.