I have driving anxiety, but its not constant. Its usually rather different than what I've read others from having.
I have had driving anxiety since I was sixteen years old. Usually it is mainly triggered : if I have a passenger. If I am driving by myself I do just fine.
Bridges, merges, and going left seem to do it, but usually always when I have a passenger. I can conquer it okay, but I've gotten to the point, where I avoid the highway at times. Sometimes, I'll just drive and then it hits, or then, I pick somebody up and I have it immediately...
Does anybody have random anxiety like that? I've tried smoking cigarettes, listening to music, sometimes holding to someone's hand, talking about it with my passenger, having them reassure me. It just makes me feel so crippling and almost at times embarassed to drive. I realize, that when my anxiety is worse it'll spark up. I'm currently unemployed, so receiving medication is impossible.