A 46-year-old member asked:
What to do in a panic attack while driving on the freeway?
1 doctor answer
Dr. William Patterson answered
48 years experience in Psychiatry
Fear in car: Slow down, move to the right or outside lane but don't pull off the highway if possible. Try to control and slow your breathing, try distraction such as rolling the window down, turn on radio, etc. Hopefully it will subside, but if you feel you have to, take the next exit and pull off the road until it subsides. If you have rescue meds such as xanax, (alprazolam) take one to abort it and resume your trip.
Answered on Feb 3, 2017
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