Friday, 12 August 2016
PTSD and Driving
It's not nice! There is not sugar coating it. Today I freaked and had a panic attack and any PTSD sufferer will tell you that being stuck in a car with your driving instructor and some random person in the back who you're dropping home after his lesson on a busy road is not a good place to have a panic attack. Especially when your driving instructor doesn't know you have PTSD triggered by being in a car crash. There was shaking, crying and shouting. It wasn't pretty. And that is what happens when you haven't driven in nearly 3 weeks because you're driving instructor cancels your lesson and you try driving while very tired and after having 3 weeks of near on daily panic attacks again. I have work tomorrow so lets hope I can have a day without one tomorrow!