Hey all, I am new here and this is my first post. I have been dealing with anxiety since 2010 and and have got it to a manageable level for the most part. One thing that I have never been able to overcome is the anxiety I get when I am traveling. I have been limited on where I go because of it and just last year I finally felt good enough to make the leap and take a trip to the beach which was a 6 hour drive and it was great. But over this past winter I have backtracked in my anxiety, I figure it was due to all the rain and darkness we had, and have been fighting to get comfortable again. I have a 3 hour trip tomorrow and my anxiety is starting to go through the roof. I have made this trip many times but it still gets to me. It’s not the driving that gets me worked up it’s the thought of being stuck on the interstate if something happens. What if I have a panic attack or worse, a heart attack while driving, and I am 45 minutes from the nearest EMS or town. The closer I get to exits and towns while driving on the interstate the calmer I get because I know that I can just turn off their and be around people. But it’s the thought of 45 minute stretches or even 20 minute stretches between houses or towns. I feel like I am crazy for thinking this and it has really limited where I travel. I just want to feel normal while traveling and not be so stressed out, I am really looking forward to getting where I am going but the trip there is freaking me out. I know someone else out there has to be dealing with the same thing and I was just wanting to see how other people deal with this. Thank you all so much for letting be vent and get this off my chest!