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I don't care about some study all I know is what I stated. I haven't been in a accident since must just be a coincidence.
originally posted by: jinni73
a reply to: wantsome
While on pot stoners are meant to be about 30% safer than people that are straight that's according to at least one group the NRMA in Australia
originally posted by: wantsome
I've been in a lot of car accidents more then most people. The first year I started driving I was in 8 accidents most were minor. I hit a coca cola semi truck in the side. I rear ended 2 people. I lost control in a snow storm and hit a telephone pole. One accident was really bad I ran a red light and got t-boned by some lady doing 50 mph. She broke her windshield with her face. Another accident I was coming home late at night from a fishing trip. I fell asleep at the wheel and when I woke up I was going off the road. I jerked the wheel to get back on the road and the car started wobbling violently from side to side. I was doing 70 mph and the car started spinning on dry pavement. I did 2 complete 360's before I came to a stop. You want to talk anxiety I was freaked the hell out after that one. Not one accident was I wearing a seatbelt.
I haven't been in a accident in 15 years since I quit smoking the green stuff. I never caused a accident from being directly intoxicated it was just in my system from using the day or so prior to the accidents. The lady that t-boned me they found it in her system when they took her to the hospital. The police don't test you for drugs unless someone gets killed or you go to the hospital.
I get anxiety from driving myself. I think it makes me a better driver I stay extremely alert.
originally posted by: seentoomuch
I'm with ya. Totally understand what you're going through. I didn't get any relief until I saw a Neuro-Ophthalmologist (rare birds). My brain was being overwhelmed due to my astigmatism and the style of my glasses. I was wearing John Lennon type glasses, had too much open space on the sides, and I had progressives.
So, my brain was having to take in the peripheral blur on the sides, the close up reading vision low on the lenses and my regular sight midway on the glasses and my distant vision high up on the glasses. The Doc said to go get my eyes fixed and if I still need glasses to get the large geeky ones at that point for my peripheral vision. He called it a case of "disparity".
I went to a top Dr. and had my eyes more or less buffed and ended up with 20/15 vision but still had astig. I bought some cool Italian geeky glasses that look great and the major panic left, but rats, I'm still left with the learned response which isn't as strong, but it still happens. My son, a psychologist, wants me to unlearn it with behavioral therapy but the only Dr.s that treat this are far away and the route is through twisty cliff roads, lol.
Good luck, I still pop a .25 xanax now and then….
originally posted by: ChiefD
a reply to: BornAgainAlien
Thanks for that link. I may try it myself. My hubby had quadruple heart bypass surgery on October 15, and a mild stroke. He's finally out of ICU, but I have been having quite a few panic attacks and times when I feel like my heart is racing. I haven't been sleeping well, and I'm looking for something natural to help stem my anxiety and stress.
originally posted by: seentoomuch
a reply to: GoShredAK
I'm with ya! Have been there. Xanax used to be cool for me. Actually it wasn't addiction that made me cut back to the lowest amount needed in a moment. It was stomach aches. Xanax rips me up with a sledgehammer ache. I guess it was a form of behavioral therapy in a way. There was no chance of me wanting more, I only want enough to breath deeply, just enough to catch my breath.
Maybe one every two weeks or so now. Just knowing it's in my purse and doing a bit of out loud self talk usually makes the attack ease up. But put a Mario Kart flying overpass in front of me (usually someone else driving, says they forgot, "so sorry" they say) and I reach for one.
Only take them as needed, K?