• Welcome to ScubaBoard

  1. Welcome to ScubaBoard, the world's largest scuba diving community. Registration is not required to read the forums, but we encourage you to join. Joining has its benefits and enables you to participate in the discussions.

    Benefits of registering include

    • Ability to post and comment on topics and discussions.
    • A Free photo gallery to share your dive photos with the world.
    • You can make this box go away

    Joining is quick and easy. Login or Register now by clicking on the button

Panic attack while driving

Discussion in 'Women's Community Forums' started by german loke, Jun 20, 2008.

  1. german loke

    german loke Guest

    # of Dives: 0 - 24
    Location: malaysia
    while driving a few day ago,i have a sudden feeling like dizzy,increased heart rate,difficulties in breathing,sense of terror,impending doom ,or death and feeling of a loss of control,body out of zone.i have visited a heart and neurogy specialist but the result are normal.i am now very frighting to drive and dive again. please can any one teach me how to cure it . thank you
  2. Al Mialkovsky

    Al Mialkovsky Instructor, Scuba

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: Butte Falls Oregon
    You need to get that taken care of. If you suffer panic attacks doing ANYTHING diving isn't for you.
  3. DivingPrincessE

    DivingPrincessE Great White

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Miramar & Fort Lauderdale, FL
    I don't think you can "cure" panic attacks, but some medications can help. You should see a psychiatrist.
  4. 300bar

    300bar ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    Or did you get narked?
  5. Web Monkey

    Web Monkey Omniheurist ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives

    That would depend on if this was a typo or not:

    Panic attack while driving

  6. Teamcasa

    Teamcasa Sr. Moderator Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Near Pasadena, CA
    Panic while diving or driving is serious. However, the cure is simple (for most). Dive more often and don’t dive too deep until your confidence has returned.

    Panic while driving? Buy a bigger car and slow down!;)
  7. 300bar

    300bar ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter


    Hope it was a typo.:D
  8. Aussie scuba chick

    Aussie scuba chick Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: Australia
    Last edited: Jun 23, 2008
  9. ScubaSimmy

    ScubaSimmy Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 0 - 24
    Location: Bayahibe, Dominican Republic
    I have had a panic / anxiety attack aswell underwater... i hadnt been on a dive for 4 yrs... and before that had a horrible experience... and same thing... my heart was racing...i was dizzy.... i couldnt breathe... i was FREAKING out to say the least... lol...luckily I was with my dad (a dive master) and he kept me calm... and took me up to the surface... as soon as he grabbed my hand i was OK .... but i still needed to get onto the surface... after that i had a 20 min break.. and then we went back down and it was OK ... i think you have to be with someone you feel comfortable with and trust....i think that its something you can get over... esp if your a new diver... so i hope that you can get past this.... ! Good luck
  10. ocean walker

    ocean walker Editorial Staff

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: 283921.92 / 811044.86
    I used to do fobia cures for people who were afraid of the water. I was an NLP practitioner at the time. It really works well on fobias. I checked on people even two years later and they were good to go and completely over their fears. My final session was always at a pool. Go find a neuro linguistic programmer. Like hypnosis but you are very awake and aware.
    I would also question was your air supply OK or did you have an inner ear thing that caused a vertigo problem.

Share This Page