If you ever feel lightheaded while driving, you may be one of the millions of people who suffer from something called driving anxiety disorder. This is actually a very common problem for many people, and feeling lightheaded while driving is often times a symptom associated with this condition and may mean that you are suffering from this condition as well.
First of all, if you are experiencing or ever feel lightheaded while driving, you should always seek professional medical treatment first. This may be a sign of a more serious condition that may need medical treatment from a trained professional. The information contained here is not mean to replace the opinion or treatment of a medical professional or to be used as a guide to self diagnose yourself. This information is to be used as a tool to help you better understand what feeling lightheaded while driving may be.
If, however, you do seek medical treatment and the tests come back negative, but you are still feeling lightheaded while driving, you may suffer from driving anxiety disorder and may need to find a form of treatment that will help you overcome this problem before it gets out of hand.
Many people who suffer from this phobia often times never realize that this is the cause of their panic while driving. This often times grows into a problem that completely effects their quality of life. This is why it can be so important for you to understand whether or not you suffer from this phobia, and find treatment before it gets to the point that you are almost completely incapable of driving yourself anywhere and need to rely on other people in order to accomplish basic daily tasks.
There are other symptoms as well that you may experience as well as feeling lightheaded while driving. These include feeling very dizzy, having blurred vision, nausea, and headaches. Many times these symptoms will come on very quickly and suddenly without any warning. Many times you will simply be driving along and suddenly experience these symptoms.
Most commonly these symptoms are experienced at night, however, they may occur during the day time as well. They are almost always experienced when you are driving, and very rarely when you are a passenger in the vehicle. This can often times make it very difficult to continue driving.
Other symptoms people experience in addition to feeling lightheaded while driving include the inability to focus properly, feelings of being overwhelmed or panic, zoned out, or a feeling of virtago or feeling off balance.