EXTREME driving test anxietyWatch
Leading up to my test, I can't sleep for about 4 days because of the dread and worry. The two days before, I'm a sleep-deprived hysterical mess and I can't stop crying. And then I think up ways to get out of it, involving ways to hurting myself. Ugh it feels horrible. I suffer from bad mental health anyway, but this is an awful trigger.
It's been like this ever since I took my 1st, and it became worse and worse every time.
On lessons, I'm absolutely fine. My instructor told me 2 tests ago that I don't need any more lessons because I can drive really well. I've had well over 100 driving hours since I started learning. It's this anxiety ordeal that messes everything up for me.
This cannot be normal, especially when it starts to risk my safety.
I've tried Kalms but they didn't help at all.
I know it's a long shot, but any advice guys?
OR... and I like this... get someone to book it for you on an unknown date! Then it'll be a surprise out of the blue! Can't be nervous then!
OR... go see a doctor.
My 3rd test I just didn't want to do it, wasn't in the mood, I'd have cancelled/moved it if it wasn't too short notice. So i was resigned to just getting it over with so I could get on with my day and that worked, totally snapped me out of 'exam' mentality and into a sullen 'fk, lets just get this over with' which is far easier to manage.