sudden anxiety after accident

By msann Latest Reply 2009-04-01 12:00:45 -0500
Started 2009-03-21 18:41:18 -0500

hey, i was in wreck wednesday, i hit car ahead of me, chain reaction with 3 cars, but being diadetic, i ddnt get hurt but my nerves were shots, has anyone expienced this sudden shock, i am still like nervous inside

8 replies

Sarguillo 2009-04-01 12:00:45 -0500 Report

My wife was T-boned in Dec 06. Its been over 2 years now. First thing I noticed is that she wouldnt get into any small cars. So I got her a big SUV. It cost more to drive but she will drive it. Then she gets nervous when ever she hears sirens. Has been under the care of a head shrinker and will for the rest of her life over this accident. I am just gratfull I didnt loose her that night. her doc says she suffers from Post tramatic stress disorder over this accident. Yes, it happens. Time should help. Hope you work it out.

Debi Ann
Debi Ann 2009-04-01 11:19:01 -0500 Report

Yes, been their done that. It is a very tramatic experience. I am glad you were not severly hurt as I was in 2004. I am still dealing with scars from my accident. I have alot of anxiety from this and it is perfectly normal, but my best advice is to find a good professional to work thru your anxiety with. Anxiety can last a long time if you do not deal with it correctly and can eventually cause other problems besides the effects of your diabetes. I'll be glad to talk with you any time, just check my profile and call or email and I'll get back to you.

God Bless You
Debi Ann

lipsie 2009-03-22 13:15:30 -0500 Report

I am very sorry to hear of this terrible ordeal. The others pretty much said it all but I personally would talk with your medical doctor about this and your nerves involved, see if he/she could prescrible a mild anxiety medication temperailly. Just a thought. Good luck. Sheila

LadyDi - 26259Miller
LadyDi - 26259Miller 2009-03-22 11:54:36 -0500 Report

As others have said, I'm glad you suffered no serious injuries. I completely understand your stress and think any of us would be stressed after an accident. With time you will do better, I'm sure. Your doctor may have to help you out some. But try to put things in perspective and be thankful that you are alive and well. Hopefully no one else was injured either.

Some of the rest of you have had some terrible experiences as well. Thank God I have never been involved in an accident, but I have a fear of it. I've never been able to ride comfortably with anyone else driving.

Take care and just try to "chill".

2009-03-22 10:59:33 -0500 Report

I'm sure just about anyone would have the same reaction as you if they had been in an accitdent. I think it is human nature. I'm just glad to hear you weren't severly hurt.

sparkysmom 2009-03-21 21:17:36 -0500 Report

In 1984 I was driving a Big Rig and was run off the road by a fellow trucker. He was drunk.. I rolled my rig off the side of a Mt in OR. I wasn't hurt too bad, just bruises and a broken arm(Angels in my Cab). I still get a little shaky around the Big Trucks. All I can suggest is a bubble bath, good book and small glass of your favorite adult beverage. The nerves will eventually ease up. I'm glad you weren't hurt. HUGS…Jackie

jsd2005 2009-03-21 21:12:48 -0500 Report

Definitely you have every reason to feel anxious and nervous following something of this nature. Shock is of a more serious nature. Generally, shock is characterized by blood loss, organ failure due to traumatic injury and other reason. I doubt that what you have is shock, but rather anxiety over what happened as it can be nerve wreaking.

BeckyJ 2009-03-21 19:03:46 -0500 Report

Absolutely. October '07 I was in an accident where my Explorer hit an exposed piece of metal in the road after the grater had just grated our gravel road. It caused me to loose control run off the road and hit the barbed wire fence on our neighbors property, this caused my car to roll over and hit a telephone poll. Thankfully I wasn't hurt too badly but 2 days later my mother was taking me in to the doc for a follow up visit and to check out my neck when we were hit by another vehicle when we were trying to cross the highway. I shook for days afterward and my sugars were bouncing around like crazy. I was temporarily put on a sedative to relax. It was the scare more than actually being injured (though I was bunged up and have some severe neck problems now) it brought back a lot of memories of of my first accident in '99 where I almost lost my arm in another rollover accident. My advice would be to talk with your doctor about it. Stress of any kind for a diabetic is scary and if you are still experiencing shock syptoms than you may need some help. Best of luck, I hope that you get to feeling better soon. Take a deep breath and try something relaxing. I took a lot of hot showers, they not only relaxed my muscles but the steam seemed to help me breath easier. God Bless…Your guardian angel is definately on duty.