monstapex saidHas any on here ever experienced anxiety driving , especially on th freeway.I used to be able to drive anywhere . anytime ,But now when i hit the freeway my head gets tight and my heart races .. It happens if i have to go out of the city .. it is so strange. the further i get away from home the more anxious i get . when i get closer to home coming back the feeling goes away..I don't understand it.
This reminds me of my grandfather when he had Alzheimer's. He was a very physically fit guy his entire life and when I cared for him we'd go for walks but there came a point when he had trouble walking away from the house. The further he got from the house the slower he got, the more disoriented, etc. I remember the exact day when it got so bad that he actually stopped in his tracks, unable to make himself go any further. So I turned us around and headed back to his house. The closer he got the more confident he became, the more energy he had, the more he sped up his gait. I'd never seen that before.
Checked your profile, you're very young for Alzheimer's but if you have early onset in the family, which can start in your 40s, you might want to get that checked. If your parents didn't have it (and not just AD but the early onset variety) then likely that is not your problem.