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Posted by: Matho | 2008/10/10

Anxiety

Good day

I' ll be going for my drivers test very soon &  I know that situations like that makes me feel anxious that I even tramble at times. Are there any pills that can help me relax? I don' t have medical aid so I will have to buy them from the pharmacy.

Your help will be highly appreciated.

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I'm not sure there's anything available without prescription that would be helpful. Beware of medications that would be sedating --- if you fall asleep during the test, the examiner will NOT be impressed ! ON prescription --- and not very expensive if one uses one of the older varieties, there are drugs called Beta-Blockers, which while they don't help the psychological aspects of your anxiety, do calm the body --- reducing the racing pulse, sweaty hands, trembling, etc. Ideally, a few sessions of CBT counselling would help you learn to be relaxed and effective without medications at all.

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