Hey deniro, i am very much the same as you, but i have agoraphobia so is part of that. Fear of fear. It sucks! It is something you can overcome thou. it just takes some work on your way of thinking. ie: realising that you are not in danger. breathing and relaxation. For me when im driving long distances its the fear of being trapped far from home. Not being able to escape. So now i have to keep reminding myself that it doesnt really matter where i am if i panic/dp it will be just as unpleasant where ever i am! And that i have to take things as they come and not automatically asume that i will panic /dp when out. Its something i have to work on consistently but when i do the rewards are worth it. Have a look at some agoraphobia it may give you some info that helps.