Hello, I am Rafael. Thanks for asking your question - I'm here to support you. (Information posted here is not private or confidential but public).
I am very sorry to know about your situation, one that seems truly overwhelming.
What you have described seems to show at very high levels of anxiety leading even to panic like symptoms. Apparently they started when you failed your first driving test, it seems that could have been a traumatic experience for you, intense enough to trigger this anxiety disorder.
You have mentioned you have been facing a lot of stress from different fronts including starting a new job. i would say that, all these stressors just debilitated you even more, making you more vulnerable to develop this anxiety disorder -phobic reaction to driving.
This is not an uncommon scenario, most times people developing these disorders already present high levels of anxiety, are very sensitive persons and when challenges or difficulties get tough, any new problem could become a traumatic event.
Please do look for "online counseling" using any search engine like Google in order to start getting some adequate support to reduce anxiety and learn how to better cope and rehabilitate from this phobic-panic symptoms. Ideally, if you could get a local fluent English speaking psychotherapist that would be the best for you, but in the mean time, online counseling could give you some necessary support to work on your rehabilitation.
Does it make sense?
It does make sense! I will go ahead and search for online counseling. Thanks
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