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I've been searching many websites with information about the different types of anxiety, as well as many forums, including this one, but surprisingly I couldn't find information about how can my anxiety situation can be classified.
If someone you don't know publicly menaces you with violence, you manage to escape from that person but then you get constant fear and anxiety that the person is very probably a very violent person and might come to get you at your residence to arm you and/or your family members, how do you classify this anxiety?
As most anxiety disorders that I found listed in the internet, this one is not from a subjective cause. It is from an objective cause. The menace is real, there are good chances it may come true, but the anxiety caused by it is as unbearable as other types of anxieties. It has been 3 days without sleeping, it's hard to breath (has if I have a knot in my throat), don't have any appetite, can't think of ay other thing besides this.
3 days ago I had an unfortunate situation in road traffic. Another driver bullied me for not enough reason. He wanted to overtake me and I didn't notice so I didn't make it easier for him and so he reacted with aggressive honking and violent gesture.
Unfortunately my instinct reaction was replying with the same manners (which I so much regret right now) and he got extremely upset and pursuit me for about 5 minutes, honking and demanding with violent gestures that I stoped in the side of the road.
At some point he managed to overtake me and almost forced me out of the road. Luckily at this point I managed to turn to another road and lost him.
But it all happened close to my residence (within a 10km range) and the guy is probably also a resident of the same region. To worsen up the case in our country anyone has free access to name and address of any other car owner just with the license plate.
I'm almost sure that he is violent and emotionally not in balance. And I fear that he has not given up after I escaped from him. I get the sensation that he will look for revenge, wether if he finds me one day again on the road or, worse, if he knows that he can get information about my name and address and comes to get me at home.
Even worse, I live with my wife and our 3 small children and that what gets me even more stressed out, as he might decide to arm them also.
I'm in a lot of anxiety, I don't see an end to this and I don't know which type of anxiety it is nor a name for it.
Any information, help or advice would be great. Thanks!