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My 600-lb Life sneak peek: Justin nearly panics when he can’t fit into the rental car

Justin McSwain gets wedged in his rental and has to abandon it. Pic credit: TLC

On the latest episode of My 600-lb Life, South Carolina native Justin McSwain gets upset when he rents a vehicle to drive to Houston to see Dr. Nowzaradan because he cannot fit behind the wheel.

In the clip, we see Justin gets a car which is not the one he requested, and it takes him squeezing just get behind the wheel.

“I really can’t believe this,” Justin says.

“This is the last thing I need. I’m trying really hard not to spiral and have a panic attack, but I’m beyond my limit at this point.”

The episode not only focuses on Justin’s meteoric weight gain, but his resulting phobias and anxiety attacks.

Justin outside of his rental car on My 600-lb Life
Justin is anxietal over the rental car issue in this still. Pic credit: TLC

On the episode, Justin reveals he was diagnosed with agoraphobia, and that he gained several hundred pounds when he went to college.

Justin’s education prepared him as the owner of McSwain Media, his own web and tech development firm specializing in SEO and design.

But the weight has created several issues for him and added to his emotional problems. His personal troubles at home are also revealed tonight.

Justin’s decision to head to Houston is a last resort after we learn that his step-mother is quite abusive to him.

At the end of his college run, Justin was weighing over 400 pounds, and had signs of some new phobias too.

In addition, Justin must face Dr. Now, who will tell him what he weighs exactly as Justin is not quite sure.

Tune in tonight to see Justin make the thousand-mile drive from their South Carolina home to Houston and Dr. Nowzaradan’s weight clinic.

Justin Can't Fit | My 600lb Life

Justin’s journey to Dr. Now won’t be easy—and major setbacks have him second guessing the trip. Will he push on? Tune in to a new #My600lbLife Wednesday at 8/7c.

Posted by TLC on Tuesday, January 22, 2019

My 600-lb Life airs on Wednesdays at 8/7c on TLC.

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