Lynda, ahh plane travel...how not to panic?!!! It sounds to me like you are prepared, do take those meds, but I find it useful to take a relaxation tape with me so that I can block out what is going on (and pretend I am anywhere else).
Do you have any breathing techniques or tapes that help you out? I would take as much arsenal with you, books, dvd's etc that will distract you. Remember, even if you have an anxiety attack, (that sounds negative doesn't it?) it will pass and you will get where you need to be. I wish you all the best, please let us know how you are doing okay?
Hi there tiamarie..
Well this has been a major one for me..took me quite some time before I could get on a jolly plane believe me !
This is how I manage (everyone will have a different view I am sure)...I don't like looking down from up above so I try not to have a window seat, Idle chatter to anyone who will listen, Pretend to be in the 4WD on a bumpy journey, Electronic games are good distractions but most important concentrate on your breathing and you will be fine I am sure
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Tia, I agree with the wise members that have already posted........stay in the moment. Don't get caught up in the what ifs? Just get on the plane and know you will be ok.
Remember it is ok to get out of your seat to stretch or just walk a bit down the aisle and back.
Have a good trip and hugs to you.
Well done..I am sooo proud of you I know from experience just how Brave you are!
You have earned your wings...........whooooooo hooooooooooo. Next thing you will be wanting to be the pilot. .
So very proud of you and as the others have said, you have come a long way. Do pop into the Poker Chip Line and bring a wheel barrel to collect your chips.
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