Utterly, dealthy afraid to fly....but have to next month

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benelly
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   Posted 7/2/2007 12:12 PM (GMT -7)   
I take zoloft for depression and mild anxiety.  It does it's job okay, I guess, but I am supposed to do something next month that I don't think I can do.  Fly.  I am beyond scared.  Anyone have some tips for me?  Thanks in advance.

stkitt
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   Posted 7/2/2007 12:31 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi and welcome. I wish you a good stay here. I am Kitt.

There is nothing on the market specifically developed to "cure" the fear of flying. However, there are medications prescribed by physicians to help ease one's anxiety.

One of the medications widely prescribed that is associated with flying and anxiety is Xanax.

Of course, the best medication (or pill) for a fear of flying is a better understanding of the operations of a modern day airliner.

Knowledge is powerful especially when achieved for the purpose of a stronger understanding of such a wonder as a passenger airplane. I wish you a good flight. ((((((((((((HUGS)))))))))))))

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happypills
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   Posted 7/2/2007 1:34 PM (GMT -7)   
Ugh..flying.  I hate it too.
 
But remember you are much, much, much safer flying than driving according to the stats.  All major US airlines have not had a crash in quite a few years.  That should make you feel a little better, I hope.
 
Good luck and have a FUN flight.  They'll give you free drinks (hehe) yeah


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Post Edited (happypills) : 7/2/2007 2:55:35 PM (GMT-6)


debaser
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   Posted 7/2/2007 3:34 PM (GMT -7)   
I agree with Kitt. I've read about people overcoming phobias, but it was a process and it doesn't sound like you have time for that. I'd go to the doctor and ask him to prescribe a couple of days worth of Xanax.
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   Posted 7/2/2007 3:36 PM (GMT -7)   
Just wanting to say I do agree with Kitt and Debaser
Iwill not fly but took daughter to airport just this am to go to Vancouver for 10 days

Panic mode Mom is in til she calls lol......only cuz she is alone ...
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   Posted 7/2/2007 3:53 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey Big sis,
 
Anxiety Grandma followed Kayla's flight from Paris to Minneapolis online last night.  I was so happy when it was fianlly over US territory. When it landed in Minneapolis at 10:04 I was fianlly at peace.
 
When she called me on way home in car.................I did a little dance and prayer of thanksgiving. yeah   yeah   yeah   yeah
Lil sis
 
I love to fly myself and would go anywhere within reason.
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Tara28
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   Posted 7/2/2007 4:42 PM (GMT -7)   
I love to fly!! I would take your place in a second :) I feel so pampered when I fly

I hope you find it a much more pleasant experience then you are anticipating. Maybe mentally preparing and getting some drugs from your doc will make it an easier situation?
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   Posted 7/3/2007 6:26 AM (GMT -7)   
I don't really care for flying but I do on occasion.  I take Xanax before, although not too much.  If you have never taken it I would before you go so you can take a dose that will not make you too tired, but will take the ege off.

 

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