Wow, not a fan of flying at ALL! I hear everything you all are saying. I've flown in the past and even with my 2 children and it's always the same...can't sleep, can't even focus enough to enjoy myself, just a mess. I tear up the ear phones and talk to any stranger that will listen. Just all together annoying! I even tried drinking. Made it worse!!! The last time I flew...I swore I'd never do it again. That was 1994.
I was diagnosed with PTSD in 2000. I've fought my way back through much therapy and a strong faith in God. Lots better know, but still have issues with flying. It has kept me from doing so many fun things and I want to get over it!!! I wish I could just do it more frequently to get used to it...but I don't do it often enough. Not like I can rent a plane daily.
Asked my Dr. for med's for a trip in the fall. He said he thought I could do it. I just want some "in case" meds. Ha....maybe I'll ask again.
I feel for anyone traveling with kids. You want to be so strong for them. But inside your dying! I've been there!!!!
I say take the Xanax until your calm...and take it again on your way home! Don't feel guilty about it..just do it and have a fun time with those kids!
"Get busy living or get busy dying"
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