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First Time On Airplane

Dominique, on February 21, 2020 at 1:32 PM Posted in Community Conversations 0 22
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FLYING ANXIETY HELP!!! I need to know what will help me with my anxiety on the plane. I am going to be a nervous wreck ladies!!!

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Latest activity by Rose, on February 25, 2020 at 1:57 PM
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    Depending how bad your anxiety is you should talk to your doctor and get medication for the flight. My grandfather has to do this when he flies. My mom on the other hand is just a nervous flyer and 2 glass of wine are enough for her.


    Anxiety often doesn't respond to logic, but you are statistically safer in a plane than in a car.

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  • Dominique
    Devoted June 2020
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    It can get pretty bad Alex. I'll talk to my doctor about it and maybe take a few shots before the flight. Thank you for the advice
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  • Melle
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    Im a nervous flyer and usually I try to just sleep Smiley sad
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  • Dominique
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    I am excited because we're getting married in Vegas but the flight part has me a bit anxious...
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    If you do get meds, don't take shots. It's a one or the other situation.

    How long of a flight is it and to where?

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  • Dominique
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    Hey Melle, I thought about that too but I do want to see the view and experience it a bit. So I was just thinking of other options
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  • Dominique
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    Yeah I know. Decisions, Decisions lol
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  • MrsD
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    I'd talk to your doctor or a therapist for ways to handle the anxiety for sure. Other than that, I'd just be prepared. Pinterest has a ton of posts & there are a ton of posts online on things to carry on to keep you occupied (preloaded movies on a tablet) like noise cancelling headphones, ginger chews for nausea, good snacks, what to wear to be comfortable, etc.

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  • Dominique
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    Thank you MrsD! I never thought about therapy I would have to look into that not a bad idea.
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  • MrsD
    Legend July 2019
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    I'm sure it would help with breathing exercises and tackling where the anxiety is coming from. Plus downloading meditating apps to use on the plane isn't a bad idea either!

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  • Dominique
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    Yeah I'm sure it will. Thanks again
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  • Jennifer
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    Jennifer ·
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    Same here girl! I joke with my FH that I'm gonna be freaking out like the lady next to Kristen Wiig in Bridesmaids LOL!

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  • Dominique
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    Omg Jennifer, Yes! Just like that🤣 What are we going to so girl lol
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  • Jennifer
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    LOL I'm glad that I have someone in the same boat as me then! Smiley smile

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  • Dominique
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    Yeah me too lol
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  • Cristina
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    I have a fear of flying myself but also get motion sickness. I bought Dramamine which is too help with motion sickness but the plus side is that it causes drowsiness so it actually caused me to fall right to sleep and next thing I knew we were landing. Even if you don't get motion sickness it might be good to take just so you can sleep through the flight. They sell them at the airport or you can find it for cheaper at like CVS, walmart, target, etc.

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  • Dominique
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    Hi Cristina! I really don't want to fall asleep I want to watch the view a little bit. I don't want to miss out on the experience I guess. I'll figure it out🤪
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  • Rebecca
    Rockstar August 2019
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    I get super anxious about flying because I get SUPER motion sick.

    I use sea bands (the wrist bands for motion sickness), dramamine, and I also tend to wear myself out with no/little sleep, and I don't eat much, either. Add in gum for takeoff/landing, and DH says I end up sleeping much of the flight.

    I'm sorry, I totally relate.

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  • Samantha
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    Have you ever considered hypnotherapy? It is very effective. Speaking from personal experience.
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  • Dominique
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    Dominique ·
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    Thanks Rebecca!
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