How to overcome anxiety of flying

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Avatar f tn So due to this bad experience I am terrified of flying and am already nervous about it. I want to take start taking something the day before I fly and then the whole day for the journey which will be 7 hrs. I have tried xanax 0.5 mg at home just to see how I will feel. It didn't do anything for me, just felt a bit relaxed. Can someone please suggest what I should ask the doc to give me. I want to take something that will stop me from panicking before boarding and last till we land. Help!!!
219704 tn?1338612705 My pvcs were not anxiety-driven, but anxiety could definitely exaserbate them. Flying was one of those times. I fly up to Cleveland for my semi-annual checkups and normally, I take 1/2 of the Xanax (.125) and it helps. Sometimes, I go without, but not usually.
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1372667 tn?1307677663 I have Trypanophobia- the irrational fear of needles and Emetophobia- the irrational fear of vommiting. I have seen how they help people with fears and anxiety of things like the fears of disaster, the dark, flying and claustrophobia by putting them in situations over and over again to show them that nothing bad will happen to that person most of the time is those situations. I am on all kinds of anxiety medication but nothing helps with these two fears.
2019697 tn?1334153847 On the day my plane was leaving, I thought of ways to get out of going but couldnt get out of it. While I was at the airport waiting to board the flight, my anxiety was at one of the highest levels I could imagine. I was having derealization with it. I boarded the plane, got to europe and spent an uneasy month there but I also enjoyed it. I went back there a few years later and had one of the best flights I ever had. so, to end a long story, we do this to ourselves.
Avatar m tn In fact, most of my time/anxiety is spent trying to figire out ways to NOT to drive, i.e., stay at my mom's, lots of things. I definately spend more time driving than others because I take side streets and avoid major roads and freeways. It ***** and my anxiety spikes really high in the morning thinking about the day ahead. Trouble is, I drive for a living inspecting houses so I kind of have to!
3060903 tn?1398568723 Phobias and Fears – When fears are irrational and disabling, they are called phobias. Learn how to get help and overcome these fears. Social Anxiety Disorder and Social Phobia – Learn to understand this disorder and be more comfortable in social situations. ___________________________________________________________ Phobias and Fears Symptoms, Treatment, and Self-Help Authors: Melinda Smith, M.A., Robert Segal, M.A.
3060903 tn?1398568723 and develop better coping and problem-solving skills. Therapy gives you the tools to overcome anxiety and teaches you how to use them. The anxiety disorders differ considerably, so therapy should be tailored to your specific symptoms and concerns. If you have obsessive-compulsive disorder, your treatment will be different from someone who’s getting help for anxiety attacks. The length of therapy will also depend on the type and severity of your anxiety disorder.
480448 tn?1426952138 I feel that it is important to pick reachable goals. For example, if someone has a severe phobia of flying, it isn't realistic to set a goal of taking an international flight. A good starting goal would be driving to the airport and looking at the planes. Another example would be...if you fear a certain store you've had a panic attack in, set a goal to sit in the parking lot, or walk around in the store for 5 minutes.
Avatar n tn I used to suffer from sever panic disorder and the "sparks" you are describing used to happen quite often with me. I was treated with Xanax - .25mg, twice daily. I had a rough two years, but eventually felt a hundred percent better. As for the "floaty feeling", yes, this was a part of it too for me. I also used to get a feeling of "numbness" that would take over my body...felt weak... Then the panic would kick in.
Avatar n tn i think people are over medicated, you just need to be able to change your frame of mind, don't freak when you feel the anxiety coming on, tell yourself it is not only normal but harmless.... the flight or fight response actually makes you stronger than you are normally. then just calm yourself down, take deep breaths, tense your muscles then relax them so you know the real difference.
Avatar n tn I also get a achy spot at the base of my skull at the back of my neck. They chalked it up to anxiety and tension headaches so far. Its achiness varies and I notice that I get other symptoms when it is at its worst like other headache pain, nausea, lump in throat. I have also had the tiny pin ***** dots on my hands mostly in the past. I think they were petechaie. Not sure why though at this point. Doctors never took much interest in them.
Avatar m tn just another question out of curiosity, do you or any other people with anxiety symptoms have the same, when I get really tired all of this symptoms and feelings seem to disappear and I start to feel "normal" again. And it feels at its worst right after getting up in the morning.
Avatar m tn do people with anxiety often think that if they do something (because of their anxiety) they think it is because of a worse mental issue? Thanks.
Avatar n tn I'm looking forward to see somebody else, but also I think that I should work with techniques to overcome the anxiety... I'm tired of this believe me, but I've learned that only hard work and a strong mind can get us out of this... Hang in there, we'll make it... Let me know if you want I can reccomend a couple of books, websites, etc... I've been doing a lot of research on this, believe me, once you know what you have, it is easier to fight it back...
589870 tn?1222666787 Whatever works for you is great but it is important that everyone understand that you don't have to be of one particular religion to get relief from panic/anxiety. This person went a little too far and offended a lot of very vulnerable people.
Avatar n tn I am not trying to feed your paranoia or anxiety, but LYME can do a ton of harm to a person from mental to physical problems. Warning though if you do get a LYME test, do it with a LYME LITERATE DOCTOR in your area, not just the basic ELISA test your HMO will order. Just a thought. I will be seeing one myself for my various physical symptoms which all my doctors said were "anxiety" related. Are you an "outdoors" type person ?
Avatar n tn The doc said its anxiety/stress/panic attacks, but wants me to do a echo-cardiograham of my heart to rule out cardiac cause. I have also got this burning feeling in my chest,that moves thru my back. doc thinks its acid reflux, i took one prilosec OTC 20mg and it seem to go away.. two days no chest pain, Though i had a few mild ones yesterday. also does anyone experience adreniline rush while drifting off to sleep? Like a hot flash sensation all over your body?
Avatar f tn Instead of forecasting that her anxiety about dying is going to end up with major anxiety disorder, let's put things in perspective here. Everyone goes through anxiety, at one time or another, especially children, and especially in the world we live in. We spend a lot of time making sense of the world, trying to be comfortable in it, and dealing with new things. Our bodies change including our minds and our brains.
Avatar m tn three skills must be learnt to overcome anxiety: Firstly, a method of releasing or handling the subconscious "hurt memories" which have been stored. Secondly, developing self-confidence to deal with the actual situation which triggers the anxiety. Thirdly, developing new responses to express the emotions that are felt when the situation recurs. Hope this help!
Avatar m tn The reason why some, particularly young and very healthy - like a historical example the whole eastern Germany womes olympic swim team- persons clear the virus is, ( that is at least the the current belief according to analyses of their immune responses and repertoires) , that they have a rapid and effective class I and class II T cell response combined with an effective innate response (to which the virus has not had the time to adapt) .
416279 tn?1206234369 I'm not sure anxiety can techniclly be "cured," but it can be treated. Disregarding my last post, it won't kill you. The thought that it will kill you is just another symptom of anxiety. Your body/mind are tricking you into feeling you are in danger. Different meds work for different people. There is a class of meds called benzodiazepines (Valium, Ativan, etc.) which can be helpful. Low doses of antipschotic meds (like Seroqeul) can also be helpful.
789911 tn?1368640383 As odd as it sounds, I was back out and about the next day. With a story to tell. But just another example of what anxiety can do to you. How badly is can beat you down. But we find our ways of dealing with things as they happen. We adapt to the condition. Shape a life around it. Certain things we wouldn't do. Other things we would do most days. Once we are getting out and about we see it as a life. Medication or not. I am a lifer with my medication. I accept that. It helped me get back out.
739988 tn?1386676569 And some courses that help people learn how to overcome that. If its just generalized anxiety I'd say preparing ahead would be the best thing. Understanding the schedule and what will happen and the like. What to expect. I remember I had a similar occurence. And I had psychotic symptoms at the time as well. I hadn't been on a plane since the events in 2001 and was flying to Spain right after the incidents there. I got on the plane and saw the air marshalls and was frankly terrified.
480448 tn?1426952138 Of course, the fact that while having a high level of anxiety, we are SUPER sensitized to every sensation, feeling, symptom....adds to derealization and depersonalization. Also, you can have one without the other. Most of MY experiences have been with derealization, and I have a friend who suffered more from depersonalization...she explained it as feeling "numb' and more like an inanimate object than a person. The great news is..
Avatar n tn The risk for the general population for having one miscarriage is 1/5 for women below age 35 and 1/4 for above age 35, though not sure if even greater risk for over age 40. My dilemna now after having had one m/c is how long to wait to try to conceive again and that seems to be so variable, but I've decided that common sense is to wait one cycle and not much more given my age of 36 and so increased risk of other problems (i.e., fertility issues, genetic disorders with baby, etc.
Avatar f tn I recently developed massive anxiety all of a sudden.... At the same time Planned parenthood switched me again to Microgestin... a lower dose hormone... BAD! (they like to swicth people every few years) The first month was fine... I actually felt better mentally and had no spotting.. but then I had a nasty period.. got really bloated.. now its month 2 and I have has like non-stop spotting and bloating.. I feel like a fat pig! But... I think that it has helped my anxiety attacks....
Avatar m tn Had I read online about how common anxiety attacks after a night of drinking are, maybe I could have started my road to recovery sooner, and maybe some of you can. Anyways, I am a 25-year old college student (receiving my 2nd BA tomorrow actually :D) who had never experienced anything related to anxiety or panic attacks ever in my life. I've always been a laid back, easy-going individual.
Avatar n tn All of us in relationships that we truly care about have some anxiety, at times, about how it's going. But few of us stop eating and have to take to our beds, either before or after we've made that commitment. I go back to what I said earlier that it's possible you just don't see yourself worthy of anyone actually commiting themselves to you and this self-doubt has you pulling the blankets over your head.
Avatar f tn But let's assume the folks at the ER were able to rule that out. Those could also be the symptoms of an anxiety attack. I went through a period where I had them, too, and I had all that you describe plus a little dizziness. Like many with anxiety attacks, I feared I was having a heart attack, and that fear further fed the attack (and helped to "cement" my anxiety pattern for future attacks). After I suffered terribly through a couple of those, my doctor prescribed .25 mg Xanax.