I am right there with you, XmasTidings. I get nauseous, diarrhea, sweats, pounding heart--you name it, I get it. I would also be in tears from all the fear. My doctor prescribed Atavan that I take the evening before the flight and then about 30 minutes to an hour before boarding the plane. If I become super anxious, I will take another one during the flight, especially if it is a long one and/or if we have to land and take off several times. I also take one after we land. I do the same for the return trip. I do not care if anyone laughs or poo-poos this, but that is how I deal with it. I would suggest you get a DVD player and/or CD player and watch a movie or listen to music, using the headphones
. This helps with the changes in engine noises. Also, sitting close to the cockpit helps, too.
Originally Posted by xmastidings
I am in need of some advise and help. I have a profound fear of flying which causes me to have a panic attack when I get on an airplane (I do not like heights). I go on-line and read alot of blah-blah-blah, (at least that's what it appears to me). My wife hit me with a bomb shell last night that we are now flying San Antonio Texas and I'm scared to death of getting on an airplane.
Is there anything recommended (from your past experiences) or advise that you can offer to me and that I could share with my doctor that I can take, do, etc... that will help me out with being on a 3-4 hour flight? And, fyi, I do not drink any alcohol any longer.
I am at a loss here but I do plan to call my doctor to see if there is anything he can prescribe to help me with this task that I have to face...