Post # 1
So for my Bachelorette Party , We booked Jamaica for a few days of fun in the sun and drinks in hand! .. BUT … I dont like flying lol at all!
Im NOT scared of the height, I hate that FEELING TRAPPED feeling which bugs me out…
Anyone have anxiety attacks on planes ? WHAT DO YOU DO TO KEEP YOURSELF CALM! lol… Need advice besides my anxiety meds.. Thanks!!
Post # 3
I have the WORST anxiety on planes! I told my bridal party that Puerto Rico was out of the question strictly because flying bothers me so much. The only times I’m not anxious while flying is when I read a favorite book. When I flew to England years ago, the fifth Harry Potter had just come out and so I began reading it and before I knew it, we were landed!
Post # 4
I have terrible anxiety on planes as well! I have to be sitting next to my SO or at least someone I know. Im the worst at take off and landing! I wish I could get past it haha. It’s so irrational and inconvenient ! Sorry, no advice here. But I’ll be sticking around to see what other bees say 🙂
Post # 5
I don’t like it either!!! Try reading or listening to some of your favorite music. My honeymoon is in the bahamas and I’ll be on a plane for 3 hours which I guess is not a lot but I will be dreading it!
Post # 6
I totally understand! I went to the Bahamas with my Fiance last April … The flight there I was fine … It was the flight home that bothered me … I had a few beers NAND tried to watch TV but I still couldn’t shake it off lol I guess I couldn’t want to land!
Post # 7
@Stina11287: My girl I know exactly what you mean about that trapped feeling. Ugh! Your best bet is some type of distraction. Maybe books, magazines, or music. Last time I flew to JA I watched the little tv they had on the back of the seat ahead of me. That kept me distracted enough! Lol it’s weird because I’ve flown many times and never had an issue until the last couple times where I felt claustrophobic. Eeek. Anyway, I see your thing says NY so the flight is not long at all. Hopefully it will go quick enough for you!
Post # 8
I used to get the worst anxiety on planes too so I know how you feel. I live in Canada but I grew up in England so I have to do some 9 hour flights pretty frequently and I used to get the worst anxiety possible just thinking about flying. I don’t know what happened but flying no longer bothers me at all, it’s weird. I was on a flight to Vegas a few years ago and just after takeoff I got this feeling of calm where I thought to myself “you’re stuck on this plane for the next couple of hours regardless of how much you freak out, so calm down and try to enjoy it”. And I did. Now I just buy a few magazines or a new book and load up my iPad with things to watch and I’m good to go. I almost enjoy it now!
I used to always find it worse if I’m travelling with someone I know because it’s almost like it allows me to be a baby. When I’m flying alone, I have to be an adult about it lol.
Post # 9
@Stina11287: Can you take half of a sleeping pill? The flight being only 3 and a half hours you don’t want to be fully knocked out or you’ll be asleep too long, but perhaps (if the medications are safe to mix) you can take the anxiety meds + half a sleep aid and you’ll be really relaxed/drowsy you wont know what’s going on.
I used some alchohol to get through my flight from Toronto to Barcelona but I still ended up crying on the plane so I’d recommend something stronger 😛
Post # 10
yes same with me! Ugh lol thank you for the advice 🙂
Post # 12
oh em gee, I’m sooo afraid of flying. It sounds terrible, but xanax and a bloody mary are the ONLY way I can do it! It’s mostly take off that really gets to me (and don’t get me started on small planes…) but by the end I’m okay, and I weirdly enjoy landing. Maybe because we’re closer to the ground!!
Post # 13
@Stina11287: maybe take a motion sickness pill, it will help calm you and slightly drowsy.
Post # 14
@Stina11287: Very nervous flyer here and I just got off a 7 hour flight today… Glad that’s over!! I always have a glass of wine before and during the flight to keep me calm. Seems to work for me!! Also, try to drink as much water as possible and do whatever it takes to feelcomfortable about the trip… Eg for me I always request a window seat cos that’s where I feel mostcomfortable and i talk to the steward about where to expectturbulence so it’s not a surprise. Apart from that whatever distractions work. For me a few episodes of The Big Bang Theory on my notebook does the trick! Good luck and don’t allow this to control you. The journey is always worth it!!