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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-12-11 02:35 PM
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11. If you have basic medical care at school
go to your clinic or hospital and ask to talk to a doctor about your flying anxiety. There is no need for you to go through that. A doctor or an advice nurse can talk to you about options.

I had a very similar problem with flying for a while (and without Al Qaida into the bargain!). My doc at school used to give me a very mild tranquilizer, one for each way. And after that, I learned some tech to take care of it without even that little bit of drugs.

There really are solutions out there. Go get 'em. :)
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  -From what I'm seeing, my fears appear unreasonable. Bladian  May-12-11 02:25 PM   #0 
  - Hey, I'm almost 60 and I feel those fears....  Wounded Bear   May-12-11 02:30 PM   #1 
  - "Worry"  KansDem   May-12-11 02:41 PM   #18 
  - If that is the case why fly? Why not take a bus or train? It'd take longer but  snagglepuss   May-12-11 02:30 PM   #2 
  - Oh trust me, I'd love to do that, but  Bladian   May-12-11 02:32 PM   #5 
  - Statistically, there is little to worry about.  dawg   May-12-11 02:30 PM   #3 
  - I doubt that anything written here will allay your fears, but  MineralMan   May-12-11 02:31 PM   #4 
  - First welcome. I wouldn't worry about terrorists.. or falling out of the sky  glowing   May-12-11 02:32 PM   #6 
  - I think your fear of flying is totally separate from any other concerns  OKNancy   May-12-11 02:34 PM   #7 
  - Drugs? Hrm...  Bladian   May-12-11 02:34 PM   #10 
  - I should also mention  Bladian   May-12-11 02:34 PM   #8 
  - I've flown for years and I still get nervous at takeoff, turbulence,  blondeatlast   May-12-11 02:34 PM   #9 
  - If you have basic medical care at school  EFerrari   May-12-11 02:35 PM   #11 
  - Welcome to DU Bladian.  no_hypocrisy   May-12-11 02:36 PM   #12 
  - When I used to fly for the insurance company  DoBotherMe   May-12-11 02:36 PM   #13 
  - I have the same issue with takeoff and landing  LadyHawkAZ   May-12-11 02:38 PM   #14 
  - I guess you could say I am strange, but my favorite part  RebelOne   May-12-11 03:30 PM   #58 
     - This is a good thought. I know economically things are difficult, but if you can at any time take  uppityperson   May-12-11 05:12 PM   #62 
  - Self-medicate  izquierdista   May-12-11 02:38 PM   #15 
  - Yep. 2 shots and a Xanax and I am good to go.  blueamy66   May-12-11 03:07 PM   #41 
  - Honestly, I shouldn't even say I'm afraid of flying  Bladian   May-12-11 02:39 PM   #16 
  - Your plane is more likely to be struck by lightning than Al Qaida  Xipe Totec   May-12-11 02:40 PM   #17 
  - Well now that's interesting  Bladian   May-12-11 02:42 PM   #19 
  - I was a crew member on weather recon aircraft flying out of Guam in  Obamanaut   May-12-11 03:07 PM   #40 
  - Now THAT is a plane! n/t  Bladian   May-12-11 03:08 PM   #43 
  - Nice!  Xipe Totec   May-12-11 03:11 PM   #46 
     - Full fuel load was 7,700 gallons of avgas. Not a typo, We could fly  Obamanaut   May-12-11 05:06 PM   #60 
  - Actually, it's much more likely to be stuck on the tarmac.  OffWithTheirHeads   May-12-11 03:16 PM   #50 
     - Tell me about it *shakes fist*  Bladian   May-12-11 03:17 PM   #52 
  - When I worked I flew all the time and I grew to hate  xxqqqzme   May-12-11 02:44 PM   #20 
  - Have you considered that your fear may be phobic?  Zorra   May-12-11 02:44 PM   #21 
  - I'd be shocked if it WEREN'T  Bladian   May-12-11 02:47 PM   #22 
  - If your fears seem unreasonable to you from what you are seeing (from the  Obamanaut   May-12-11 02:48 PM   #23 
  - Oh. Sorry. I didn't notice I did that.  Bladian   May-12-11 02:49 PM   #24 
     - I think you write well  DoBotherMe   May-12-11 03:10 PM   #45 
        - I've always prided myself on my writing  Bladian   May-12-11 03:12 PM   #48 
  - I would worry more about TSA  Politicalboi   May-12-11 02:50 PM   #25 
  - Haha! Yeah, definitely.  Bladian   May-12-11 02:51 PM   #26 
  - first, welcome!  handmade34   May-12-11 02:51 PM   #27 
  - Welcome to DU. Best way to get over fear of flying is take a flying lesson  leveymg   May-12-11 02:52 PM   #28 
  - Holy crap  Bladian   May-12-11 02:56 PM   #32 
     - Make sure you do it on a really nice day the first few times.  leveymg   May-12-11 03:02 PM   #35 
     - Actually I've heard this comes from the fear of not being in control.  dkf   May-12-11 05:12 PM   #61 
  - Advice from someone old...  Wait Wut   May-12-11 02:53 PM   #29 
  - Air travel is why God invented drugs.  Tierra_y_Libertad   May-12-11 02:53 PM   #30 
  - Welcome to DU! I have no flying advice for you, but I can explain recommends.  ZombieHorde   May-12-11 02:55 PM   #31 
  - Well I guess that was kinda common sense...  Bladian   May-12-11 03:00 PM   #33 
  - I used to be much more afraid of flying  Mz Pip   May-12-11 03:01 PM   #34 
  - My god, we could be siblings!  Bladian   May-12-11 03:03 PM   #36 
  - After working on my flying thing for a number of years  EFerrari   May-12-11 03:06 PM   #39 
  - Well, not siblings...  Mz Pip   May-12-11 03:20 PM   #53 
     - Hey I recognize that area!  Bladian   May-12-11 03:23 PM   #54 
  - My first fear-free flight was one that I was reading  EFerrari   May-12-11 03:04 PM   #37 
     - Oooh, reading along with an audiobook  Bladian   May-12-11 03:06 PM   #38 
  - There are literally thousands of flights a day  jberryhill   May-12-11 03:08 PM   #42 
  - I think it's because it's more "ordinary"  Bladian   May-12-11 03:09 PM   #44 
  - Aww, Bladian. *hugs* Fear of flying is a valid fear!  in_cog_ni_to   May-12-11 03:12 PM   #47 
  - Yay hugs!  Bladian   May-12-11 03:15 PM   #49 
     - :) Yes it is a lot of planes and that's why the odds are in your favor.  in_cog_ni_to   May-12-11 03:25 PM   #55 
  - Ask your doctor for an Atavan prescription.  Tracer   May-12-11 03:16 PM   #51 
  - welcome. 18, yea... you do have lots of living. odds of you biting the dust is miniscule  seabeyond   May-12-11 03:25 PM   #56 
  - is it unreasonable to be concerned?  NeedleCast   May-12-11 03:29 PM   #57 
  - My wife takes Ativan before flying.  GeorgeGist   May-12-11 05:05 PM   #59 
  - Welcome to the DU!  applegrove   May-12-11 11:32 PM   #63 
  - My attitude when getting on a plane:  MilesColtrane   May-12-11 11:57 PM   #64 
  - Just keep 3 things in mind:  ecstatic   May-13-11 12:17 AM   #65 

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