You are viewing an obsolete version of the DU website which is no longer supported by the Administrators. Visit The New DU.
Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

Reply #11: If you have basic medical care at school [View All]

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » General Discussion Donate to DU
EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-12-11 02:35 PM
Response to Original message
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. :)
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
  -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 
 

Home » Discuss » General Discussion Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC