Fear of Flying. Help!

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  1. Ronaldo

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    You guys ever have knee problems on landing?
     
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    Derailing deraILIng derAIling dERailIng DeRailing DeraILINg the conversation.
     
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  3. vil

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    Op, I used to do skydiving for many years but I'm afraid of heights. Explain that one.:? When I'm standing on a balcony of a high rise building, I feel very uneasy (scared) but being at 12000 feet sitting on a wheel of a helicopter (with the parachute of course) excites me.
     
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  4. TahoeTennis

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    Flight is tomorrow and i'm already having panic attacks. I don't want to fly and I don't want to crash. I'm terrified beyond rational thought. What should I do? My bags are packed and we're supposed to leave tomorrow. What if I get to the airport and can't board? or worse get on the plane and start freaking out? help!
     
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  5. CaldwellYSR

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    You won't... You're gonna be fine. Just go get on the plane and remember to breath and you'll be just fine.
     
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  6. dallastxtennis

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    Hold on to your friend hand, take a deep breath, relax, close your eyes try to fall sleep, if you having paic attacks take some Xanax and you will be fine.
    Hope everything go well, enjoy the fly and having a good time with your friend.
     
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  7. 2ManyAces

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    Technology has advanced so much since 1998. I took a 6 hour flight as an infant across the Atlantic and ever since then I have had no problems. You just kind of have to look at how it really is and try to forget what happened a long time ago.

    Maybe talk to your GF about it, maybe contact a pyschiatrist, and bring some sleeping medicine on the plane.

    When all else fails, sleep.
     
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  8. Ronaldo

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    Nearly every airport has discovery flights, sometimes free for individuals interested in learning to fly. Try one, always fun riding shotgun on a prop plane. End that fear of flying. May create a fear of falling though.
     
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  9. Satch

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    i really cant blame you, with all that TV shows about disasters and plane accidents, i really have the same problem as you (and i never even got into a plane!).

    just dont think about it as something dangerous as you have more chance to die in a bus or a car accident than plane.

    Probably people have in mind that in car accidents they can change something, but in a plane, you cant do nothing. But believe me its totally wrong assumption. You cant change nothing either way, if its gonna happen it will happen, so what can you do except live your life.

    Maybe some psychiatrist could help you, i believe that a few appointment will help you a lot. Its not a big deal, a lot of people have the same problems.
     
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  10. CaldwellYSR

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    Well... how'd it go?
     
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  11. TahoeTennis

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    I survived!

    Give peace a chance.
    Make Love.
    Love your enemies.
    Life is beautiful!
    Play tennis!
    celebrate life!
    Life is precious!!!

    after 13 years, I faced my fears and gave them a sweet
    Bagel and Breadstick, 6-0, 6-1.

    Thanks for all the support.
     
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  12. CaldwellYSR

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    That's wonderful! Congrats
     
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  13. 2ManyAces

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    I would like to know also.
     
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  14. Pacific lefty

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    That's brilliant, I knew you'd make it!
     
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  15. Ronaldo

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    Awesome. Now its time for skydiving lessons.
     
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    Is that true? I think I have noticed that it's been a long while since I've been on an awfully bumpy flight.

    Will you tell us more about it? Some details please? Did you take the "several milligrams" of xanax Ollinger recommended?

    And while we're at it, can you tell us about the bad first experience? Was it just bad turbulance or what?
     
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  17. TahoeTennis

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    Flying sfo to ogg tomorrow at 635 and once again I'm terrified beyond rational thought. Wish me luck, hope, prayers whatever you do or don't believe in. Positive energy. San Francisco to Maui
     
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  18. r2473

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    You sound like Mary Travers

     
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    Every time I fly to Adelaide as that's where @oztennisfan lives I have panic attacks...I'm going over at the end of May and I'm freaking out but everyone said once you've been a heap of times you'll be fine but I still panic...I hate taking off the worst I get really dizzy the last time I went though the take off was the first time I didn't feel dizzy and I think it's where I was positioned on the plane I was up the front instead of on the wings...makes a whole lot of difference so from now on I'm going front of the plane...
    Don't worry what you're going through is normal as I go through it too and other people probably do too...if you start to panic just breathe in the nose and out through the mouth ..it's a technique I was given to get through a panic attack as one of my flights was a bit rough...
     
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