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2007/06/14 15:58:21 (permalink)
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FEAR OF FLYING

Hi guys I am going on my first holiday in 6 years on the 14th Aug, it will be my first 2 weeks of work in 6 years lol. My problem though is I am S**T scared of flying . I have heard of people just getting drunk and then flying but I dont want to go down the route. Is there any medication I can get from the doc or other sources??
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    paulthebuilder
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    RE: FEAR OF FLYING 2007/06/14 16:19:58 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: FREAKZOID

    Hi guys I am going on my first holiday in 6 years on the 14th Aug, it will be my first 2 weeks of work in 6 years lol. My problem though is I am S**T scared of flying . I have heard of people just getting drunk and then flying but I dont want to go down the route. Is there any medication I can get from the doc or other sources??


    I know 2 people that had hypnosis for this - one a well-known Formula One photographer, the other a well-known Moto GP photographer.

    Both had to fly all over the place and nearly bailed from these jobs which they'd just gotten because of the stress.

    A hypno in Birmingham sorted them both out in a single session.
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    RE: FEAR OF FLYING 2007/06/14 17:26:23 (permalink)
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    I've got no fear of flying. It's the fear of crashing into a mountain that gets me.
    post edited by Golden Oldie - 2007/06/14 17:27:04

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    ginasmg
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    RE: FEAR OF FLYING 2007/06/14 18:12:55 (permalink)
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    try a herbal remedy shop mate for something a little more natural to calm you down,and take a serious look at the safety of flying,the stats are very good and is the safest way to travell by some way.
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    RE: FEAR OF FLYING 2007/06/14 18:17:27 (permalink)
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    ive taken diazapam (sp) from the docs for flying and it helped no end, and i hate flying lol
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    RE: FEAR OF FLYING 2007/06/14 19:54:32 (permalink)
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    Propananol i think its called i used to take it for my exams makes you very relaxed but not totally out of it dont get drunk because if you get to drunk they wont let you on the plane and often will increase your anxiety . Just try and relax and enjoy the flight .


    Tim
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    RE: FEAR OF FLYING 2007/06/14 21:30:22 (permalink)
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    I had flown all over the world but for some reason I couldn't get back on a plane after getting back from India. I went to fear of flying courses, spoke to a pilot who was also a councilor, read a few books but it didn't help until...ta da!

    I realized that there was actually a chance (a very very small one) that the plane might crash and smash me to pieces against the side of a mountain and accepted it. I think I wanted to convince myself it was 100% safe but I knew I was lying to myself — It's only 99.999999% safe. I accepted that and just decided not to care anymore.

    The worst thing that can happen is you'll die, that's all.

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    RE: FEAR OF FLYING 2007/06/14 21:38:50 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: symzie

    I had flown all over the world but for some reason I couldn't get back on a plane after getting back from India. I went to fear of flying courses, spoke to a pilot who was also a councilor, read a few books but it didn't help until...ta da!

    I realized that there was actually a chance (a very very small one) that the plane might crash and smash me to pieces against the side of a mountain and accepted it. I think I wanted to convince myself it was 100% safe but I knew I was lying to myself — It's only 99.999999% safe. I accepted that and just decided not to care anymore.

    The worst thing that can happen is you'll die, that's all.


    Oh, and there they were worrying.
    post edited by big poppa pump - 2007/06/14 21:39:28

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    RE: FEAR OF FLYING 2007/06/14 21:46:01 (permalink)
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    He's scared of flying. It's irrational because it's safer than going to sleep -- apparently. What I was trying to say was, accept the minute risk for what it is and you might not be scared anymore. It worked for me anyway.

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    RE: FEAR OF FLYING 2007/06/14 21:49:54 (permalink)
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    I don't have problems flying as such, I really love the takeoff, landing and turbulance but I get edgy because I'm stuck on something I can't escape out of for hours !!

    It might be worth you going on a short domestic flight just to ease yourself in, if you can ride out the fear and accept that nothing bad is going to happen or if it does happen there's f all you can do about it you'll be fine !

    And though she be but little, she is fierce..
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    RE: FEAR OF FLYING 2007/06/14 21:58:51 (permalink)
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    if it's a long flight u mite want to consider taking rehypnol(sp) or stillnox(sp)


     
     
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    RE: FEAR OF FLYING 2007/06/14 22:00:56 (permalink)
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    im scared too, ive flown on 6 occasions in the past but now i cant bring myself to get on a plane. i know that the chances of anything happening are minute but i cant help it.
    hypnotherapy could be an answer and something i may try.

    you can take a horse to water, but you cant climb a ladder with a bell in both hands
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    RE: FEAR OF FLYING 2007/06/14 22:18:11 (permalink)
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    I was fine flying for years, helicopters / planes not a problem then I flew to Tunisia for a holiday and shat it the whole way!

    I remember looking out of the window as we were above the French Alps and just getting mega edgy and panickey. I calmed myself down in the way most do, by spending a complete fortune on rip off jack daniels and can't remember to this day landing
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    RE: FEAR OF FLYING 2007/06/15 13:26:33 (permalink)
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    I flew from Teeside to Dublin a few years back and i was a nervous wreck through out the entire flight, plus on the way home we had horrendous turblunce (excuse the spelling) All i kept thinking about was the plane crash in LOST
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    RE: FEAR OF FLYING 2007/06/15 13:36:16 (permalink)
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    I have heard of people just getting drunk and then flying


    You would think Pilots would be more responsible than this ^^^^^^^^

    No wonder your scared mate

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