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Old 09-11-2002, 12:23 AM   #1
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aviophobia

hi
am so tired , i went to canada for vacation and i didnt enjoy any single moment coz of this terriable panic of plane in my way home

i dont sleep well or eat well for almost 1 month now
am so scared ,i feel like its my end , news and threat of attacks announced everyday makes me more worst, i dont know wht to do
i have to travel this week for 12 hours!
i cant imagine that
anybody can suggest something for me
i feel am so scared

 
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Old 09-11-2002, 03:37 AM   #2
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Re: aviophobia

Hi Me, and welcome! <IMG SRC="http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/wave.gif">
I'm sorry for all of the problems you are having, but you've come to the right place. We've all felt the same way you feel and it's something you just have to learn to cope with...believe it or not - it can be done. It takes a great deal of effort but you can do it. Have you been to any kind of doctor and expressed your feelings?
You didn't tell much about yourself. Are you on any medications or in therapy, or are you just trying to do this without any help?
If you could give more specifics it would be easier to relate to your problems.
Some of us take medication, others are on alternative/herbs. Alot of us are in therapy and see a psychologist or psychiatrist, (or bothe). We also try to do things to help ourselves....such as reading, 'self help' books, get online and there is a wealth of information to be had, listen to relaxation tapes, meditate, yoga, etc
Hope you will post again and let us know how you are doing and perhaps give a little more information so we can relate to your situation.
Wishing you the best,
Bev

 
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Old 09-11-2002, 09:22 AM   #3
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Re: aviophobia

thanks for ur reply

actually i didnt have anything wrong b4 like this phobia ,it came 4 y ears ago when my sister felt ill in a plane once and since this time i got thhis phobia
but i travelled after tht many times but this is the first time for me to travel for 12 hours ,so long for one in my case , i cant imagine how i agreed to come , i guess i didnt know it will be a hell
i have never seen any doctor and i have never taken any medication

wht makes me worst is that my sisteris fed up of me
people think am coward ,cant imagine that am sick

even going to a doctor now is useless coz i have to travel in 3 days

more than my fear of planes,am in bad condition coz i missed my mom a nd dad so badly and i feel the plane is the only way that will makes me see them or not
hope i get u the whole picture

 
Old 09-11-2002, 02:07 PM   #4
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Yes Mee, I do believe I understand what you're saying, and I hope you understand that this is not uncommon at all. I know that this is all new to you, so it seems scary, and the people you love sometimes hurt you with the things they say....it's only because they really don't understand. Most all of us here have had these very, identical feelings that you're having, and we KNOW it is NO FUN. <IMG SRC="http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/eek.gif"> Please try to find consolation in this, YOU ARE NOT ALONE! <IMG SRC="http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/love1.gif"> You aren't going to die. I'm so sorry that you're feeling so much anxiety and this phobia. There are things that you can do to help yourself. I know you are feeling extreme discomfort but you can get past this.
If it is possible....and it is, take a very deep breath from your stomach, (below the naval), not a deep breath that comes up into your chest....from the stomach. Hold it for 4-5 seconds, slightly open your lips, and exhale (let the air out). Do this as many times as you can - I promise you it will work, but you have to stay focused on breathing and don't allow any other thoughts to enter your mind. After your anxiety has subsided, and it will, try not to think on these things that are causing you to be anxious. Get a magazine or book and read. Meditate, listen to music, but whatever happens...if you feel the anxiety coming on again - do the breathing exercises again until you've calmed yourself down. Many times I have put myself to sleep doing the breathing exercises. <IMG SRC="http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/yawn.gif">
Mee, you will be fine and nothing bad is going to happen to you just because you are having these feelings. Please think about this: What you are experiencing is fear.....what is the fear caused from? The thoughts that you are entertaining and dwelling on. I'm not reprimanding you, we've all done it, and sometimes still do - but you have to learn how to calm yourself down. Tell yourself, "these are thoughts, ONLY thoughts, nothing else and fear has brought them on and fear will keep them there unless you get into the breathing exercises or distract yourself with something else you enjoy doing. I do cross word puzzles all of the time, I paint, I'm a musician, an animal lover.
You can go on the internet and find crossword puzzles you can do...they even allow you to cheat!LOL <IMG SRC="http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/biggrin.gif">
Now you take care and if you want, or need to post, please feel free to do so. We are here to try and help each other.
Try not to take yourself, and all of these feelings so seriously....it is only fear, and FEAR cannot hurt you.
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Old 09-17-2002, 05:07 PM   #5
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Re: aviophobia

hello bev52

i just want to thank u so muchhhhhhhch ,i arrived home at lasst after so tiring and horrible .12 hours like a whole year <IMG SRC="http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/smile.gif">
thanks to ur nice advice which i did remember the whole flight <IMG SRC="http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/smile.gif"> the breath excersie and i did listen to music whenever i feel frightened
in the plane i decided if i came home safe , first thing i do is to thank u for ur support

second thing is to c a doctor <IMG SRC="http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/smile.gif">


have a nice day bev
bye

 
Old 09-17-2002, 09:46 PM   #6
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Re: aviophobia

Oh Mee!

I am overjoyed to hear from you. I have wondered SO MANY TIMES how you were doing! Thank goodness you are home and okay.

I know it sounds corny, but truly, there's no place like home...right?

How are your Mom & Dad? Did you feel better when you got to see them?

I thank you so much for letting me know that you made it home, and are going to see a doctor. I feel like I can breath now that you are okay.

The sooner you seek help...the sooner you will get better.

Anxiety and panic attacks are very common these days, and with proper care, they can be kept at bay. You should never have to experience what you did a few days ago...but the fact that you know you need to see a doctor is a step in the right direction.

If you can talk to your family and friends and help them to understand what you're going through, that would be wonderful. Unfortunately, sometimes they don't understand, so you have to handle the situation on your own, and thats okay - my family doesn't understand my problems, so, I just do what is right for me.

Whichever happens, remember, you are the only one that knows how you feel - so do whatever you have to - to start feeling better.

Much Love & Hugs to you Mee,
Bev

P.S. Hope you will stay in touch if you have time.

 
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