I have been on planes before and only had one dodgy experience but I still feel terrified. As soon as the doors are shut I am a quivering wreck and would do anything to get off the plane.The last time I went on a plane, as soon as the doors shut I had my seatbelt undone and was ready to get off, my friend buckled me back up and held me down! I was a sobbing stupid wreck until I could get off it. I hate looking at the plane inside and seeing just a tube that I am stuck on with no way of escaping and that there is nothing apart from a bit of metal between me and oblivion.
My partner is ex RAF and loves flying but is brilliant and does not pressure me at all. But I don't know how long he can put up with me for!
I have no plans to fly ever again but know I would like to visit places that it is unreasonable to get to by train.

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Firstly Karen you're not stupid - being scared is nothing to be ashamed of. I am scared too but I will fly. Though before I fly my head is full of terrible thoughts about premature death, and twisted metal etc. I think overcoming fear is all about strategy. I started therapy at my GP - it's free so you could check out if your doctor has such a service. I didn't think it would work but when I started going I was really terrified of motorway travel. I can't drive and my partner would get sick of me panic attacking and gasping, shrieking at nothing. But therapy really helped, I now still feel anxious on the motorway but am able to manage it. I'm working on doing this for flying.
No No No You may have been sobbing but you are not a stupid wreck. I don't know how I missed your comment so I'm really sorry for this delay in replying to you.

There is help for you and we'll give you as much of it as you need or want.

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hi em,

omg iv found someone who sounds like me im shocked, i too am scared of going on the motorway and of flyin (iv added my story in to see if i can get some help)

wats the therapy u have tried as i wud love to overcome my stupid fears :( they stop me from doin everythin an i hate the way i am...
Hi
Oooh this is really weird as I am also terrified of motorways. I can put an explanation to that though as I was in a multiple smash in 1980 and had 5 cars hit my car, but there is no similar explanation for the flying.
Thanks for the info re the therapy, I will certainly look into it as there are so many places I wish to see.

Thank you
K x
karen that must of been awful its no wonder ur scared.

my reason is wen i was havin my bad times i had a panick attack in the car on the motorway so iv been seriously put off since!!

i have to get myself bak on there though an stop bein so scared :(

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