Hi everyone,

I have flown to Sweden and back last week! I was very scared even thought I had flown the week before. Even more because I was flying with important university people. I was scared I was going to embarrass myself and make them think less of me. Instead I received great support from them and I am so glad I reached out to them. So please don't ever feel embarrassed to ask for help and support because it makes a world of difference.

The take off is still my worst part of the flight but I was able to relax after that. It helped having someone to talk to and distract me. The landing was what frightened me and also other people on the flight (some screamed). When we were descending slowly we flew through some clouds and it felt like the plane 'dropped' a little bit. It was quite scary. Was it because we were going lower and happened to hit some turbulence?

The actual landing/touch down was very smooth.

The flight back was good and I was fine sitting in the middle of the plane without having to look at the wing the entire flight and I even did some sudoku which never happens. I even used the plane toilets which I never do (though it was the fastest pee ever!). I started to get scared out of no where towards  the end... I don't know why. Overall I think I was much better and I didn't freak out when the plane was taking a big turn towards the landing.

I have another flight to Poland on the 20th and I am hoping not to take any Diazepam (even though I don't think it has done anything at all).

Thank you for all the support :)

Natalia

 

Views: 61

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

Hi Natalia,

Looks like you're moving at the right direction and very positive direction. Same happened to me as well. Small steps, but still forward. I'm still scared at take-off, also about turbulence, but otherwise I feel good in planes now. I'm quite sure same will happen to you soon.

Regarding you bad feeling when flight comes to the end. Well it depends on lots of things. For example same happens for me if I take some alcohol during longer flights. When alcohol is gone from the body I start to feel very bad, scared and can't explain that. So now I take only one glass of wine during short flight. Also might be caused by dehydration. Your body should be in good shape during the flight otherwise you will start to feel bad, stressed and scared.

hi natalia......its often a little bumpy descending through the clouds...its just the difference in air density and nothing to worry about...also think of this......if it feels like it falls...its probably bumped 'up' a bit first...but we only feel the drop...crazy but its how most of us interpret the movement...not dangerous at all and most landings are like this a little or a lot.....but its not bad...so if you expect it a bit...breathe and relax...your tummy wont turn (same principle for riding rollercoasters works by the way)

Thank you so much! Yes, there are many aspects that I feel anxious about but I also feel more comfortable with other parts of the flight. Hopefully it will continue to improve. 

It's strange because a side effect of diazepam and many medicines like that is anxiety, which is stupid really so like you said it could be because the medicine started to wear off. I don't usually drink a lot because I don't feel comfortable using the toilets on the plane but I should probably look after myself a little bit more.

Thank you for the tips :) 

Darius R said:

Hi Natalia,

Looks like you're moving at the right direction and very positive direction. Same happened to me as well. Small steps, but still forward. I'm still scared at take-off, also about turbulence, but otherwise I feel good in planes now. I'm quite sure same will happen to you soon.

Regarding you bad feeling when flight comes to the end. Well it depends on lots of things. For example same happens for me if I take some alcohol during longer flights. When alcohol is gone from the body I start to feel very bad, scared and can't explain that. So now I take only one glass of wine during short flight. Also might be caused by dehydration. Your body should be in good shape during the flight otherwise you will start to feel bad, stressed and scared.

Thank you! I actually thought of this... because we would 'sink' into our seats if the plane was going up.. kind of the same when you are standing in a lift? 

andyb99 said:

hi natalia......its often a little bumpy descending through the clouds...its just the difference in air density and nothing to worry about...also think of this......if it feels like it falls...its probably bumped 'up' a bit first...but we only feel the drop...crazy but its how most of us interpret the movement...not dangerous at all and most landings are like this a little or a lot.....but its not bad...so if you expect it a bit...breathe and relax...your tummy wont turn (same principle for riding rollercoasters works by the way)

Reply to Discussion

RSS

Photos

  • Add Photos
  • View All

About

Captain Keith created this Ning Network.

Helping Each Other

We're here to help all fearful flyers by giving you support, help, encouragement and guidance.

So tell us your story, ask us how we can help.

And maybe you'll tell everyone you know about this forum because even if they haven't told you, someone you know is also anxious about flying.

Fear of flying? This is the internet's biggest free forum. The only on-line fear of flying course is at premium.flyingwithoutfear.com

© 2019   Created by Captain Keith.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service