For most of my adult life I have lived with panic disorder. But it reared it's ugly head a few years ago and it's been relentless every since.
I am able to do some things, though it is ALWAYS with someone with me. I RARELY, if ever venture out alone. My world has grown very small, and as I am looking forward to the years ahead. (I'll be 52 next year), I am disappointed in myself. I don't want this to be it.
I have the opportunity to travel from Washington State, to California in about 2 weeks. I've only been on a plane twice before in my life and that was YEARS ago and only for 45 minutes or so. This will be a little over 2 hours and I just don't know how I'm going to do it for that long!
I fear cramped areas, I feel uncomfortable in crowds, I fear new things, I just get petrified by the mere thought.
I do have Xanax that I can take if I get "too out there", but I don't like the feeling of being doped up.

As I "listen" to what I am saying here, I sound like a baby and making all kinds excuses. I want to break thse damn chains that have bound me for all of my adult life. I don't like living like this, but I am so afraid, so terrified.

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Comment by Captain Keith on November 11, 2009 at 9:30pm
Hi Lyn

Looks like I missed my promise. Sorry I just get so busy some things get sorry it was you. How did the flight go? Let me know and we can talk about things and maybe strengthen the positive asoects and deal with the others

Comment by William Casserly on November 5, 2009 at 3:49pm
You are not a Baby people who have panic disorders understand you and you should not beat yourself up. Here are a couple of tricks I use when flying gets to me. I take a xanax on my way to the airport to stop my mind and if the turbulance gets too rough tell the flight attendant you are going to be sick and stand in the bathroom. As the plane moves you move with it standing up. It helps normalize the moving for me.
Good luck
Comment by Captain Keith on September 23, 2009 at 6:29am
Hi Lyn

Another busy few days for me ahead but I'll get round to answering you more fully at the weekend.



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