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Won a trip to Vegas - Scared because have never flown



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I'm not afaid of flying but I'm afraid of being crowded in with lots of bodies. My greatest fear is being in the middle of a 3 person row. Esp. if they are strangers. Tranqulizers don't help a bit. They just make me dopey. I like trains much better. Guess I'm not much help. But I have heard that you are many times more likely to get in a car accident than a plane crash. Maybe that will help.

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Thanks for all the great advice and support guys, I really appreciate it. The trip isn't until the 3rd week of April, so I think I am going to try and get in to see my doctor and see if he will prescribe something to help me relax.

Also, thanks for the heads up about restriction being greater while flying. I will definitely keep that in mind and be careful.

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I too was very fearful of flying. The first time I flew I had gotten some valium from my doc, just 2 pills, one for the ride there and one for the ride back. Turned out I took the one for the ride there but then I didnt need it for the ride back. I have also not noticed one bit of difference in my band when I fly.

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Sometimes, but not always. So far I can't really make any connections. I can fly somewhere 10 times, and maybe 6 or 7 of them I'm really really tight. Sometimes it begins while in the air, sometimes it begins a day or two after landing. I used to think it was destination. I do a lot of travel to Florida, so maybe the humidity, but then I'd think it would be more consistent. *shrug* Chicago is another common destination for me. Of the last 10 times I've been, maybe 4 I've had trouble. Once started during drink service en route - I could barely get my apple juice down. But I was ok a day after landing. It really makes no sense.

I know. It's so weird. I was a lot more careful on the way home from my last trip after having to sleep sitting up.

I have to fly again in May. I take a little tiny plane to get to Portland. It doesn't go as high so I am able to eat in Portland during my lay over. On the way home is another story. I fly from Phoenix to Portland and I can not eat at all during the lay over. I can even feel my band like it's squeezing my stomach.

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