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How can I fight anxiety during plane travel?

How can I fight anxiety during plane travel?

Anxiety plane travel: Lot of people have anxiety while flying.It is not that uncommon, but it varies in severity and can be just palpitation, to where some one will refuse to fly'this phobia can be overcome by psycotherapy and in mild cases some people can overcome by taking a tranquiliser like Valium or Xanax (alprazolam) may be enough.So decide what is good for you. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Anxiety (Definition)

Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These disorders affect how we feel and behave, and they can manifest real physical symptoms. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety can be extremely debilitating, having a serious ...Read more


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How can I handle anxiety from time zone changes while traveling?

How can I handle anxiety from time zone changes while traveling?

Plan to have extra: Time to sleep when you get to the new destination. It takes a while for your body to readjust to the time zone. It usually goes away after a few days. Consider learning some relaxation techniques from a psychologist/. ...Read more

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How can I relieve my anxiety before a flight?

How can I relieve my anxiety before a flight?

More info needed: More information please. What is the basis for the anxiety? Fear of flying? Fear that you will miss your flight? Fear of meeting someone at your destination? There are a number of good websites that can be helpful. For example: http://www.Anxietyandstress.Com/fearofflying.Html i love this one: the risk of dying in a plane crash = risk of dying by taking a bath. ...Read more

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What can I do for panic attacks during car rides?

What can I do for panic attacks during car rides?

Consider: acupuncture or acupressure. Breath in slowly & deeply through your nostrils. Fill your lungs with air (but not to the point of discomfort). Hold for a count of five then slowly begin to exhale through an open mouth. Repeat at least 12 times, longer if you need to. Looking at horizon can help as well as rolling car window down. ...Read more

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How can I prevent ear pain or barotrauma when my flight lands?

How can I prevent ear pain or barotrauma when my flight lands?

Earache on flight: Having a cold , respiratory infection or ear infection predisposes to barotrauma or ear pain which occurs mostly when flight is descending. Sucking sweets and not sleeping during descent is one of the ways. Doing valsalva which is pinching nose and trying to breathe through closed mouth is another way, you would hear your ear pop . Antihistamines and nasal decongestants can also be tried. ...Read more

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When can I travel by plane after bypass surgery? It was on 22/11/2013 and i want to fly from delhi to mumbai(2 hrs flight)

When can I travel by plane after bypass surgery? It was on 22/11/2013 and i want to fly from delhi to mumbai(2 hrs flight)

Anytime: But two weeks and full mobility is likely more reasonable. People travel using wheelchair and rides and oxygen sooner. Most aircraft have lower oxygen than ground level and with fatigue, anemia, post op congestion can create some risk. ...Read more

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How to alleviate an earache after travelling to mountains by plane? I cannot take decongestants.

How to alleviate an earache after travelling to mountains by plane?  I cannot take decongestants.

Swallowing: The act of swallowing contracts the muscles in your eustachian tube, which is how you equalize pressure in your ears. Doing this while your ears progressively plug up while flying helps prevent it. The other is to pinch your nose and swallow, which will also not only open your eustachian tube but give positive pressure of air into your middle ear. ...Read more

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Benadryl for flight anxiety. How much should I take to help me fall asleep fast on the plane?

Benadryl for flight anxiety. How much should I take to help me fall asleep fast on the plane?

Regular dose.: The onset of benadryl, when taken by mouth, can be anywhere from 15-45 minutes, so it will not help you fall asleep "fast" necessarily. The usual allergy dose is what is recommended, 25-50 mg. It is not appropriate for short flights, though, as the sleepiness will make getting OFF the plane very difficult. Only use for flights 4-6 hours or longer. Do a test dose before your trip! ...Read more

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Im fearful about flight travels.What can I do to overcome ?

Im fearful about flight travels.What can I do to overcome ?

Fear of flying: Is effectively treated with relaxation training and cognitive therapy that includes gradual exposure to the fearful situation. Find a therapist who treats phobia. ...Read more

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How can I stay comfortable when traveling during pregnancy?

How can I stay comfortable when traveling during pregnancy?

Pillows: Foam neck and back pillows. Loose comfy clothing. ...Read more

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I'm pregnant women and I would like to travel to America to deliver my baby there can i travel when i reach 33 weeks ? Long duration flight 15 hours

I'm pregnant women and I would like to travel to America to deliver my baby there can i travel when i reach 33 weeks ? Long duration flight 15 hours

Not recommended: You have a high risk of deep vein thrombosis (blood clots) when pregnant especially on a long flight. Better to deliver in your own country and come to the US after delivery. ...Read more

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How can I avoid travel sickness?

Get travel health: info well in advance of your trip. See: https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/list ...Read more

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I'm scared of flying. Wht can I take to be able to travel?

I'm scared of flying. Wht can I take to be able to travel?

Ativan (lorazepam): Ativan (lorazepam) is a benzodiazepine anti-anxiety medication that can be used in low dose, enough to calm down before your flight. Talk with your physician about this. Some also use xanax (alprazolam) for the same purpose. ...Read more

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How can I protect during myself during sleep walking episodes?

How can I protect during myself during sleep walking episodes?

Get enough sleep: Sleep walking occurs more often under conditions of sleep deprivation and takes place during the first third of your sleep cycle mostly. That is where you have the deepest and non rem sleep. Educating yourself about sleepwalking, going to bed on time and minimizing stress can help. Medical intervention is rarely needed but off label use of benzodiazepines has been used effectively. Consult your dr. ...Read more

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How can I reduce my child's anxiety during a needed hospital stay?

How can I reduce my child's anxiety during a needed hospital stay?

Your hospital stay: if it is a parent who needs to be in the hospital for a "needed stay", then letting the child know close to the planned stay is important. Calm reassurance and the child visiting the hospital before & during your stay is also helpful. For a child who needs to go into the hospital, it is recommended that you talk with your pediatrician/hospital staff to help allay your child's fears through proven methods. ...Read more

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Flying by myself across the country with anxiety and panic. How to calm myself?

Flying by myself across the country with anxiety and panic. How to calm myself?

Consider: Cognitive behavioral therapy, exposure therapy or other tx before hand. Acupuncture can help. When anxious breath in slowly ; deeply through your nostrils. Fill your lungs with air (but not to the point of discomfort). Hold for a count of five then slowly begin to exhale through an open mouth. Repeat at least 12 times, longer if you need to. ...Read more

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Passengers around me are hostile. How must I prepare myself for a possible plane crash?

Flight emergencies: This articles contains tips for aircraft in-flight emergencies: "http://www.Kevincoffey.Com/airlines/aircraft_emergency_tips.Htm". ...Read more

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How often can you fly on a plane before suffering effects from space radiation?

How often can you fly on a plane before suffering effects from space radiation?

A lot: There are guidelines for total radiation exposure associated with commercial flights. A typical airplane flight will expose a person to roughly 1 millirem per hour of radiation. Guidelines from the international commission on radiological protection (icrp) recommend less than 2, 000 millirems per year of exposure. That would mean 2, 000 hours of flying per year before concern would arise. ...Read more

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Can jet lag cause a anxiety relapse, how long would it take for anxiety to dissipate after crossing 8 time zones?

Yes, it can: Jet leg can definitely cause a flareup of anxiety disorder. Chances are it will last longer if you traveled west than if you traveled east. People traveling that distance west typically report the flareup lasting 3 to 4 weeks whereas those people traveling east typically report flareup lasting only about a week. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How can I handle alcoholism during the holiday season?

How can I handle alcoholism during the holiday season?

Many ways: 1) ask your host not to serve it at the gathering. 2) have a non-alcoholic drink in your hand already. 3) go with your spouse or friend and have them watch over you. 4) tell other attendees that you are not indulging in alcohol. 5) throw your own alcohol-free party. 6) don't go because not drinking is the gift you have already given yourself. ...Read more

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