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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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Could a fast heart beat from anxiety lead to death during airplane take off?

Could a fast heart beat from anxiety lead to death during airplane take off?

THE ISSUE IS HOW: Fast and whether you have any underlying heart issues with the electrical conduction system. At 36, thats what i'd look into. ...Read more

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How can I treat my anxiety when I'm on an airplane?

How can I treat my anxiety when I'm on an airplane?

There are a few: Techniques that can work fairly quickly. Cognitive behavioral therapy using progressive desensitization (learning to relax & then imagining the phobic event from least to most anxiety provoking image while relaxed. I usually do this using hypnosis as a relaxation technique, but you can use other relaxation methods. Find a therapist & you will be able to get relief fairly quickly. ...Read more

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If i take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) before getting on a plane, will the sedation from it help with my plane anxiety?

If i take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) before getting on a plane, will the sedation from it help with my plane anxiety?

Causes drowsiness: Might suggest this be dealt with like one handles stage fright. Try a beta-blocker like propanalol or timolol. Another choice, alprazolam, which could keep you more awake. Talk to your doc, as these approaches are all generic and relatively cheap. ...Read more

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I stop taking my lisinopril & metoprolol i noticed my pressure is up during anxiety attacks. Can this med help during fight or flight episodes?

I stop taking my lisinopril & metoprolol i noticed my pressure is up during anxiety attacks. Can this med help during fight or flight episodes?

Anxiety ; Metoprolol: Metoprolol is in a class of medications called beta blockers. They lower blood pressure and also lower your heart rate, and help prevent the rapid heart rate that occurs during panic attacks. If you have taken Lisinopril and metoprolol for a long time and you suddenly stop them, your blood pressure can rebound to a high level. Please call your doctor tomorrow and talk about this. ...Read more

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Remedy for earache from plane travel during descent?

Remedy for earache from plane travel during descent?

"equalization"!: Equalizing your ears, early and often, is the secret. During descent, as with diving to the bottom of a pool, the surrounding air (or water) pressure increases, putting a "squeeze" on your middle ear, and other air spaces. "popping" your ears, way before you feel any pressure, and continuing every few minutes during descent will be a big help. ...Read more

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Has anyone experienced reaction during plane travel with a serious peanut allergy?

Has anyone experienced reaction during plane travel with a serious peanut allergy?

Be Cautious: This is a very serious concern for obvious reasons -- if a reaction occurs and help is needed the plane can't just pull over. Before you book a flight can the airlines and ask what their policy is regarding peanuts and customers with peanut allergy. Most don't serve peanuts anymore but passengers now bring food onto planes and that is a source of concern. ...Read more

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Does anxiety, fight or flight, affect strength levels?

Does anxiety, fight or flight, affect strength levels?

Good defense: Anxiety is a process involving thoughts of uncontrollability and unpredictability of future events & physiological arousal in preparation for future threat. Anxiety is helpful when at optimal levels. "fight or flight, " is related to fear, the clinical manifestation of panic. By definition, we may do superhuman things when our defenses arise in certain situations; but not on a daily basis. ...Read more

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How to relax during anxiety?

How to relax during anxiety?

Breathe!: Get to a safe calm place and tune into your breath, and notice the length of your inhalation... Count to yourself! on your next exhalation, make it last as long as your inhalation. On next exhalation, make it one count longer; and let each inhalation match it. If you do this for a few minutes, you will be able to rebalance your autonomic nervous system. ...Read more