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I am nervous as my husband wants to take I and our at that time almost 4 year old girl to Disneyworld next winter. I suffer from anxiety and when I was younger motion sickness. I am very worried I have never been on a plane before and dont know how I will feel on it. It's only about a 3 hour flight. Has anyone dealt with anxiety and or motion sickness on a plane? If so how was your first flight? Totally freaking here.

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After my relapse last year I was so afraid to get on a plane, that I skipped 3 family holidays, when I started working again I had to fly for work, I was in so much anxiety, my doctor gave me a valium for the flight, but I decided not to take it instead I had my warm cup of milk n kept busy during the flight irregarldless of the shivering and cold sweats I was getting, it’s hard but take it from someone who has been there it’s do-able

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Aorli in reply to tashalyn

Thank you. I'm not so much worried about being nervous as much as feeling nauseous because if I feel that way then I panic.

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tashalyn in reply to Aorli

Ask for an anti-nausea medication from your doctor

I’ve had the worst panic attacks since May and I’ve always been a nervous flyer but we went to Disney last week almost 3 hour flight.. I listen to music talk to the flight attendants and tell them how terrified I am and they always help.. I shake sweat flush and go to bathroom 1299 times but I make it through. And my kids had the best time so I do it for them and flight home is quicker we watched frozen and by the time it ended we were landing. Trust me no one could be worse then me on a plane and I did it

And as long as it’s a smooth flight you shouldn’t have to worry about motion sickness or take Dramamine before.. take a first thing in the morning flight

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Aorli in reply to Rabbithole720

Yeah that's really the only thing I'm nervous about is feeling sick because that's my anxiety trigger being feeling sick around people.

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Aorli in reply to Rabbithole720

That does help to know it's normal to freak! I am just worried because I have never flown before and get anxious being so uncertain about how I'll react. But ill do anything for my daughter and I know once we are there it'll be a blast.

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Rabbithole720 in reply to Aorli

You will be fine.. and they will love it when you are there!! I’ve even been getting ready to board and saying to my husband maybe we should skip this 😂 I’ve flown close to 30 times and I hate it every single time but it gets us there way faster!

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Aorli in reply to Rabbithole720

Haha yes I think it's worth 3 hours of being uncomfortable for a week of so much fun :)

My Doctor gives me Benzodiazepines or Valium for emergencies. Please ask your Doctor for some to take before the flight and they really calm you down. 5 mg is a small dose and you will be amazed how well they work. Good luck x

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Aorli in reply to Lin1944

Thank you

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