I used to believe that there was a God and that Jesus would come back and save all the good, honest, loving people in the world. But after watching the 20 Republican debates, and 5 minutes of an episode of Toddlers in Tiaras, I now believe that God and Jesus saw what was going on down here and just sort of stared at each other in bewilderment and silently agreed to never speak of us ever again.
Hey everyone, sorry for calling you dummies. I didn’t really mean that. Can you still read this for me? I’d appreciate it a whole lot.
It might be hard to believe that someone like me who is extremely awesome, cool, handsome, intelligent, and good at making sex to ladies would be afraid of something, but guess what? I’m totally afraid of flying. Like, my palms are sweating and my heart is racing right now even though I’m just thinking about flying. I also suffer from Generalized Anxiety Disorder, which makes it all the more difficult for me to have proper emotional reactions to things I fear.
Not wanting to be limited to travelling places only accessible by car, and because I’m a big dumb idiot, I have agreed to go on a trip to Los Angeles, California in mid April. As excited as I am to fly over all the stupid dumb idiots going about their stupid dumb lives, I can’t shake the terrible unease I have.
So if you guys/girls wouldn’t mind, could you perhaps help me with some of the following questions I have?
- What are some ways I can keep myself calm? - What sort of noises and things can I expect during takeoff/landing? - Am I going to poop myself? - Have any of you experienced an anxiety attack in flight? If so, how did you handle it? - What seat is the best if you are afraid of flying? (Window, middle, or aisle?) - Anything I can do to prepare myself for the flight? - Is it true that a goblin tried to kill William Shatner mid-flight?
I know there are pills that people take pre-flight to help with anxiety and such, but I’m on anti-anxiety medication with which very few other medications mix (the dosage I’m on also won’t keep me from being freaked out by flying and I’m not interested in increasing my dose).
If it helps to know, I know, in my tiny little brain of mine, that flying is safe but all the statistics in the world that won’t matter at all once I start feeling anxious, because my stupid brain decides to forget how to be logical when I need it most.
Thank you in advance to everyone who helps me out. I’ve enabled the answer box, I have replies turned on, and, as always, you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
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