New advice blog
Hi, me and my friend have set up an advice blog for mental health problems (both of us suffer from these so we are able to offer our perspective on things) I would really appreciate it if you submitted this onto your blog :)
Re: Fear of Flying
I first flew when I was 16 (about 6 years ago) and was terrified. I sobbed like a giant baby through security. I was prescribed anxiety pills (don’t remember which kind) which I took once I was seated on the plane— I was zonked out about 15 minutes later, long before take-off! I was fully conscious but not really… there, if that makes sense. I did totally fine and that really took the edge of terror off of the whole experience since then.
I think meds for first timers is definitely a great way to reduce future anxiety. Once you have the experience completely relaxed and nothing goes wrong, it’s a lot easier down the line. If I go a long while (6 or more months) without flying my anxiety builds again, but it’s much more manageable. I just control my breathing, and watch and listen carefully for any signs of other people or the flight staff looking distressed, etc. If everyone’s fine, I know I’m just freaking myself out. Once we’re past take-off and level off at cruising altitude, I’m usually fine— unless there’s major turbulence, wherein I usually listen to some rock on my iPod and bounce my legs around like I’m dancing so I don’t feel it so much, and/or repeat “It’s just bumps in the road” in my head like a mantra.
I’ve taken about 20 separate flights so far, all told, and will be adding 4 more to that tally in the next week or so. You can do it!!
I have been prescribed Lexotan for fear of flying and tried it just a few minutes ago. I took a quarter of a 3mg tablet. Not having a very strong effect so far. I have no experience with anxiety meds, anyone got any advice? x
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I have a new personal blog if you guys wanna follow. :)
THE GUY I’M CRAZY ABOUT JUST CHATTED TO ME ONLINE FOR 2 HOURS
LATE AT NIGHT
AND HE STARTED IT
FOR THE SECOND TIME IN A ROW
AND HE SAID WE SHOULD GO OUT SOON
OH SWEET JESUS I CAN’T BREATHE
(I’m playing it cool as you can tell)
Anonymous asked: oh no! please dont hurt yourself anymore! depression is an evil bitch that can be hard to defeat but you can do it -- i know!
Thank you! Yeah, I keep thinking if I can go 3 years without it, one relapse isn’t the end of the world. :) xxx
Cutting relapse after 3 years and 2 months. Oh hai depression, we’re doing this again? That’s great.
Anonymous asked: not because I can't stand the thought of being looked at and thought of as hideous, i'm kind of resigned to that now, but because I can't even be bothered to get dressed or put make up on anymore or really do anything because I don't see the point, i'll just be ugly anyway. if any of this isn't anon please don't publish it
Anonymous asked: I can't even be bothered to try and make myself look good anymore? And it feels wierd because it's actually reduced some of my anxiety in terms of getting ready if I have to, before I got upset everytime I had to leave the house but now I only get in such a state for things where I know there is pressure to look good or if there are going to be people I don't know there that I have to socialise with. But I don't feel any less ugly, if anything I am much more so because I have basically turned