I currently have another thread going about my crippling fear of flying which has all come to a head in the last couple of weeks. Its brought up all kinds of issues and I think has made me realise I am suffering with a deep rooted anxiety and I need help.
DH and DCs are still going on our trip, I'm not anymore. So they leave Thursday night and I am struggling to hold it together. I need to start getting help as its like the floodgates have opened and I feel like I'm sinking into a huge depression or on the verge of a panic attack. I do not want to do this as I don't want my kids to see me like this. I want them to be able to go off and have a great time and I don't want to spend the entire week feeling as desperate as I do now. I can't sleep, eat and frequent bouts of crying whilst hidden in the loo.
I'm not in the UK so we don't have a GP as such, you just go to whatever specialist you need.
Hi, I watched a TV programme about this which covered a fear of flying course run by one of the airlines (Virgin I think). It was psychotherapy plus time in the aircraft (on the ground at first). Try Googling fear of flying - may be one of the air carriers offer a similar course where you are?
It sounds like you have been suffering from anxiety for a while but it's all come to a head because of the issue of flying?
So what you probably need to do is treat the underlying anxiety problem which makes you anxious about things such as flying.
If this is the case, I would normally say visit your GP, however if you need to choose a specialist to see then I would recommend a psychologist, psychiatrist, counsellor or another mental health specialist.
I have booked it as a goal really - I've always just flown and hated it then gone into complete denial until I need to fly again! Plus there's only one course per year where we are (not in UK so we're expats so have to be able to fly). It's also making me address the anxiety issues beforehand.....
This has been the first time I've ever not been able to go through with it.