- Dec 6, 2014
- N.East England
I'm lucky atm that I've worked on my agoraphobia a lot over the last two years but airports still cripple me. My dream is to go travelling, I want to start off with Iceland next year but eventually travel the world. There's one big problem for me though, I dread airports. Now, I know many people say with agoraphobia being a mental illness that I have nothing to worry about, but I can't let my previous experiences go. I'm always ill travelling on planes, last time I went abroad with the family - some years ago now, I was just so ill all day, I threw up countless times at the airport and on the plane. I always seem to have a very physical reaction to anxiety and I'm either ill or collapse. I'm so frustrated with it because I want to live my life and feel like I'm watching it pass by but I just can't get myself over the first hurdle. If I was to go by ferry or train I would be much better, I just feel so trapped in airports. Does anyone have any advice or similar experiences? I was thinking of exposing myself slowly, maybe start by doing a local flight to another city in the country and build up to busier and international flights.... I'm just a bit hard on the cash to do "pointless" flights.