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Does Anyone Fly And If So, Do You Have Things You Need To Do To Prepare Yourself For The Flight?

Does Anyone Fly And If So, Do You Have Things You Need To Do To Prepare Yourself For The Flight?

I want to fly this coming fall but I don't know if I should try it. Because we don't know what causes my seizures skepticism plays a major part in everything that I do. So I'm asking for any kind of advice?personal experiences. Also, if I don't fly I will have to travel by car. Does long car rides affect anyone? I'm travelling from Harrisburg, PA to Sevierville, TN (about an 8 hr drive).

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I have grand mal seizures and I fly, I let the airline know that I am an epileptic and they put me on the plane first, and I set in the front row to where there is more room just incase I do have a seizure...Its ok to fly. But if you do have a seizure they will land the plane at the nearest airport and have a medical team waiting for you. And I have also travel cross country driving and was fine doing that as well.

posted over 3 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

It'll be fine. I fly by myself a lot. I have taken half a dose more of my meds the morning before my flight if I'm super nervous. I've never told anyone at the airport- kept my meds in my purse- if you start to feel funny you can talk to a flight attendant. Have fun!

posted over 3 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

You definetly have to fly its great fun . No skepticism in your life only Confidence . You be happy with your achievements and you keep getting off on them . Get your Life in order as hard as it seems Diet Stress Exercise and love life

posted over 3 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

If your flying with a companion that knows first aid for seizures I wouldn't say anything. You won't know till you try. Ask your doctor for some ativan in a pen in case you have a seizure on the plane. I've always been fine. I have generalized epilepsy and we don't know why I have epilepsy. I've done flights and traveled by car and do fine.

posted over 3 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

i am trying to fly on a plane this month for a trip for a consultation for a vns surgery that's the only reason they would let me fly be careful they have very strict policies on who they will let on planes if they find out you are an epileptic there goes any chances unless you have a doctors order that you need the flight really badly it took me almost a month to get someone to say it was ok because flights like that are band everywhere i think it's stupid but if you seizure on a plane it's on their back and car rides aren't that bad as long as you get out stretch your legs once in a while and sleep in the car i hope this helps

posted over 3 years ago
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