Emergency: Flying with Flu. Any Suggestions?

Discussion in 'Support' started by Beste, Jul 11, 2016.

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    1. Beste
      Disappointed

      Beste Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      02/16/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Benzo/Clonazepam, Stress
      Hi all
      I will fly to Amsterdam in a day but I'm about to have flu. I'm scared to death to make my severe T even worse. What do you recommend? The flight is unavoidable though..

      Thank You
       
    2. linearb
      Psychedelic

      linearb Member Hall of Fame

      Location:
      East Coast USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      1998
      take pseudoephedrine, wear earplugs, try not to worry!
       
    3. JohnnyMx
      Sunshine

      JohnnyMx Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      Apr/2013
      Hi Beste, MOST of people flying with flu won't have major problems.

      But you can take extra precautions.

      I did fly last December with FLU, I just got Guaifenesin couple of hours before the flight, it's a descongestant and I found it on Internet others used it also when flying. Try to use earplugs, but the ones for airplanes, not only because of pressure, but because some airplanes are loud, not loud enough to cause you damage, but if you feel your ears kind of sensible the sound could bother or irritate you.

      And the best, just relax, everything will be ok.

      Regards!
       
    4. Beste
      Disappointed

      Beste Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      02/16/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Benzo/Clonazepam, Stress
      Thank you guys so much for the info.
      :)
       
    5. Alue

      Alue Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma
      +1 for the Guaifenesin, it will loosen up your snot so it won't be a problem equalizing with pressure changes.
       
    6. Shiva Charan
      Balanced

      Shiva Charan Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      09/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Infection
      Good luck.....it should be fine with ear plugs....it will come back to normal within few hours...or couple of days..
       
    7. kevin229

      kevin229 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      21/22016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown.
      Beste I have found that stress and depression and maybe compulsion obsessive disorder has played a big part in my tinnitus may I ask do you have the same conditions ?
       
    8. Beste
      Disappointed

      Beste Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      02/16/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Benzo/Clonazepam, Stress
      Hi guys
      I just came back from 5 hours of flight and I'm having a very huge spike. The T is so loud that I feel like my head will explode. It did not happen at the beginning of my journey though. But this time I had to take a break in Greece before getting Turkey. So that means it is two take offs and take downs (Mm not sure you call it like this tho) I hope it will settle down. Peace.
       
    9. Jkph75

      Jkph75 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2/27/16
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      I am wondering why this would bother you. If you got your T from benzos withdrawal then your T is in your brain. What difference would changes in altitude make since that is your ear and your ear isn't technically your problem? Just curious if anyone knows.
       

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