I have decided a non-stop flight is a good thing, because gets the pain job done all in one shot, however, next time I need medication.
We had a little turbulence. When the flight attendant announced that it would be about "twenty more minutes of bouncing around, please keep your seatbelts fastened" I almost threw up. I don't do well with movement, drops, shifts, shaking, anything that messes with my center of gravity.
I was perfectly FINE until that one SWOOOOSH DROP and my stomach fell out of my ass and I wanted to climb out of the window and fly home on my batwings. I always look around to see the responses of folks in the plane, to see if I am the only one FREAKING THE FUCK OUT because I do, because I don't need to be restrained and questioned because they think I am a terrorist.
It seemed most people were chill, watching our freebie JetBlue movies, so, it was mostly me.
I did some labor breathing techniques and eventually the swoosh drops stopped and I didn't want to break a window anymore. I have never had a panic attack, but that would have very quickly Gone There, and I don't think I ever want to feel a full-on panic. Ever.
Other times that I have gone on flights, they've been shorter or not direct, and I haven't had to deal with 5 hours and 45 minutes of climbing the walls. I can't even fathom the anxiety someone with a serious anxiety issue might feel in that situation.
So, knock my ass out next time. If I need to be on a long flight, I want to be sedated, at least enough so that I am not giving birth in my very small chair.
My seat-mate confided that she had taken some drugs, hence she was feeling pretty good while we were watching Alice in Wonderland. LOL.