I became violently ill on the past 3 flights I was on and I'm wondering what I'm supposed to do when I get sick on a plane.
I have issues with my throat, esophagus and stomach, it's an everyday occurrence that I deal with, but on the plane the problems amplified by 100. I'm unsure of what brings it on, but noticed if I talk very long, the sickness hits me and that's what happened on the plane. My throat, esophagus and stomach starting hurting, it felt like someone was squeezing my throat and esophagus, I had violent dry heaves, nausea, dizziness, a headache and my heart started racing. These things hit me all at once on the plane and it felt like I would pass out.
The plane was packed with every seat filled, so no place to lie down and there was no first class, just regular seating. I had a layover in Chicago and thank God I didn't have to change planes. The airline brought an EMT on the plane to make sure I wasn't having a heart attack and after everyone left the plane, I went up to the front of the plane and lay down across three seats. The airline associate told me I could stay there but if the extra seats were needed I would have to sit up. Thankfully not all the seats were filled and I was able to keep lying down for the remainder of my trip.
I use meds on a daily basis due to my throat, esophagus and stomach issues. I'm wondering if there's anything else to take besides what I have. I love to fly but I'm so afraid I will become this ill again. I did go see my doctor the following day and basically he said, well, don't fly anymore since you get air sick. In all my years of flying, I had never dealt with such sickness so, I thought I'd reach out and see if anyone had any ideas or had experienced such illness flying and how they handled it.
I'm now afraid to fly in fear of getting sick again! I had taken my nausea and anxiety meds from my doctor but they weren't helping. It sucks there's no place to lay down on planes.