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itsjustme
12-18-2007, 10:22 AM
Greetings all. Pretty soon I will be on a 14.5 hour flight (nonstop) I'm trying to see if anyone has any pointers on alleviating the pain and discomfort of being on a plane for that amount of time. If any of y'all have any tricks of the trade you'd like to share I'd be more than interested! The flight over was ridiculously painful and I had a layover. Hmm... Well, forgive me for the rant. Thank you again.

Pips
12-18-2007, 10:26 AM
I too find long flights pretty bad and haven't yet found anything to make them easy.

I appreciate it's cold comfort, but I too would like an answer if there is one. The best I have managed so far is to set an alarm so I don't sleep for too long at a time as I seem to get stiffer (and more painful) if I sleep too long in such a restricted space.

Good Luck with the flight!

sueRRT
12-20-2007, 03:52 PM
I've used Lidoderm patches on the most painful areas with much success on shorter flights, the patches can be on up to for 12 hours and off for 12 hours. Your DR can prescribe them :)