Traveling with Chronic EBV. Any tips?

Posted by januaryjane @januaryjane, Nov 30, 2019

Hi, Im going to be doing some traveling that I cant get out of.
Any advice or tips anyone could offer would be appreciated. Ill be flying, and just found out of 2, 2 hour layovers. Actually quite mad about this.
Im not sure how bad itll be if I cant get horizontal between all this!

I'd like to bring fellow members, @kittykiernan @hahnsolo @sherryntn @mattkl817 and @mrmie, into this discussion as they may have tips for you when traveling with Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) and not being able to lie down and rest.

@januaryjane, what concerns you the most? What comfort might you pack with you to ease the discomfort of plane travel?

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Hi @januaryjane Here is a link to an article on travel tips written by an MD who has dealt with chronic illness.
https://rawlsmd.com/health-articles/how-to-travel-with-chronic-illness-stress-free
Anything you can do to lessen stress will be helpful. Get some earbuds and tune into a meditation app. Ahead of the trip, intentionally spend 10-15 minutes picturing successful travel in which you feel calm and healthy. Those things have been helpful for me. I wish you safe and healthy travels!……Marianne

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I'd like to bring fellow members, @kittykiernan @hahnsolo @sherryntn @mattkl817 and @mrmie, into this discussion as they may have tips for you when traveling with Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) and not being able to lie down and rest.

@januaryjane, what concerns you the most? What comfort might you pack with you to ease the discomfort of plane travel?

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I havent flown much but when I did I got elevation sickness from the pressure, my head was throbbing, ears didnt pop. Also, had major jet lag, and thats when I was 17! Im going to try afrin for the congestion this time. I hate to travel just because of my chronic stuff and how I feel. Im tired a lot so, its a lot of work for me, and I hate that! I want to do stuff, but I also want the comfort of my own home. It just gives me anxiety, especially the pressure to "be normal", if its real or not. I dont want to ruin anyones mood. Sorry, just nervous, hope i can hold up.

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