On Thursday I am flying to America and to be honest I am so scared! I hate flying, I have flown so many times in my life but just over a year ago I developed a fear of it. I just think it's so unnatural for us humans to be all that way up in the sky in a tin can and plus I have no control over the situation, what makes it worse is I have just been watching the news and a British Airways plane has just had to make an emergency landing in Chicago for some mechanical difficulties or something along those lines, it really doesn't make me feel any better. I got on a plane again last year and it was only a 5 hour flight, it was horrible and I had to take 6 Valium to get me through it! Apart from taking a shit load of Valium what can I do to calm myself down, my heart is racing already just thinking about it and I am breaking out into a sweat. 8 hours on a plane is a long time, I am hoping if I take enough Valium it will knock me out but last time I took the maximum I could take and it still didn't knock me out, but I was a little out of it. I am not a drinker but I am thinking maybe a couple of Martinis will help? Please help to calm me down, in 3 days I have to get on a plane!!!