Does Anxiety Prevent You From Enjoying Roller coasters Or Rides?

@gudheart (12659)
June 25, 2016 1:34am CST
I used to love going on rides and roller-coasters when I was young, and the bigger the better back then. However since I developed anxiety and depression as a young adult I then stopped going on rides and visiting theme parks all together with the fear it might make my anxiety worse. I am debating on whether to give it another try this summer and see how I will be. What do you think?
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@garymarsh6 (23393)
• United Kingdom
25 Jun 16
I loved the roller coasters but these days they have been pushed to the limits for thrill riders. They may be far more scary these days than what you remember as a youngster. The older you get the more difficult it becomes to go on one of these things so have your fun now before it is too late.
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@gudheart (12659)
7 Jul 16
I do think they are more scarier now too.
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@garymarsh6 (23393)
• United Kingdom
7 Jul 16
@gudheart OH yes they certainly are. My daughter went on one the other week and came off crying! LOL.
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@gudheart (12659)
7 Jul 16
@garymarsh6 Oh my! Guess that is not a good sign for me to retry going on one again.
@HazySue (39264)
• Gouverneur, New York
25 Jun 16
@gudheart I also stay away from roller coasters and such. My anxiety level is way to high. I think I wouldn't push myself to go on them.
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@gudheart (12659)
7 Jul 16
I am thinking the same thing. I might just leave it.
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@HazySue (39264)
• Gouverneur, New York
8 Jul 16
@gudheart that might be best.
@MGjhaud (23100)
• Philippines
25 Jun 16
i wasnt scared of rides at all until one summer of more than a decade ago. We went to a festival and tried one of their rides. It was an old ride with no belts. That was my last. I am never going to any kind of rides anymore.
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@gudheart (12659)
7 Jul 16
Oh my that would put me off rides for life too!
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• Calgary, Alberta
25 Jun 16
If you want to try them again, avoid fatty foods before riding so you wont have a heart attack.
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• Calgary, Alberta
8 Jul 16
@gudheart Maybe celery juice before a ride my help since celery unclogs arteries.
@gudheart (12659)
7 Jul 16
LOL I think I would have a panic attack either way!
@JudyEv (325298)
• Rockingham, Australia
25 Jun 16
You might enjoy it again now. Maybe start with one of the smaller ones.
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@gudheart (12659)
7 Jul 16
Maybe you are right :D
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@miniam (9154)
• Bern, Switzerland
25 Jun 16
You cant know till you try.When i suffered anxiety attacks and depression, l simply stopped going out because l wanted control should the anxiety strike un prepared(as it there is announcement when one is coming) Im 3 years well now, but there are still places l un intentionally avoid,it`S just trying to be careful.
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@gudheart (12659)
7 Jul 16
I am thinking I am most likely going to avoid it...
@beckish (641)
• United States
27 Jun 16
I used to like scary rides when I was young, but the older I get the more terrified I feel on them. A few years back I went to Scarywood - Silverwood Theme Park Halloween version - and they ran a roller coaster backward. I thought I was going to die the entire time! I
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@gudheart (12659)
7 Jul 16
Oh my that is scary! I am not sure I like one going backwards.
@skysnap (20154)
25 Jun 16
I only have issue with lift and roller coaster. But I worked on roller coaster and i don't feel much these days.
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@gudheart (12659)
7 Jul 16
That is good that you no longer feel scared of them.
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@jaboUK (64362)
• United Kingdom
26 Jun 16
I used to love those rides when I was a kid, but not any more. In my case it has nothing to do with depression or anxiety, more to do with my stomach turning over!
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@gudheart (12659)
7 Jul 16
Oh yea, I used to get butterflies now I think I would get the turning feeling.
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@mom210 (9037)
• United States
1 Jul 16
oh go for it, I love a good roller coaster, they are so fun. Maybe you can go on a day that is not busy.
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@gudheart (12659)
7 Jul 16
I am not sure if that would help, it is the ride itself that could rise my anxiety. I am thinking of trying it though...maybe.
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@mom210 (9037)
• United States
8 Jul 16
@gudheart I hope that it works out for ya
@Lucky15 (37346)
• Philippines
26 Jun 16
Give it a try. ;)
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@gudheart (12659)
7 Jul 16
I may do....not sure yet LOL.
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@Lucky15 (37346)
• Philippines
7 Jul 16
@gudheart hmm. Try. Haha
@Deepizzaguy (94278)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
27 Jun 16
Better to be safe than sorry if you are not confident that taking a ride on a roller coaster is safe for you. I have hypertension and I would not get not a roller coaster ride.
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@gudheart (12659)
7 Jul 16
It is not something I need to do, so you are right it might be best to avoid it.
@responsiveme (22926)
• India
25 Jun 16
Do give it a try. Unless you do you won't know.Good luck.
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@gudheart (12659)
7 Jul 16
You are right about that.
@sj3011 (623)
25 Jun 16
Try roll coaster this summer cuz more you fear more you will get drowned.
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@LadyDuck (457249)
• Switzerland
25 Jun 16
If you feel comfortable, give another try, but when you are there and you feel sick at the idea of the ride, don't go.
@LadyDuck (457249)
• Switzerland
7 Jul 16
@gudheart I know that I could not. I would be sick.
@gudheart (12659)
7 Jul 16
Part of me think it could be fun, but don't want it make things worse for myself.
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@Poppylicious (11133)
26 Jun 16
Well, after the roller coaster accident in Scotland today ... but I suppose it depends entirely on what raises your anxiety levels. Roller coasters don't raise mine, but being in a car does. I say give it a go. The fact you're thinking about it is a positive sign.
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@gudheart (12659)
7 Jul 16
I am the same when driving too. As soon as I have to go a different route that I am not used to I get anxiety.