Sunday, January 7, 2001 4:53 PM
This is a different topic then what we are used to seeing here so I hope the mods will let it stay and be answered.
I had a serious problem this past summer on a few coasters and I hope someone has a slight remedy for it.
I am a claustrophobic.
If you are unaware what that is is I cannot stand tight places.
The doctors have said my case was one of the severe cases as I black out, hypervenilate and could die from it.
I cannot stand enclosed places as far as closets or anywhere that my body is convinced is a tight place even sometimes a rollercoaster.
I cannot have my hands tied in anyway either in front of me or behind my back.
When I went to PKI this past season, I rode Outer Limits.
Anyone who has been on this coaster knows of its tight fit and the seating is a little cramped.
I was pulling my shoulder harness down when my arm was lodged under the harness against the side of the vehicle.
Instead of my arms being to each side, it was stuck.
As I screamed for the attendants to release the harness so I could fix my arm, I was ignored as if they thought maybe I was scared to ride this ride.
My husband also screamed for them to come and the ride then took off.
I could not enjoy this ride and I immediately blacked out after 3 seconds into the ride.
I do not remember anything until my hubby budging me to get up out of the seat.
The attendants came over and immediately offered me first aid but I felt as if I was ok.
This isn't the first time this has happened as it happened the first time I rode Batman and Robin:the Chiller also a LIM.
Does anyone have at least an opinion as why this happens?
It happened after the hill on Millennium Force too.
I know we aren't doctors but maybe there is something I can do in the future so I can enjoy my passion for coasters.
Thanks for listening!