Anxiety medication for flying

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Avatar n tn Thank you for the advice.......that is what I feel like I can't sleep anymore. Did you have just take the Paxil or anything else with it?
Avatar m tn s what my doc said they usually use for flying anxiety. But absolutely talk to your doc and agree with greenlydia..try it beforehand. The first dose they gave me was WAY too strong for me so they cut it back. It helped immensely for the flight though. Good luck!
1669548 tn?1318788734 Once diagnosed with anxiety and/or depression they can return to flying after being off medication and symptom free for 90 days. However, herbal remedies are not banned and they suggest a week of ground use before flying to determine what side effects they may have from something like St. Johns Wort. There are other professions who have strict guidelines as well, like Air Traffic Controllers, the DOT, etc.
Avatar f tn Im 9 weeks pregnant and I have to go on a plane in like two weeks ive been putting it off I have extreme fear of flying and since being pregnant my anxiety is alot worse and ive been feeling very claustrophobic in buses and cars. I don't take medication for anxiety even tho I probably should but I am wondering is it possible to get something while pregnant to relax me something that wont harm baby I would normally have wine on flight but I am not drinking during pregnancy.
Avatar f tn and have bouts of depression (usually last 3-5 days every 2-3 months). I take xanax as needed and for flying (I hate flying! The anxiety prior to a trip is exhausting...and I have to fly back east at least once a year to visit my inlaws). Years ago I took Buspar, which seemed to work...but I really am trying to avoid all meds. I've done acupuncture and that helps, just not completely. Looking for any tips/suggestions on how to over come all of this before I completely lose it!
Avatar f tn I feel that this is the wrong road despite I used this road 1000 of times. I fear of flying. Now I need to travel to do a breast surgery in the US, as I am suspected to have a BC. I cried in the streets and was going crazy, I felt this is the end of it. Not because of BC, but because I have GAD and I wont be able to handle it or face it. I was thinking how will I deal with general anasethia, how will I handle medication. I went nuts.
Avatar n tn t remember the dosage), 2mg Ativan, 10mg Valium for anxiety with no real results. So we tried sedatives (again on seperate occasions) 8mg Rozerem, 3mg Lunesta, and 10mg Ambien. Nothing has put me to sleep or kept me asleep. My doctor (and psychologist) now thinks Seroquel (100mg or 200mg) may be the answer. Anyone out there have any experience with this medication on a one time only basis? I just need it to fly there and two weeks later to fly back.
Avatar f tn One is prescribed some anti-anxiety medication while another actually goes to counseling for a couple phobias to include her fear of flying.
Avatar f tn Hi....I did not find a med that helped for any length of op meds were more of a help as I healed.... More testing will need to be there are other related conditions that should be ruled out for your DD......first one being does she have a syrinx, and or a CSF obstruction....a Chiari specialist will take you thru all the proper testing one by one.....
Avatar f tn m flying to Florida from Arizona tomorrow. I get really bad motion sickness and anxiety on planes, is there anything that is safe for the baby that I can take to help with it (such as airborne) or do I just haft to toughen it out. Any response would be so helpful. Thanks!
Avatar m tn I live in Austin, the "Mexican freetail bat" home. If you had been scratched, bitten, or attacked by a bat, you would never forget it. I am more concerned with your first sentence. "I have suffered from anxiety for some time...". How was this diagnosed? Are you taking medication for it? Have you stopped caffeine, increased exercise, and begun a vitamin routine to help the anxiety? Chronic or GAD (generalized anxiety disorder) won't go away on it's own most likely.
Avatar f tn I feel ridiculous giving advice when I just posted asking for it, but I have plenty of experience with Xanax. I've been on it for over 10 years...same dosage .... .25 and it has always worked for me. I have used it in many situations where I was extremely stressed out or afraid. It really works wonders. Over the years that low dose has seemed to do less for me but I remember when I first took was like a miracle.
Avatar f tn I take a tranquilizer before each flight but the anxiety that I experience really drains my energy and I feel sick after each flight. Also, for the past 5-6 years I have been very anxious about getting HIV. Every time I feel anxious I go and get tested but the one week that I have to wait for the results is just terrible. I got tested lately and I was negative for everything. And then I just slept with a guy and used protection.
1852708 tn?1389617521 It sounds like the outbreak has triggered some sort of extreme anxiety or paranoia and just talking about it or medication could help her.
15043259 tn?1438079981 I can only refer to the guidelines in my country, but here, Xanax is the strongest medication you can possibly take for anxiety. It's also considered the worst (most addictive) option, which is why doctors almost never prescribe it. It's reserved for severe, treatment-resistant panic disorder, where disability or self harm would be the alternatives.
1238554 tn?1339420116 that terrifies us. What has helped me tremendously when travelling or flying with anxiety is anti-anxiety meds, like Ativan or Xanax. It won't take the anxiety completely away, but a decent dose should keep most of it at bay. I would have a talk with your doc and see if it's an option for you. Sometimes just knowing you have them "on you" is relief enough a lot of times. Certainly telling the flight attendant would be fine if you feel it would be helpful.
Avatar m tn Thank you for responding. You asked about the situational anxiety. Recently, there were three things that happened. I came down with a bout of prostatitis. It's chronic and I have been dealing with it for many years. I was coping fine but the anxiety started a few days before my 10 year old son went to Hong Kong to visit relatives. It was only for a week but it was the first time he has ever been away from home. While he was gone, my cousin died of cancer. The prostatis got worse.
Avatar m tn I am 16 and i swim every day for 2 hours, eat healthy, and only drugs/medication i have ever taken is vyvanse for Adhd. I have told my parents about me feeling like my heart beat is low/weak and that i get dizzy and anxious from it, so i got a EKG done. (came back normal) Im not sure what to do, im pretty sure its all in my head but it stresses me out and i just want to know if anyone else has had this issue and what you did to fix it.
203342 tn?1328737207 Ok, I admit it. I have had problems with anxiety for probably years. Some days it seems worse than others, or I can go a long time and be fine. I tend to be a worrier, also a bit of a perfectionist. I'm not depressed. I feel pretty good about myself, for the most part. I have a deep faith and that helps a lot. In the past I've had a lot of problems with fear.
Avatar n tn Im having real trouble with driving. I suffer with mild anxiety. I do not take drugs for it as drugs themselves scare the living daylight out of me. For some reason when I drive the anxiety becomes much worse, for no reason at all, my head will race, then my heart starts beating faster, and before i know it im in a panic, it happens in seconds. Iam afraid that im going to crash one of these times.
411389 tn?1230124477 You also need to taper off of benzodiazepines like the valium. Paxil is good for depression and I believe it is also good for social anxiety.
Avatar f tn My mother who is 83 has recently been getting bad anxiety for about 1 month now. She is currently on celexa for depression for 15 yrs, which helps, and for the past week on zopiclone to help her sleep at night which is helping. She is on klonopin .25 mg one a day and it does not do much for her anxiety. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated, there is a one year wait to see a psychiatrist. I have heard xanax is an excellent drug for panic and anxiety, would love some good advice.
17020225 tn?1455749597 First step is seeing a good psychologist who is expert in treating anxiety. Most aren't. As for medication, this is very individual -- what works for one won't necessarily even be metabolized by another.