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What is a good way to calm my anxiety and panic attacks from coming on while flying

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sierra_617

Asked by sierra_617 at 7:33 PM on Jun. 13, 2011 in Travel

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  • alcohol? lol
    Mel_in_PHX

    Answer by Mel_in_PHX at 7:34 PM on Jun. 13, 2011

  • Did you try to read a book or listen to music? Anything to make you distracted.
    ladyb155

    Answer by ladyb155 at 7:34 PM on Jun. 13, 2011

  • xanax? other drug?
    dullscissors

    Answer by dullscissors at 7:34 PM on Jun. 13, 2011

  • ZANAZ, VALIUM, TRANQUILIZERS
    meooma

    Answer by meooma at 7:34 PM on Jun. 13, 2011

  • tried asking my dr for xanax and they never got back to me
    sierra_617

    Comment by sierra_617 (original poster) at 7:35 PM on Jun. 13, 2011

  • alcohol? lol

    Answer by Mel_in_PHX a minute ago

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    LOL! That's what I was thinking! Start drinking an hour before the flight! And continue to drink until you land! lol :)
    mrsmom110

    Answer by mrsmom110 at 7:36 PM on Jun. 13, 2011

  • Call again. Be very assertive.
    meooma

    Answer by meooma at 7:37 PM on Jun. 13, 2011

  • One Benedryl is a very good sedative. Don't take two, though, there is a funny threshold where two might cause worse anxiety.

    And, think distraction. Anything that works . . .pop in a very strong mint, pinch the skin on your wrist, stretch your ankles and feet, stretch your neck, listen to the ipod, try some muscle tensing, having a conversation.

    Remember that what makes the panic attack worse is often avalanching internal dialogue. You can stop that dialogue through distraction.

    Cold, icy drinks are also good.
    ImaginationMama

    Answer by ImaginationMama at 7:41 PM on Jun. 13, 2011

  • I made an appointment with my doctor and asked her for a tranquiliser.  I told her it was just for flying and only needed enough pills to get me there and home again.

    beeky

    Answer by beeky at 4:16 PM on Jun. 14, 2011

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