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Does valium help with fear of flying?

Does valium help with fear of flying?

There are plenty of options for the highly nervous flier. Xanax, Valium and Klonopin — among the most popular — are benzodiazepines, a class of anti-anxiety drugs often prescribed for use on an occasional basis.

Does Dramamine help with flying anxiety?

Dramamine fights both flight-related nausea and anxiety. Dramamine, an over-the-counter medication typically used to fight motion sickness, can perform double-duty as an anxiety reliever for air travel.

Is Valium good for flying?

People often come to us requesting the doctor or nurse to prescribe diazepam for fear of flying or assist with sleep during flights. Diazepam is a sedative, which means it makes you sleepy and more relaxed. There are a number of very good reasons why prescribing this drug is not recommended.

What helps with flying anxiety?

Here are some strategies for managing panic attacks while traveling.

  1. Have Medication on Hand.
  2. Visualize a Smooth Fight.
  3. Practice Relaxation Techniques.
  4. Find Healthy Distractions.
  5. Take a Fearless Flying Class.
  6. Seek Support on the Plane.
  7. Think Realistic Thoughts.
  8. A Word From Verywell.

Is fear of flying a mental illness?

Fear of flying, or aviophobia, is an anxiety disorder. About 40 percent of the general population reports some fear of flying, and 2.5 percent have what is classified as a clinical phobia, one in which a person avoids flying or does so with significant distress.

Do flight attendants ever get scared?

Do flight attendants ever get nervous during flights? Let’s face it: No one wants to see a scared flight attendant. But in the rare circumstance when something’s not right on a plane, he or she might be just as nervous as you are. Whatever the flight attendant is scared of, you’ll never know it.

Can you take Valium if you are afraid of flying?

Re: Diazepam/Valium for fear of flying Been there, done that, even cancelled holidays because I was too scared to go. I realised that taking prescription meds does nothing to help a fear of flying, other than mask the symptoms, and taking drugs just so you can go on a plane is daft so I decided I would never do it again.

When is the best time to take Valium?

I’ve managed to get some valium from my doctor (my flight is just 3 weeks from today). It’s a long-ish flight, 7-8 hours and going with my DH and DD who is not yet 2. I was wondering how best to time the valium / when to take it for those that have used it? I’ve got 28 tablets that are 2mg each.

How to help people with fear of flying?

Before my trip I googled relentlessly trying to find posts from people in a similar situation and could only really find snippets of peoples experiences so I thought I would help any fellow sufferers by sharing my own.

How long does it take Valium to work for anxiety?

I suffer quite badly with General Anxiety, and the GP was reluctant to give me Valium long term. I asked if I could try beta blockers and they are working very well, I’m chuffed to bits. They are short acting, so seem to kick in in about 30 minutes, and last for 3-4 hours.

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