Anyone recommend taking sleeping pills on a long flight ? If you're nervous of flying, they may bring on anxiety or depression. If you're.
I'm pretty sure this is the one my GF was prescribed when we went to Las Vegas as she is the worst flyer you have ever seen. As a result, oxazepam's peak is more intense than valium (which is more spread out). Peak is reached at about 3 - 4 hours, so you gradually start feeling drowsy then it hits you the most in about the middle of your sleep so you're less likely to wake up. (She cried on take off going to QLD on a totally different flight with me and everyone stared at me thinking I slugged her one or something.very embarrassing lol) I also had one and it was a great flight :) It almost made you feel kind of drunk/sleepy and we only really stirred to go to the toilet before going back to sleep again.
Using anti-anxiety medication to reduce flight anxiety backfires. Anti-anxiety medications prevent anxious fliers from getting used to flying.
On Xanax I am able to relax enough to interact with them. Often I would start a vacation with a higher than normal level of anxiety which could take days to decrease, especially in new environments. In short I have had the complete opposite reaction of what this article states. I always wanted to overcome my flight anxiety without the use of medication so it was what I tried first. Perhaps it is because I use the therapy I was taught along with the medication, as the article seems to insinuate that the medication alone won't work.
I have a bad fear of flying - I spend the whole flight in a high state of anxiety, But I've been looking it up and this just seems to be a sleeping pill and a I took the prescribed dose of two 25mg tablets for the first flight and it.
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I would definiy recommend that you reconsider using a hypnotic and ask your doctor about a sedative. Valium is NOT the best option because it is very long lasting. Many of them used to offer courses for fearful fliers. I would be concerned about your being able to get up and walk off the plane after the flights. It is NOT a tranquilizer. Shorter acting drugs would be xanax or alprazolam which lasts about 2-4 hours.
For those planning to use a sleep aid, such as Melatonin, talk to Have a Last Resort: Some doctors prescribe anxious fliers with fast-acting anxiety medications Got any other tried and true tips for reducing in-flight anxiety?.
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Have a Last Resort: Some doctors prescribe anxious fliers with fast-acting anxiety medications like Xanax or Valium, but these can have their own unpleasant side effects. One caveat: your prescription may actually be considered illegal in some countries. Play it safe and check before you go. The solution? Bring them along, but take them if (and only if!) you need them. 7. St. John’s Wort is not approved by FDA and should only be purchased from a reliable source.
There are even the rare flights where I don't take Xanax. if you're taking sleeping pills or other prescription drugs related to your flight.
Every aviophobic I’ve talked to (for some reason, most of my friends suffer from it) has a secret mantra they utter, or small ceremony they perform before flight that, in their minds, assures them the Gods of Aviation or whoever will ensure safe passage.
He immediay wrote me a prescription for Xanax and my life as a traveler has been the better for it ever since. Why it took me so long is a mystery, but Xanax quells (but not eliminates) my anxiety and enables me to fall into slumber that renders me drooling and pleasantly out of it during flight, but alert enough to awaken should it be necessary.