A female asked:
need smthg for severe panic when flying, involuntary shaking, body pain, irtnl fear. xanex numbs body not mind. dr. suggested lexotanil. 20 hr flight?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Patricia Foster answered
44 years experience Psychiatry
Calm flight: Lexotanil is similar to Xanax but may be worth a try. Ask your doctor about Buspar (buspirone) for anxiety, short-acting. An eye mask may also help to calm and sleep. Avoid caffeine the day before until you've landed as it will keep you awake and heighten anxiety. Listen to "sleep music" or whatever soothing sounds you prefer on youtube. Distract yourself with pleasant reading and images. Hope this helps.
Answered on Apr 30, 2016
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