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I have a flight in a couple weeks. I feel tingly, I can't breathe well or sleep. I have a fear of flying, is this anxiety?
A Specific Phobia : is an anxiety disorder treated by long-term exposure therapy & other therapies deemed necessary from evaluations by a psychiatrist & psychologist. Since your flight is soon, you may need an anti-anxiety medication like Xanax, prescribed by a psychiatrist. If you can't be seen by one before your trip, talk to your doctor about short- & long-term treatments. Try any/all medication(s) before you fly ...Read more
Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These disorders affect how we feel and behave, and they can manifest real physical symptoms. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety can be extremely debilitating, having a serious ...Read more
20yo. Calf pain. Ultrasound normal, blood work normal. Went to ER, SOB, CT w/dye normal, X-ray normal, EKG normal. Anxiety? Flying in the AM safe?
I think it is safe.: Apparently they looked for blood clot in your legs and lungs and did not find any. It could be anxiety or myalgia or something similar to it . If otherwise you are a healthy person then there is no reason for not flying. During flying i would suggest streching your legs by moving around whenever you get an opportunity as a preventive measure for the DVT. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Meds vs. counseling: The fear of flying is very common. Medications usually prescribed are benzodiazepines, which are anti-anxiety agents. All are efficacious, but the more immediate acting ones such as Alprazolam or Lorazepam are used the most. However, they are habit forming. Although the tendency is to use medication, there are also effective techniques one can learn to mitigate the fear response, without the risk. ...Read more
Why do I have the constant feeling to gag the last 2 days? Could it be my anxiety of flying tomorrow? It's annoying and scary if it's something more.
Consider: Cognitive behavioral therapy, exposure therapy or other tx before hand. Acupuncture can help. When anxious breath in slowly ; deeply through your nostrils. Fill your lungs with air (but not to the point of discomfort). Hold for a count of five then slowly begin to exhale through an open mouth. Repeat at least 12 times, longer if you need to. ...Read more
Why?: It is much healthier to treat anxiety without pharmaceuticals. Physical activity like walking or jogging, hobbies like knitting, reading, meditating, yoga, watching a movie, cleaning the house and generally staying busy will take your mind off the upcoming trip. You should not drive or drink alcohol when you take Ativan - save it for the flight! ...Read more
Consult w psych, PCP: You should consult with a psychiatrist or your pcp to evaluate. What is best will depend on a variety of things, such as your overall health, other meds you take now, past history with different meds, when/how often you're flying, etc. In general, many people are prescribed xanax for flying because it is relatively short-acting. ...Read more
Hi, I will be flying soon and I have a lot of anxiety due to the fact that I have never flown before. I also have a paranoia of getting sick. can I mix my .5 of xanax with any over the counter medications such as dramamine? (I don't know if I will feel si
You could, but . .: . . . both of these can make you a little drowsy, so taking both might make you more sleepy on the plane than you may want--it also depends upon how long your flight is. Obviously, if your flight is only a few hours, it's probably a bad idea to take both--unless you actually DO begin to get sick on the plane. If it is your anxiety that you feel may make you sick, hopefully the Xanax will prevent ...Read more
For 3 yrs off & on nausea cold sweats anxiety seeing blurry objects flying round while verge of vomit shortness of breath &took effexor somewhat help?
Work to feel better!: Poor you!Given the meds you're on,you're already in treatment.Sounds like your anxiety is not yet well-controlled,nor have u developed tools for coping w/panic.If not in CB therapy,try it.Given visual hallucinations,there r medicines you might try.Seek a consult w/a psychiatrist.Use a soft ice pack on forehead to avert panic attack.Take it off & on forehead until calm.Rule out medical causes! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer