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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?

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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental & Behavioral

In brief: 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, (alprazolam) 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

In brief: 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, (alprazolam) 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
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