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So if I am scared of flying in airplanes and going on a business trip, how do I cope?
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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry
6 doctors agree
In brief: Lots of ways
Practice of breathing exercises helps a lot to modulate anxiety -- so does meditation.
Some people use low-dose anti-anxiety medicines like Ativan (lorazepam) for the flight itself. Some airports offer free courses that teach relaxation methods and coach you for the most relaxing flight. Also, there's an online soar course also that teaches you about coping with flying: http://www.Fearofflying.Com/.

In brief: Lots of ways
Practice of breathing exercises helps a lot to modulate anxiety -- so does meditation.
Some people use low-dose anti-anxiety medicines like Ativan (lorazepam) for the flight itself. Some airports offer free courses that teach relaxation methods and coach you for the most relaxing flight. Also, there's an online soar course also that teaches you about coping with flying: http://www.Fearofflying.Com/.
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Dr. Pamela Pappas
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Dr. John Cheng
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Quick fix vs long
Quick fixes may be getting an rx from your pcp or urgent care doctor.If you plan on overcoming this without meds and desire a long term fix you should look into counselling as well.

In brief: Quick fix vs long
Quick fixes may be getting an rx from your pcp or urgent care doctor.If you plan on overcoming this without meds and desire a long term fix you should look into counselling as well.
Dr. John Cheng
Dr. John Cheng
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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Absolutely right, Dr. Cheng. Fears of flying are usually connected to other issues, which therapy can definitely help with.
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