Good Morning Ben,
We have other members that have anxiety at the thought of flying too. If you have Xanax you may want to use that to help decrease your anxiety at least through the flight.
Here is a link to a video with some great tips. I hope this helps you.
Boy am I glad to see this thread. I am flying in the next two weeks and my panic has reared it's ugly head...It started two days ago when I was booking the flight, ugh, ugh, ugh..I was awake during the night and up for good at 4am this morning in a panic. Lots of depersonalization today and just feeling soooo nervous. I have been debating seeing my PCM about getting something for the plane. My mom is a nurse and suggested Ativan?
I took Klonipin back in November when I flew but that made me feel very sluggish and it slowed my breathing (like I had to force myself to breath) and sent me into a complete panic. That was even a quarter of the lowest dose. I don't want to ruin this trip as it is something VERY important to me. I am not even sure what I am so afraid of, I am near a major airport and see the flights in and out everyday with nothing happening to them. I have started the MoodGym again but am thinking I should get some meds since I am this wound up two weeks out. UGH!! Anyone?
With the benzos it is all personal preference and what works for you. Xanax is faster acting then some of the benzos and that may be a plus when you flying. I use Valium but I do not have a fear of flying.