I have a chronic incurable bowel disease and I get really anxious about flying too. I always worry what if my bowels act up and I can't get into the bathroom etc. I use Xanax for my anxiety too. I would recommend a few days before your flight take your Xanax in the morning and at bedtime and continue thru your plane ride. My doc said we can take Xanax up to 3 weeks without becoming dependent on it. Once you feel less anxious you can stop the Xanax. I have taken it like I described above for about 1o days and had no problems. Good luck on your trip and let us know how you do.
Gail*Nanners* Co-Moderator for Anxiety/Panic Forum
Been living with Crohn's Disease for 33 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, and Calcium and Xanax as needed. Resections in 2002 and 2005. Also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and Osteoarthritis and Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission.
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