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I absolutely have to take Xanax to get through flights. That situation is way too intense for me to calm myself down any other way. The best advice simply does not work (you know, things like take magazines, music, crossword puzzles, deep breathing, etc.) I can't believe I used to fly without it. I was a mess.

How come you don't want to take the Xanax for it? A lot of people are prescribed Xanax just for flying alone :)
My husband has had extreme anxiety for 7 years now. He was on Xanax for 4 of those years before he weaned himself off. He feels better than ever! He had only mastered his fear of flying this year. He was deathly affraid, felt trapped, and anxious leading up to the flights. Now that he received a promotion, he had to fly! Before he would drive where ever his company sent him because he just couldn't take it. So, in April after riding a train from Dallas to Colombus OH, he decided that it was time to give it up. So he flew back home and he put his faith in God before the fear, and I tell you now that he is a changed man. All of the ministers in our church and our friends were praying for him, and they still can't believe it! He's a free man now! We've flown on 3 trips (six flights total) in two months! It's a miracle! :bouncing:
[QUOTE=Mommie-2-B]My husband has had extreme anxiety for 7 years now. He was on Xanax for 4 of those years before he weaned himself off. He feels better than ever! He had only mastered his fear of flying this year. He was deathly affraid, felt trapped, and anxious leading up to the flights. Now that he received a promotion, he had to fly! Before he would drive where ever his company sent him because he just couldn't take it. So, in April after riding a train from Dallas to Colombus OH, he decided that it was time to give it up. So he flew back home and he put his faith in God before the fear, and I tell you now that he is a changed man. All of the ministers in our church and our friends were praying for him, and they still can't believe it! He's a free man now! We've flown on 3 trips (six flights total) in two months! It's a miracle! :bouncing:[/QUOTE]

But how did he do it? Surely he didn't just wake up one day, take the flight and feel better for the rest of his life?? I fly several times a year usually every two months or so, and even though I do it every time and come out fine, with my worst fears never realized, I still have the same sense of dread and panic when I have to do it again. By the way, I am also an extremely religious person but my faith in God alone can't seem to topple the awful feeling I get when I have to fly.

Also, how did he feel better after getting off Xanax? I felt terrible BEFORE I was on it and was virtually housebound. Now that I have it I feel better than I have in almost 20 years. Just curious.





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