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Try visualization. Think of something you like or a pretty place and try to focus on that thing and or place. I do that when I have to drive because I have a lot of anxiety when I drive. I think of Lake Michigan here in the US. I love it there. I think of the seagulls and the way the water sounds. It really does help and I thought it was a load of excuse my language- Crap when my Dr suggested it. I also like to take Xanax when I fly that helps a lot. Good luck and let us know how you do.
Xanax! Xanax! Xanax! I like it so much better than Valium.
I'm with you about flying. I hate it! But you know what I want to fly again soon. First of all, it is by far the safest mode of transportation. You do hear about crashes in the media, however, think about how many planes take off everyday in the world. Accidents are very few and don't occur very often. Another thing to think about is overcoming this fear. You will feel so good that got through the flight when you step off the airplane. Seeing new places is very exciting. Give yourself a pat on the back for going through with the flight and give yourself permission to be anxious. We know the anxiety is uncomfortable but it won't kill us. Take lots of magazines, listen to music. If you have an Ipod buy a relaxation song on Itunes, bring a book you have been dying to read. Best wishes! I'm envious that you are going somewhere and I'm stuck at home all the time. I need to fly somewhere!
Nope, not stupid at all. That is my exact fear too. WOW! I thought I was the only one that felt that way. Then I suggest you XANAX up pal!!! That helps me a lot. Also, it seems like once I get to my destination I am better in a day or so. It's just the thought of it all that is scary at first. Hang in there and try to enjoy!!!!!! :)
I'm in the UK and we dont have Xanax, is it similiar to Valium? I'm wondering if I can find an alternative to it. Any ideas?
Sorry for the misunderstanding. I'm terrified of flying because of my anxiety disorder. I get that closed in feeling on an airplane and also that out of control feeling because I'm not flying the plane. I used to also get anxiety driving on congested freeways, however, the pexeva takes care of that now. I'm usually fine when I get to my destination. While you are away on vacation try to avoid caffeine, stay busy (physically), and try to get a good night's rest This won't eliminate your anxiety but it will help. Also, if you just realize that it is just anxiety and it is part of who you are and it is not going to hurt you it will help. If you feel you are starting to get anxious tell yourself it is just anxiety (matter of fact a good anxiety) because you are away from home in a new place experiencing out of the norm things. Don't let the anxiety ruin your vacation. You can still have fun even though you have anxiety.

Xanax in the US is alprazolam. You might could do a search on a UK prescription database for the name alprazolam and see if anything comes up. It be named different in the UK. Also, Klonopin, and Ativan are similiar. Also, I've heard of Buspar. I've not take Klonopin or Buspar so someone else may respond about these. To me, Valium was not that helpful to me. It did help me sleep when I took it (probably 2-4 times in my life). It was hard to function during the day after taking Valium because it made me too tired and out of it. Xanax was made for people with Anxiety disorder. When I took it during high anxiety times it just mellowed me out. My thoughts slowed down (racing thoughts), my body felt more relaxed, however, I did not feel like I just wanted to lay down and go to sleep.

Best Wishes on your vacation! I know you will have a great time.