Diazepam for flying ... I'm terrified !

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Hi everyone I've got a flight on Sunday and I'm terrified ....to the point I'm not sure I'm going.

Had a bad flight a couple of years ago and it's totally freaked me out .

Has anyone taken this drug to fly ?

Did it help?

When did you take it and how much?

Debi X

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  • Posted

    Hi Debi

    I take 1x 2 mg while in airport and then another 1x 2 mg when I am sitting on aeroplane. 

    Mine is due to feeling claustrophobic so I sit looking at a magazine and not at the door when they close it.

    good luck

    G x

  • Posted

    I don't know about diazepam for the flight, expecially if you haven't used it before. I take benadryl...mellows me right out.

    • Posted

      Thanks .

      Is that the same as diazepam?


    • Posted

      No it's an over the counter anti allergin, but makes people sleepy. Some people use it for sleep at night. Just an idea, but it looks like Pat has answered your original question.

  • Posted

    Hi Debi,  I empathise with you.  I have used Diazepam for fear of flying and claustrophobia too.  As the previous person advised, that is how I used the medication too.  It will certainly help your anxieties, however, there are those of us who detest flying and find it next to impossible to use this form of safe transport...I am one of those (even after many classes, counselling, etc) flying just isn't for me...but, if you can overcome the fear the medication will certainly take the edge off of your fear...just remember NO alcohol that whole day and night.  If you are not used to taking meds in this range the side effects will make you very, very sleepy.  Good Luck. I hope you do manage t,take the flight and have a great trip .


  • Posted

    I've taken a low dose of diazepam for flying 2mg did the trick for me.

    • Posted

      Hi Caroline

      When did you take it and had you ever taken it before?

      Debi X

    • Posted

      I've taken it anytime I fly Debs. Never had a problem with it it just calms me right down.

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