My doctor gave me 2 mg of Xanax for a flight I had today. It did not work at all, and I was unable to board the flight. It did not relieve any anxiety or panic, and I was crying, no relief at all. I am currently at a hotel by the airport right now, with another flight to attempt tomorrow. It is not a long flight - only 4 hours, but I am deathly terrified. I have no more Xanax on me, but I have 2 whole bottles of 0.5 Klonopins. What amount would you recommend for a crazy flier? Please keep in mind 2 mg Xanax did not work. I was thinking 3-4 mg of Klonopin for tomorrow's flight. I do not drink or take any other pills. Help.
Vanny; You should be just fine Klonopin is the stronger of the benzodiazepines I have had the same problem as you and Xanax did nothing. What you would want to do is take the Klonopin say 1/2 hour before flight and put 1/2 tablet in your pocket that is 1/2 only you never should take more than 3 mg of Klonopin at any one time and is a very strong one and well work well for you then if 1/2 way through the flight you need it take the 1/2 that is in your pocket. they do taste a bit nasty but I have found the 1/2 to dissolve it under my tongue or if my mouth is too dry chew it. So again that is 2mg to get on the plane and if needed 1/2 way through the flight take the half that is in your pocket. This is stronger and well stay in your system longer than any of the other ones that are in this class of medication. Worked very well for me. And then I found the flight to not be bad at all. And so can you try to sleep or if you can't read anything that is on the seat in front of you. Have a good one and you well be fine.
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