Our expert says:
Medication has its place in the treatment of anxiety and panic. It is wise to check this out with a medically trained professional. One needs to be mindful of the possibility that the medication taken may calm for a time of the flight duration but may compormise the actual dealing with the perceived fear or danger.
Various other aspects of treatment can however also be considered either in conjunction with meds or on their own depending on the experience of panic and claustrophobia. These other techniques include ways of showing you how vicious circles/ thoughts can maintain symptoms of panic especially as the doors of the plane close, relaxation methods, coaching specifically regarding air travel etc.
I have not answered your question directly as I am not medically trained but hope the info is useful when you are advised by a GP or psychiatrist regarding meds.
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