The first time I was going on a trip that included a plane ride I was so worried about the flight that I asked my doctor to give me a prescription for Xanax. I have had to take it before for anxiety and before dentist visits. I know flying stresses out many folks so that's why X gets Xanax for my A-to-Z Challenge. Anyone who has suffered panic attacks can attest to the helpfulness of Xanax. When I first started getting panic attacks I thought I was having a heart attack! I literally would have to pull over, stop the car and hope I wasn't dying. It was stress, I have since learned ways to avoid getting so bent out of shape. But I digress, back to getting a prescription for flight jitters.
Oddly enough I didn't need to take the pills. I was more excited than anything else to go on my first international trip that I didn't feel nervous at all. I actually have come to enjoy flying. The last flight I was on I did feel slightly nervous only because, like an idiot, I decided to read up on that missing plane that was all over the news. Maybe not the smartest reading material pre-flight, I guess I am a glutton for punishment. I just had to remember the odds are much better for flying than driving.