Hi all. I used to fly a ton - Many times per year - then developed a fear of flying over the last seven years or so. Started after an aborted landing, which I now know happens sometimes but at the time it was absolutely terrifying. Followed by next 4 flights all having something funky that just built stress.
I have been able to avoid flying for about five years, but I’m leaving on Sunday or a cross country trip. Have really been working on my anxiety, and also got a prescription for Ativan which I tested at home and I was feeling pretty confident that I could handle the trip.
Then last night the airline texted that they had canceled our planned flight. Within an hour they had sent us a new one. The problem now is that I have a 90 minute flight, followed by a 2.5 hour layover, followed by a five hour flight - 9 hours total. I don’t know how to time the Ativan now, and I’m kind of panicking. I’m scared to take two pills Without ever having tried that. It feels like if I take the first pill before the first flight most of the benefit will be during my layover. I wonder if I should wait to take the pill until my layover but then I’m terrified of the first flight. I’m really worried it’s going to wear off before the end of the trip. I have to be a little engaged on the other end, which I thought would be fine based on my test at home, but not sure if I take a second pill what will happen. My prescription is for .5 mg.