How do I talk to my doctor about meds for a plane trip?
December 11, 2008 8:14 AM Subscribe
I'm flying in a few weeks. I'm scared to death, and I want to try some of those anti-anxiety meds that people say you can get from your doctor. But how do I talk to my doctor about it?
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I can't imagine walking in, sitting down, and asking for that kind of prescription. I'm terrified of being called a drug-seeker.
Do doctors really get these kind of requests all the time? And what do I say to the receptionist when she asks why I'm coming in?
(Please don't tell me that I don't really want drugs, that I really want therapy, or deep breathing, or your favorite fear of flying book. Been there, done that. Sometimes I'm nervous about trips, sometimes I'm not ... and this time, I'm starting to freak out weeks in advance, so I think this is going to be a bad one and I want to try something different. Can I blame that recent front-page post about the Mt Erebus crash?)