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Re: Ativan V.S Xanax, which is stronger?

Posted by Buckeye Fan on July 16, 2004, at 17:07:50

In reply to Re: Ativan V.S Xanax, which is stronger?, posted by JenStar on July 16, 2004, at 2:27:38

Dear Jenstar,
I am laughing with you...not at you.
I think the only mistake YOU made was waiting too long to take your anti-anxiety medicine.

I too tried.. (about 7 years ago) to mix my own "fear of flying" cure.
I think flying is probabley THE most fearful phobia I have ever experienced. It remains one of the biggest life challenges to me...and I admit I avoid it at all costs.( almost) make a long story short...I was 14 hours away from home on Vacation....when I got a call, that I needed to return home for a funeral.

I was stuck....
I couldnt Fly...and I was with a Golfing Buddy...and we had shared a car. ( It was 3 days early..and he didnt want to leave, nor was the deceased any relation to him.)
So......I decided to "fly home" that afternoon.

At the time...the only medication I had tried was
.25mg of needed.

So I began "popping" .25 xanax about 2 hours prior to my flight. Every 15 minutes..I would take another xanax, hoping the crushing anxiety I was feeling about flying would, abate.

Since it did not, to my satisfaction
..I did something I hadnt done before, nor since.
I began drinking alcohol at the airport bar...while popping xanax every 15 minutes.

By the time I was in my seat, and the flight was ready..I felt no fear of flying. So thinking that "more is better"..I CONTINUED taking xanax and drinking those little bottles of alcohol on the plane prior and during take-off...along with a couple mixed drinks I ordered.

The last thing I remember before passing out was telling the young lady next to me how "pretty" the clouds were down below us~

I awoke after we landed as others were leaving the plane.
I stumbled to the baggage...somehow found my brother who was there to pick me up. From what he has told me, I was alternately yelling at him for parking so far away...and laughing at the fact that I had to come home early.

I of course remember very little of the whole rest of the evening.

True story.....I am ashamed to say.

'Good flight tho....' (ha ha )

Buckeye Fan




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