Know When It's Time to Seek Professional Help
"This is going to sound a little strange [coming from a psychologist]," says Wehrenberg. "But if taking an anti-anxiety drug makes it possible for you to fly without discomfort, then you probably can get by with that. There are a number of people who are nervous flyers who get by with benzodiazepines from their doctor and that works for them."
How do you know when it's time to make an appointment with a medical professional? Wehrenberg says, "If you're losing sleep, feeling sick with anxiety, or avoiding travel at the expense of your own or other people's convenience," then you should speak with a doctor or a mental-health professional for guidance.