Anyone here take Ativan or Xanax before a flight? I will be flying soon and have heard that they can promote DVT (blood clot formation in legs) during flight, and that they can sometimes make your experience worse.

I have an ativan prescription and usually take it only before a public speech or something stressful. Flight anxiety for me is more about anticipation rather than the flight itself. I haven't flown in 2 years so flying again soon will be a challenge to me.