I'm not a person that often takes drugs. However, after being tossed around a rather nasty flight through a storm about a year ago, I have become rather apprehensive of flying. It's sort of sad, because flying used to never bother me up until the point I thought I was on a roller coaster ride (and I hate such rides). Co-workers suggested I take Valium. It sounded like a good idea. After all, it seems like I can take one and enjoy the flight as if I didn't have a care in the world. My doctor prescribed me a small handful of 5mg pills. I only needed enough for the flights I had booked through the rest of this year. Just sort of wondering what the Valium experience will be like: 1. How many hours does it stay effective? In other words, is 5mg good for a 6-hour flight? 2. How long after taking it does it kick in? 3. What is the the Valium experience like? Will it make me sleep or just put me in a tranquil state? Can I get up and move freely around the cabin of the plane if I need to? I realize to some this entire thread may sound silly, but seriously, I am not the kind of person who pops pills regularly enough to know what the experience is like. I am interested in hearing what you guys think of the drug.