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Jea

850d

Does anyone else struggle with intense drowsiness from hydroxyzine? i can never take it regardless of how anxious i am because i will seriously fall asleep within a half hour. as a college student i can’t afford to be this tired in class. are there any recommendations for anxiety medications or a way to cope with this?

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    • MissSerpentine

      846d

      Hydroxozine knocks me tf out!!! I'm in college as well and take it as needed for anxiety attacks. I have disability accomodations that allow me to miss a few extra classes and assignments

    • MissSerpentine

      846d

      Hydroxozine knocks me tf out!!! I'm in college as well and take it as needed for anxiety attacks. I have disability accomodations that allow me to miss a few extra classes and assignments

    • ajar

      846d

      I take my hydroxyzine hcl as a nightly medication because of the drowsiness. I also take Buspirone as needed for anxiety attacks, and I don't get noticable side effects from it. It could be worth looking into different anxiety medications

    • Jea

      846d

      i’m taking the hcl version already :(

    • ThatOneNerd

      849d

      There’s actually two types of hydroxyzine! The pamoate version tends to cause drowsiness, which the HCL version doesn’t. I’ve had much better luck with the HCL.

    • Comic

      849d

      Makes me go to sleep too when I'm not taking it everyday. It's an Anti Histamine 1st Gen so a common side effect is drowsiness. I drink a lot of black coffee to combat the drowsiness.

    • Rasin

      850d

      ask your doctor to mess with the dosage see if it helps, maybe drink a caffeinated tea or coffee as a pick me up. i take hydroxyzine but it doesn’t make me tired so i cant speak from experience

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