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Mika15

701d

hey there, I'm starting hydroxyzine soon (as needed) and was wondering what experience you guys have had with it? It's my first time being on a new medication since 2020, so I'm a little nervous. Thanks!

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    • mipastaessupasta

      698d

      @Suzysunshine I was taking 25mg hydroxyzine capsules. Now my daily prozac is plenty, since I have a much lower-stress life now.

    • KitKat1450

      701d

      I was prescribed this for anxiety but it makes me pass out within 30 mins so that wasn’t going to work- my anxiety is worse in public so I could just take it for anxiety and not be able to function. I do take it now since my allergies got really bad and and having a really hard time sleeping due to pain and anxiety. I now I take it nightly for that. It does help reduce anxious thoughts at night and help me fall asleep but doesn’t help me stay asleep.

    • carter._.16

      701d

      I was taling it as needed for about 2 years. And it helped SO much. When I would be having a panic attack, I could take a dose and it would help bring me back down. Now I'm on a low dose twice a day and as needed. For me it quite my mind a bit. It tends to just help to keep me relaxed enough to go about my everyday life. The biggest side effect is drowsiness. It usually will wear off pretty quickly, but the medicine is made to help you relax. I take 25mg as needed and it tends to make me pretty sleepy. And I take 10mg twice a day, and that made me sleepy at first, but it went away within about a month

    • freyaslady

      701d

      I've been taking it since 2018 when I was diagnosed with panic disorder. I've had the dose increased a couple times since then but it works great for calming me down from a panic attack or even stopping one if I'm on the verge. I know a lot of people get sleepy from it but I've never had that effect.

    • mipastaessupasta

      701d

      I've been taking it for years. Back when I was in college, I was taking it almost daily for panic attacks. Now that I'm in a much better state, I only use it if I have a horrible panic attack or can't sleep. Since I have no tolerance now 25mg knocks me OUT. It's not addictive though so it's such a good option.

      • Suzysunshine

        701d

        @mipastaessupasta what is it that you are taking?? I need some😞

        • mipastaessupasta

          698d

          @Suzysunshine I was taking 25mg hydroxyzine capsules. Now my daily prozac is plenty, since I have a much lower-stress life now.

    • KarlyGalin

      701d

      it helps me sleep personally anxiety wise...it kinda numbs it but not fully, im still on it :)

      • Mika15

        701d

        @KarlyGalin ah I see, thank you so much!

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