I've been taking hydroxyzine for 4 days now & even if I take 100mg at once I get no effect what so ever. Was prescribed it for anxiety & nausea but it hasn't helped with either what so ever, doesn't even make me sleepy. Should I give up on it or does it take a while to build up in your system?
14 Nov 2012
I was taken off of Valium, switched to Ativan, then to BuSpar, then to Hydroxyzine for anxiety due to having to change doctors and no one wants to write prescriptions for benzos anymore. I had an appointment yesterday at the local mental health facility and they told me flat out that they don't write benzo prescriptions.
At any rate, the BuSpar and Hydroxyzine were useless. I started out with 25 mg of Hydroxyzine, and worked my way up to 150 mg with absolutely no effect. The best part is that I have chronic anxiety attacks, and I went through that prescription in less than 2 weeks. It's frustrating. I have to agree with the person talking about hospitalization. If you go in for any kind of mood/emotional/mental issue, they strap you in & keep you for at least 72 hours. This country is strange. >.<
22 May 2010
It should work soon after you take it. Also some may even build up in your body.
I would call Doctor and tell them it's now working and you need to try something different. I have beem taking Clonazepam for about six years and I think it works very well. It's fast and I have had no side affects.
22 May 2010
This is acts as an antihistamine that reduces the natural chemical histamine in the body. I have used this med and it never did work for me as for as for anxiety. The doctor might try to put you on vistrail or atarax and it is the same type of drug and it also did nothing for my anxiety. Try Atavin for anxiety may help with nausea if your anxiety is causing it. It is a benzo and can become habit forming. If you just need something for anxiety and you know that the nausea is caused by it I would try buSpar which is for anxiety and is not habit forming.
- Hydroxyzine Information for Consumers
- Hydroxyzine Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Hydroxyzine (detailed)
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