My Dr just tapered me off of clonazepam after being on.05 dosage for three months.. I was having really bad anxiety and clonazepam helped me but it literally knocked me out cold every night... Anyways I didn't want to become dependent on a benzo.. So I requested to be tapered off and my Dr recommended I take hydroxyzine on a as needed basis at night so I can sleep. Only when my anxiety is active... So I'm wondering if hydroxyzine is as effective as a benzo without the fear of becoming dependent like as with a benzo??
Vistaril won't be as strong as a benzo. It does make you drowsy, but in my opinion doesn't work on severe anxiety.
But your doing the right thing, if you don't want to become dependent on anti anxiety meds.
Good luck to you. xx
Hydroxyzine did not help my anxiety, after switching from Klonopin, so I was put on gabapentin 100mg three times per day. A month later it was increased to 300mg three times per day, and my anxiety has been greatly reduced.
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