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?
Is hydroxyzine not working?
Question posted by 503.Tasha on 22 May 2010
Last updated on 20 January 2019 by Babstarr97
It was prescribed to me a few days ago for panic attacks... The first night it seemed to work but the last few nights its given me hallucinations and audio hallucinations... now tonight it's not working at all... ugh and after I found out my cholesterol and lipids were high... now Im really feeling like Im going to have a heartattack.
I am also on hydroxyzine im on 50mg for my PTSD however its not working and i dont use it much, alas from what my primary care has told me some people get sleepy some people it helps with the panic and some people it does nothing for. So that being said you might need to talk with your primary care or whoever prescribed it i know the feeling though i took 50 mg about 2 hours ago and my heart it still pounding through my chest i hope you get it all figured out good luck
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. >.<
I do not hav anxiety so this may b irrelevant to u but. I do hav a very extreme exgema outbreak and the doctor gave me this prescription to help me sleep and all I need is 30 - 40 mg to make me sleep like a baby
Hi Tasha, I am also prescribed hdroxyzine and I find it pretty much useless. Makes me tired but not sleepy and conflited on whether it amplifies my elavated bood pressure and anxiety. So Good Luck My Dear. -K
its a frigging antihysthtamine, just a strong one, its supposed to make you drowsy, hence the "anti-anxiety benefits" its garbage, no better than freaking benadryl.
I have found that 50 mg of hydroxyzine will help me fall asleep at night but it does not do much for anxiety. On occasion, if I'm feeling just a little jittery it will help, but not much beyond that.
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.
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.
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