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Re: Hydroxyzine - For Sleep DiscoPuppy

Posted by fachad on June 23, 2002, at 21:19:48

In reply to Re: Hydroxyzine (Atarax / Vistaril) DiscoPuppy fachad DiscoPuppy fachad, posted by DiscoPuppy on June 23, 2002, at 20:59:53

I don't take it anymore, but when I was taking it, it was for SSRI induced insomnia. It produces sedation and sleep thru antihistamine properties.

It did help me stay asleep until morning, but after breakfast, I'd feel like going back to bed.

The sedation lasted too long for me, carrying over into the next morning. Ativan is the same for me - it works for my insomnia, but I feel dulled and melancholy the next day. Now I'm taking Ambien and low dose trimipramine for sleep.

Another curious Atarax factoid (I'm full of them today): hydroxyzine is very popular among veterinarians. They frequently give it to dogs with allergic "hot spots" where the dog won't stop scratching. It is very effective for this use, and has the effect of producing a gentle, quiet, sleepy pet :)

> What are you taking the Vistaril for? The nausea, the anxiety or for its antihistamine properties?


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