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    I take 25 mgs of hydroxyzine and was curious to know what others take. I also take 50 mgs of imipramine. I still get up 2-3 times most nights, depending on if I'm flaring. Occasionally, I will only wake once, which is a Godsend! Thanks,

  • #2
    I take 50mg of Hydroxyzine along with 10mg of Elavil at night.



    • #3
      I took 25mg of Hydroxyzine.

      I only took this because it seems as though my body is very sensative. I still had that "antihistamine hangover" with 25mg. My uro however had said that he had patients on 25, 50 or even 75mg a night.

      Talk to your uro.

      Hope this helps.
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      • #4
        I take 25mg in the morning and 25mg at night.

        Diagnosed August 2001

        Current IC meds: Elmiron (since 2001), Levaquin (one pill after intercourse to prevent UTIs), Effexor (for depression & anxiety)

        Past IC meds: Amitriptyline (Elavil), Hydroxyzine (Vistaril), Detrol LA, Lexapro (for depression & anxiety, but also helped my IC) (They all helped, but I was able to discontinue them.)

        I've been virtually symptom free and able to eat & drink whatever I'd like for about 8 years now.


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        • #5
          I take 75 mg at night. I had to work up to it slowly so I wouldn't be "hungover" in the morning. I very rarely get up more than once in the night (since I started hydroxizine) and most nights don't get up at all. It has been a real miracle for me!
          Live life to the fullest day to day. The best way to eat an elephant is one bite at a time!

          DX: IC - November 2002 after hysterectomy
          Interstim implanted March 2006 - died May 2011
          Interstim replacement June 2011
          Meds: Pain meds, muscle relaxer, cystex, and marcaine bladder instills as needed.
          Docs: Pain management doc, urologist, family practice


          • #6
            I take 30 mg but like the others I started feeling it in the morning and I could not go to work like that. But now I have to call tomorrow because my ic is in big flare right now. I am not sure what to do, maybe he will up it 10 mg for me just the pain is awful. Good luck and let us know how you are doing.
            "Be who you are and say what you want...those who matter don't mind, and those who mind, don't matter"....
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            • #7
              I take 25mg at nite with 25mg of Elavil and 200 mg of Elmiron. This combo has been great. I even sleep all nite alot of nites.


              For IC;
              Elmiron-100mg 2 twice a day
              Hydroxyzine(generic Atarax)-25mg one at night
              Amitriptyline(generic Elavil)-25mg 2 at night,1 in morning if needed
              Enablex-15mg once a day
              Pyridium-200mg 1 every 8 hours as needed
              Levsin-1 every 4-6 hours as needed
              Ultracet(tramadol+acetaminophen)37.5mg- 1-2 every 6 hours as needed for pain

              Other meds;
              Relafen 500mg-1 tab twice a day for arthritis pain
              Cymbalta-60mg 1 tab onc a day
              Prilosec OTC
              Zyrtec OTC

              Severe IC(of course)
              Degenerative Disc disease
              Carpal Tunnel
              Personality Disorder(with borderline features)-anxiety/depression/panic attacks
              Osteoarthritis-right hip


              • #8
                I started out on 25. Took that for a week and now am up to 50 mg. Hoping this will be my answer!!

                "Don't quit when the tide is lowest, For it's just about to turn; Don't quit over doubts and questions, For there's something you may learn."


                • #9
                  I take 50 every night. I sleep great.... better than I have slept in years! I've been on this dose for 2 months.
                  Hope this helps~ hi