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    Hi Everyone, I just started taking Hydroxyzine. So far so good. I take 25 mg. at night and then I will increase it to 50 next week. I don't feel too much more groggy than before bc I was also used to taking Tylenol PM every night bc of my FM. I am praying that this will help me. I really don't want to do the DMSO if this doesn't.....how many of you have had success and how soon after taking it? thanks
    DanaW

    "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."

  • #2
    Dana,
    I have had great success with Hydroxyzine. I take 25 mg. at night and have been taking it for about 1 1/2 years now. I noticed relief within a couple of weeks of starting it. I can sleep 3-4 hours now at a time, so that means I am only up once during the night ususally. I didn't realize how much sleep deprivation I had before. I hope it helps you. Good Luck.

    Jolene
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    • #3
      Hydroxyzine, Elavil,

      I just did a post on Cipro, but I wanted to say I also take Elavil (10mg) and Hydroxyzine (25) when I want to sleep better. I'm nervous taking all these meds and alternative stuff, and I also have some back-up codeine but I don't think I can take them together so I get into a bind.
      I got IC in 1970! I was not diagnosed until 1991. I've tried many drugs and therapies but I tend to only resort to drugs when in a flare because when I am not in a flare (from being good on diet), I suffer only from small bladder volume (like about 7 ozs.) and peeing will relieve the discomfort. When I am feeling relatively normal, I say to myself I am glad I am not on a drug. When I am in a flare, I say, why am I not on a drug! I've recently have been trying to solve my connective issue problems in general. I look to diet and herbs mostly unless it gets really bad. I still think there is great hope for each individual finding a path to healing and there are many.

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      • #4
        purpleviolet, if you're taking prescription medications along with alternative medications, I strongly suggest you be sure your doctor knows exactly what you are taking, just in case there are interactions between any of them.

        Donna
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        • #5
          Betsie,
          Thank-you for the link, never know when you might need that kind of info.

          Jolene kissing
          Jolene

          "Life is what happens when you are making other plans" John Lennon

          IC diet cheat sheet....http://www.ic-network.com/diet/dietcheatsheet.html

          Information for Patients can be found here.
          http://www.ic-network.com/patientlinks.html


          Jen's tips for great IC sex..http://www.ic-network.com/forum/showthread.php?t=22522&highlight=jens+tips[/url]




          Newbie Angel...I will be happy to answer any questions or just listen. Email me at [email protected]

          "IC Angel Volunteers are not medical authorities nor do we offer medical advice. In all cases, we strongly encourage you to discuss your medical treatment with your personal medical care provider. Only they can, and should, give medical recommendations to you."

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          • #6
            Betsie,
            Is there anyway to reach you off the board? Please Private message me if you can be reached. As in a email or something.
            Thanks,
            Jolene
            Jolene

            "Life is what happens when you are making other plans" John Lennon

            IC diet cheat sheet....http://www.ic-network.com/diet/dietcheatsheet.html

            Information for Patients can be found here.
            http://www.ic-network.com/patientlinks.html


            Jen's tips for great IC sex..http://www.ic-network.com/forum/showthread.php?t=22522&highlight=jens+tips[/url]




            Newbie Angel...I will be happy to answer any questions or just listen. Email me at [email protected]

            "IC Angel Volunteers are not medical authorities nor do we offer medical advice. In all cases, we strongly encourage you to discuss your medical treatment with your personal medical care provider. Only they can, and should, give medical recommendations to you."

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            • #7
              Hi Dana,
              I just wanted to let you know that I too have started the Hydroxy about 2 months ago. I started out taking it just at night with the elivil so it was just 25mgs at night but then the dr told me to slow try to add it into my daytime as needed. He said that after awhile the sleepyness should wear off. I think it has made a really big difference in my case. I think it is helping to control my flare ups better. Still not totally but I know that will just take time and patience.
              Keep with it I think you will find that it will really help you alot.
              Take Care and good luck with the Hydroxy.
              Kim grouphug

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              • #8
                Thanks Kim. I swear that I am already seeing a difference. Could it work this soon? I am starting the 50 mg. tonight. (up from 25) I will keep you updated! thanks
                DanaW

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