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    I was just wondering... for those of you on hydroxyzine, what is your dosage. My general doc put me on 25 mgs twice a day (my uro wouldn't give it), but I haven't really noticed a difference. Does this dose seem small?

  • #2
    I "started" on 1/2 a 25 mg then moved up to the full 25mg a month later. I was also taking Elavil. I'm going to try the hydrox. again along with nortryptline 25 mg. They just make me soooo tired and I don't seem to adjust. When you have a family it's hard to be so tired.


    • #3
      Increased dosage

      Hi EC,

      Years ago, I started with 25mg only at bedtime. Recently, my uro changed that to 50mg at bedtime. I definitely see an improvement during the nighttime with the increased dosage. When I am not flaring, I only get up once or twice a night with the the higher dose.

      Have a great Saturday!

      IC diagnosis 1999
      Meds: Elmiron
      hydroxyzine hcl
      DMSO as needed
      valium as needed
      librax 3x day

      TENS therapy

      Thanks to all on the boards - YOU have helped more than I can say!

      A person's true wealth is the good he or she does in the world.


      • #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.


        “We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men who walked through the huts comforting others, giving away their last piece of bread. They may have been few in number, but they offer sufficient proof that everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms -- to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way.” ~ Viktor Frankl

        “You cannot control what happens to you, but you can control your attitude toward what happens to you, and in that, you will be mastering change rather than allowing it to master you.” ~ Brian Tracy


        • #5
          I just take 25mg at night, although I have taken an extra in the morning at times (with doc's permission).

          *Diagnosed with severe IC in 2004
          *Also diagnosed with PFD, fibromyalgia, chronic myofascial pain, IBS, migraines, allergies/asthma, dermatographism
          *Kept trying a million different treatments for all these things until I found what works, and I am doing okay these days with the help of a cocktail of medications and the InterStim, which was first placed in 2007. [I have had 2 revisions - one in 2010 when my battery died and had to be replaced, and one complete replacement (lead and generator) in 2012 after a fall on my stairs caused my lead to move.]
          *Current meds include Atarax (50mg at night), Lyrica (150mg twice a day), Xanax (0.5mg at night and as needed), Zanaflex (4mg at night), hydrocodone (10/325, every 6 hours as needed), Advair, Nasonex, Singulair (10mg at night), oral contraceptives, home instills containing Elmiron and Marcaine (as often as I need to do them).

          **I am not a medical authority nor do I offer definitive medical advice. I strongly encourage you to discuss your medical treatment with your personal medical care provider. Only they can, and should, give medical recommendations to you.


          • #6
            I take 75 mg, only at bedtime. I think a person's response to medication is highly individual. If you think it's helping or not helping, you are probably right. My doctor wanted me to stay at 50, but it wasn't helping much, so I asked to trial 75. Within a week I started sleeping through the night, and that was approximately 2 years ago. I've never had to increase the dose since then, but I can't take it in the daytime; too sleepy.
            Je vous souhaite de la joie, de la bonne santée, et tout ce qu'il y a de bon dans la vie.
            Wishing you happiness and good health, and all the best out of life.

            Peace, Carolyn

            Laura (11), Susannah (12 1/2) and Maman (that's me!), North Wildwood NJ, September 2007

            On the Beach with IC


            • #7
              Thanks for the replies. Sometimes I feel isolated and not sure about the meds as I haven't been granted access to the IC specialist. I have decided that I can't take the morning dose - like many of you it makes me dopey. I think I will try taking that morning pill as well at night instead. I would love to visit the bathroom less at night!