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    Im reading on the web that atarax may be good for anxiety. I started taking atarax again and Im wondering at what dosage it may help to treat anxiety also?
    Diagnosed with IC October 2009- through bladder biopsy (no glomerations or hunners ulcers found, just irritation)

    I have moderate-severe IC

    Currently stopped taking all medications due to pregnancy

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    I take a 10 mg dosage and it makes me feel relaxed!


    • #3
      It depends... some people find 10mg enough, and some feel nothing after 50mg. We're all different. The only reason why Atarax isn't that great as a long term anxiety treatment is that after about 2 weeks on it, most people seem to notice a decrease in the anxiolytic effect. I take 25 mg most of the year, and I notice absolutely no effects from it ... even during allergy season when I bump up my dose to 50mg. I do remember feeling pretty stoned after 25 mg in the beginning though, but that wore off quickly...

      *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.