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  • Atarax

    I just got back from my uro. He gave me a prescription for Atarax & also Ditropan XL. I had been on the Ditropan for several years prior to being diagnosed but it didn't help. I'd appreciate hearing about anyone's experience w/ Atarax. He said it caused drowsiness. Does it help you to sleep through the night? Did it help with frequency (my main issue)? I'm also on Elmiron (6 months now)& I always thought the dosage was kind of low (100 mg once a day) b/c everything I'd read said it should be 100 mg 3x/day. He said he either wrote the prescription wrong or the pharmacy messed it up & the dosage was wrong. Great! Now he has me on 400 mg. per day. So the last 6 months have been for nothing. I haven't seen any improvement yet. I'm hoping that with the combo of these 3 drugs it will help.

    Also, anyone have any experience w/ Percocet? He said it causes drowsiness & nausea. I'm considering taking it with me - just in case - when I travel to Brazil, as the vicodin doesn't always help. But I don't want to be feeling sick that far away from home either.

    Any input will be appreciated. Thanks!

  • #2
    Hi there... I have taken Percocet... it causes drowsiness for me, but not nausea. Good luck!!


    *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.


    • #3
      I am very med sensitive and cannot take percocet. It made me nauseated and drowsy, as well as it caused me jerking in my sleep. I am just very very sensitive to narcotic meds.
      Mommy to 2 crazy, wonderful kids and wife to the most amazing man in the world!


      • #4
        I take Atarax and Percocet. I take 2 pills at 25mg each. At night. It used to make me drowsy the first 2 months but, now I have adjusted and am having trouble sleeping now. I take Perc. for pain every day. I don't usually get groggy unless I have to take it all day long and then at night I am tired. But, it is worth it because it helps with my pain. Hope it helps you.

        "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."


        • #5
          Hi tea love
          I wouldn't know I have never taken it. I do take flexeril, and vicodine.
          'The will of God will never take you where the Grace of God will not protect you.'


          • #6
            Hello Tealover,
            I take Ditropan XL and Atarax(Hydroxyzine HCL 25mg generic)at bedtime.Yes this does help me through the night and helps majke me sleepy.
            Also I have had great relief from insomnia with Elavil,but have gained some weight from it. So I have been easing off of the Elavil.


            • #7
              hi ICchill,

              What dosage of Elavil do you take and how do you ease off of it? Is Elavil used as a pain blocker?
              Thanks, Tilly


              • #8
                Originally posted by tillysav
                hi ICchill,

                What dosage of Elavil do you take and how do you ease off of it? Is Elavil used as a pain blocker?
                Thanks, Tilly
                When I first started elavil, almost a year ago, I was so groggy even in the morning that I had to cut the 25 mg. pills in half. Slowly we have increased this to 75mg at bedtime every night. I tried going down to 50 mg. and the pain got worse. It was a pain management doctor that increased it to 75. I am able to awaken refreshed now and it really seems to be helping. I also take Lyrica, Elmiron and Quercetin.