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Diphenhydramine For Anxiety
Time For DroolSchool: We here on the ranch call it"Benadrool"because it can shlog you out.So yes sometimes it can work for calming down. But too much turns it into Bena-DryMouthBlurredVisionKnockedOut-Dryl.So just take one capsule(25mg)or at most 50mg. It's not usually prescribed for this.There are other medications specifically for anxiety. But Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is a non-prescription medication and usually safe at proper doses ...Read more
Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These disorders affect how we feel and behave, and they can manifest real physical symptoms. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety can be extremely debilitating, having a serious ...Read more
Can help: Atarax (hydroxyzine, also sold as vistiril) is a sedating antihistamine. In addition to relieving anxiety, it can also help allergic itching, nausea, & motion sickness. It is non-addictive but can cause drowsiness & other (mostly minor) side-effects. See: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0000796/. ...Read more
Take Klonopin (clonazepam) for anxiety and sleep,Fetzima for depression,what's an alternative for Klonopin (clonazepam) that I can use,take1mg 1am,1noon,2 bed?
Many alternatives: There are many alternatives, but it depends on why you're looking for an alternative. Is Klonopin (clonazepam) not working? Perhaps the dose in wrong. Are you looking to get off of benzodiazepines (the drug class that Klonopin (clonazepam) is in) altogether? If so, then your doctor should slowly titrate you off the medication (10-25% weekly or biweekly, depending on how long you've been taking) while initiating another med ...Read more
I alternate between Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and klonopin (for sleep) is it safe to take klonopin for anxiety morning after taking a Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for sleep?
Cannot fully endorse: Your information is of concern, as you describe issues with both sleep and anxiety and they may well relate. However, sounds like this may be getting more complex. You obviously have a sleep disorder, and may well need help with the anxiety. Please see a sleep specialist, and perhaps a psychiatrist, as there may be more success with an alternative approach. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dr prescribed 50mg zoloft (sertraline) for depression, 80 mg propranolol for panic and .5 clonazepam for sleep from insomnia. Not sleeping. What otc sleep aid safe
Clonazepam: Not for daily use. Absolutely not. This is setting you up for a lifetime of being medicated. Neither of these drugs are curing a problem. The underlying problem needs to be solved. ...Read more
May I combine atarax with remeron for treating insomnia? Also can I combine atarax with inderal (propranolol) for treating anxiety?
Talk to your doctor : Combining your meds with other sedating medications is something you should do only after consulting your doctor. You can combine these meds. Just be careful and know that you should not drive after taking your medication. Also, avoid the use of alcohol with these medications. Combining these meds can make you very drowsy. ...Read more
Can you tell me about hydroxyzine or Xanax (alprazolam) for anxiety while taking wellbutrin for despression?
These are ?'s: that you should be addressing to the physician who is prescribing the Wellbutrin. Also, bupropion is an "activating" antidepressant and may increase anxiety itself, so your doctor needs to know this is a problem for you. Hydroxyzine is an antihistamine that is mildly sedating and is ok for very occasional use. Your doctor needs to diagnose WHY you have anxiety to best treat it. I don't like Xanax (alprazolam). ...Read more
I take Ultram for fibro, Zoloft and Xanax (alprazolam) for panic anxiety disorder, and a Ambien at night for sleep is this a safe combo?
Xanax (alprazolam): I don't really recommend short acting benzos like xanax (alprazolam) for panic, they are associated with inter-dose withdrawal, faster tolerance and gradual elevation of baseline anxiety , discuss the issue with your psychiatrist, otherwise the combination is ok. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Not immediate: Though i often see decrease in anxiety before antidepressant effects, Paxil (paroxetine) and other antidepressants have long half lives and build up in your system over time. Prevention of panic attacks and decrease in baseline anxiety is the goal. Be patient. Paxil (paroxetine) is a very good anti anxiety medication. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I take: Buspar (buspirone) 10mg (3xday) for anxiety, desyrel 100mg (nightly) for sleep, and .5mg Xanax (3xday as needed) for anxiety. Desyrel isn't helping my sleep, what medicine is best to help me get sleep?
Treat anxiety first.: The use of Buspar (buspirone) and xanax are only useful for short term or for occasional treatment of anxiety. They lose effectiveness after a period of monthe. The ssri meds (like lexapro, zoloft) are more effective for the long run and then maybe good sleep will be more possible. Also the dose of Desyrel can be up to 200 mg for some people. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Prescribed vistiral (hydroxyzine poamate) for anxiety attacks, works great but I need Allegra (fexofenadine) for allergies. Can I take them both?
Yes: taking both is alright if they both help you. But re-evaluate with your provider since they may not be needed for prolonged periods. Stay healthy. ...Read more
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