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Can vistaril (hydroxyzine) be used to treat OCD symptoms, particularly the obsessive portion? If so, to what extent?
No, mostly.: Not usually. Vistaril is used as an anti-anxiety medication, but it works for people mostly because of it's convenient side effect of sedation. If someone really has ocd, vistaril is unlikely to target the main issues. Ssris like prozac, paxil, (paroxetine) zoloft and therapies like cognitive behavioral training are much more effective, I would recommend you look in that direction with your md first. Be well.
I have bad anxiety and have tried hydroxyzine for a while which doesn't really help what can I take to help with my anxiety along with OCD?
Need counselling: You may need other medications plus psychologic counselling to control your OCD and anxiety. Recommend that you contact a psychiatrist.
Myriad uses: For allergic noses & eyes - Atarax (hydroxyzine) treats symptoms of itching, sniffing, sneezing, & dripping. Its not very good for stuffy nose. Atarax helps make hives go away. If you take it everyday it will help keep them from breaking out. Atarax is also an excellent medication if you have imsomnia. It makes you sleepy & you fall asleep. When Atarax is absorbed your body converts into zyrtec!
What is question?: If you are asking about taking Atarax (hydroxyzine) with Black Kohosh Yes I see no reason why not Black Kohosh is a herb used for many indicatins and have effect on the brain which is like serotonin and have some effect on estrogen Ak your doctor if you can takle them together as we do not know why and how long you need to take Atarax (hydroxyzine)See 1 more doctor answer
Hydroxyzine effects: I understand your concern. Racing thoughts can be overwhelming, affect clarity of mind, affect concentration on specific tasks and affect functioning. They can be symptom of Anxiety. Hydroxyzine reduces activity in the central nervous system. It can decrease racing thoughts, not stop racing thoughts. See a Psychiatrist for Diagnosis, side effects of medications, dose; and Therapy for stress.
Hydroxyzine: For as long as the medication is prescribed for what it is supposed to treat. If you have concerns, you really should bring them up to the prescribing doctor, since they know what they are treating you for.
If indicated, easy..: Being prescribed a medication is based on whether a patient has a condition that is adequately treated by a particular medication. If your doctor, after an assessment determines that you'll need either the xanax (alprazolam) or hydroxyzine, I'm sure he/she will have no problem prescribing it for you.