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OK: It is ok, but it might not be completely effective. Hydroxyzine and Ativan (lorazepam) work through different mechanisms of action. Hydroxyzine is a potent antihistamine, which leads to sedation and decreased anxiety. Ativan (lorazepam) works through the GABA system (more like alcohol). Withdrawal from Ativan (lorazepam) will be mitigated to some extent, but not completely by using hydroxyzine. In time, should be ok. ...Read more
Tapered to .5 ativan (lorazepam) x 2, and 7.5/325 lortab x 2 per day(pain led to addiction) prescribed .25mg hydroxyzine pam 2 ease withdrawal/anxiety. Safe taken together or can it cause breathing issues/death?
I've only been off the Hydroxyzine for 24 hours but feel like I'm in withdrawal. Is that possible?
Gradually lowered hydroxyzine intake over 2 months. Finally stopped 4 days ago. Had bad stomach aches accompanying bms since. From withdrawal?
Not expected: Hydroxyzine when used as an antihistamine or even a sleeping aid does not require tapering. However if you were using it to control anxiety, then a tapering may be required. In large doses, it may slow down your bm and thus it may be the issue for you. Nonetheless your symptoms are unusual and the stomach symptoms may just be coincidental. See doctor if symptoms go beyond a few days or worsen . ...Read more
What kind of symptom: Although not usually encountered, I suppose that there can be some withdrawal symptoms if one has been taking a high-dose (>50 mg) of this medication regularly for a long time. However we do need to know what kind of symptoms you are thinking about since most will likely be unnoticeable. ...Read more