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Is it just me or does vistaril (hydroxyzine) not really do anything for anxiety?

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Dr. Steven Reidbord
Psychiatry
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In brief: It's just you ;-)

Vistaril (hydroxyzine) is an antihistamine with mild sedating and anxiety-relieving effects.
It doesn't work the same as a benzodiazepine (valium, Ativan etc), but then it's not addictive either. Some people get a lot of relief from vistaril (hydroxyzine) and similar meds; some don't. So in a way it really is "just you". Talk to your doctor about what works for you and what doesn't. There may be other options to explore.

In brief: It's just you ;-)

Vistaril (hydroxyzine) is an antihistamine with mild sedating and anxiety-relieving effects.
It doesn't work the same as a benzodiazepine (valium, Ativan etc), but then it's not addictive either. Some people get a lot of relief from vistaril (hydroxyzine) and similar meds; some don't. So in a way it really is "just you". Talk to your doctor about what works for you and what doesn't. There may be other options to explore.
Dr. Steven Reidbord
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