Anyone take Vistaril for anxiety? Did it help?

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Dr Prescribed Vistaril for amxiety.. I don't know how I feel about this.. supposed to take it 3 times daily.. I can barely take one.. its zombifies me. Just wanted to know if anyone else had taken this.

I habe tried Lexapro and Prozac and Im really not looking to go back on an Anti depressant. Maybe a mild nerve pill.

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    It's an old medication just wondering why vistril?

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      Im guessing she didn't want to put me on a more addictive drug.. She prescribed those for my panic attacks. 3 times a day.. I take them 2 times a month lol. They make me soo sleepy that I can't rven function.

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    I am curious to see others' experiences with this as well.

    What was the issue you had with Lexapro?

    According to your doctor (who I presume is not a psychiatrist)...what is Vistaril supposed to do on its own for you long-term? Assuming you have a diagnosed anxiety disorder and not just some transient situational heightened stress?

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      And Lexapro worked good for me.. I just didn't like the way I felt when I took it.. same thing with Prozac.. I always felt cloudy and way out in space. And the weight gain for me was horrible. As soon as I got off thr anti depressants I lost 30 lbs without diet or exercise within 5 months.

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      I am asking because on its own Vistaril will manage your panic attacks = symptom. But will not really help balance out your brain in order to help you truly recover. Pity you couldn't take Lexapro.

      To get access to Xanax you would need a good psychiatrist. But even so, Xanax on its own can only manage the symptoms and this again only short term.

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