Vistaril for anxiety

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i was on buspar 15mg a day for anxiety but it gave me hot cold flashes and i couldnt sleep and had nightmares on it they took me off and put me on vistaril 25mg 3xs a day as needed for anxiety , has anyone took this ? what r ur thoughts? i looked it up and its a allergy medicine . they said take as needed but my other medicine i been on has been everyday medicine

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    I'm really confused Nikki....as far as I know, the meds you listed are for depression not anxiety. some doctors will tell you they're the same thing.....they're not! They feel Completely different.

    the only med I know for anxiety is benzos (valium, ativan, etc).

    I've been on valium for years, never abuse it.....but it works wonders!

    I'd talk to your doc again!

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      buspar is for anxiety and they put me on vistaril which i looked it up and it says its for allergy stuff its like benadryl . i go to a psychiatrist on 27th so i dont know what to do bc my doctor said its used for anxiety . i have been on multiple ssri and they didnt work . they wont give benzos i highly doubt that . i kno those r the only that work but i cant just come out n ask for those

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      why not?? the Worst that can happen is he/she can say no! Go in there armed with as much info as you can research. Ask him for a trial period of a month to see how you do.

      some doctors think they are "Godlike". the truth is they're just searching for answers as we are all doing.

      Be your own advocate!

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      this will be my first time going to a psychiatrist i mean i dont want to take this medicine like should i go in there in tell them like this is benadryl i mys well just take that . i cant go in there asking for those bc many ppl wont give them no more bc the abuse ppl do with them . i have taken one before and it took all my anxirty away . i didnt care , i was able to sleep i could talk to anyone and im a shy person. but i dont think they give those for gad. when i keep telling the doctors that i get these moments where my heart is beating fasf and my chest hurts and i cant breathe ans get i get tension runnin thru my arms they dont pay no attention. fhis my first time dealing with this stuff ans been on all diff medicines they r prolly looking at me like yea we kno what u trying yo do .

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