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Hydroxyzine vs. Valium for Anxiety

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Hydroxyzine

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/ 12,571 posts
Other Names: Atarax   Vistaril   Hydroxyzine HCl

Valium

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/ 293,527 posts
Other Names: Diazepam   Mogadon   Diastat   Valrelease   Antenex
Rating: 2.5 out of 5
Based on 12,571 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Rating: 2.5 out of 5
Based on 293,527 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Hydroxyzine ( sold as Vistaril, Atarax) is a first-generation antihistamine of the diphenylmethane and piperazine classes. It was first synthesized by Union Chimique Belge in 1956 and was marketed by Pfizer in the United States later the sam... Read more on Wikipedia
Diazepam , first marketed as Valium by Hoffmann-La Roche is a benzodiazepine drug. Diazepam is also marketed in Australia as Antenex. It is commonly used for treating anxiety, insomnia, seizures including status epilepticus, muscle spasms (such as... Read more on Wikipedia
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By kelly
August 26, 2014
kelly wrote
seroquil
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By Mia
July 29, 2014
Mia wrote
pristiq
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By Rebecca
June 1, 2014
Rebecca wrote
Hydroxyzine Weight Gain/Bloat/Constipation. Gah!
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By Dar
March 21, 2014
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Hydroxyzine
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By Eleanor
January 29, 2014
Eleanor wrote
hydroxyzine was precribed for me for itching (eczema) nwo doc is taking me off it
Also, was prescribed for eczema. Not worth the side effects
Amanda  |  July 28, 2014
Have you tried switching out your soaps? My sister bought me "Sappo Soap" it's oatmeal and aloe vera, very mild and lasts long. Also some witch hazel on the areas where the itch is. I've had too many side effects with Hydroxyzine and decided to change up as much as I could- like ALL no allergen detergent for clothes, the oatmeal soap, etc. (Or Basis soap if you can't find Sappo) it's helped a lot for me. Hope it works for you - and make sure you don't have an allergy to Propylene Glycol. I swi
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What patients are saying about Hydroxyzine vs. Valium

293 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
valium at night before going to bed..it helps with spasms...
I take 10 mg of Hydroxyzine at night (it has helped). I take a 2 mg valium at night before going to bed..it helps with spasms and it ...at night. I use hydrocodone during the day ...when I'm u...
Actually studied vs Valium and shown to be as effective for...
...hydroxyzine. 25mg as needed. Much ...blood brain barrier- has anxiolytic and an obsessive properties. Has been ...Actually studied vs Valium and shown to be ...
end up in a fog all day. i take a 1/2 of valium and it helps...
...my dr thought about the valium suppositories but they are too ...right now. i have tried the hydroxyzine, but i end up in a fog all day. i take a 1/2 of valium and it helps a little bit, otherw...
of Docs hate prescribing Valium and Xanax as well....even...
...large majority of Docs hate prescribing Valium and Xanax as well....even when ...a bad way...It's ridiculous...But they love shoving Hydroxyzine (a basic antihistamine..IMO!! What the???!!...
with depression, I am just in for Hydroxyzine abuse. I...
...heard that it can get you relaxed and relieve you of your fears and of course, depression. Not that I have problems with depression, I am just in for Hydroxyzine abuse. I know of wellbutrin, valium...
The hydroxyzine changed my life immediately! Good luck,...
Hydroxyzine, large dose of Valium, narcotic and a hot bath ...point work also helped. The hydroxyzine changed my life immediately! Good luck, hope you ...so cruel to experience pain that w...
Hydroxyzine, 25mg each night. Get the dry mouth alot and...
...trazadone for about a year, I couldn't sleep, hangover all day and finally put me on Effexor, seemed to help but also on Valium 20mg/day and Hydroxyzine, 25mg each night. Get the dry mouth alot...
to work similar to valium without grogginess. It wouldnt...
...my valium. ...dose but due to my higher tolerance he prescribed me the 50mg pills.These seem to work very well for me but if you have a lower tolerance i would just take half of a 25 mg pill. It...
I feel amazing. Valium buprenorphine,marijuana hydroxyzine...
...I feel amazing. Valium buprenorphine,marijuana hydroxyzine and...
Valium suppository too & never seems to help me much....
...that makes you feel better, drink more water ...a heating pad and hydroxyzine. Hydroxyzine can make me tired into ...the worse nights. I've tried generic Valium suppository too & never seem...
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