Is Hydroxyzine Safe? Getting a Lot of Panic Attacks, Need Something to Help Myself

Discussion in 'Support' started by Snake, Feb 17, 2020.

    1. Snake
      Scared

      Snake Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      08/2011
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Long term playing computer games on headphones.
      Hi, I have very stressful time right now regarding my tinnitus (dental work...) and I need some help. My panic attacks are so strong that I'm literally shaking and it's hard to take a breath.

      I got Hydroxyzine 25mg, but is it safe? I saw some posts on Tinnitus Talk that makes me think that it's ototoxic medicine. If so then what can I take and ask doctors about? I need something, I can't take this stress by myself.
       
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    2. Oabmarcus

      Oabmarcus Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      1/30/2020
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Stress and years of using earbuds/headphones
      did you try the drug? How did it go for you?
       
    3. lightning
      Cheerful

      lightning Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      Severe tinnitus since Dec 30 2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud noise exposure
      I think people here will tell you nearly everything is ototoxic.. Hydroxyzine is an antihistamine, not an antibioitic or some other thing actually known to be ototoxic. I recently took hydroxyzine for the first time, also 25mg. I found 25mg to be way too strong for me.

      30 minutes or so after taking it, I started to feel dizzy and tired, and I fell asleep. I woke up at some point during the night to pee, and maybe once or twice after that. Each time I woke up, I was able to get back to sleep without any effort. In the morning I was very groggy and didn't feel too well rested that day.

      I later checked with the pharmacist to see if it's OK to split the pills, and they said yes, so next time I will try a smaller dose. Hopefully I don't need it too often though.
       
    4. James1977
      No Mood

      James1977 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      01/19/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      IMAX Movie
      I should've picked this over Xanax. This is probably safer overall.
       
    5. Oabmarcus

      Oabmarcus Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      1/30/2020
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Stress and years of using earbuds/headphones
      So why don't more people use this as opposed to the more stronger ones?
       
    6. lightning
      Cheerful

      lightning Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      Severe tinnitus since Dec 30 2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud noise exposure
      I don't think the distinction is strong vs weak, but rather addictive vs non-addictive. I would say that hydroxyzine is definitely a very strong medication - no pill I've ever taken has knocked me out the way does. In fact, it may be too strong in that regard.

      I think many doctors prescribe drugs recklessly. Thankfully, my dr is very much against sleeping pills like ambien, and against using benzos unless absolutely necessary.
       
    7. Oabmarcus

      Oabmarcus Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      1/30/2020
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Stress and years of using earbuds/headphones
      That is very interesting, because I have taken Diphenhydramine in the past and it didn't really have any effect on me. I was told Hydroxyzine is just a stronger version of it. How does it compare with Ambien for instance? Have you taken it?
       
    8. lightning
      Cheerful

      lightning Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      Severe tinnitus since Dec 30 2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud noise exposure
      I’ve never taken ambien, but hydroxyzine’s effect on me is way stronger than diphenhydramine or doxylamine.
       

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