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Since then a more enlightened family practitioner recommended an allergist, and it turns out I'm allergic to about a billion things, including the antibiotic I was on back in undergrad for acne.

As a psychiatrist, my experience is that patients prescribed hydroxizine abuse it far more than they do Benadryl, and many have similar side effects to those I experienced.

Those in society who chastise physicians for treating anxiety with drugs are obviously not physicians and have no idea what we do.

To these people I say, walk in my shoes before you comment on how they fit.

and prescribed Atarax, presuming it would solve the itching and anxiety. I was so sedated I wasn't learning anything, and sleeping too late.

I also felt light headed and ataxic, and had a sense of impending doom.

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ntubebate The antihistamines that enter the CNS are sedating as a result.

A therapist suggested that I go on anti-anxiety meds. Instead, I adopted some cognitive-behavioral tactics and kept at them. If they could do that, there would be no anxiety or panic.

Medications are but a tool to reduce the level of anxiety/panic to the point that rational thinking can produce the needed solution.

That said, from "most sedating" to "least sedating" (historically) we have available: Diphenhydramine (Benadryl), Dimenhydrinate (Dramamine) [I've never seen this used for anything other than motion sickness but it is a sedating AH in the ethanolamine class] Tripelennamine (Pyribenzamine) Chlorpheniramine (Chlor-trimeton); Brompheniramine (Dimetane) Hydroxyzine (Atarax, Vistaril); Cyclizine (Marezine); Meclizine (Antivert) When Tavist hit the scene, the reps touted it as "non-sedating." It was 1.34mg, I found it didn't work. The use of antihistamines in anxiety relates to their nonspecific sedating activity.

Then 2.68mg dose arrived, and it worked, but it was also sedating at that level. The use of barbiturates in the past was a similar phenomenon.

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