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11-02-2009, 04:44 AM
After 2 years of suffering with the most severe pelvic pain, i was finally diagnosed with IC. I dont have the frequency/urgency thing..... just the severe constant and chronic pain.
One of the meds given to me was Atarax. For some reason it does not agree with me and causes tightness in my chest.
IS there any medication that could replace Atarax, ie, another antihistamine???? THANKS
11-02-2009, 05:10 AM
Please call your doctor before you take another dose. What works for another IC patient might not be the best thing for you --- it's best for you to work with your physician.
I hope you're able to reach him/her today.
11-02-2009, 06:40 AM
:welcome: Just want to say hi & feel better soon. This is a great website.
11-02-2009, 09:54 PM
Trace, you can read my blog or the medication listing at the bottom of my postings to see what I have been through and what I am currently taking. I had the same exact problem with Atarax.
Wishing you well on your journey.
11-03-2009, 12:59 AM
I got this from > medicinenet.com :rolleyes:
DRUG INTERACTIONS: Hydroxyzine adds to (exaggerates) the sedating effects of alcohol and other drugs that can cause sedation such as the benzodiazepine class of anti-anxiety drugs [for example, diazepam (Valium), lorazepam (Ativan), clonazepam (Klonopin), alprazolam (Xanax)], the narcotic class of pain medications and its derivatives [for example, oxycodone and acetaminophen (Percocet), hydrocodone/acetaminophen (Vicodin), guaifenesin (Dilaudid), Codeine, propoxyphene (Darvon)], the tricyclic class of antidepressants [for example, amitriptyline (Elavil), imipramine (Tofranil), desipramine (Norpramin)], and certain antihypertensive medications [for example, clonidine (Catapres), propranolol (Inderal)]. Hydroxyzine can also intensify the drying effects of other medications with anticholinergic properties [for example, dicyclomine (Bentyl), bethanechol (Urecholine), Probanthine, amitriptyline (Elavil), chlorpromazine (Thorazine)]. When using these drugs, the dose of hydroxyzine may require reduction, therefore.
11-04-2009, 07:19 AM
Thank you so much
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