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Vistaril for anxiety: does it work?


How well does vistaril work for anxiety? What is it like in comparison with benzos specifically ativan?


It works a little. Give it a try. Benzos only work for me when I’m terrified. Vistaril worked okay.


Vistaril is not necessarily the drug of choice but may be applicable in certain situations. It is not likely to cause dependence. Vistaril is an antihistamine with mild sedating and anxiety-relieving effects. It doesn’t work the same as a benzodiazepine (Valium, Ativan etc), but then it’s not addictive either. Some people get a lot of relief from Vistaril and similar meds; some don’t.

Edit: I just realized that I mixed up Vistaril and Flexeril, a muscle relaxant, in the above explanation. I thought Flexeril was the Canadian brand name of Vistaril.


it works a little but made me really tired and made my stomach hurt


it worked great for me for about a year then just up and stopped doing anything. i used it to help me sleep as well as for panic attacks


I’ve never even heard of this med.