Did Fuck-All Nothing for Anxiety
Citation:   zerotriad. "Did Fuck-All Nothing for Anxiety: An Experience with Hydroxyzine (exp106548)". Erowid.org. Apr 29, 2019. erowid.org/exp/106548

750 mg oral Hydroxyzine (capsule)
I had been prescribed Vistaril (hydroxyzine) to combat anxiety. I was prescribed 50mg pills to be taken 4x a day as needed. Let me tell you: Vistaril does fuck-all nothing for anxiety.

Anxiety is a funny thing. If I get to a point where it's bad enough, I'll do almost anything to make it stop. Like taking 750mg of Vistaril in the hopes that a massively large dose would actually finally touch my anxiety and give me some relief.

I took fifteen 50mg capsules of the stuff and waited. It wasn't long before I started tasting the awful green coating of the capsules in the back of my throat. My anxiety soared, fed by intense queasiness. I didn't sleep that night, I was up too often *ahem* sitting on the toilet with stomach cramps. Over and over I thought it had pass and would go back to bed but NOPE, before long I'd be up yet again as my body tried to expel the stuff as quickly as possible.

I stood up, looked back, and panicked for a moment, 'since when is my poop GREEN?!' after a moment I remembered that the thick outer coating of the capsules is half green and half white. It also stank like the pills themselves do when I take them. It was just gross.

Eventually quite early in the morning I was done with my constant bathroom visits and I started feeling some relief when I realized what a dumbass thing I had done taking 15 pills on a whim. I started to calm down as the stomach cramps did and drinking a bunch of soda to get the very distinctive and unpleasant taste out of my mouth and nose.

Long story short - Vistaril/hydroxyzine does a whole lot of nothing to quell true anxiety, and taking too much just made me more miserable. Definitely not worth doing again, no matter how out of control my anxiety is. I'll stay away from this stuff, and it has ZERO recreational potential.

Exp Year: 2014ExpID: 106548
Gender: Not Specified 
Age at time of experience: 32
Published: Apr 29, 2019Views: 9,343
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