Well, this is where I’ve been most of this week. On Wednesday my doctor changed my meds to Hydroxyzine Pamoate 25 mg 1-2 every 6 hrs (more about this one later), Levocetirizine 5mg twice daily and Ranitidine 300 mg twice daily and Lorazepam1 mg as needed for anxiety. The doctor did research the Hydroxyzine and for CU you can go up to 600 mg per day for itch and anxiety. They also changed my Levothyroxine to Synthroid brand. She read that generic can cause Urticaria. It’s been less than 30 hours since I made the switch – hopefully I’ll notice something soon.
Well, that’s the news from Lake Wobegone, “where the women are strong, the men are good looking and the children are above average “! Bec
Lisa Arévalos Wishing you much success with the change in meds.
Martin Asinari Can a human stand up on 600mg Hydroxyzine? .
MartyAnne Whited Kowalski Its a cousin to Benadryl, so it has the same wide range of reaction. PLEASE if you know where she read about levothyroxine vs Synthroid, PLEASE share. I would take that to my docs in a heartbeat.
Sue Elshire Hargrave I’m soooo sorry! We can relate…no fun at all! I take loads of hydroxyzine. 10 mg at lunch, 25 mg. at dinner and bed, and I can take extra if the itching gets so bad I can’t tolerate myself…up to 600mg…! It doesn’t get rid of the hives, but it does take the huge edge off the itching when you have days like that!
Kathy Schmitt Sure hope it eases up fast
Bec Pelz I’ve been taking 75mg of Hydroxyzine every 6 hrs. Last night was itchy so I may go up at bedtime. It does make me feel a bit woozy so I’m taking 50mg every 4-5 hrs. during the day. I’m doing much better today, the hives have lessened considerably. So thankful!
Lisa Arévalos I so hope you find relief 24/7 and thankful that today is a better day for you.
Sue Elshire Hargrave Somedays, we just have to take the meds, and hang in there, woozy and tired…I dislike the feeling of being medicated, and I will only do this when I am home and not driving….but somedays, it’s the only thing one can so!!!
MartyAnne Whited Kowalski Back when there was armour thyroid, it helped me more than synthroid by a long, long mile. Now I take levothyroxine and liothyronine both — T3 and T4 because apparently I don’t convert T3 well enough on my own.
Lisa Arévalos Just wondering how you’re doing and I hope all is well