Dr. Diana, have you read Dr. Theoharides research into hydroxyzine (Atarax) on his “mast cell master” website?
“A PILOT, OPEN LABEL, CLINICAL TRIAL USING HYDROXYZINE
IN MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS”
Table I. Hydroxyzine’s properties relevant to MS
• Anxiolytic, but not muscle relaxant
• Partial mast cell secretion inhibitor
• Partial BBB permeability blocker
• Penetrates into the brain
I am doing a trial on Atarax and I am seeing better control of my ADD-inattentive than I had with either Concerta or Adderall! I sleep REALLY well at night too. I am going to ask the Neurologist about doing a trial on my teenage POTSIE/inattentive son. He can’t tolerate stimulants due to the anorexia he gets on them and he’s already on the thin side and just going into his big growth spurt. He’s been doing much better on NasalCrom and Zyrtec but I’m hoping the Atarax will help him like it does me. Anyone else find Atarax helps their brain fog?
My best, SweetFeather