Our expert says:
Lamictin and Zoloft are fairly standard drugs to use in treating Bipolar Disorder --- the first is a mood stabilizer, and the latter an antidepressant. Aterax is not a standard treatment for bipolar disorder --- it is an antihistamine which happens to be very sedative. I could just about understand it being used in someone in a highly manic state in the hope of sedaing them, though again it would not be the best option there.
You don't mention the dose being taken, or how often. Hydroxyzine has its maximal effect about 30 to 60 minutes after it is taken. Its effects last for 4 to 6 hours. How do these fainting episodes fit with the timing of the Aterax doses. In higher than usual doses, fits have been reported, though rarely. I have never found any use for this drug, which is however very popular with some doctors.
I don't see how a fainting spell coul be confised with a panic attack. And if such episodes ocur while she is out, and especiallym if while she is driving, they coul be very dangerous. Fainting has nothing whatever to do with Bipolar Disorder, and never occurs due to Bipolar Disorder.
Lamictin can, especially in the early days on the drug, potentially cause dizziness and unsteadiness in some, but fainting isn't usually a side-effect. I haven't come across fainting as a side-effect of ZOloft.
I would think it would be wise to get a second opinion
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