Our expert says:
I have NEVER EVER found a situation in terms of psychiatry or psychology, in which Aterax was a competent or appropriate prescription, and I have never seen it prescribed by a doc with proper psych training and expertise. It is a massively sedative anti-histamine, which is NOT EVER an appropriate treatment for anxiety disorders, and which CAN cause dependency problems. Your line "if I wanted to stop I could I just dont want to" is an absolutely classic line we hear from almost every alcoholic and drug addict. NOBODY uses atarax long term with any real benefit to them. I strongly suggest that you arrange as soon as possibnle to see a competent and up-to-date local psychiatrist for a full assessment of the nature of your problems ( anxiety and dependency included ) and thus arrange to get actually effective treatment for your anxiety, so you can be rid of it, rather than staggering through life sozzled by a sedative. Effective treatment might include CBT counselling and certain antidepressants which can greatly help to remove anxiety symptoms.
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