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cg83

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Treatment with Dramamine
« on: March 10, 2021, 06:52:05 PM »
Hi everyone, I just wanted to share a treatment that has been working pretty well for me. My doctor prescribed me hydroxyzine a while back for my awful POIS symptoms which were overall fatigue, joint pain, headaches. This was the first thing to really have an impact on eliminating my symptoms. I also took Sudafed to help with the photophobia and eye issues I have with POIS.

Recently I tried Dramamine, which is usually taken to help with motion sickness, and it has been working a lot like hydroxyzine. They are both antihistamines with a lot of the same properties so the fact that they both work well doesn?t surprise me. Has anyone else tried this as a treatment?
« Last Edit: March 10, 2021, 07:03:06 PM by cg83 »

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Re: Treatment with Dramamine
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2021, 03:02:15 AM »
Hi! I have just found a potentially interesting article in regard of your experiences.
https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/0501/p2763.html
When you check Table 3 you can see that both Dimenhydrinate (Dramamine) and Hydroxyzine (Atarax) are considered Anticholinergic drugs.
Maybe you should check out some safer options as anticholinergic drugs are all plenty dangerous on the long run.
https://poiscenter.com/forums/index.php?topic=2502.msg21709#msg21709
« Last Edit: March 13, 2021, 02:20:40 PM by Progecitor »

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Re: Treatment with Dramamine
« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2021, 08:30:43 PM »

...your next step should be to check if Diphenhydramine (Benadryl) also works for you...


Careful, I’ve become addicted to Benadryl and anticholinergic drugs like Benadryl can also pose a danger of dementia.

From Harvard Medical School:
https://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/common-anticholinergic-drugs-like-benadryl-linked-increased-dementia-risk-201501287667

Also, please see our forum rule about not making any medical recommendations to other forum  members.
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« Last Edit: March 12, 2021, 08:57:57 PM by demografx »
10 years of significant POIS-reduction, treatment consisting of daily (365 days/year) testosterone patches.

TRT must be checked out carefully with your doctor due to fertility, cardiac and other risks.

40+ years of severe 4-days-POIS, married, raised a family, started/ran a business

demografx

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Re: Treatment with Dramamine
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2021, 08:55:09 PM »
Worthwhile repeating from the above forum rule link...


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10 years of significant POIS-reduction, treatment consisting of daily (365 days/year) testosterone patches.

TRT must be checked out carefully with your doctor due to fertility, cardiac and other risks.

40+ years of severe 4-days-POIS, married, raised a family, started/ran a business