Hydroxyzine and valium


I’ve been given Atarax 25mg tablets to help me while tapering off diazepam ( i have been taking valium a little over 10 years and got from 130mg a day down to 8mg a day and now it is starting to feel like hell and doc said this will help take the edge off things)…

I’ve been told to take 1 tablet 3 times a day but i tried my 1st one this morning and oh my god it knocked me for six. How i am meant to function on these daily is well beyond me.

What i would like to know is has anyone else tried these to help with the withdrawal off valium and does the feeling sleepy effect wear off after a few days???

Any info will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance for your time and any responses.