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Diphenhydramine

Has anyone had experience with this? From what I have researched, it is a stronger dose of Benadryl. I think this is what I need. The other 2 anti anxiety meds I have tried put me in an angry rage and made me depressed.

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Benadryl contains DPH, it is a bad anxiolytic... you may try Atarax, but in general anticholinergics are dumb drugs and suck.
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Has anyone had experience with this?

Im staring at a bottle of it right now on my desk.



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From what I have researched, it is a stronger dose of Benadryl.
Benadryl is just a brand name for it. Dose has nothing to do with it.

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I think this is what I need. The other 2 anti anxiety meds I have tried put me in an angry rage and made me depressed.
If it doesnt knock you out first. Tolerance will build and isnt particularly great for anxiety in the first place.
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why were you prescribed it??

anxiolytic < what is that?

Benadryl seems to be the only thing that calms me.

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anxiolytic = anti-anxiety medicine, Benadryl/DPH is prescription-free btw
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LOL omg I am a dork

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The only thing you should use diphenhydramine for is sleep or allergies. I've tried self-medicating with diphenhydramine in the past and it was the stupidest thing I have ever done. It doesn't even help anxiety, it just makes it worse.
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I once overdosed on DPH for recreational purpose... stupidest things I've ever done... lol
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Same here but I used dimenhydrinate (dramamine).

I remember petting my cat while I was on it.. wasn't until the next day that I realized I was petting thin air and we'd given that cat away years ago lol. Definitely one of the stupidest things I've ever done and the hangover was absolutely horrible. I had hallucinations of spiders and **** in the corners of my eyes whenever I'd get the slightest bit sleepy for months after I did it.

Don't recommend anticholinergic use for recreation or anxiolysis (I doubt it's effective anyway) or much of anything at all. To this day even if I need a dose of one for medicinal purposes I refuse to touch it.
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Look who's talking Mr. *I drank cough syrup and tripped for 3 days* hahaha. Welcome back!
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Hmm... unluckily I didn't overdose on Dramamine or cough syrup, so I have no idea what you both are talking about.
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lol, don't let their sense of humor trick you... it's not unluckily, it's luckily. There is absolutely nothing recreational about diphenhydramine. Basically you do diphenhydramine if you want to punish yourself. some people like cough syrup but itll probably make you vomit and give you diarrhea for the next couple days, so youre not actually missing very much
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I think low-medium dose DXM is less harsh on the body & mind than DPH, overdosed it causes anticholinergic syndrome, some kind of delirium. When I tried it the first and last time I really couldn't tell if these hallucinations were real or not. I made an examen the next day (which I've passed... lol) and talked with a pretty girl without any SA... only problem: She wasn't real *rofl*, I don't want to know what the other (real) guy thought about me when I helped a girl that didn't exist.
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Same here but I used dimenhydrinate (dramamine).

I remember petting my cat while I was on it.. wasn't until the next day that I realized I was petting thin air and we'd given that cat away years ago lol. Definitely one of the stupidest things I've ever done and the hangover was absolutely horrible. I had hallucinations of spiders and **** in the corners of my eyes whenever I'd get the slightest bit sleepy for months after I did it.

Don't recommend anticholinergic use for recreation or anxiolysis (I doubt it's effective anyway) or much of anything at all. To this day even if I need a dose of one for medicinal purposes I refuse to touch it.
last time i did it my friend ended up in the hospital watching an invisible tv
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umm I don't want to use it for fun. Benadryl is the only thing that calms me so since that is pretty much prescription strength, I figured it would calm down better.

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I would rather be anxious than walk around all day in an antihistamine haze.
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Well I would only use it prn and it does not make me be in a haze. :-)

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just wanna say I took 4 benadryl and felt sooo relaxed and it actually worked for me but it didnt last that long
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If you want to try taking it to relax, just try and make sure you get the kind that doesn't have acetaminophen in it (Too much of that is bad for you and does nothing if you're not taking it for pain or whatever).

It's probably still not that good for you but probably won't hurt you unless you take too much too often.

My experience is that it did relax me but I soon built up a tolerance for it and was taking a bunch of them and they weren't really doing anything. I don't think it's worth it.
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The first time i took benadryl it worked sooo well. Hasnt worked ever since.
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