Benadryl Hangover

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  1. JeffXD

    JeffXD XDTalk 4K Member

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    Anyone else ever get the Benadryl Hangover? I had a doozy of an allergy problem yesterday and took two last night about 10:00. I drug my butt out of bed at 9:45 this morning and have been in a dull daze ever since. Even after the hour and a half nap I took. Benadryl always does this to me, but I just keep taking it. So, anyone does anyone else ever have thier butt kicked by the little pink pill?
     
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    Go to the pharmacy and pick up a box of sleeping pills and compare the active ingredient in that with Benadryl. Its the same thing ;)
     
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    Nyquil, yes. I took a full dose one night to try and get some sleep. The next morning, it was like I was drunk. Walking around in the dark was unsteady, and I just wanted to go back to bed, but couldn't because I had to go to work. All day, I was in some sort of fog or haze.

    Now I have gone back to a half dose.
     
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    The best thing for a hangover is the hair of the dog. Chug more as soon as you wake up. ;)
     
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    I cannot take benadryl for that reason.. I feel like utter crap when I wake up in the morning and cannot get going or even have the motivation to get ready..

    I just take a daytime antihistamine but it never seems to work as well but I dont get that benadryl sleepy feeling in the morning..
     
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    thisismyusername XDTalk 1K Member Founding Member

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    Did you read the small print: "Do not operate heavy machinery or shoot your XD while on Benadryl."
     
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    I don't take Benedryl, but I do give it to my mutt when she decides to be too active at night, keeping me awake. Works like a charm.
     
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    i don't take cold medicines for the sole fact that i end up feeling like a zombie...ibuprofen goes a long way...
     
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    Yes, I know the feeling. A dopey, spaced out tired feeling that drags on most of the working day. Hated it.

    You'll only take Benedryl ONCE before you go to work. Then...you'll realize that its great right before bed...but terrible if you have a day full of serious things to do.

    - Brickboy240
     
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    Benadryl will knock me out. It is a well known secret among airline attendants and staff that it makes a great sleeping pill for a long flight. Don't take too much though...cuz it'll make you really doozy. Next time try taking 1 pill, rather than two.
     
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    I just checked a Nyquil type cold medicine and Unisom the "sleep aid"...
    one has Doxlamine Succinate listed as a Nighttime Sleep Aid and the other has Doxlamine Succinate listed as a Antihistamine (Benadryl!!!)

    Crazy really...
     
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    I take benadryl all the time but only at night, and it doesn't have any negative effects. Nyquil makes me feel a little out of it in the morning for some reason.
     
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    Yeah I guess my point was that one is supposed to be a sleep aid and the other a antihistamine and its the SAME DRUG!
     
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    one drug being used for two diffrent symptoms, it's actually quite common.

    anyways, we're talking about diphenhydramine here, used as an antihistamine, and also a sedative (sleep aid)

    did you know that APAP (tylenol) can be used to relieve pain, and also reduce fever!! ZOMG!
     
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    Benadryl contains dyphenhydramine, which in large doses can cause hallucinations like hearing voices, seeing things, etc.

    Not too mention the sleeping agents in those meds leave a really bad haze on you the next day. Everytime I take nyquil I wake up wishing I'd had just toughed it out.
     
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    benadryl i just go right to sleep but i did once on cough syrup ... hubby said i didn't read the directions right and used too much .. oops .. :rolleyes:
     
  19. JeffXD

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    I think my biggest problem is that I dont take it all that often anymore and the effect is just much more noticiable. There was a time I was taking the Walmart brand benadryl with the decongestant. I was really bad, taking them at the right intervals, chasing with a caffinated drink. Well, after I went to the doctor because I couldnt get rid of that crud my BP was something crazy like 210/150. Stopped taking decongestants that day and never have sense. Just take the normal Benedryl now only once or twice a month and it kicks my butt.
     
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    I took Benadryl once and went out and bought a Glock instead of an XD.
     

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