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... I have heard serveral addicts talk about Benadryl. most "old timers" avoid it. As addicts most everything has to be taken in moderation. ... (10 replies)
... I am a prescripton addict and have four years clean time. I have met many addicts throughout my recovery and one of them has been taking about 20 Benadryl and 5 Excedrin PM's a day (bedtime) for a very long time. This is one area I never explored and honestly don't know what kind of help she should seek or if there is any real damage that is being done. I never realized... (1 replies)
... I say this because addicts can be very sneaky and it could be something else he is taking, but has just put it in the unisom bottle...... ... (10 replies)

... in the afternoon. I drank lots of clear fluids. I made myself take walks. I carried a heating pad wherever I went. I soaked in the bath every night. I used benadryl to help me sleep. I meditated and deep breathed to relieve some anxiety. ... (20 replies)
... this and be free once and hopefully for all. I am already getting my life back and I feel so good about myself. I really hope that this will bring hope to other addicts who have been trying but have not had any success and cannot turn to methadone or suboxone. ... (13 replies)
... WD CT from Methadone is going to take a while as the Methodone has a long half life ( stays in body long time and takes long for half of the med to be used up ). That is why it is ut used to help heroin addicts. They can take methadone and not crave anything for up to 24 hours. Suboxone works on another part of the brains opiate receptors, blocks all cravings PLUS has... (8 replies)
... Well, I feel pretty jittery and I don't know how I'll sleep. The paperwork said that if you mix sub with xanax, valium or benadryl it can cause death!!! ... (43 replies)
... For insomnia, there is benadryl and melantonin that should help you with your sleep problems. Good luck and take care. ... (7 replies)
... I have taken 5 since Sat. I do not crave them I do have the power to take as prescribed, I actually hate taking them, but my pain tollerance today is at it end so I will probally have to take one. I just worry abouth triggering withdrawl. My sleep is so screwed, I work at a hospital on rotating 12hr swing shift and my body is always screwed up. Kev (109 replies)
... Unfortunately things will happen to us in our lives that cause us real physical pain. As addicts we don't need to suffer. We must be aware of our addictive behaviors that got us in this mess to begin with. ... (109 replies)
... Hey Karen, :wave: Good for you!!! :bouncing: :bouncing: :bouncing: :bouncing: You'll be bouncing around for a few day for sure. Night and day and day and night. Usually someone here most anytime except maybe between 3:30-4am. I'm the late night owl. Just getting ready to go to bed. And then be up at 8:00am to go to outpatient rehab. Remember all these things:... (8 replies)
... yself. Rest is very important when tapering, detoxing and in recovery in general. Sleep is also an issue with most during this time. Use the OTC i.e. Tylenol PM, Benadryl or Melatonin as needed for sleep. ... (51 replies)
... rly recovery they say 90 meetings in 90 days. I go to at least one meeting a day and sometimes two. Does he have a sponsor and is he talking to other recovering addicts everyday. That is so important. The more he talks, the more he gets crap out and I bet that will help decrease his dreams of using. ... (12 replies)
... se you will feel physically better within about two weeks. But the first 5 days usually is the worst of it. The mental stuff is harder and longer. For recovering addicts it's a lifelong job. You will have many, many good days ahead and the bad ones get fewer and further between. ... (6 replies)
... tox. I don't know if things are so good for addicts anymore. ... (15 replies)
... day program following. I was told that I needed to stay completely abstinant from ALL drugs. Not be a martyr by any means, just ask myself why I want to take a Benadryl or whatever other stuff people take to "help" them sleep. I have a terrible time sleeping myself I take NOTHING for it, and NO, my life is not great. ... (14 replies)
... away from any mood or mind altering drugs. I have been totally abtinent for 3 years. My experience has been with other women that I sponsor wanting to take even Benadryl or Nyquil to "help them sleep" or relax. We as addicts are so used to ingesting somehting, anything, to change the way we feel. ... (7 replies)




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