benadryl or klonopin


Posted by r coutant , Mar 18,2002,17:41   Archive
which of these is more helpful?

I have access to both.

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hey shirley-arkansas

Re : benadryl or klonopin --- r coutant
Posted by r coutant , Mar 18,2002,20:20 Top of Thread Archive
under "diagnosis" you link to a prior set of posts
called "what works and what doesn't".

In reading the posting I am interpreting that some
folks are taking benadryl & klonopin both. what do
you think of that? wouldn't it make someone awfully
sleepy?

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Posted by Shirley-Arkansas-USA , Mar 18,2002,22:10 Top of Thread Archive
I take both Klonopin .25mg twice daily and Benadryl 25 to 50mg, two to three times a day.
When I first started taking the Benadryl, it made me very sleepy and I was really grogged out but I was depressed anyway and didn't want to do anything but hide in my room and sleep. I did notice when I was up and moving around, it helped to keep my eyes open, though. After a time, I adjusted to the dosage of Benadryl and it no longer made me sleepy. It seems to help with my Apraxia problem. I was already used to the Benadryl when I started on the Klonopin. They are two different types of medications. The Klonopin helps to relax the spasms for me and reduce stress. The Benadryl, having anticholinergic properties, seems to help get my eyes open. I've always thought that the Benadryl also helps with my light sensitivity. I occasionally cut back on the Benadryl and stop it as its effectiveness seems to diminish over time. After a "holiday" off the Benadryl, I can restart it and it works again. I don't have to do this with the Klonopin.

Shirley in Arkansas who is beginning to think that the rain will never end.




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Re : Re: hey shirley-arkansas --- Shirley-Arkansas-USA
Posted by Alan Phair , Mar 19,2002,15:13 Top of Thread Archive
Hi Shirley. I was just wondering if you ever took the non drouwsy form of Benadryl and if that helped. It does sound like you take the old prescription strength however. I take the Klonopin and Neurontin but have been thinking about trying the Benadryl again. I did find that it made me very drouzy but but may be that will force me to rest like I am supposed to....Alan



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Re : Re: hey shirley-arkansas --- Alan Phair
Posted by Shirley-Arkansas-USA , Mar 19,2002,15:42 Top of Thread Archive
Hi Alan. I've never tried the non-drowsy formula. I just take the generic Benadryl which has only the ingredient diphenhydramine hydrochloride in it (25 mg per tablet or capsule). I'm not sure what the non-drowsy formula has in it-probably a decongestant of some kind, I'm guessing. I'll have to look the next time I brave the outdoors to do a little shopping.
Go take a nap, Alan-it's good for you. Maybe just a short one.

Shirley




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Re : Re: hey shirley-arkansas --- Alan Phair
Posted by Joanne Matuzas , Mar 19,2002,18:03 Top of Thread Archive
Hi Allen,
Like Shirley, I the regular benedryl helps my irregular breathing
quite a bit. Since I am very thin and sensitive to meds, I was taking
two 25mg pills per day for about the last year. I think the anti cholergic effect is in the drowsy form. Unfortunately, I recently starting having heart palpitations and some other symptoms. I stopped the benedryl for about 2 weeks and got relief from the palps but had to deal more with the breathing and the blephs. It's crazy. Now I am
taking the a benedryl again every couple of days and will try to reintroduce it in the hopes I won't have the negative side effects.
I also take an anti anxiety similar to klonopin. I will probably give
the neurontin a try soon. Joanne M. San Diego, CA



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Re : benadryl or klonopin --- r coutant
Posted by Virginia , Mar 18,2002,21:00 Top of Thread Archive
Like so many other treatments, you'll have to try them to know how you respond. I take Klonopin and it helps without making me sleepy (I never take more than 1 mg. a day in divided doses). Benedryl, on the other hand, knocks me out completely, even on low dosages. It doesn't seem to help the BEB, although I'm not usually awake enough to notice. I've tried it several times to see if anything changes, but it just doesn't help me (unless, of course, I need a nap).

Virginia in AL




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Re: benadryl or klonopin/virginia

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Posted by r coutant , Mar 18,2002,21:21 Top of Thread Archive
are you still able to drive using klonopin?

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Re : Re: benadryl or klonopin/virginia --- r coutant
Posted by Virginia , Mar 19,2002,08:15 Top of Thread Archive
Yes, I still drive. I was cautious at first until I knew how it would affect me.



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Re : benadryl or klonopin --- r coutant
Posted by Kelly Saffell , Mar 18,2002,22:03 Top of Thread Archive
I take .5mg klonopin per day divided into 4 doses (1/4 tablet every 4 hours). At higher doses it made me drowsy in the beginning. My body has adjusted however and I could probably handle a higher dose now but I just started Parsitan and don't want to do too much. Driving is not a problem on the klonopin and I've been on it for 2 years. Benedryl knocks me out!
Kel



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Re : benadryl or klonopin --- r coutant
Posted by Joann Humphrey , Mar 19,2002,10:29 Top of Thread Archive
Klonopin for me. After taking it for a few weeks you wont be so sleepy. I take .5mg 3 times a day. I drive & am not drousy.
Joann in rainy Ark.



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