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Valerian and Benadryl addiction

Identifier

010363

Type of Spiritual Experience

Invisible input - healing
Hallucination

Number of hallucinations: 1

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A description of the experience

Citation:   Insomniac420. "Addicted to Benadryl: An Experience with Diphenhydramine (ID 66930)". Erowid.org. Nov 19, 2007. erowid.org/exp/66930

Well I started not being able to fall asleep when summer started. My mom told me to take 1 (25mg) pill of benadryl. The number of pills I took per night rose quickly (100-200mg every night) and I was at 200mg for about a week. during that period my tolerance was up (I was taking them every night) but occasionally I hallucinated. Mostly hearing things but one time I saw a 3 eyed dog nawing away at my chair. It was one of the scariest things I've seen in my life.
I know benadryl is no heroin but I just want to let people know to just try to get to sleep normally, I started at 25mg but that went up and I wasn't able to sleep without it. To get off it my mom got me valerian root and I took that with benadryl for awhile and then I got off the benadryl completely, then off the valerian root.

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