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Lookit the pretty colors...

The Benadryl is definitely doing strange things to my brain. Not severe, just insidious. Like I tried to type in "<ul>" and typed in "My" instead. Then I slipped into a half-dream that my computer had rebooted.

So this is why they tell people not to drive! I wonder how many of the loonies around here ignore it. Would explain a lot.

-The Gneech


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May. 11th, 2007 01:41 pm (UTC)
My BF is allergic to something in our new place (we think its the cat) and took a Benadryl last night... I tried to wake him up to give him a kiss before I left for work but I dont think he will remember much of it... he was really loopy.
May. 11th, 2007 02:05 pm (UTC)
"Do you remember me kissing you goodbye?"

"What did you say the fish was called?"


-The Gneech
May. 11th, 2007 02:09 pm (UTC)
*giggles* ok, he was a little more lucid then that
May. 11th, 2007 02:00 pm (UTC)
Er... When you "doubled up" on the dosage... exactly how much did you take? :)

Diphenhydramine (the stuff in benadryl) in particularly high doses is a nasty hallucinogen. "Nasty" because unlike, say, LSD, your brain doesn't "know" it's hallucinating. And we're not talking "oooooh cooolllloouurrsss", we're talking "my glass of water is on fire!" or "the cat is barking at me" or "I see dead people".

I wouldn't take more than ~100mg, if that, every 6 hours without explicit instructions on dosing from a doctor.
May. 11th, 2007 02:03 pm (UTC)
The instructions from the doctor work out to be two of the over-the-counter tablets four times a day, so I'm basically taking them with every meal and just before going to bed. I suspect it's basically to cover me until the Allegra gets going.

If I have to choose between hallucinations and fighting off the desire to claw my eyes out, I think I prefer the hallucinations. ^.^'

-The Gneech
May. 11th, 2007 02:11 pm (UTC)
It's double the recommended dosage on the over-the-counter package, which is 25mg. The doctor said 50mg 4 times a day. Seems like a lot to me. I'd be passed out if I took that much.
May. 11th, 2007 03:17 pm (UTC)
That does sound like it bit way too much... though it'd be an interesting source of dream sequences for SJ or NN!

Given the sense of the allergies though, it would seem to me the easier way would be to get rid of Gneech's familiar... but I think he adopted Gneech, so...

Lizard Rat out.
Hallucinogenic Wolf in Albany NY
May. 11th, 2007 04:14 pm (UTC)
I've been taking 25mg every 90 minutes, essentially 4x otc dose, and nothing inanimate has barked at me yet. It does give the world a sort of 2D flat cell-shaded cartoony look.
May. 11th, 2007 08:57 pm (UTC)
Holy crap, me too! I mean, ONE Benedryl usually does the trick for me, and two will overwhelm almost any allergy attack.

On the other claw, I don't have a full-time allergen living with me.

By the way, the difference between Benedryl and Unisom (a sleep aid) is... the label. Same active ingredient. I've snagged my stepdaughter's Unisom once or twice when I needed allergy relief RIGHT NOW ("Oh, crap! There's coconut in this!").

I usually don't buy Benedryl, in fact -- I buy the generic version of Tylenol PM, which is cheaper, and has the same active ingredient. However, if you're taking that much of it every day, you probably don't want to be pumping your liver with acetaminophen to boot.
May. 11th, 2007 10:37 pm (UTC)
It is quite a bit, and it's the kind of dosages used for sleep aids. I'm still a little surprised that it would induce waking dreams of spontaneous computer reboots. :) I've never needed to take 200mg/day, though (my allergies are quite mild in comparison, and I usually only use diphenhydramine as a sleep aid and claritin for the allergies).
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