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Benadryl for anxiety?

Anonymous
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Has anyone taken Benadryl for anxiety? Did it help? If so, what was the dose? I have only children's strength. I also have seasonal allergies, so this might be one of those situations where I can kill 2 birds with 1 stone.
Posted by Anonymous on May. 4, 2014 at 8:33 PM
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LilysMama719
by Emmy on May. 4, 2014 at 8:34 PM
I have never heard of that.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on May. 4, 2014 at 8:34 PM
Idk. I take xanax.
TurtleMomma82
by Ruby Member on May. 4, 2014 at 8:35 PM

Never heard of that before

ZakkarysMom
by Platinum Member on May. 4, 2014 at 8:35 PM
Never heard of that. Probably wouldn't help. Benadryl just makes me tired.
Bigmetalchicken
by Emerald Member on May. 4, 2014 at 8:35 PM

It works the same way as aterax.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on May. 4, 2014 at 8:36 PM
Benadryl causes excitabilty so i would thing it would actually cause anxiety....or cause you to crash....
Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on May. 4, 2014 at 8:36 PM
I haven't until recently. Someone I know has a family member that's being treated for addiction. They cut out all her meds and are now giving her Benadryl for her anxiety.

Quoting LilysMama719: I have never heard of that.
DarylNVannasMom
by on May. 4, 2014 at 8:36 PM

Benadryl just makes me tired and I always wake up feeling hungover.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 4 on May. 4, 2014 at 8:38 PM
It's actually true that benedryl is great for relieving anxiety. For me it helps- but makes me really tired
Anonymous
by Anonymous 5 on May. 4, 2014 at 8:57 PM
I actually do take benadryl when I have panic attacks. It does help. I take 1 if I feel an attack coming on or 2 if I get worse.
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