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I've never been one to really have allergies (but my husband gets them regularly) today I was really coughing and itching and sneezing so I was wondering if it was allergies (I live in a garden/heavily treed area) and decided to take some otc benadryl. Benadryl never made me sleepy before in fact I was wired. But add to this that I had some psycho seroquel dreams last night and woke up agitated and afraid. I decided to take a klonopin. and what a wild ride it was. I laid on the couch staring at the ceiling half awake half asleep/dreaming for four hours seemingly unable to pull my behind up from the couch.

No mixing meds with otcs lesson learned

lilie

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Guest Guest_Hippolyta_*

Sorry you had that crappy experience; as with everything else, YMWV.  I get weird reactions as soon as the weather starts warming up (live in the NE U.S.), mostly itchiness which drives me nuts (how ironic; as if I weren't nuts enuff!).  Anyhow, I too will occasionally take a beny b-4 bedtime if the itching is unbearable, and I've had no problems (except it makes me x-tremely sleepy but that in and of itself is not unusual).  I think the underlying factor is, how much clonz do you take?  When was your last dose prior to taking the beny?  My p-doc said that 2 hrs lag time (for me at least) is a good rule of thumb.  For example, if I'm planning on going out for dinner & want a glass of wine, he said wait at least two hours since the last dose of the clonz.  When I had a very painful knee injury and had to take vicodan, he gave me the same advice.  Keep in mind that I don't take that much (1/2 of of the lowest dose 2 times per day) so that may play a factor too.  So if you really need it for your allergies, talk to your doc & see what he says. Don't forget there are many other things you can take for allergies which are nonsedating.

Good luck; I know it sux!

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It's nice and cloudy today so I'm not itchy. I take one milligram of klonopin. I think I took it about an hour before the benadryl. Won't be doing that again. Hopefully my body gets used to all of these lovely spring changes (not).

Lilie

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Yikes, NOW you tell me!!

I was nearly dying from allergies today (okay, I'm not exaggerating much). Sneezing, itchy nose and eyes, and totally miserable. I had run out of Benadryl and I had no idea before this how much difference a little Benadryl, bless its heart, can make.

Got some nice fresh Benadryl from downtown and popped two of them--yes, I was desperate and anyway the packet says you can take two if you need 'em--and boy did I need 'em!!! I suddenly realized about 30 minutes later that I was feeling about  a thousand percent better. YAY!!! (Altho yes, I got sleepy but in a good way--settled down and had a nice nap!)

BUT---I am also taking a small dose of Klonopin.  :embarassed:  And I've been taking them more or less together on a regular basis. Fortunately so far I haven't had any catastrophic reactions.

I guess God does look after stupid people.  ;)

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