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Hello everyone,

I was sleeved 11/5/21 & noticed that Benadryl doesn't make me tired anymore. In my IV, it knocked me out, but now at home -nothing. 1 sm pink capsule use to put me out in 30 min & now 2 won't even work. Both w/ regular Benadryl & tylenol pm. Any suggestions?

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If you need sleep aid, see your doctor for a prescription and don't rely upon Benedryl for long term use. Commonly prescribed drugs are Trazadone and Lunesta. I've been using Lunesta for over 10 years and have never required an increased dosage. I sleep for eight hours and wake up refreshed. It's better than anything else I've tried.

Ambien is often a GP's first choice, but IMHO it is a nasty drug. After one try I will never use it again. It puts one to sleep but may not keep one asleep. It may leave a hung-over effect. People have been known to sleep-walk and sleep-eat and have no memory of it afterwards. One must go to bed immediately upon taking it and must NEVER mix it with alcohol or operate equipment or vehicles.

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The most common side effect of trazodone is weight gain. I’d avoid that one!

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I second the Ambien warning. I took that stuff and went to the store (drove myself) having no recollection of it. Scary stuff.

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The night before my cataract surgery I was a little nervous, so I took an Ambien. (I was supposed to eat nothing after midnight.)

When I got up the morning of surgery, on the counter I found remnants of a ham sandwich and an empty carton of chocolate ice cream. I had absolutely no memory of getting up and eating in the night.

When I told the doc, he asked what time I took the Ambien, then said, "People usually sleep-eat after about 3 hours, so I think it's safe to go ahead with the surgery."

Now I take Lunesta instead.

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