I WISH Benadryl would keep me awake!
I am Mr. Paradoxical Reactions. Benadryl is a stimulant for me.
Does day time medication knock you out? That's happened to me a few times. I once took Tylenol cold AM and fell asleep during Arabic class. Oops. It's happened a few other times, but I have no idea what determines that...
My rarefied nervous system has yet to find the substance that can knock me out. At one time some opiates could, but no longer and many of those I am allergic too nowadays. Shot opiates for a while when young then stopped because frankly it was pretty boring. Had oral surgery for wisdom teeth extraction later and I blew up and had to go to the hospital after taking a pittance of opiates. Very embarrassing.
Had to go through twilight sedation for an angiogram. They couldn't put enough benzos and barbs into me to put me into a sedate state. My respiratory rate got too low to take any more and I was a very chatty, yet relaxed, and annoying patient I am sure. Took the edge of having to watch my arteries and heart in HD thankfully.
The nurse assured my friends who were to take me home, I would eventually hit a "wall" and pass out from the sedation and surgery. That happend about 60 hours later. Was high and ready to go for a few days without much sleep.
Next time, I am asking for ketamine. Didn't do much of it to develop any great tolerance and did it a long time ago as a youngster as it was easy to get from folks who made their living off of large animals. K is what they give to kids for the most part due to easier dosing, so that is my choice next time.
There aren't enough benzos in the world to put me under, well unless it is enough to kill me. Even then it would be a heroic amount. Stopping them though is life threatening if you are hooked. It is serious drug like alcohol. No piker stuff like heroin or coke.
Did pop a handful of amitriptyline once, knocked me out for a few hours only to wake into a fugue state. Made for some awesome middle of the night phone conversations evidently.
Amitriptyline might be the sleep drug of choice for little old ladies but is easy to OD on. One of the drugs I would not counsel most kids not to swipe from Granny's medicine cabinet and eat like candy.
If anyone has any drug or alcohol problems feel free to PM for suggestions on stopping or taking the edge off or adding to it.
If this is too explicit, feel free to wipe, mods.