Thanks, everyone. Last night convinced me this was NOT a good idea. I had mini panic attacks all night. Really weird. I'd be drifting off and then BAM felt like someone was grabbing me around the ribs and compressing my chest. Totally stopped when I sat up and shook off the grogginess a little. Only happened as I was zoning and about
to fall asleep. I also woke up with one heck of a hangover, Benadryl doesn't have alcohol in it, but you would think so by the way I feel this morning. Ugh. Plus, my sinuses are messed up big time now.
So, my conclusion... it works to put you out. BUT, it makes it hard to "rationalize" the mini panic attacks. Usually, if I get one I can think it away. They were just one after another last night...almost like it made me vulnerable to them. I think my hubby's arm must be sore as many times as I reached over and grabbed it..LOL. So I will have to search for another short term solution.
My doc's office has a policy that they do not give out narcotics or benzos unless you make an appt., come in get your vitals done, etc. They are very liberal with what they give you.. my primary doc said he is NOT scared of the DEA, he treats his patients as he sees fit. But they still want you in the office.
After I swill down enough coffee to bust me out of this Benadryl fog, I'm going to research alternatives. Or go back to bed..lol. Whatever this panic deal is, it doesn't affect my sleep during the day.. only at night. Weird, huh?
I'm not procrastinating----I'm still doing yesterday!!!!
I have no medical training, any medical opinions expressed in my posts are just that....opinions.