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Taken Benadryl and SleepMD few hours apart, and has had panic attack - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   Last night I took 50mg of Benadryl for an allergy, and 4hrs later I took SleepMD an OTC natural sleep medication. About 3hrs after that... I had a massive panic attack.
Was it the benadryl > the sleepMD or a combination ?
Doctor :   hi
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how can i help you?
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it could be due to the combination
User :   AH OK
User :   even though it was several hours apart ?
User :   I have taken each separately with no problems...
Doctor :  
as benadryl itself has some medication that will soothe you and induce sleep
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and it acts for for than 5-6 hours
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sometimes even 8 hours
User :   ok
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so if you take SllepMD afer few hours
User :   so the "window" is bigger than what I thought
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it will have an additive efefct
User :   ok. Thank you very much
Doctor :  
causing brain to hypereact
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leading into panic attacks
User :   ok
Doctor :  
due to the combination effect
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Is there any thing else I can help you with?
User :   no. I appreciate the information
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