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Benadryl, Excedrin for a 29-year old woman





Summary: 26 female patients aged 29 (±5) who take the same drugs are studied.

This is a personalized study for a 29 year old female patient who has Sleep - Natural Short Sleeper, Migraine - Common. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

What are the drugs

Benadryl has active ingredients of diphenhydramine hydrochloride. It is often used in allergies. (latest outcomes from Benadryl 29,367 users)

Excedrin has active ingredients of acetaminophen; aspirin; caffeine. It is often used in headache. (latest outcomes from Excedrin 7,810 users)

What are the conditions

Sleep - natural short sleeper (less sleeping duration) can be treated by Ambien, Trazodone Hydrochloride, Melatonin, Zolpidem Tartrate, Benadryl, Diphenhydramine Hydrochloride. (latest reports from Sleep - Natural Short Sleeper 365 patients)

Migraine - common (headache with nausea vomiting ,diarrhoea ,increased urination) can be treated by Topamax, Imitrex, Maxalt, Sumatriptan Succinate, Relpax, Topiramate. (latest reports from Migraine - Common 926 patients)

On Nov, 25, 2014: 26 females aged 24 (±5) who take Benadryl, Excedrin are studied

Benadryl, Excedrin outcomes

Information of the patient in this study:

Age: 24

Gender: female

Conditions: Sleep - Natural Short Sleeper, Migraine - Common

Drugs taking:
- Benadryl (diphenhydramine hydrochloride): used for < 1 month
- Excedrin (Novartis (acetaminophen; aspirin; caffeine): used for 1 - 2 years

eHealthMe real world results:

Drug effectiveness over time :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Benadryl is effective0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
n/an/an/an/an/a100.00%
(1 of 1 people)
n/a
Excedrin is effective0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
n/an/an/an/a100.00%
(1 of 1 people)
n/an/a

Most common drug interactions over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Suicide Attemptn/an/an/an/aDrug IneffectiveDrug IneffectiveCerebral Infarction (less blood supply to brain resulting tissue damage)
Multiple Drug Overdose IntentionalOverdoseOverdoseTransverse Sinus Thrombosis (a blood clot in transverse sinus)
Major Depression (a mood state that goes well beyond temporarily feeling sad or blue. it is a serious medical illness that affects one's thoughts, feelings)Cerebral Haemorrhage (bleeding within the brain)
Infusion Site Erythema (reddening of the skin at infusion site)Convulsion (muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, resulting in an uncontrolled shaking of the body)
Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar cause seizures)Abdominal Pain
Paraesthesia (sensation of tingling, tickling, prickling, pricking, or burning of a person's skin with no apparent long-term physical effect)
Cholecystitis Chronic (long lasting infection of gallbladder)
Deep Vein Thrombosis (blood clot in a major vein that usually develops in the legs and/or pelvis)
Polycystic Ovaries (cysts in the ovaries that occurs when the follicle stops developing)
Diarrhoea

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

How to use the study: print a copy of the study and bring it to your health teams to ensure drug risks and benefits are fully discussed and understood.

You can also:

You are not alone! Join a related mobile support group:
- support group for people who have Migraine - Common
- support group for people who have Sleep - Natural Short Sleeper
- support group for people who take Benadryl
- support group for people who take Excedrin

Can you answer these questions (Ask a question):

  • After you stop taking excedrin does it still cause anxiety forever? (1 answer)
    I used to take excedrin everyday for headaches for a couple of years until one day I caught a panic attack and thought I was having a heart attack I was panicking,very shaky and thought I was going to die! I right away thought it had something to do with taking too much Excedrin so I threw it away and haven't took it since that was about a year ago, now I still always feel afraid, I hate doing things that I used to love to do but I force myself to do them. I also notice I feel panicky when I drive. Does anyone know if Excedrin caused me to still have anxiety a year later? Will it go away? Thanks

More questions for: Benadryl, Migraine - Common, Sleep - Natural Short Sleeper

You may be interested at these reviews (Write a review):

  • Dyphenhydramine and headaches horrible going one almost 24 hours a day for 4 weeks and cant get them to stop, now looking for cause . think its the dyphenhydramine im taking to help me sleep .
    have been taking 3 dyphenhydramine for some time to help me sleep , just in last few weeks began having severe headache almost all the time.. cant get it to go away. just found out it can cause headache and am going to lower my intake to one per night and see if my headaches get better. am taking migrane meds and that hasnt helped a bit so think its not migranes im having. some other reason.
  • Nightmare on benadryl
    After 5 nights without sleep and not having past bad dreams, the last 2 night's taking walfrin sub, for benadryl has terrified THE WORST OF WORST dream in my 55 years. Peaceful start of a dream then seeing myself or family,friends get slottard.crazy thing is I don't watch scary movies or the news. I think I'm going to pass on this meds, and pass out next time :) thank you,God bless
  • Benadryl completed suicide 50 year old
    My mother comitted suicide by taking a bottle of Benadryl. She also had been drinking, she had taken xanax and drank beer, she also took 300 Benadryl pills and started having seizures and went to the hospital was brain dead and her heart stopped the next morning.
  • Had nms in 2005, will trileptal increase chance of recurrence?
    In 2005 I had NMS, which was not detected by my drs for 4 months. I'd been on Lexapro & Seroquel for 2 yrs, but was weaned from Lexapro & placed on Lamictal 3/05. Began getting low-grade fevers, which I was told were not caused by the Lamictal. I quit taking it anyway, fevers (along with uncontrollable shivering) continued & got higher. By 5/05 my temps were reaching 105 deg F. Husband said I became combative, refused to go to hospital. Early June/05 he came home to find me wrapped in blankets, with a temp over 105 F. He tried to place me in a tub of cold water, said I was rigid & screamed when he tried to move me. I was in the tub, speaking "in tongues" (his description, I have no memory of this). He called 911, took me to hospital. I woke, no idea where I was or why. After a lumbar puncture & 2 days in ICU I went home. The fevers continued...2 weeks later he came home to find me wrapped in sheets, towels, blankets, with the heat on full (it was in the 90's outside) he called ambulance again. I awoke to find myself under an ice blanket with nurses pushing large vials of dantrolene into both arms, several liters. Another LP, a stint in ICU...this time they told me it was NMS. The dr who dxd me said he was surprised I was alive, & not a vegetable, as my temp had peaked at 109 deg F. I suffered brain damage; short-term memory loss, brain can't control my body temp, my blood pressure went up. An arteriogram showed completely healthy heart & arteries, no plaque at all. I lost all body fat as well as some muscle mass. The fevers continued even after stopping the Seroquel. I visited my PCP for a checkup in 9/05, temp was normal. I started shuddering, my temp went up a full degree every 5 minutes. PCP admitted me to ER, my heart rate was over 272 B/M; they stopped my heart 3 times to "reset" it, which didn't work. I spent 3 days in hospital. Several months later my P doc tried me on Lamictal alone; I got Stevens-Johnson syndrome. I stopped the drug as soon as the signs appeared. I've been untreated, except for Neurontin & Primidone, until my manic episodes became unlivable. 3 weeks ago I went 8 days with no sleep, became psychotic. My P doc gave me Trileptal, which has evened my moods, but I've been getting low-grade fevers (highest was 103.6). Would having had NMS in the past make me more prone to falling to it again with the Trileptal? It's the only new med I've taken in over a year.
  • Leg pain and occasional arm and hand pain
    I started having leg pains at night, lower leg felt like the muscle and bone were being pulled causing sharp pain. It was relieved by getting up and walking but would last most of the night.

    I finally realized after suffering this over and over for months, that it only happened when I had taken benadryl.

    It seems that the benadryl causes it after taking it within one hour, I don't know why I didn't connect this until yesterday. Sometimes, more rarely, I also had arm and hand pain.

More reviews for: Benadryl, Migraine - Common, Sleep - Natural Short Sleeper

Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (2 years ago):

  • I am a 44 year old female with a very low testerone level of 3. I recently just got off of the birth control pill and have suffered from depression and anxiety for half of my life. I have recently reduced the Baclofen and Paxil and have started to feel worse. Can you please let me know the interactions, symptoms and side effects of all these pills?

    Reply

  • From this study (3 years ago):

  • I often will break out into an extreme cold sweat,(soaking my clothes) I experience nausea sometimes with dry-heaving and vomiting. I feel like I'm going to faint or collaspe. I can experience these symptoms at random times, but If I physically exert myself, (at all) I will always experience these symptoms at a high level! These symptoms occur more often after 11 A.M. and into the afternoon and evening. If I don't take adderal(60-90mg SR a day) I experience overwhelming exhaustion,increased depression, as well as not being able to concentrate on anything! I took dozens of tests for the ADHD diagnosis at a competent psychiatry facility. P.S. I also take hormone replacement therapy: Estratest full strength I have chronic kidney disease--GFR 45. I had to retire early from my job as a fulltime high school teacher I taught art classes where I was exposed (on a regular basis) to all kinds of harmful,toxic substances! But my bloodwork doesn't reveal anything really majorally abnormal. When I went to donate blood at the Red Cross, I was rejected as a donor--they said I have Hepatitus C, but after going to a specialist, this diagnosis wasn't comfirmed as positive!

    Reply

    PavlovsbItch on Apr, 13, 2012:

    see above comment. you need to slowly, gently and safely detoxify. you are experiencing intense withdrawal symptoms when you don't take these poisons but if you have to and know what you're dealing with, going cold turkey can be done but please be gentle and go slow if you can't handle the intensity.

    Trust me, I'm not a doctor.

    Reply

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