How do I tell my Dr about my addiction to Diphenhydramine?
I have had sleep problems where I went nearly 2 weeks with about 4 hours sleep at one point. eventually my body just crashed out and I slept for about 48 hours and the whole sleepless cycle starts again, I have anxiety and depression since I was 17 (I am now 25) I used to cope well until I had a miscarriage in Feburary 2015, since then I have been out of work and stuggiling to get my life together again. A month or so after the miscarriage I took 8 at once just so I could not feel and sleep and never wake up. Pretty much since then I have been taking Sominex (Diphenhydramine) every single night. I am sure I am addicted to it, I love the feeling of it and how it makes my mind numb and the great drowsy feeling it induces it feels like I could sleep for days. I take 2 - 40mg pills at around 6pm and will stay awake until 9pm and sleep for 2-3 hours then wake up and take another one or 2 pills. I usually won't fall asleep again but I do try. Then I will be awake all day, groggy and tired and waiting for 6pm to come so I can take more. Just talking about it now makes me want to take one.
My Dr always outright refused to give me anything to help me sleep, I mean no help what so ever. So I just started taking over the counter sleep aids. I have an appointment with another Dr next week but I am not sure how I can tell her about it or even if I should. I know they will probably be pretty angry. I am a bit scared to be honest. Is it worth telling my Dr about it or should I just carry on I mean is it possible I can damage myself with these pills?
Last edited by vikixc; 09-08-2016 at 08:09 AM.