however, to the person taking the equivalent of 8 benadryl at once, know that diphenhydramine citrate is a drug for which most people build tolerance. your reaction now that you have the drug built up in your system is very different from the reaction someone who rarely takes the drug would have. personally, 50mg puts me to sleep in less than 30 minutes, and 100mg can make my heart race while also putting me to sleep for at least 12 hours. it is very uncomfortable. I imagine 200mg would cause more serious side-effects, but i am not going to test the theory.
my names adam
im 15 years old
6 feet tall
on 8 different occasions
I have taken 20-30 benadryl 25mg tabs
at once to trip
because it does cause quite a bit of hallucinations
Talking to people who aren't there
thinking you are holding things
thinking you're in a different place
and all that
its also extremely hard to think about anything
and when you try to talk
you usually forget what you were talking about
half way through a sentence
movement is also quite difficult
almost like being drunk without
the drunk part
basically EVERYTHING you do
becomes a task
and a very difficult one at that
your mouth also gets EXTREMELY dry
we'd just stock up on shitloads of water
cause you have to be drinking it ALOT.
we will never touch the stuff ever again
A friend of mine went to the hospital
after tripping three nights in a row
and what we found out was that
no matter how much taken
That specific ingredient will not cause hallucinations
every time we did it
we were merely overdosing on the drug
it wasn't making us trip
we were just ODing
All of us are extremely lucky to be alive
and are never going to take it again
Because it's christmas ever right now
my friend and her brother are stuck at the hospital
and they may go into foster care.
Right now, she's relatively stable but they were concerned about lack of oxygen and brain damage.
I'm a 220 lb male. I've been taking 3 benadryls most every night for some months now (as a sleeping aid)
* I "passed-out cold" 3 times one morning last week. I was rushed to the hospital where I underwent numerous cardio testing over a span of 3 days. "Nothing" was found.
Finally, my own account of my Benadryl intake was siezed-upon as the explanation for the "siezures". I haven't seen any toxicology reports -- but that would sew-it-up nicely huh?
So, I'm either pretty stupid -- or this thing isn't really over yet. We'll see.
I just got out of the hospital last week for what I'm told was an accidental Benadryl overdose.
There is practically 0 chance that a 220 lb male overdosed on 75mg of benadryl, especially having been taking it routinely. personally I have taken doses of up to 300mg as a sleep aid and have both read of and witnessed doses of upwards of 1500mg. Of course, 1500mg is not by any means recommended and probably potentially fatal, but typically when someone has an emergency trip to a hospital due to diphenhydramine, it's from their incoherent speech that makes them appear in danger. In reality, it is a fairly powerful psychadelic that creates profoundly realistic hallucinations.
Understandably, many people are worried when they see a friend or child speaking incoherently to a person who isn't there and call for help.
Doses of up to 100mg should be perfectly safe for all people, and I suspect (my non-doctor non-pharmacist's opinion) that it would take 300-500mg or more before you should feel in danger.
Of course, everyone's personal health situation is different and any illnesses you may have can drastically change your response to all drugs. Particular care should be taken if mixing diphenhydramine with other drugs, especally painkillers such as opiates, alcohol, or benzodiazapines (valium and other sedatives)
Conclusion: A typical healthy person probably has nothing to worry about from less than 1mg per pound of body weight. For reference, the LD50 (dose at which 50% of animal test subjects died) for lab rats is 500mg per 1kg of body weight. If a similar relationship is true for humans, a 60Kg person would require 30,000mg to die from this.
I wouldn't be concerned with less than 300mg unless you have health problems or are mixing with other sedatives or alcohol.
female, 103 pounds, 5'2, age 21 at OD.