... safe to combine with diphenhydramine (simply sleep or sominex)
7 Jan 2010
Hi, yes it is safe to combine Benadryl and Effexor XR. However, most persons when this regimen is utilized, do get to sleep but they are still tired after they awaken. This is even if the individual gets a reasonable amount of sleep. The problem is that the Benadryl or the Benadryl containing product, prevents moving into REM sleep which is the restorative portion of our sleep, rest. So, since they do not go through this stage, they miss the restorative benefits of the sleep. Actually, the person, utilizing the Benadryl or containing product, only goes into a light sleep for several hours, wakes up, as described above, and the person is tired no matter how many hours of sleep the individual obtains. He or she still probably experience the "hang over effect" compounding the tiredness, and probably compound the feelings of depression and anxiety. Good Luck!
16 Feb 2010
Hello, I have been taking Effexor XR for some couple of years now and in the beginning I had sleep problems. It takes about six weeks to be able to evaluate whether or not you are doing better. If the sleeping or lack of gets any worse tell your Doctor right away, but don't just stop taking the Effexor. Good Luck, I know exactly place your speaking of.
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