Mom asked about my Benedryl addiction today.
"You about drove me nuts with that Benedryl crap," she told me over the phone an hour ago. "Every time I would turn around you were wanting two more dollars for Benedryl."
I can get addicted to anything and they say that Benedryl is non habit forming. I was taking 12 pills a day at the end.
"What did it do for you?" mom asked. "I would think it would make you all jittery and nervous."
"Au contraire," I replied. "It calmed me down. Made me sleepy. And I felt better. Or so I thought."
I had to quit cold turkey. I didn't have any withdrawal symptoms other than being psychologically addicted. Dad still gives me 6 every night and I put them in a large ceramic container in my kitchen.