By tiffylueg
Today, my allergies are killing me. I took a Benadryl to help, but the allergies are still here. I'm now chugging Mountain Dew at 9:30 in the morning to keep from falling asleep at my desk. Thanks for nothing Benadryl. FML
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  GreedyGreedo  |  10

Those aren't strong enough for some people though. My dad has to take benadryl in the fall because clariton doesn't do enough. It sucks for the first couple of days but benadryl doesn't really make you sleepy after your body gets used to it

  SleepyPharma  |  21

It's also important that you take second generations every day, they don't work nearly as well when taken "as needed." If you still have no benefit, a lot of people have success with daily intranasal corticosteroids, aka Flonase and whatever others are available over the counter.

  SpyroMello  |  29

I wouldn't suggest those. If OPs allergies are that bad like mine are, they should take Zyrtec. WAY better and on really bad allergy days, my eyes only itch a little.

  Kitten_love  |  22

I tried Zyrtec when I was younger, didn't help me. I take Claritin but it's super expensive. Everyone's different though. I recommend taking two allergy meds with different active ingredients. It's good for the occasional bad day. Be sure they're different active ingredients though or you might accidentally overdose...

By  nesteremily  |  31

I'm the same, I actually use Benadryl to help me fall asleep sometimes. Try something non drowsy next time. Also just for nasal congestion try Afrin, that stuff is the best.

By  Tripartita  |  44

Bwaha! Proof that there's a secret partnership between the producers of Benadryl, who are a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, and those of Mountain Dew (PepsiCo)! Get 'em nice and tired with the ol' Benedryl and then BAM!—you've increased the customer base for a certain neon green nectar, Mountain Dew. Some of the additional profit goes back to J&J, of course, and don't get me STARTED on the mind controlling agent added to the Mtn. Dew formula in 1961 (seriously, my tinfoil hat blocks my eyes a bit and makes it hard to type).