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Like Diphenhydramine Minus the Side Effects
Clonazepam
Citation:   Breakthrough. "Like Diphenhydramine Minus the Side Effects: An Experience with Clonazepam (exp72276)". Erowid.org. Nov 4, 2020. erowid.org/exp/72276

 
DOSE:
.5 mg oral Pharms - Clonazepam (pill / tablet)
BODY WEIGHT: 150 lb
A few weeks ago, I was prescribed clonazepam to help with my short-term insomnia. Although I haven't tried this substance in larger dosages yet (I'm getting comfortable with it), I noticed some similarities between low doses of 0.5mg to that of 50-75mg of diphenhydramine (cannot compare high doses of diphenhydramine, as it is a deleriant!).

I usually take it an hour and a half before I plan to go to sleep, both to enjoy the effects and to prevent drowsiness in the morning. Usually, within 30-40 minutes, the effects will begin to present themselves (a slight change in consciousness, light feeling in chest, and an overall fatigued yet euphoric feeling).

I used to take 50-75mg of diphenhydramine to help me sleep, and I found it feeling very similar to the clonazepam. The clonazepam has fewer side effects, and any that are similar are significantly lessened. Dry mouth is not nearly as bad, and the sedation is much more euphoric. Also, my blood pressure and heart rate aren't affected nearly as much as with diphenhydramine (the next day I get light headed when I stand after taking too much diphenhydramine).

The final, most important advantage to clonazepam is the fact that I wake up and feel fine. Diphenhydramine makes me feel terrible the next morning for a few hours, but the clonazepam makes me feel amazing and rested.

I can't wait to try this stuff in higher doses.

Exp Year: 2008ExpID: 72276
Gender: Male 
Age at time of experience: Not Given
Published: Nov 4, 2020Views: 1,087
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Pharms - Clonazepam (125) : General (1), Retrospective / Summary (11), Medical Use (47), Hangover / Days After (46), Therapeutic Intent or Outcome (49), Not Applicable (38)

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