This is a different expert, Dr. Thomas, and I have a different answer for you.
I never recommend benadryl because of its newly discovered association with Alzheimers
See this link from Harvard
In addition, Benadryl is not an addicting drug and typically does not cause actual withdrawal. How you treat it now should be up to your doctor. You probably will still have sleep difficulties however, and this can seem worse if you suddenly stop the medication. It should be replaced with a better medication
IN addition, you need a sleep study if the reason for your sleep problems is not clear and treatable.. You have no diagnosis for your sleeping problems.
OK, so that is an initial answer….
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