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Hello!  I am planning a trip in June.  I don't go anywhere, and have had to stay close to home for so long, but I am sooooo tired of being afraid.  After carefully planning out what I think I'll be able to do, something occurred to me.  I get car sick, and in the past use Dramamine, which works great and has never bothered me.


However, a big red flag popped up for me.  One of my ongoing and very troublesome symptom has been with my GI.  I am still extremely food sensitive and intolerant to about 80% of the foods.  I have noticed over the years, many connections between dizziness, mental flares, burning nerves and other due to stomach distress.  I try at all costs not to take anything that could effect my GI healing.


Now I started thinking that Dramamine must do something to your stomach to stop the nausea and dizziness which could also be the same areas that the benzos have damaged, so now that I feel stronger, I am petrified to flare things up.  I honestly believe Dramamine could either aid on symptoms we feel as I always felt like withdrawal gave me temporarily ongoing motion sickness, or Dramamine could make those sensations even worse, like some of us unfortunate people find when we add something that doesn't agree with withdrawal.  No matter what we try, the stakes are high.


So my questions is has anyone taking Dramamine during withdrawal for those of us that suffer with GI symptoms?  I know this simple, usually harmless med. shouldn't even be a problem, but I have seen too much, for too long, to discount anything.  Following is some info I found about Dramamine, which shows me that it has to do something to your GI and brain, which is kind of alarming to me.  Any insight would be greatly appreciated.  Thank you.



Dimenhydrinate is used to prevent and treat nausea, vomiting, and dizziness caused by motion sickness. It is most effective when taken to prevent motion sickness rather than waiting to treat symptoms that have already started.


Dimenhydrinate is an antihistamine. It is not known exactly how dimenhydrinate stops motion sickness. It is thought to work by blocking a certain natural substance (acetylcholine) and preventing its effects on the inner ear. The inner ear helps maintain your sense of balance and position.

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Well let me share my good news


I went on a couple of trips in my benzo free withdrawal period, and both went quite well. I think getting away helped.


Also, antihistamines are fairly harmless in withdrawal. All the antihistamines tend to help the GI system. So don't worry, be happy! Enjoy your trip.

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