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I Abuse Over-the-counter Medicine

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 40 People

    C's, Robitussin, Mucinex...anything With Dxm In It

    C's and Mucinex, I take them too much. Me and my friends would have this thing we called the C war and we'd all take C's non-stop to keep the trip going to see who could last the longest. I took them 3 days in a row. I ended up taking a fuckload of pills within 3 days and ended...
    ScottyIsaDinosaurMotherfuckers ScottyIsaDinosaurMotherfuckers 22-25, M Jul 13, 2012

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    Weight Control

    I use it for weight control...and other control as well. I just want to be free from it.
    xxbloodyfretboardxx xxbloodyfretboardxx 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 20, 2009

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    Unhealthy

    I am addicted to robo. I am really sick but there's no help available ;( I think I'm going to die soon.
    spnkt spnkt 18-21, F 1 Response May 8, 2009

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    Motrin

    It's stupid and it's dumb, but as soon as I go into crazy mode its all a blur; I take any medications I can get my hands on. Motrin is the one I prefer. I don't do it often but, I'll take anywhere from 30-55 pills all at once, and end up blacking out after having a...
    FastLaneC3 FastLaneC3 18-21, F 6 Responses May 9, 2009

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    Sleeping Pills....

    I take sleeping pills, that are over the counter, to help me sleep. I know that in the end, I am doing more damage to my liver than I should. I just am desperate for sleep sometimes, that I take like four or five at a time....It helps me sleep...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Nov 10, 2010

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    I Used To A Lot

    for the longest time i was addicted to sleeping pills. anything i could get my hands on i took. i just wanted the pain to go away, i didn't want to be conscious as there was only hurt in my life. i didn't want to be alive. i would take up to 15 a night hoping i wouldn't wake up...
    CaptainJackass CaptainJackass 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 6, 2012

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    When I initially began use of Diphenhydramine,

    it was a one time thing. That was six months ago. I usually only take about 12-15 each time because when I take too many I experience drug induced cheilitis. But my friend that convinced me to try it has never taken more than 12 in one instance. The most I've taken at once was 2...
    AshleyWCSloth AshleyWCSloth 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 29, 2014

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    I Think My Body Is Trying To Tell Me To Stop Before It'S Too Late

    Since I have insomnia, I usually take anything with diphenhydramine in it. Or however you spell it. I recently brought generic tylenol pm's since I always have headaches. Although I've just been using them to sleep and I've never usually had any weird symptoms besides the normal...
    HazelEyedWolf HazelEyedWolf 18-21, F Nov 26, 2013

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    I Do

     But it's not as bad as I used to, I used to have to pilled out every single day until I found my drug of choice. I still do abuse them people always tell me that I'm going to end up killing myself but I haven't not yet.
    XLunaXLovegoodX XLunaXLovegoodX 22-25, F Nov 17, 2009

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    Not As Much Anymore...

    ...Not because I gave everything up but because I get pretty good scripts now. It was Benadryl for me.  I was young enough that I'd never gotten high before and didn't realize that that's what I was doing...  I jus really liked taking it when I was sick.  Specifically how...
    DeepestSecret DeepestSecret 22-25, F Jan 24, 2011

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    Triple C's

    Im 19 and I used to abuse Coricidin Cough and Cold. My life revolved around these things. I would pop antwhere from 24-32 on a normal basis and just go out and live my life (surprised i never crashed my car!) and when i was home and wanted to trip hard, i would take three boxes...
    Jcappello913 Jcappello913 18-21, M 2 Responses Jan 11, 2010

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    Lately...

    Not because I want to, but because they seem to be working better than my perscribed medication has been. Lately I have been taking over the counter sleeping pills, to help me get through the night, or the day, or both. I know that it might do more damage later on in my life, but...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 20, 2009

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    I Was Addicted To Triple C'S

    I went through a dangerous addiction to Triple C's. For those of you who aren't familiar, triple C's are cough and cold pills that are sometimes also referred to as "jiggers" or "skittles". It is something that I am very ashamed of, but I really feel like sharing my experience...
    xgemini333x xgemini333x 18-21, F Jul 23, 2013

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    Triple Cs

    I love triple Cs. And I'm crazy addicted to them. The scary part is that I use to do them with my boyfriend who would always look after me when I did them, I broke up with. So now I do them when I know no one is gonna be around for hours. Because I trip crazy hard and its...
    uNiTRIPx uNiTRIPx 18-21, F Dec 13, 2011

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    Dextromethorphan High

    I've always smoked weed...or been addicted to pills from time to time but I've heard people always talk about getting high or trippin off robotussin. I like never really believed it, but oh was I proved wrong. I tried last night ...and let me say dmx (the medicine in the drug...
    Xxhurtepainxx Xxhurtepainxx 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 11, 2013

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    I was friends with this girl…let’s call her N…for about a year, not a long time I know, but I thought we were really good friends and got along well. Obviously, I was wrong...
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    When i was a kid i got into trolling because people where picking on me and i decided to counter it with something even worse or even more funny. And i guess i started getting a...
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    Philosophy Ruined My Life.. My search for inner peace suddenly took a horrible turn for the worse 3 years ago. Combined with my obsessive thinking, and dissociation, I have...
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    My biggest pet peeves are repetitive sounds. A while back while working in the money center an impatient customer kept clicking his pen over and over, and over again. Drove me...
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    Are you one of those people who takes a daily multivitamin or supplement? Are you aware of the vitamins and minerals that can lead for you? No matter your level of knowledge, it's...
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    Eating healthy starts with what vitamins and minerals to take is key to good health.Vitamins are essential for getting good results from your exercise plan. The right nutrients...
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    getting home and seeing a sink filled with dishes (with food still in them)...spilled food all over the counters...and knowing I still have to go grocery shopping...then turn...
    jbm1984 jbm1984 31-35, F Apr 25

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    Well technically I have: proscribed pharmaceuticals, over the counter, caffeine, etc. Just not illegal ones, although some people really think I could use weed... Still have enough...
    TK13 TK13 22-25, M May 15

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    I was in a pet store picking up some pet food for my dog when I overheard the following conversation. A cute girl about 6 or 7 peeks over the counter and politely addresses the...
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    You had a really bad day at work. Your boss was a complete jerk, and that annoying co-worker of yours tried to blame you for a mistake she made. If she was a guy, you might have...
    mysecretexperience mysecretexperience 41-45, F 13 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    My sister has her little tricks to ensure I get fatter and remain the fat one, I'm on to you, you skinny little *****! XD She always leaves candy & chocolate sitting on the...
    FangBang FangBang 22-25, F 1 Response May 10

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    My god I can't stand stupid questions she knows this the answer is not that hard to figure out with out asking it and she asked me a stupid question where's my bowl its sitting on...
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    20 minutes remaining…and I swept into the kitchen grabbing a little of this…and a little of that. “What are you making?” Four little voices asked me…their eyes just...
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