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I Abuse Over-the-counter Medicine

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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 1 Response Jul 23, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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