I've been on sleep meds for years. I've been trying several methods to taper the drugs out. None have worked, but I'm been led to believe that by switching to valium and tapering that it will work. I'm just wondering if anyone knows whether or not these types of drugs inhibite fat loss or muscle gain?
try to switch to benadryl for sleeping
i have tried everything for sleep and otc diphenhydramine works the best
valium/benzodiazapines are very addictive
had a few bouts with them myself over the years
Last edited by Roark; 10-28-2006 at 06:38 AM.
the fear of losing removes the desire to win
dont use drugs to taper off drugs. valium with not help nor interfere with fitness goals(bulk nor cut).
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Um...maybe your bed is keeping your from sleeping on your own. Perhaps it's time to invest in something that you're going to be sleeping on for a third of your life. They have bed stores where they test your body for pressure points and give you the best possible bed suggestion to keep you from tossing and turning. It usually takes me a while to fall asleep and I layed on one of the 3,500 dollar Kings in there and I fell asleep in the store in a few minutes. A lot of people have a hard time sleeping because they have a crappy bed. Just a suggestion though.
As for the Valium, that wouldn't be a good idea. My dad takes Percoset to sleep and now he's addicted.
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Diazepam does not cause weight loss directly.
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I was put on sleep meds because that's what the doctor had me do after I had some serious bouts with insomnia. He said I would be addicted. 3 years later, I'm still on them. The sleep meds are benzos and I have wanted to cut them out BUT going cold turkey can cause serious and dangerous withdrawls. From the research I read, switching to valium (Just another benzo) and tapering down is the easiest (But still hard) way to detox (Which is what I am doing). I just wondered if there was any reason to believe that these drugs have somehow caused weight gain or loss (Or the inability to lose fat or gain muscle).
I need a new bed, and I'd love to get one that's 3500 dollars. I live in Japan so it would cost a bit more. BUT it's not a tossing and turning issue, it's the initiation of sleep that I couldn't do. I would be comfortable, but lay awake thinking. This is more a detox issue right now.
Benzos should have no effect on weight gain or weight loss.....at least not directly.Originally Posted by Y0yo
Interesting choice in the Valium. To my knowledge, Klonopin has the longest half-life of the benzos. That would lead me to believe it would be the best choice for "weaning" purposes.
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This is very true. Klonopin is recommended as the best choice for tapering off. I would not recommend valium. I personally use Xanax about once time or less per week to sleep. I too wonder if it has any effect on strength or LBM.Originally Posted by razorcut
In some form I think any tranquilizer (ie benzo's) or sedative slows the metabolism and can cause negative weight gain. Course this isn't backed by anything except personal experience.
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