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Re: Exercise Making Me - Attached potential answer

Posted by Survector on May 29, 2004, at 13:26:21

In reply to Re: Exercise Making Me - Attached potential answer, posted by BobS, on May 29, 2004, at 12:51:01

I don't know if this helps at all - but I'm only 23 years old and weigh 135 lbs at 5'9" with a 32" waist. As far as I know, I eat a pretty well-balanced diet.

I apologize for not thanking more of you for your supportive ideas, but I've come up with the flu as of late (very strange - considering that I already caught it around Christmas time). This came on right as I chose not to workout either today or yesterday. Not only that, but I'm tapering off of a rather harsh benzo regimen which is making me rather honest/direct with everyone (which may come off as rude - my apologies). Make no mistake, however - this exercise problem has been the same for years (when on meds or not on meds, like I said).

Also, an interesting side note for any fellow chronic insomniacs - the anti-epilepsy drug Neurontin isn't as benign as many doctors and/or patients claim when prescribed off-label for insomnia. Without it, I go through rebound insomnia of which no dosage of a benzo can compensate for - in addition, the withdrawal is similar to that of Xanax - and when I take it along with Xanax, the withdrawals are even worse.

I'm currently not only tackling the exercise issue, but also the issue of tapering down from 4 mg of Klonopin and 4 mg of Xanax per night (which only lasted several nights at that unheard of combination of dosages it was mainly 4 mg of Xanax and 2 mg Klonopin per night or less) to just 4 mg Klonopin per night and then down from there *slowly* at a snail's pace in order to prevent seizures (with a complete cut-out of my 1200-1800 mg nightly dose of Neurontin). One interesting side note about the Klonopin is that it appears to increase the ability for one to sustain a high duration exercise regimen during the daytime without tiring out (due to its effects on the suppression of cortisol release).




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