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Weight Gain During Withdrawal?


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I have been very slowing tapering since January 2019 about .05 ml liquid diazepam every two weeks. I am down to .4 ml diazepam every night.

 

The withdrawal has actually gone pretty well, all things considered, except I have gained about 5 pounds which doesn't sound like much but on a small person like me, it feels like a lot. I eat a low fat diet and walk at least 3 miles a day and my doctor has ruled out other health-related causes.

 

Has anyone else experienced weight gain during withdrawal?

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Honestly, 5 lbs is not a big deal.  You have other concerns more important.  Just get over the diazepam and get nice and level.  You can deal with 5 lbs later.  Your sugars could just be rebalancing or it can be water weight.  Your system is figuring itself out. 
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I have gained at least 40 pounds since starting taper in 2017. i am afraid to get on the scale now. I am a small person too.  Always thin.  Now have zero energy to care even though it bothers me so much that I do not want to be seen.  I can barely care for self and look so old now.  Hope I can get my shape, energy and some beauty back after this hell.  I weigh more than I did in all four pregnancies I had.  Now look pregnant.  Does this have to steal everything from me?  Even my looks?  I feel so defeated. 
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@mom2kid.  I switched from Klonopin to diazepam 6 months ago and Ives gained 30 lbs.  I a man 59 and all have only weighed this much pregnant.  You are not alone!!  It stinks but it’s  just what I have to do right now.  I only eat 1000 calories a day and exercise regularly so there isn’t much else I can do.  Have checked with doctors And it has to be the Valium.  Hoping it will come off someday!
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I have gained at least 40 pounds since starting taper in 2017. i am afraid to get on the scale now. I am a small person too.  Always thin.  Now have zero energy to care even though it bothers me so much that I do not want to be seen.  I can barely care for self and look so old now.  Hope I can get my shape, energy and some beauty back after this hell.  I weigh more than I did in all four pregnancies I had.  Now look pregnant.  Does this have to steal everything from me?  Even my looks?  I feel so defeated.

 

Me too. I've gained 35 pounds since I started my taper in December. I'm exercising but I'm also stress eating. I hate the weight gain!

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