Here's an interesting connection I made while researching some of the posts here. Ever since I started tapering from Klonopin in February, I've gained excess weight in the "spare tire" area.
Even interesting is that before the taper, I was in great shape. Low body fat, toned, fit and muscular. 6 days a week I run 16-25 miles a week, weight train, plyometrics, core strengthing and have followed a strict organic diet for the past 8 years. I clamped down really hard on my routine after February because I thought there might be some kind of connection with the taper. I am 41 years old.
Now no matter how hard or frequent I train, I still have this tire that wasn't there last summer. I did notice when I stopped taking Klonopin 3 weeks ago and Trazodone (I reinstated the Traz), I started losing some of the belly fat and/or water weight.
In preparation for a vacation next week on the beach, I started taking XPel, a diruetic from GNC on Monday and I've already lost inches around the lower abdominal area. It contains 75 mg of green tea extract so I only take it early in the am and I'll discontinue it this Friday before I leave.
Has anyone else had this problem or am I losing my mind? (besides sleep)