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Should I avoid muscle relaxants before bed

Discussion in 'Support Subforum' started by allinthemind, Jun 14, 2017.

  1. allinthemind

    allinthemind Peer Supporter


    I am quite early on my road to recovery and I look forward to writing my success story in a few weeks or months time. Occasionally I have taken diazepam to help me truly relax and have a great nights sleep.

    Should I avoid taking muscle relaxants while in my recovery even though I truly relax when taking them. I also have amitriptyline which helps me sleep to.

  2. David88

    David88 Well known member

    I do that on occasion. Be careful with diazepam because it can be addictive. I'd use it as little as possible and look for safer sleep aids like melatonin.
  3. Betsy4ever

    Betsy4ever New Member

    Hi allinthemind, diazepam is the good option but if you are not taking them for longer or they will have addiction. Hope we read that story soon.
  4. Celayne

    Celayne Well known member

    In my opinion, anything that doesn't hurt you and makes you feel better is just fine to do. I've been known to self medicate with beer...

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