What Valium Does To Your Body

What Valium Does To Your Body

Valium can have many harmful effects on one's body when not used properly.
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Now more than ever, prescription drugs are being used as a treatment for a multitude of symptoms and conditions. Just recently consumerreports.org reported that more than half of the American population has been prescribed, or does take medication.

Many of the prescription medications work well and with little side effects, however, some can and will cause symptoms that can be worse than the actual ailment itself. Among common prescription medications is Valium, also known as diazepam.

Valium is a benzodiazepine, meaning that it is a series of agents that affect the central nervous system of the brain. This particular class of medication acts on gamma-aminobutyric acid-A, a neurotransmitter that inhibits or reduces the activity of nerve cells in the brain. This is necessary as Valium is primarily prescribed to treat anxiety symptoms, as well as alcohol withdrawal.

Our neurotransmitters are capable of adapting and developing a tolerance to substances, and as a result, the drug may no longer affect the user after prolonged use. Doctors often counteract this side effect by slowly reducing the dosage over a series of months.

In addition, Valium is known for inducing severe muscle weakness as a result of reducing the stress coming from your neurotransmitters. Other effects Valium can have on the body are slurred speech, and a general incoordination. Some rare side effects of Valium include cramps, memory loss, decreased white blood cell count, and even abnormal liver function. It’s important to keep in mind that your doctor will only be prescribing you an adequate amount based on your symptoms if needed.

If you are prescribed Valium, your doctor will most likely speak to you about any symptoms you may experience, as well as a dietary change, such as avoiding grapefruit. Consumption of grapefruit increases your body’s ability to process benzodiazepine at a much faster rate than usual.

This is due to the fruit containing high amounts of antioxidants that prohibit specific enzymes that are created by the body’s liver to break down medications. As a result, your body ingests the agent much quicker than usual and increase your chances of experiencing severe side effects.

Despite having the ability to negatively affect particular medications, grapefruit is considered to otherwise be healthy by the American Heart Association. Other necessary dietary changes have yet to have been discovered in regard to Valium usage, however, it has been proven to be linked to rapid weight gain or loss depending on your genes and body chemistry. As we make more discoveries in medicine, newer, safer prescription drugs are being developed.

Valium can be incredibly beneficial if needed, however, it may not be right for every patient. Since its introduction to the American population in 1978, more than two billion tablets have been sold spanning across 500 different variations. It’s important to consult your physician and consider the pros and cons of taking Valium.

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What more do frat boys love than alcohol, partying, and just acting stupid? Here are some gifts that help fulfill all of those needs for the frat boy in your life!

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2. Phone juul holder 

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3. Animal house poster 

This Animal House poster is a classic staple for any frat boy. This poster will compliment any frat house decor or lack thereof.

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4. The American Fraternity book

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If Mac Miller Can't Get Cocaine Without Fentanyl In It, You Probably Can't, Either

You can never trust anyone but yourself at the end of the day, so please take care of yourself.

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With the recent autopsy of rapper Mac Miller coming out, it is finally clear that the cause of death was not in fact suicide. His cause of death was due to the cocaine being cut with fentanyl. Fentanyl is a narcotic that treats severe pain. It is extremely lethal when mixed with other substances, especially alcohol. A cocktail of prescription pills such as xanex, oxycodone, hydrocodone, and generic Adderall were also found in the home. Miller was drinking heavily while snorting cocaine which is what inevitably caused the overdose.

An iPad with "linear lines of a powdery residue" was also found along a rolled up $20 bill in Miller's pocket. This shocked most people because a lot believed that Miller killed himself. Finding out that Miller accidentally overdosed really made me afraid of these drugs that are normalized in our society.

Cocaine is a very dangerous drug and if Mac Miller can't find cocaine that isn't cut with something, then neither can poor college kids. It is extremely scary that so many people in today's society treat cocaine like alcohol. Cocaine is extremely easy to become addicted to, and it should be treated that way.

What truly breaks my heart is finding out how Miller was found in a praying position when authorities arrived. Miller must have been so sick, and overdosing must have been the most painful experience. Mac Miller battled with substance abuse for years, which is was caused the breakup with Ariana Grande. Miller also attained a DUI as well as a hit-and-run earlier this year.

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Suicide is no longer the issue here, but rather addiction. The rapper was dealing with this issue for so long, and it makes me sad that no one pushed him into rehab. When looking back at the artist's history it is evident that his addiction kept snowballing. Miller would still be alive if he was able to fight the addiction. His death caused so much sadness in the world, especially among fans.

This now becomes an issue for so many people in college that mix various kinds of drugs. No one thinks that one little pill can kill you, but it is proven time and time again that it is entirely possible. You never know what the drug is even made of or cut with. A lot of drugs produced in Mexico are created with much cheaper ingredients, meaning that no one really knows what is in it.

When going to bars or parties in college, I see people taking various drugs. It always scares me when I think about instances like Mac Miller. I see so many girls accepting drugs and drinks from people that they not know, and it blows my mind. It is honestly such a risk to take, and a little buzz is not worth your life.

If people take anything from this article, it is to be extremely careful at parties. Only accept drinks from people you know. Do not take random drugs from random people ever. You can never trust anyone but yourself at the end of the day, so please take care of yourself. RIP Mac Miller.

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