Friday, September 9, 2011

BENZO withdrawal symtoms I have

Drowsiness                   
Respitory depression
Heart palpatations
Iregular heart beat
Hair loss
Hair breakage
Mouth ulcers
Rashes
Gastritis
Loss of appetite
Increased appetite
Neasua
Dry ithcy skin
Muscle weakness
Weight gain and loss
Reeling
Twitching
Involuntary movements
Headache
Tremor
Agitation
Anxiety
Depression
Excitibilty
Hostilty
Irratable
Nervousness
Sleep disturbance
Insomnia
Shortness of breadth
Sugar cravings
Skin crawling
Sensory stimuli
Panic
Isolation
Inner vibrations
Electric shock sensations
Hot flashes, sweating
Flu symtopms
Sinus blockage
Increased urination
Dizziness
Stomach spasms severe
Stomach pain
Bloating: benzo belly
Heartburn
Reflux

History

2008: Klonopin dose 2 mg. per day. Began having tolerance withdrawal  symtoms in morning. Nervous stomach feeling, amplified. Wakes me up in morning and will last a few hours. Fioricet use random. Taking a higher dose than prescribed. Began ordering online. Ativan dose 1 mg. per day. Began taking higher dose than prescribed.
2009: Using much higher dose of Klonopin. Tolerance very high. Nervous stomach much more intense. Using large doses of Fioricet and Ativan. Fioricet not random use, using everyday and have begun lying about it, hiding it, making more orders online using husbands name as well as mine so I can get double orders.
2010: High doses of all three medications. Needing higher and higher doses to get through the day and to maintain high. Starting to effect my ability to drive, go shopping, clean house, cooking, ect. Anxiety getting much worse, started having panic attacks. Never had them before. Doctor increases dose of Klonopin. Having severe withdrawal but don't know it is withdrawal.
2011: know I have a probelm. Am sick, not able to function at all. Call VA. Admited to psych ward for detox. Doctors don't know how to taper and only taper for two weeks before sending me home on March third. Very sick, brutal withdrawal. Unable to function and am in bed all the time. I reinstate Klonopin. helps but soon tolerance withdrawal begins. Husband helps me taper again. Do it too fast. Reinstate in June for three weeks. Same results. Begin slower taper but not slow enough.
August 2011: Withdrawal symtoms getting better. Getting out of house once a week to grocery shop and run errands. Mom has to drive and help me. Stomach pain has not let up, pain all day, sick on stomach. Have a window for about ten days then withdrawal begins to get worse. Stomach pain the worst symtom.
September 2011: Still have post acute withdrawal. Stomach pain non stop, some days better than others. Severe pain and spasms continue. Go to doctor and he wants to test for gallbladder problems.