Benzodiazepine withdrawal syndrome

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What is benzodiazepine withdrawal syndrome?

Benzodiazepine withdrawal syndrome may occur after stopping the use of benzodiazepines. Symptoms may include sleep disturbances, increased anxiety, irritability, headache, muscle pain and stiffness. Acute symptoms may resolve after a few months; however, in some cases symptoms may persist for years.

Common symptoms reported by people with benzodiazepine withdrawal syndrome

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Treatments taken by people for benzodiazepine withdrawal syndrome

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Who has benzodiazepine withdrawal syndrome on PatientsLikeMe?

  • 0 new patients joined this month
  • 25 say benzodiazepine withdrawal syndrome is their primary condition

Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 3
30s 10
40s 5
50s 12
60s 11
70+ 5
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 0
20-29 years 2
30-39 years 0
40-49 years 3
50-59 years 1
60-69 years 3
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 13
Female 32

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 9
Not Diagnosed 3

These charts show data from benzodiazepine withdrawal syndrome patients who have completed their condition history
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