Benzodiazepine Withdrawal Syndrome

Benzodiazepine Withdrawal Syndrome
Are you or someone you know prescribed Benzodiazepine medications? Then you or your loved ones could be at risk of one day suffering
from Benzodiazepine withdrawal syndrome. Benzodiazepine medications as with any
other prescribed medications should not be taken with a prescriptions from your
health care provider. 

Benzodiazepine withdrawal syndrome is classified as a group
of symptoms that emerge from the withdrawal of Benzodiazepine usage.
Benzodiazepine is abbreviated as “Benzo” or “Benzos”. Benzos are found within
prescription medications commonly prescribed to treat Anxiety, Seizures, and
Insomnia among many other ailments.  Some
of the well-known Benzo medications include Xanax, Klonopin and Valium.   

 Since the conditions mentioned above are very common as we
all know, it is easy to imagine how widespread these medications are
prescribed. While it is great that science has allowed us to treat these ailments
so that individuals can live without the impact of them in their daily lives,
it can be quite dangerous for individuals to use these medications for
prolonged periods of time due to their addictive nature. One of main reasons
behind this is the dependency that is built upon the medications within their
systems. When an individual has become accustomed to these medications to
regulate these conditions it makes living without them difficult. 
Benzos are often described as giving individuals a euphoric and
relaxed feeling. With that being said you can imagine how large of an issue
this has also become as a recreational street drug as well. If you, a family
member or coworker are addicted to Benzos and are not sure who to contact, you
can call this number to find help.  1-888-556-8743.
Individuals in need of assistance with benzo addiction can also find help at
this website.

Withdrawal Symptoms

There are many reasons why an individual may be withdrawing
from benzodiazepines, but no matter what the reasoning is; the symptoms are
very severe and troublesome. Some of the common symptoms associated with Benzo
Withdrawal Syndrome are stiffness and muscular pain, sweating, confusion,
tremoring hands, anxiety and sleep disturbance. 
There are even more serious symptoms associated as well such as
hallucinations, psychosis and in some cases suicide.  When left untreated, these symptoms can lead
to serious health complications both physically and mentally.

Treatment Options

When suffering from benzo withdrawal syndrome it is
important to seek professional medical advice. There is no specific “cure” for
this syndrome despite some theories that substitutive pharmacotherapy can
completely cure this ailment. There is still hope though as there are several
proven methods of treating the related symptoms. Most of these methods include
a combination of medication and psychiatric interaction. Treatment and
remission is completely achievable through dedication and partnering with your
health care provider. When speaking with your health care provider be up front,
honest and work with them to develop the plan that will work best for you.
Whether you are suffering from benzodiazepine withdrawalsyndrome or have a loved one who is, there is no need to worry as long as you
take the appropriate steps to seek medical guidance as soon as possible.