Benzodiazepine Withdrawal Syndrome, Part I

Benzodiazepine It’s been called the benzodiazepine injury syndrome. Patients who stop using benzodiazepines may not go through a simple, acute withdrawal process. Instead, 10-15% of patients may experience a new, unexplained illness, leading to severe and disabling symptoms. Carrie Silvernail, our first guest shares her five and a half year battle with this protracted withdrawal syndrome. It forced her into retirement, produced migrating body pain, and lead to intense phonophobia among a host of other symptoms. Then, a leading specialist in the field, Dr. Steven Wright uncovers the details of this hidden syndrome while recommending measures for prevention and treatment.

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