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Immune and Endocrine Symptoms of Benzo Withdrawal

Updated: Mar 22, 2023

Do we get sick more often during benzo withdrawal? Do we get more infections? Do we suffer more hormonal imbalances? Does benzo use and withdrawal affect our immune and endocrine systems, and if so, what can we do about it?

In today’s episode, we discuss benzos’ effects on these two essential systems. We also hear a story from New England, answer a question on adjuvant medication, and talk a bit about connections.

Video ID: BFP043


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00:57 Introduction 09:06 Mailbag 14:32 Benzo Story 23:58 Feature 41:05 Moment of Peace



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FEATURE: Immune and Endocrine Symptoms of Benzo Withdrawal


Episode Summary

Today, we return to our 14-part series on the symptoms of benzo withdrawal by taking a look at our immune and endocrine systems. The evidence is somewhat anecdotal, but it appears that benzos can wreak havoc on these symptoms in some people. We also hear a story from New England, answer a question about what other mediations one can take during withdrawal, and discuss the connections many of us experience within the benzo community.


The Podcast

The Benzo Free Podcast provides information, support, and community to those who struggle with the long-term effects of anxiety medications such as benzodiazepines (Xanax, Ativan, Klonopin, Valium) and Z-drugs (Ambien, Lunesta, Sonata).


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