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Perpetual Motion Madness: Excitability Symptoms of Benzo Withdrawal

Updated: Mar 23, 2023

Akathisia is one of the most common symptoms of benzo withdrawal. It is often defined by the feeling of inner restlessness and the urgency to keep moving. It can be exhausting, overwhelming, and even debilitating for some — but it can be managed.

In today’s episode, we examine excitability symptoms. We learn some of the causes, identify some of the signs, and even share a few tips on how to deal with this condition. We also have some feedback on our Facebook change, share a story from Canada, and discuss some methods for managing our emotional minds.

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00:00  Introduction 12:28  Mailbag 18:23  Benzo Story 21:26  Excitability Symptoms 37:36  Moment of Peace



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FEATURE: Excitability Symptoms of Benzo Withdrawal


Episode Summary

Today, we return to our series on the symptoms of benzo withdrawal and focus our attention on excitability symptoms. We also hear a benzo story from Canada, share some of the feedback we’ve received regarding our Facebook page, and explore the battle between our rational and emotional minds.


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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