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The Pelvic Problem: Benzo Symptoms of the Pelvis and Lower Abdomen

Updated: Mar 22, 2023

Our gut takes a big hit in benzo withdrawal, but digestive difficulties are only part of it. Pelvic pain, cramps, aching, urinary difficulties, sexual dysfunction, and many other complications of the lower abdomen can be part of the overall picture.

In today’s episode, we focus on symptoms of the lower abdomen and pelvis including pelvic floor dysfunction. We also explore the difficulties of poor reading comprehension, discuss a mother’s quest to help her son with violent tendencies, and hear a story of success from the United Kingdom.

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00:57 Introduction

08:31 Mailbag

20:10 Benzo Story

28:37 Feature

51:03 Moment of Peace



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FEATURE: The Pelvic Problem



In today’s intro, I talked about my improved mood since I returned from the road trip and embracing the joy of the holiday season. I also asked for more submissions for the podcast episode on gratitudes.



  • COMMENT: Difficulty with Reading Comprehension– Someone who prefers to remain anonymous shared his difficulties with reading comprehension during withdrawal and we explored this topic.

  • QUESTION: Benzos and Violent Tendencies – Another person who also prefers to remain anonymous, but we called her Madison for the episode, shared her struggle dealing with her son who is tapering from benzos and is exhibiting rage and violent behavior.


Benzo Stories

Today we shared a story from Graham, in the United Kingdom


Feature: The Pelvic Problem

Today’s feature was dedicated to benzo symptoms of the lower abdomen and pelvis, including urinary difficulties, sexual dysfunction, aches, pain, cramping, and many others. We explore three examples from our listeners and one story from your host. And we take a look a the possible causes and treatments.


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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