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Tight, Tense, and Twitching: Muscular Symptoms in Benzo Withdrawal

Updated: Mar 23, 2023

Without our muscles, we’re nothing. We can’t sit, stand, walk, eat, see, hear, or even breathe. Unfortunately, these same muscles can take a beating during benzo withdrawal. Learn what to expect and how to manage this parade of muscular mayhem.

In today’s episode, we explore the muscular symptoms possible with benzo withdrawal including tightness, spasms, cramps, twitches, tics, pulls, sprains, tears, convulsions, and seizures. We also answer a question on green tea, learn about low blood pressure, and hear a benzo story from South Carolina.

Video ID: BFP029


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Episode Summary

Today, we have part ten in our 14-part series on withdrawal symptoms of benzo withdrawal by focusing on the muscular symptoms. We also hear a success story from South Carolina, answer a question about green tea, and learn a bit about low blood pressure and histamine.

But first, let’s list the resources used in this episode, and then we’ll dive deeper into the content of episode 29.



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FEATURE: Muscular Symptoms in Benzo Withdrawal


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