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Unsteady, Unintelligible, and Unyielding: Head and Neck Symptoms of Benzo Withdrawal

Updated: Mar 23, 2023

Dizziness. Migraines. Slurred Speech. Loss of Balance. These are just a few of the benzo withdrawal symptoms which affect the head and neck region of the human body. Learn more and pick up some tips on how to manage them.

In today’s episode, we continue our series on benzodiazepine withdrawal symptoms with the physical symptoms of the head and neck. We also hear a success story of detox from high dosages, answer a question about the classes of benzos, and catch up on the news from last week.

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00:00  Introduction 11:45  Mailbag 14:17  Benzo News 17:10  Benzo Story 24:58  Symptoms of the Head and Neck 43:05  Moment of Peace



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FEATURE: Withdrawal Symptoms of the Head and Neck



In today’s intro, I rambled on a bit about my favorite place, Disneyworld and Disneyland. It was a bit embarrassing but honest. Those of us with anxiety are always seeking out an escape from the incessant craziness of our minds. For me, I could often find the escape in thinking about my favorite place.



What’s the difference: Z-drugs, benzos, sedatives? Which is alprazolam? — I provided some clarification about the different terms and defined the classes of benzos, including benzodiazepines and nonbenzodiazepines (Z-drugs), and shared a bit of information on both.


Benzo News

We discussed a variety of stories around the benzo community in this section today.


Benzo Story

Today’s story was from Max in Colorado.



Today’s featured topic: Benzo Withdrawal Symptoms of the Head and Neck

In our feature today, we continued with our 14-part series on the symptoms of benzo withdrawal by taking a look at the head and neck. We discussed symptoms such as balance issues, dizziness, vertigo, lightheadedness, neck pain, headaches, migraines, and others. We also discussed a few tips on how to manage these symptoms.


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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