How Long can the Benzo Flu Last? Years? « on: April 13, 2019, 02:56:16 pm »
Hi everyone. I jumped two months ago from diazepam after a long withdrawal taper while in tolerance. I have had every symptom possible. The two symptoms that have never let up while in tolerance or through the taper and after jumping are benzo-flu symptoms and muscle pain throughout my abdominal region which an ultrasound showed nothing.
I’ve been mostly house bound for 3 years fighting this. The benzo-flu use to be 3-4 days a week but since jumping it is 24/7 with no breaks. Nothing helps this and my head feels like it will explode. Just achy, hot, nauseous and anxious. I just want to know that there is an end to this and that I am not the only one.
Has anyone else struggled this long with benzo-flu symptoms? I haven’t read of anyone having it like this. It seems they may have it for a few days one month here and there. This is constant for me. Anyone?
Re: How Long can the Benzo Flu Last? Years? « Reply #1 on: April 13, 2019, 04:17:11 pm »
Yep. Its constant for me.
Re: How Long can the Benzo Flu Last? Years? « Reply #2 on: April 13, 2019, 04:25:23 pm »
[…], so sorry for you too. How long has this been going on for you? It is really taking a toll on me.
Re: How Long can the Benzo Flu Last? Years? « Reply #3 on: April 13, 2019, 04:33:49 pm »
NO your not the only one. I had it on and off during all of my long taper, just continually getting worse and more frequent
until it was 24/7 at about 3 months after jumping. It’s very discouraging & scary when it just keeps getting worse even after stopping the drug.
But after 3 months it reversed and very gradually started getting better until that particular group of symptoms is all but gone now.
My mind is just completely boggled at what I’ve been through and how sick I’ve been the past couple years.
So hopefully yours will start getting better now real soon. At 2 months your very early.
Re: How Long can the Benzo Flu Last? Years? « Reply #4 on: April 13, 2019, 04:39:34 pm »
[…], thank you so much for replying and I hate that you went through that. I am just crying now out of some relief. I really was thinking that I was alone. Like you, it was bad before but since jumping it never lets up. I’ve suffered through this for 3 years. It is unbelievable the torture. I hope your health just continually gets better by leaps and bounds.