Jump to content
Important Survey - Please Participate ×

Low Energy Levels?


[of...]

Recommended Posts

One of the symptoms I have right now, being off of 2mg Klonopin (on it daily for 7 years) , is having absolutely NO energy.  Has anyone else experienced extremely low energy levels from stopping the benzo cold turkey?  I mean it's hard to take a shower, walk up the stairs, or even brush my teeth most days.  Are these low energy levels normal and if so when does it come back?  I've been off the klonopin now for 3.5 months.  Every day feels like I just got my ass kicked, as these last 105 days (being benzo free), are some of the hardest days I've ever had to endure. 
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Very normal.  Benzo WD often mimics other medical issues such as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS). Thankfully I never had that, but I have seen where some others did.

 

Healing and recovery is very nonlinear.  UP and DOWN for a long time for most.  Symptoms WAX and WANE with the possibility of new symptoms appearing out of the blue.  The worst part of my withdrawal other than the acute phase that typically lasts 30-60 days for most right after you CT or finish your taper, was between months 3 - 9. 

 

Hypochondria is also very common for most in WD.  You believe and even convince yourself you have some other illness or disease that explains your WD symptoms.

 

You were on a high dose for a long time some some nasty WD is to be expected.  It will even out and fade over time. 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Reported Benzo WD Symptoms:

 

MENTAL/COGNITIVE/BEHAVIORAL SIGNS.  You may or may not experience these symptoms.

 

    Aggressive Behavior

    Agitation/Irritability/Short Tempered/Rage Outbursts

    Agoraphobia

    Anhedonia

    Anxiety/Panic/Terror Attacks/Development of Various Fears and Phobias

    Apathy

    Cognitive Impairment/Fog

    Confusion

    Crying

    Depression

    Depersonalization

    Derealization

    Dysphoria

    Emotional Lability

    Feeling numb or like a “zombie on autopilot”/Feeling over-sedated

    Hallucinations

    Hearing Voices

    Impaired Judgment

    Intrusive thoughts/Excessive negative thinking and feelings of doom

    Irrational Thoughts and Behavior

    Loss of Creativity

    Mania

    Memory & Concentration Issues

    Monophobia

    Mood Swings

    Neurocognitive problems

    Obsessive compulsive or other “odd” behavior

    Paranoia

    Personality Changes

    Reckless Behavior

    Self-Harming Thoughts and Behavior

    Stress Intolerance

    Suicidal Ideation

 

PHYSICAL SIGNS

 

    Adrenaline Rushes

    Akathisia/Restlessness

    Allergies & Sensitivities increasing or developing

    Appetite changes

    Aura

    Blood Pressure Issues, fluctuations

    Cardiac Symptoms – Bradycardia (slow heart rate), Tachycardia (rapid heart rate), Heart Palpitations, Pounding heart

    Clenching jaw, especially during sleep (TMJ)

    Chills

    Increased susceptibility to illness, stress on the immune system

    Diminished Motor Skills – Clumsiness, Coordination Problems, Difficulty walking, Dropping things, Falling down

    Dizziness/Vertigo/Balance Issues (General vestibular disturbances)

    Drooling

    Dysautonomia Symptoms

    Dysphagia (swallowing difficulty)

    Earache

    Exhaustion

    Fainting

    Fasciculations (benign)

    Fatigue/Lethargy/Weakness

    Flu-Like Symptoms

    Frequent Urination

    Gastrointestinal Symptoms

    Grinding Teeth / TMJ problms

    Hair Loss

    Headaches

    Hearing loss or changes

    Hormonal Issues

    Hyperacusis (sensitivity to sound frequency)

    Inner Vibrating or Buzzing

    Intolerance to cold and heat

    Itching/Skin Rashes/Hives

    Joint Pain (And other joint issues)

    Lightheaded

    Loss of Coordination

    Malaise

    Menstrual Issues

    Migraine with or without aura

    Motion sickness susceptibility

    Muscle Symptoms – Clenching, Cramping, Loss of muscle tone, Over-or under-active muscle reflexes, Pain, Spasms, Squeezing, Stiffness, Tension, Twitching

    Nerve Pain

    Paresthesia – Tingling, tickling, prickling, numbness, burning of skin

    Perceptual disturbance (feeling of being on a boat, feelings of unreality, deja vu, etc.)

    Peripheral Neuropathy

    Photophobia

    Phonophobia

    Respiratory – Shortness of breath, Can’t get deep breath, Labored breathing, Over-breathing

    Sensitivity to light and sound

    Sensitivity to smells, including naturally occurring smells or chemicals such as fragrance

    Sensitivity to temperature, weather and pressure changes

    Shaking/Rigors/Tremors

    Sleep Issues – Excessive sleeping, Insomnia, Myoclonic jerks, Sleep paralysis, No dreaming, Vivid dreaming, Nightmares

    Slurred Speech

    Sweats

    Tachycardia between doses or in the morning, or generalized

    Tight Throat/Ball-in-throat sensation

    Tinnitus (Ringing or pulsatile effects in ears)

    Tremors

    Vision Issues – blurred vision, seeing spots, grainy visions, after-images, sensitivities

    Weight Loss

    Withdrawal symptoms that will intensify between doses or near dosing times

 

Source:  w-bad.org

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 2 years later...
  • 2 weeks later...
on simillar time frame about 4 months off 40mg valium over 10yrs, heart rate jumps to double sometimes with little physical activity, i had my arms cramp one day working outside scary crap, but worst symptom im always sort of jittery or weak, my legs feel like tree stumps or jelly past month, its as if anxiety is there at all times, and does make you question is that the best youll get.
Link to comment
Share on other sites

×
×
  • Create New...