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241 Possible Causes for Benzodiazepine Withdrawal, Muscle Weakness

  • Insomnia

    weakness 0 0 0 3.4% 1.6% Abnormal dreams 0.8% 1.6% 0 0 4.9% Headache 2.4% 0 1.6% 5.1% 4.9% When abuse potential of single doses of suvorexant was compared with single doses[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] This review outlines the risks of long-term benzodiazepine use, gives guidelines on the management of benzodiazepine withdrawal and suggests ways in which dependence can be[doi.org] […] mg 40 mg 80 mg 1 Adverse event 20.1% 17.7% 19.7% 30.5% 36.1% 1 Drug-related event 6.8% 4.8% 6.6% 20.3% 23% Somnolence 0.4% 1.6% 4.9% 10.2% 11.5% Sedation 0.4% 0 0 0 3.3% Muscle[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Delirium

    […] of Sepsis Feb. 15, 2016 — Delirium, muscle weakness and other neurological complications of sepsis often are overlooked and poorly understood, according to a study.[sciencedaily.com] Benzodiazepines themselves can cause delirium or worsen it. However, if delirium is due to benzodiazepine withdrawal there are other consequences.[bmj.com] Authors' conclusions No adequately controlled trials could be found to support the use of benzodiazepines in the treatment of non‐alcohol withdrawal related delirium among[doi.org]

  • Anxiety Disorder

    People suffering from chronic, generalized anxiety often report the following symptoms: Muscle tension Physical weakness Poor memory Sweaty hands Fear or confusion Inability[psychcentral.com] Benzodiazepine withdrawal: an unfinished story.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] The exact cause of anxiety disorders is unknown; but anxiety disorders -- like other forms of mental illness -- are not the result of personal weakness, a character flaw,[web.archive.org]

  • Alcohol Withdrawal

    Symptoms of detox can include: Restlessness Insomnia Profuse sweating Extreme anxiety Nausea Muscle weakness Severe alcohol cravings.[futuresofpalmbeach.com] Recent alcohol withdrawal may sensitize the patient to benzodiazepine withdrawal catatonia, and this phenomenon is probably underestimated.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Withdrawal catatonia is responsive to benzodiazepines or electroconvulsive therapy.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Hyperhidrosis or Diaphoresis

    Risks include bleeding at the injection site and muscle weakness in the hands.[health.harvard.edu] : alcohol, amantadine, amphetamines, benzodiazepines (diazepam), bromocriptine, estrogen, levodopa, narcotics (morphine, heroin), nicotine 7,32,35 A list of other drugs that[ehealthstar.com] These injections are effective but can cause muscle weakness and headache and are expensive.[merckmanuals.com]

  • Benzodiazepine Withdrawal

    They are widely acknowledged to be very uncomfortable and potentially dangerous and include symptoms such as: Flu-like symptoms like muscle weakness or muscle pain.[luxury.rehabs.com] CONCLUSIONS: Benzodiazepine withdrawal delirium in older hospitalized patients may be associated with iatrogenic factors.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] […] pain, abnormal muscle weakness, episodes of uncontrolled muscle shaking, painful muscle tremors, gastrointestinal distress, disruptions of normal mental function, and altered[drugaddictiontreatment.com]

  • Thiamine Deficiency

    weakness, paralysis, and death.[thiamine.dnr.cornell.edu] A reducing dose of benzodiazepine, usually chlordiazepoxide, should therefore be started during the withdrawal process, the starting dose being dependent upon the level of[patient.info] weakness, muscle wasting, cramps, pains in the legs and stiffness Mental changes, such as apathy or depression Cardiovascular effects, such as an enlarged heart What happens[draxe.com]

  • Substance Withdrawal Syndrome

    Other symptoms include a weak cry, increased motor activity, poor muscle tone, low blood sugar and a yellowish discoloration of the skin.[livestrong.com] Benzodiazepine Withdrawal Infographic. The benzodiazepine withdrawal syndrome. H Petursson. Addiction, November 1994.[promises.com] Withdrawal phenomena appear to be more severe following withdrawal from high doses or short-acting benzodiazepines.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Benzodiazepine Overdose

    References: [1] [2] Side effects Adverse effects Blunted affect “Hangover” effect on the next day Motor incoordination and muscle weakness Amnesia Drug tolerance Paradoxical[amboss.com] Benzodiazepine Withdrawal Can Be Deadly![marylandrecovery.com] weakness.[narconon.org]

  • Beriberi

    Electromyographic findings and slow improvement of muscle weakness were compatible with axonal degeneration of motor fibers.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] A reducing dose of benzodiazepine, usually chlordiazepoxide, should therefore be started during the withdrawal process, the starting dose being dependent upon the level of[patient.info] CASE DESCRIPTION: A 49-year-old man visited the emergency department with acute confusion, muscle weakness in arms and legs and visual impairment after a period of dysphagia[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

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