Thousands of people could not possibly invent the bizarre, yet similarly reported, symptoms caused by the therapeutic use of benzodiazepines and reactions to their withdrawal. The following list of symptoms was compiled from existing symptom lists and also with contributions from the individuals who have suffered and endured benzodiazepine withdrawal syndromes themselves.

Abdomen Cramping & Distention
Achiness
Aching jaw
Aching joints
Aching muscles
Acute hyperexcited state
Aggressive behaviour
Agitation
Agitated sight
Agoraphobia
Air Hunger
Akathisia
Allergic reactions
Allergic reactions to/Intolerance of foods previously tolerated
Allergy & nasal symptoms exacerbated
Anger
Anhedonia
Anorgasmia
Anxiety
Apathy
Appetite – either loss of, or voracious appetite with constant desire to eat
Arms and legs feel detached from body
Ataxia
Band around head
Bladder Incontinence
Bleeding between menstrual cycles
Bleeding from the nose
Blepharospasm
Blood Pressure Issues (High or Low)
Blurred Vision
Body Temperature Fluctuations
Brain Fog
Body odor
Bradycardia
Brain moving within the skull sensation
Breasts (heavy, over-sensitive, swollen, enlarged, painful)
Breathing difficulties
Breathlessness
Bruxism
Buildings appear to be leaning
Burning along the spine

Burning Sensations on Skin
Buzzing, burning, tingling limbs
Changes in perception (faces distorting and inanimate objects moving)
Changes in skin color, tone, texture
Chemical Sensitivities
Chest tightness
Chills
Choking
Claustrophobia
Clumsiness
Cognitive impairment
Confusion
Constipation
Cracked and sore lips
Cramping in stomach
Cramping of the muscles
Craving for sweets and sugary foods
Crying Spells
Cuts and abrasions taking weeks to heal
Dark circles under eyes
Decaying teeth and gums
Dehydration
Delirium
Demented and murderous thoughts
Dental Pain
Depersonalization
Depression
Diarrhea
Difficulty swallowing
Disorientation
Dizziness
Double Vision
Dry Retching
Dry throat, sore tongue, and thrush
Dyspepsia
Dysphagia (difficulty eating or swallowing)
Dysphoria (inability to feel pleasure or happiness)
Dyspnea (breathing difficulty)
Dystonia
Earache and sinus problems
Edema
Electronic Zaps
Emotional Blunting
Epileptic Fits
Esophageal Spasms
Esophagitis
Excitability
Exhaustion
Extreme cold
Extreme thirst
Eyes – sore, tired, seeing floaters, spots, itchy, red
Eye Dryness
Facial Numbness
Fear (terror)
Feces (abnormal looking)
Feeling of extreme heat or cold
Feeling of impending doom
Feelings of shaking inside and out
Feeling of shame
Feelings of unreality
Feelings of worms under scalp
Female ejaculation or incontinence during orgasm
Fingernail problems – median nail dystrophy (line/ridge down the centre), ridges
Flashbacks
Fluctuations in blood pressure
Flu-like symptoms (“Benzo flu”)
Flushing

Formication
Fuzzy feeling in head
Gait Abnormality
Gastritis
Glassy eyes
Goosebumps – very visible to the eye
Grinding teeth
Hair Changes (loss, thinning, dullness)
Hallucinations
Headaches
Heartburn
Heavy arms and legs
Hemorrhoids
Holding onto the walls in the shower
Hypersensitive Senses
Heart Palpitations
Hormonal Imbalances
Hot Flashes
Hurts to wear clothes, a car seatbelt
Hypersensitive (unable to watch the news, see films, read the newspaper) Hyperactivity
Hyperacusis (profound hearing sensitivity, hurts to talk on the phone, music, etc.)
Hypersomia (sensitive sense of smell)
Hyperreflexia (‘jumpiness’) Hypersensitivity to being touched
Hypersensitivity to light, sound, and other stimuli
Hypersensitivity to stress
Hypertension (elevated blood pressure)
Hyperventilation (over breathing)
Hypnologic (hallucinations, sleepwalking)
Hysterical and inappropriate laughter
IBS – irritable bowel syndrome
Impacted bowels
Impairment of motor coordination Impotence
Inability to comprehend the simplest things
Inability to concentrate
Inability to cope with a lot of information Inability to draw a satisfying breath
Inability to make a decision
Inability to read or write
Incontinence, frequent or urgent need to urinate, unable to hold or pass urine Increased saliva
Indigestion
Insomnia
Intense fuzzy feeling in the head
Intense jaw pain
Intrusive Thoughts
Iris in eyes changes color
Irrational rage
Irrationality (in general) Irritability
Jaundice
Jaw, tooth, neck and shoulder aches and pains
Jaw tension, clenching, teeth grinding
“Jelly Legs” – weakness in the legs
Jerks in arms, legs fingers
Joint aches and pains Joylessness Jumpiness
Lack of concentration Lack of coordination
Left/Right-sided symptoms
Legs arms and head very heavy Leukonychia (whitening of nails)
Libidinal changes – variances in sex drive
Loss of balance
Loss of concentration
Loss of confidence
Loss of control of movement
Loss of interest in people and/or things Loss of memory (short and/or long-term)
Loss of self respect
Loss of taste or metallic taste (or other strange tastes)
Loss or changes in appetite
Lung pain
Memory Probelms
Menstrual Problems
Metallic Taste
Mood swings
Muscle aches
Muscle spasms
Muscle weakness
Nausea
Nervousness
Nightmares
Night sweats
Numbness/Tingling
Obsessions and obsessive behavior
Orgasm changes
Outbursts of aggression and rage
Pain
Painful scalp
Panic Attacks
Paraesthesia
Paranoia
Paraesthesia
Perception Distortion
Passing gas continually
Phobias
Post Traumatic Stress symptoms
Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS)
Premature menopause
Psychotic symptoms
Racing Thoughts
Rapid blinking of the eyes
Rapid weight loss
Rashes on skin
Reading/Comprehension Problems
Repetative Thoughts
Restless Legs
Scalp Pain
Shivering
Sinusitis
Speech difficulties
Swallowing difficulties
Tachycardia
Teeth Pain
Thyroid disturbances
Ticking
Tinnitus
Toxic naps
Tremor
Twitching
Urinary Problems
Vertigo
Visual disturbances – waves, sparks, flashes of light, seeing spots, floaters, blurry
Vomiting
Weakness
Weight Gain or Loss
Zaps