Hi! I'm new here and hope I'm doing this right.
I have a question and welcome any and all feedback.
I detoxed off of clonazepam and hydrocodone after over a decade of use.
I was prescribed both. Clonazepam for GAD and hydrocodone for pain. I have some spinal issues and neuropathy.
So here's the deal. It was brutal going off of them and i spent two months in bed. Had every and all withdrawal symptoms possible. I ended up in detox (which i was trying to avoid) after a seizure. They couldn't do much for the benzo part of the withdrawal because i refused to go on a different benzo. I did welcome a low dose of suboxone to help with opiate part.
So now here i am almost a year and a half later thinking i might still be having symptoms of benzo withdrawal.
I have crazy symptoms. I can't regulate my temp at all and go from freezing to dripping in sweat, then freezing again. I have pressure in my head all of the time. Half of my face will feel frozen, while the other half feels numb. A weird mix of bizarre symptoms.
I feel like a crazy woman trying to explain these symptoms to my dr and i feel like he thinks it's all in my head.
Has anyone been through this benzo nightmare and have similar experiences or is something unrelated going on?
I just don't know where to turn and all of this makes my anxiety so much worse.