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Brain & Nervous System | Last Active: Jan 18, 2019 | Replies (52)

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Hi @aarniek, I am sorry to hear about your problems with muscle tightness. I had been taking 1.5 mgs of lorazapem from April 21st up until about 3 1/2 weeks ago. (My anxiety and sleep problems came from a family situation which has gotten better.) The anxiety was much better during the day so my Dr. said I could stop taking the .5 mg during the day. I felt fine for about 2 days then started having really bad muscle aches in my body, especially my quadriceps and calves. My back has been especially spastic and has been causing pain due to very muscles.

Have you considered trying a T.E.N.S unit to help loosen muscles and for pain? You can find them for about $45 online. I found mine at OTCWarehouse. You also have to purchase the sets of electrodes which start around $1.99 for a set of 4. This has helped me greatly.

I am going to see my Dr. tomorrow and am going to ask about a tapering program. I have looked at Dr. Aston's tapering manual. I don't want to go on Valium so I am going to attempt to taper from the lorazapem.

I have started feeling a bit better almost 4 weeks after my .5 milligram cut. I am still taking the 1mg at night.

Have you ever heard of CBD oil? I have purchased the 750 mg topical CBD cream from Medterra and have been applying it. It has been helping to relieve the muscle pain. It is a bit on the pricey side at $89.99 for 3.4oz, but just a little bit goes a long way and after applying it on my problem areas, the pain is gone for about 4 hours. It did take a few days to get in my system and start working. There are other brands of CBD topical creams. Definitely do your research. I researched for about 3 days before settling on one. The company is reputable and their products come with a 30 day unconditional money back guarantee. I am not trying to promote them; as there are other reputable companies out there. I am just sharing my personal experience.

I have also purchased their 3000mg oil that I take under my tongue .5ml 1 hour before bed for sleep. I am prepping my body for when I start to do my taper because insomnia is one of my biggest concerns. The CBD oil has also helped with anxiety as well. I take .25ml of the 1000mg bottle as needed for any rebound anxiety.

I will tell you that CBD products are VERY pricey. But they work when you find a good product and a reputable company. I found out about CBD products by doing an online search for things that aid lorazapem withdrawals. My search led me to learn about CBD and how it has helped others with withdrawals. I didn't realize that severe muscle cramps, pain and aching were a part of benzodiazepine withdrawls until I researched it. I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia in 2012 and thought perhaps it was just a bad spell. But then I realized that what I was experiencing was unlike anything I had experienced before.

I really hope this information helps you. I am glad you are still here On this website. I joined this site just so I could reply to you and tell you what has helped me. I am praying for you!

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The product that helped with Benzo withdrawals ,the oil,could you provide info on ordering it as if you rub in in on the affected muscles it even helps with anixiaty ? I would just need a small bottle to see it it helps.

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