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Lost: Being sick and not knowing why wears on you

Just Want to Talk | Last Active: Mar 31, 2021 | Replies (16)

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@jdj1rn12345

@toomanyoars I have a similar story. 10 years of mystery. Diagnosed tith Sjogrens. MS..a plethora of automimmune diseases.

Straight to the point. Although I do have some autoimmune diseases, the real culprits were/are my medications! 10 years of this nightmare. I finally figured it put once I had my psychiatrist qean my of the xanax.

Benzodiazepines can mimic chronic illness.

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Hi @jdj1rn12345 and welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect. I noticed that you wished to post a URL to an article with your message. You will be able to add URLs to your posts in a few days. There is a brief period where new members can't post links. We do this to deter spammers and keep the community safe. Clearly the link you wanted to post are not spam, so allow me to post it here.

– How Benzodiazepines Mimic Chronic Illness and What To Do About It https://www.benzoinfo.com/2018/04/28/how-benzodiazepines-mimic-chronic-illness-and-what-to-do-about-it/

Once you tapered off benzodiazepines, may I ask what treatment or lifestyle changes you made to manage the condition for which the benzo was prescribed?

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