any info on the after withdrawal please

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hi all need some info if anyone can help i was on librium 5mg 2x daily for 5 months glad to be off now 3 weeks is there any long lasting withdrawal effects and if so what are they and how long does it go on for, only i have been haveing sensations in my head like i'm on a boat and a feeling of fullness in my chest like a panicky feeling i do suffer anxiety antidepressants do not agree with me so i'm on 40mg a day propranolol and a diazapam when needed but not had one up to yet just worried i have something really wrong with me had 2 ecg's a few weeks ago normal and blood tests last yr which were ok going out my mind with worry one minute i feel ok then next bang feeling panicky

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    This sounds like waves and windows. I was not on your med, but \I withdrew from klonopin and trazodone. I am 14 months post and still going through them. The only thing that helps is time. Withdrawals are not linear unfortunately

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    Hi Wendy, I found the first couple of months off to be the hardest but after that things gradually improved. Please remember that the GABA receptors in your brain, your gut and the rest of your body have been prevented from making their own chemicals by the drugs and they have nothing there now. They are red, raw and angry. It takes time for the body to begin to normalize again but there is no way of telling how long that will take. It is very important to believe that you will heal and that your body is doing what it need to do at this point in time. Be very gentle with yourself!

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    Luckily 5 months is not too long, and your dose was low. I was on clonazepam for about 5 years and almost died during my first attempt to quit. I finally was able to safely taper and have been off for over 4 years, and i have lasting problems caused by the damage it did to my CNS.

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