It’s possible to become addicted to benzodiazepines without realizing it. Here are five benzodiazepine addiction symptoms to look for if you suspect that you or a loved one is suffering from an addiction to benzodiazepines:1 Withdrawal If you are addicted to benzodiazepines and attempt to stop taking them, you will probably experience some or all of these symptoms:
• Extreme anxiety
• Abdominal Pain
• Slightly elevated heart rate and blood pressure
Seek medical attention if you experiencing benzodiazepine withdrawal. Severe cases of withdrawal can cause seizures, and this can be life-threatening. Delirium and confusion can occur during severe benzodiazepine withdrawal. The delirium and confusion that can occur during benzodiazepine withdrawal are similar to delirium tremens. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, you need to seek emergency medical attention.In some cases, withdrawal begins a few hours after your last use of the drug. In other cases, it can take a few days for the withdrawal symptoms to begin. The length of time that it takes for benzodiazepine withdrawal to begin depends on the specific type of benzodiazepine that you were using. In most cases, the symptoms are at their worst 24-72 hours after having last used benzodiazepines. In some cases, withdrawal only lasts for a few days, but low-level symptoms can last for several months.Withdrawal is especially likely to occur and will be especially serious if you have stopped using benzodiazepines abruptly. However, withdrawal can occur even if you taper your dose gradually.