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They are very severe and can become life-threatening. Thirty years ago right now, my BFF went through it. She endured: total sleeplessness for days on end, followed by weeks averaging 2 hours of sleep a night. Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, violent convulsions, delirium, uncontrollable shaking, hallucinations, inability to urinate (had to be catheterized), trouble breathing, inability to read or write (she is a writer by trade!), inability to speak or put sentences together, inability to sit still, and extreme weight loss. To be blunt, barbiturate withdrawal can kill you. If you are addicted to barbiturates, you should seek help from your local hospital ED in getting into a Rehab facility. Or - if, like my friend, you're taking it medically and became accidentally addicted - have your prescribing physician take you down very slowly. If you were taking it for a seizure disorder, you probably need to begin another anti-epileptic drug. My friend's physician took her off cold-turkey and her seizures nearly killed her. But she got through it, and got another doctor. I was a kid then, but I'll never forget it. Good Luck!

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