Anxiety often causes withdrawal symptoms. They are not in your head, they are real withdrawal symptoms. But, they are caused by anxiety rather than medication. It is an important difference. By focusing on the fear of problems with withdrawal, you notice any symptoms and enhance them. This is coming from someone with anxiety as well as depression--so I get it. But take a deep breath, and move forward, it will go away.
They are real--but they are temporary.
Ulcerative Colitis 2003, Fibromyalgia DX 2005, Crohn's 2013, Enteropathic arthritis, 2013. Family History of Fibro--2 out of 3 siblings diagnosed. Started SCD-June 2013. *There are three kinds of people in the world: ones who see the glass as half-full, ones who see the glass as half-empty, and others who see a big crack in the side which is leaking all over their %$#@# foot