Hi, so I have had bodywide fasiculations for about 17 months now... There are many factors that could have caused it but the one most likely factor probably is that i wonder if zanax permanently messed up my nerves/muscles. Even thought I only took it for a month and lowest dose possible, but still, 17 months later, even though i feel fine i still get body fasiculations and feeling of restless body (like restless legs but it's in my whole body when i wake up in the morning). I am so much better than how i was originally, and you would not even know i went through all this if you spoke to me, no one thinks i have anxiety or depression, not even my family doc, and i agree, i just have after effects of something and it's really annoying. So here is my story. I was working out/lifting weights daily and doing a paleo type diet, feel awesome, look awesome, everything is happy, then bam! Cancer scare with my daughter which made me a nervous wreck for 2 weeks until we got her tests back and everything was fine, so her pediatrician of course had to tell me there was possibility of a tumor but i really wish she didn't cause that was the toughest thing i ever experienced. So then after that time period i knew everything was fine but i couldn't stop thinking about it. Also, i was on zoloft 50 mg for about 13 years, prescribed by my family doc cause i asked him for something back then and that's what he gave me and i never was really followed by anyone after that, no one checked on me, but really, i had zero problems until this time period. So anyways, Im working out and i think i dont need zoloft, so i just stop taking it over a week period (not long enough) and i start to get the withdrawal symptoms, the nausea, the dizzyness, so i ask my doc for some zanax to help me get through this period. So i take one zanax per day for a month, lowest dose possible. Then, at the end of the month, i started experiencing panic and like i was scared to leave my house unless i took the zanax, so i think well maybe i should be on something so he prescribes me lexapro and no more zanax. I take one does of lexapro and had a panic attack. So then i didn't take anything, lost a ton of weight, couldn't eat, got sick, had labs done, atypical lymph high (which means infection with mono, CMV, stuff like that) but mono spot test negative. Then i say screw this im just going back on zoloft. Then i have to go through the process of building back up to 50 mg of zoloft. I get better, but never feel fully right. Oh, also during this time period i have diarrhea daily for like a month. Then i get really sick, vomiting and diarrhea. I do a stool test, comes back positive for norovirus and equivocal for salmonella. Then 2 days after that infection i start experiencing weird things, such as i wake up and my left eyelid would be paralyzed for a minute and not open. I break out in a folliculitis looking rash along my spine and one side of my face and ive never had acne before. I don't go to the doctor because i think they messed me up enough with just blindly prescribing zanax to me or whatever i ask for. So im back on the zoloft. Anyways, i develop body wide fasiculations really bad and it feels like someone is pulling my muscles backwards all day long. Worst twitching spots are back and face. So i go to a neurologist after 7 months of this, EMG and MRI normal, hyperreflexia. He only ordered MRI cause of strong family hx MS. He says post-infectious benign fasciculation syndrome and eventually it should stop. Here i am a year later and while i am def better, it never fully ceased to stop. I go to my family doc again a few months ago and she says maybe the zoloft is causing your fasics and you should go off it over a 1 month period, you don't need to be on this. ???? so that was about 3 months ago, and i have been on 25 mg zoloft since then, im afraid to just stop taking it after what i went through from back then. So my question is, i think that zanax permenantly messed up my nerves or muscles and im gonna be stuck with fasiculations forever, like it's some form of dystonia or something from a drug effect. Or maybe it is just postinfectious like what the neuro said. I don't have any current anxiety or depression, im active, outgoing, just a fun person to be around, but this is like my dark secret that is holding me back so to speak. Can anyone shed some light????