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Yes, benzodiazepine (benzo) withdrawal can cause headaches as a symptom in some individuals. Benzos are a class of medications that are commonly used to treat anxiety, insomnia, and other conditions. When used regularly for a prolonged period, benzos can cause physical dependence, which can lead to withdrawal symptoms if the medication is stopped abruptly or without tapering.

Benzo withdrawal symptoms can include a range of physical and psychological symptoms, including headaches. The exact mechanism by which benzo withdrawal causes headaches is not fully understood, but it is believed to be related to changes in brain activity and neurotransmitter levels.

It is important to seek medical attention if you are experiencing benzo withdrawal, especially if you have severe headaches or other symptoms. A doctor can monitor your symptoms, provide medications to manage your symptoms, and ensure that you are receiving proper medical care. In some cases, therapy or other supportive treatments may also be recommended to help manage the symptoms of benzo withdrawal, including headaches.