... them by Xmas. Post operation I was on 400mg a day and in a matter of 5weeks I got down to 50mg a day. Last night I did not take one at all and it was horrendous. My wife had to go and sleep in the spare room. I was beset with nightmares and restlessness. My main withdrawal symptoms are like having the flu and your head feels like a bag of sand. I am not taking any tonight either as I see the need to get off them. I find that if I take 6 x 500 mg paracetamol over 24 hours it helps. I am just going to keep going win or lose