Hello and welcome to Healthcare Magic. Thanks for your query.
Usually, a person who abruptly stops taking a benzodiazepine
medication like diazepam
after taking it for a prolonged period will experience withdrawal symptoms
. The common withdrawal symptoms of diazepam are slepplessness, increased anxiety
, difficulty in concentration, tremors, etc.
However these symptoms are most prominent in the first 1 to 2 weeks after stopping the medication. It is unlikely to have an onset after 2 weeks of stopping the medication. So, you will have to check with her if she had been continuing the medication on her own till recently or if any other benzodiapepine medication was being given in the hospital. If not, she has to be evaluated for other possible causes for her symptoms.
Wish you all the best.
Dr. Jonas Sundarakumar