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I have been taking sleeping medication for around 8 years now and I'm at the point where I am trying to come off them. For the past 4 (ish) years I have been on zopiclone at 7.5mg every night. It's always worked pretty well and I've never had the need to increase it or go beyond the perscribed dose. Yet, I don't like that I am dependant on a medication and am eventually wanting to be medication free (currently also on Mirtazapine 45mg and a couple of physical drugs).
I started to cut my dose last night after chatting with my GP and had 3.75mg. I didn't sleep very well and the night seemed to last forever! But I did sleep so I guess thats positive. However I feel very out of it today...tired, unrested, headache with a bit of dizziness. Are these normal? I get very anxious about changing things and have to admit scared myself a little silly when looking at withdrawal symptoms especially things like seizures and hallucinations. So I guess I am asking for reassurance and other peoples experiences of coming off Zopiclone. How long did the whole withdrawal thing last?
Thanks in advanced.
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