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Benzodiazepines and Z Drugs

Also known as Diazepam, Flurazepam, Loprazolam, Lorazepam, Lormetazepam, Nitrazepam, Temazepam, Valium, Zolpidem, Zopiclone

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    Below are links to various resources from our site and others. If anyone has suggestions for other useful resources let me know but please do so by contacting me and not replying in this thread. Any links for inclusion will have to be from non-commercial reputable sites. Patient Leaflets https://patient.info/health/benzodiazepines-and-z-drugs...

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  • Zopiclone or Amitriptyline?

    Ugh I'm so confused and don't know what to do, I'm partly confused due to the fact that I have to do all this research for self help because my doctors are no help whatsoever. But the thing I'm wondering is, what would be better to take to help me sleep. Zopiclone or Amitriptyline? I...

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  • Help quitting Diazepam!

    Hi, sorry for my English: When I was 16 I was into a depression and I was treated years with 0,5 of Tranquimazin a day (Alprazolam) it helped with the depressive mood it did nothing with the sleep problems. A year ago or so (I'm now 22) I had muscular problems and was given 2,5 of Diazepam (Valium)...

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  • Muscular spasms and benzos

    I am appealing to everyone prescribed the drug from hell aka benzodiazepine to come forward to relate their experiences on this drug. I am having wd of muscular spasms and wondered how many others are going thru this harrowing experience. Thanks.

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  • DIAZEPAM WITHDRAWAL? PELVIC AND RECTAL PAIN?

    Hi there, I have to put this bluntly, not a nice subject, can anyone identify with this? I have had gastric and abdominal cramps recently during a slow withdrawal, 1mg per day each month. NOW I have pain on sitting down, just like a red hot poker, also painful cramps like period pain which I have not...

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  • Weaning off zopiclone

    Have decided to wean myself off Z ( with support from doctor ) ..has anyone done this successfully ....I've been using them for about 4 years 

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  • One glass of Mohito 5 hours before 0.25mg Clonazepam

    I had one glass of mojito 5 hours before taking 0.25 mg of Clonazepam. I don't take this drug regularly only when needed during anxiety attacks. I have never mixed alcohol with drugs, I just forgot that earlier today I drank one cocktail and now I feel really stressed knowing that I have mixed the...

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  • Zopiclone Addiction

    Hi, I was wondering if someone could help me. I am a 23 year old student, and I initially started taking Zops in 2013...so its been over 4 years Please dont judge me, as what I am about to reveal may seem alarming. I am ashamed but I feel trapped and I feel like these pills have ruined my life. I want...

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  • Zopiclone Withdrawal - Help please

    Hey guys, So I've had anxiety and panic for roughly 6 months now, I have been on Zopiclone 7.5mg for all that time and recently my doctor has stated to come off of it and I agree, the sleep is not restful and feeling fatigued all day.  But I am experiencing nasty side effects - Really bad...

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  • Zopiclone Not Working

    I was recently prescribed Zopiclone 3.75mg (14 tablets). I haven't noticed any significant changes in my sleep, I still can't fall asleep. I have discontinued use because I'm well aware of the potential for dependency and if it's not working I have no need to take them. Is it possibly...

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  • Zopiclone stopped working - advice please

    Hi I've been on zopiclone for over 12 months. I was managing with 3.75mg a night but had to increase it to 7.5mg to get through the night. This last week has been a nightmare and they seemed to have stopped working completely. Does anyone else have experience of this and any advice? Thanks

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  • Zopiclone Withdrawal

    Hi I stopped Zopiclone after taking it for 5 months 3 nights ago. Somehow I managed about 5 hrs interrupted sleep the first two nights. Last night I had no sleep and feel awful today. The doc said I can still take it if I feel desperate but I know I will slide back into the habit of taking it. Any encouragement...

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  • .25 Klonopin twice a day for 3 months

    Hi. I've been on Klonopin .25 twice a day for almost 3 months. I was a mess three months ago while trying to get on an ssri. With the help of the Klonopin I'm now on 10mg of celexa and feel good! I'm ready to stop the Klonopin as I think now it is just making me tired. I'm sure my doc...

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  • Zopiclone

    I have lost muscle tone taking zopiclone, will it come back if I stop taking it?

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  • URGENT HELP NEEDED - DIAZEPAM

    Hi was hoping someone can help me. I suffer with severe anxiety disorder. I went to the doctors 2 weeks ago and I was in an extreme state of panic. He prescribed me 5mg diazepam (14 tablets) to take twice a day. I did this for a few days and then just started taking 1 at night and had a follow up appointment...

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  • sudden Valium. Stoppage

    Hi there i have been on 40 mg a day for 20 years but was on 60,mg a day prior to this story in 2011 i had my 5th back op n was given that much morphine i od on it and was in a bad way i was in a coma for 3 weeks (so never had any benzos when i woke up i felt a totally different person i was scared when...

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  • BENZO-BUDDIES?

    Was recommended to help me with withdrawal information but it seems an impossible site to register with. Am I missing something?

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  • DIAZEPAM WITHDRAWAL DOES IT CAUSE GASTRIC PROBLEMS?

    Hi there, I have been on a slow withdrawal programme from 20mg per day for 22 years. Now have reduced to 14mg a day, under supervision of course from an addiction specialist. I find myself suffering from constant gastro-intestinal problems, a lot of heartburn and stomach cramps. Anyone else suffer from...

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  • zopiclon

    I have been on zopiclone for 7 years since  I moved to Surret B,C, I have been refused by 8 walk in clinics to give me a perscription

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  • diazepam withdrawel

    Hello wonder if any you have been getting reduced off diazepam i have been on 40 mg s day for 20 years but was told by my doctor everyone that had been on Valium for a long period had to be slowly withdrawn off i get withdrawn at 1 mg a month n am now on 26 mg a day but have noticed a severe change in...

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  • Alcohol diezepam and zopliclone abuse

    What do I do been drinking 16 years I'm now 30 but been addicted to sleeping tablets and everything else how do I come off it all I always have back trouble and take painkillers . Got major anxiety and depression xx

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  • How to stop Zdrugs and Benzos

    I think we need more people on here with stories on how to quit these deadly drugs if someone is abusing them. Those that have overcome. Who goes first in creating hope?

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  • My experience of zopiclone (down the rabbit hole)

    Hi my name is Margaret and I am a 35 year old housewife who is prescribed 3x 3.75mg zopiclone a nightand I would like to share with you the signs of an addiction silently creeping up in order someone might recognise where they are and stop the process( unlike I who was given no warning s at all and blundered...

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  • Can diazepam cause panic attacks

    I have severe anxiety and panic attacks. Am on 40mg citalopram for 4 month with no improvement. Doc just gave me diazepam. Its not helping and is making me have more attacks.. Anyone else experienced this...

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  • Zopiclone side effects after long term use

    Hello you all! I´m new here so I really don´t know how this works.  But I have some questions for those here who have experienced sideeffects from after long term use (abuse) of the drug Zopiclone.  Is there someone here who has experienced indigestion after using Zopiclone or...

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