Fibromyalgia with zopiclone 3.75

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Has anyone  been  prescibed zopiclone 3.75 for sleeping with Fibromyalgia

and has it worked

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    I was given it before diagnosis, only had a week supply but it did help, are you in brum ? Take care 
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    Yes. I have this on regular prescription and it really helps me sleep. Hope it helps you x 
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    Dear patricia17763

    I started off at 3.75 x 2 tablets but have now moved up to 7.50 x twice a day.

    I try not to take them all the time but I have to take them when things get very bad.

    Anything that helps me to get a good night's sleep during a bad spell is necessary.

    Does the level of your pain vary very much

    Best wishes

    Brenda

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      How long have you been on them, I take one 3.75 every night, tried one night without  and never slept a wink, I know that they gradually lose there  effect, and am a little worried about that, been on them for 6months.

      My anxiety makes my pain worse. Do you take  any other meds

      Regards

      Pat

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    I DONT TAKE ANYTHING FOR MY FIBRO EXCEPT SUPPLEMNTS MAGNEISUM IS A GOOD MINERAL TO AID SLEEP ,  ALWAYS BEST TO START WITH SIMPLE NATRUAL THINGS FIRST ,IF IT DOSENT WORK YOU CAN ALWAYS GO TO THE HEAVEIR STUFF BUT ITS WORTH STARTING WITH SIMPLE STUFF FIRST .WELL I THINK SO , SO FAR ITS WORKING FOR ME I AM 54 NOW AND I STARTED WITH SYMPTOMS IN MY EARLY 40S
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    I would say that it does help but you may be at risk of dependency < i had to increase ny dosage as the pain grew worse. at the moment i'm on 2 x7.5 at night.

    it seems to get me off to sleep which is so important.

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    it seems to get me off to sleep which is so important.

    brenda>

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    I used Zopliclone but found I had a blurry head the next day. My ex-GP was insistent these are only to be used for a maximum of 14 nights until you get into a routine, but dont think she appreciates that routine tends not to be a feature with FM! To sleep, I now use music, something soft and mellowing, also meditation and breathing exercises. Whilst it might not make me sleep, it definately calms me down, so at least the body gets a rest when the thoughts and brain are quiet. I can empathise with the anxiety, particularly at bedtime but simple breathing exercises are fab for me. Sounds silly but I take a long slow breaths counting to four in and same exhaling, slowly, repeat 4 times, or more if you want, it tends to calm me down and I prefer it to sleeping pills. I learnt this while doing a Heartmath class, where you sync your breathing with your heart rate. Def helps with palpatations and anxiety. If you can get to a class or homeopathic hospital/clinic, they also provide fab sleeping aids/techniques. Good luck in mastering your sleep, it's hugely important for me as without it, everything appears much worse, not to mention I get grumpy!
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    Yes, Patricia, I do. I have had the condition for so long plus I have to take meds for other things like blood pressure, statins, allergy pills and others. The pain pills I take are tramadol and duloxetine. I also take codeine and meds for the bowels.

    I think a good night's sleep is the most important way to be able to cope so I shall try not to take the zopiclone all the time but It is necessary for me.

    Have a good day if you can

    Brenda

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    Hi, I were diagnosed with Fibro 3 years ago, and only been having two hours sleep eash night. Doc has always tried to get me to take antidepressants for the pain but I have always refused. the pain has now become unbearable and had to see Rheumy again. He has now asked me to give a try to Dosulepin they are anti Ds....but they do help me get more sleep now 5/6 hours, still in loads of pain thou for that I have oramorph that works well. I have not tried the tabs you are on.. What are they?

    Good luck anyway..Anne..

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    I took zopiclone some years ago and yes it did work but I did feel a bit groggy in the mornings. I now start work at 4am so cant take it cause I cant come round quick enough.
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