GF left me 5 months ago, upped from 7.5 to 15mg nightly can't come down

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So my gf of 10 years left me 4-5 months ago, and to cope as I couldn't sleep with 7.5mg I upped to 15mg

Now I've got the craving, when I lay in bed with the 7.5mg in my system I'm inching to take the other 7.5!

Massively pyschological!

My main worries is I'm taking double the max dose, and also it's affects on my body, like I feel like I'm damaging my organs with this posion

Wish I could just get off this

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  • Posted

    I understand what your going through with this zopiclone I also take 15mg a night been taking it for years and the doctors have only just ask me to try and cut down finding it really hard to do at the moment and I wish I never started taking it either

    Are the doctors happy with you taking the 15mg ?

  • Posted

    Yes I have been on 15 mg for quiet sometime the doctors have only just want to start cutting me down in these pills I wish I never took them as they are really hard to come of although mine have not damage any of my organs or anything like that 
  • Posted

    The damage is more in my head, I haven't got any problems, but I just think I will because of it.. They're not happy about it..

    I've just cut up a 7.5mg into 4 pieces, I'm going to start cutting down a piece at a time.. Maybe we can do it togther smile

    • Posted

      How on earth do you manage to split them up into quarters. Even with a pill cutter, mine split.
  • Posted

    Well the doctors have just stopped mine completely have even taken them of repeat prescription but I can't do this with out any help but they don't seem to care what sort of side affects I might get 

    because you have only been taking yours for 5 months you might stand a better chance of stopping them before they start to take over your life because I know people say they don't but believe me they do 

    have you started taking just the 7.5mg now or are you still taking 15mg 

    • Posted

      I've been taking them for 10 years, I only upped my dose to 15mg 5 months ago, before that 7.5mg

      I'm still taking 15mg, but going to reduce tonight

    • Posted

      You get no help for benzo or z drug addiction. You can help for smoking, obesity, recreational drugs,alcohol etc but nothing for sleepers why? Because there so dangerous and the addiction too powerful.
    • Posted

      Hi Kelly.   I have been on 7.5mg a night now for about fifteen years.

      about a year ago, I was also taken of them, my dose reduced to 3.5 and when I went back to complain I couldn't sleep they gave me mirtazapine, which had horrible side effects. Also didn't sleep on them anyway.. They are antidepressants. Got very down and felt ill so ordered some of the Internet.  After that I changed surgeries and the gp there was more symsympathetic.  Year and a half later I am still getting them, but they have to be reviewed periodically.  If the worst comes to the worst, I will have to try the heather ashton plan, but until that day comes I will continue to take one a night for my peace of mind.

      i have tried CBT  which was recommended, but nothing seems to work for me. Sometimes a 7.5 doesn't always work, but I usually try some self hypnosis and drop of to sleep eventually. Good luck.

  • Posted

    Please stop adding to your dosage. This will never end. A couple months feom now you will need to up it again. Get some hypnosis apps on the phone . It works. Bless you
  • Posted

    I get what your saying and we do get very addicted but I've been taking vallium for sleep for 20 years then later 10 years and now 5 years on zopiclone plus mirtazipine for sleep and I'm still well.

    insomnia and addiction is terrifying though and it's controled my adult life. In many ways ive worsened over the years as if it's closing in on me. I'm terrified to go away or have a morning appointment as the thought of it will put in a panic for sleep. So will excitement or changes in my life. I can never sleep in a chair or outside bed as I need a pill to give me permission. If I'm lucky and stable I'll sleep for 4 hours wake up and no I won't go back to sleep without a fix.

    i have a friend in London who has taken 2x 7.5 zop for years the difference is it doent worry him he travels the world often. He tells me to forget it he's right really as all my fighting hasn't got me off the dammed things!!


    • Posted

      Nathan how can your mate be taking 15mg at night for years do the doctors not say anything to him because my doctors keep going on at me even taking 7.5mg

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