I have been prescribed zopiclone for the past year as I ...

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I have been prescribed zopiclone for the past year as I suffer from A frozen shoulder and sometimes am in a lot of pain.

I hate the mettalic taste that seems to last forever in your mouth, but I cannot sleep without them.

I worry about addiction to these tablets although it states these are a non addictive type of sleeping pill,I have tried and FAILED to come off these, surely that means that they must be addictive!!!

Has anyone else had this problem?

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    I have been taking these for a couple of years, 7.5mg, for me they are 100% addictive, I travel a lot and find that if I have forgotten to put them in my overnight bag that sleep is almost impossible, wonder if anyone else experiences the same, incidentally, sometimes at weekends I take 1.5 tablets and sleep like log!, I would not advise that you try it though.

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    I have been taking this drug for over 4 years after been diagnosed as having postnatal depression to go on to clinical depression and can tell you they are addictive! I have tried to come off them lots of time but the withdrawal symptoms are so bad, panic attacks, nausea, headaches, muscle weakness, and of course no sleep! I really wish I never took this medication to start with but at the time I had just had a baby, lost my mum and my marriage was a nitemare, just wish I had been warned of the probs it would cause longterm.

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    i have been on zoppys for the last 7yrs and tried many time to stop taking them and i know they are very,very addictive,

    i was a heroin addict for 10 yrs and that was easy to come of compared to theese shitey things. I hope you dont have the side effects that i have suffered trying to stop using them.

    All the best....:headhurts::ill::yikes::roll:

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    when not taking any of the zopiclone which i started when my husband workied nights did any of you suffer diziness or fainting feelings as if you would pass out nearly as well as awfull dreads, taking these awfull tablets, it would help if you could let me know.

    thankyou

    Lizzie

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    i have been on slepping tablets 4 ,3years now and they are very addictive i just take them for the bizz i get off them , i was takein 3 night then i cut it down two 2 then 1 and half ,but i stilo need them ever night,:yikes:::shock:

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    Extremely addictive as myself and my dad has experienced. These are evil meds by far.Depression set in about 6 months after begiinning them, suicidal thought anxiety etc.These are bad stuff. I have started down dowsing from 1 7.5 to half a night (last night)dec02/06 Iplan to slowly get off of these things soon.. will update later.And they sure advertise these little beatuies on tv all the time here in Canada anywyas..good luck all.. Scott

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