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I've never been on a forum in my life but now I need some support. Is anyone on here ??? 

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    I need some advice.   Whenever I read online people's comments on zopiclone addiction.   I seem to get 2013/ 2014 

    nothing current 

    if there's anyone out there.    I'd really like to discuss 

     

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      Hi Kerry, I'm here.  I was on zop for 4 years, up to 7.5 a night, and they stopped working so I went off them.  Even tapering it was hard, shakes, memory loss, panic when I can't sleep.  It took about 6 weeks for the worst of it to be over.  Hang in there, there is light at the end of the tunnel. I still have trouble sleeping, but I do sleep.  Some nights the urge to take a pill is really strong, I pray, do deep breathing, no caffeine after 10:00a.m. Try hard, it is worth it.
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      Thank you patty 

      it's been a bloody nightmare for me 

      in a nutshell.  I have alcohol problems.   So my sleeping got troubled from drinking of an evening. Alcohol disputes your sleep   Always knew it.  But couldn't admit it

      anyway.   I went into rehab    Done 28 days

      come  out felt great( alcohol mainly but fessed up about the pills ) 

      natural sleep etc   Clean and sleeping great 

      then      I decided I could just have some " emergency " ones in the drawer in case  I have bad night 

      within days.   I'd done 28 x 7.5 mg     Literally in 5 days 

      now.   I can't get off the bloody things 

      I've just ordered 3 months supply on line as doctors won't give them to me !! 

      Its driving me crazy 

      coz if I don't have them I literally get bed time fear !! 

      I'm trying diazapam as I've heard they can be helpful in getting off zopiclone 

      but with addiction running thru by blood.  I'm bound to get hooked on them too

      i really thought rehab would work but unfortunately.   For me.  It hasn't  

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      Kerry, I totl understand I have a tendency to also drink too much, my daughter was killed by a distracted driver and sometimes it seems a drink feels right.  I know it isn't but what you going to do.  If I'm in a really bad way and had more drinks than is a good idea, I know I won't sleep and will probably have panic issue so I take a Gravol.  It will mess you up for the next day and also can be addictive, so only 1 a week.  Let me know how it goes
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      bin all the tablets and see your gp about withdrawing on the ashton plan. Tell her to google it if they not heard of it.  Basically you. Withdraw on diazepam by reducing the strength over the weeks and months. But you ha e to be committed. Other people on this site have done it successfully in the past. Also Google the council for involuntary tranquilliser addiction. Cita for short. They can be very helpful.
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    Hi kerry. I'd be happy to talk to you. Would you like to explain to me your situation on here or give me your email address?
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      Ps my email add is 

      xxx

      Thank you Lindey

      it's been a bloody nightmare for me 

      in a nutshell.  I have alcohol problems.   So my sleeping got troubled from drinking of an evening. Alcohol disputes your sleep   Always knew it.  But couldn't admit it

      anyway.   I went into rehab    Done 28 days

      come  out felt great( alcohol mainly but fessed up about the pills ) 

      natural sleep etc   Clean and sleeping great 

      then      I decided I could just have some " emergency " ones in the drawer in case  I have bad night 

      within days.   I'd done 28 x 7.5 mg     Literally in 5 days 

      now.   I can't get off the bloody things 

      I've just ordered 3 months supply on line as doctors won't give them to me !! 

      Its driving me crazy 

      coz if I don't have them I literally get bed time fear !! 

      I'm trying diazapam as I've heard they can be helpful in getting off zopiclone 

      but with addiction running thru by blood.  I'm bound to get hooked on them too

      i really thought rehab would work but unfortunately.   For me.  It hasn't  

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    Good luck!!
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    Hi Kerry

    Yes I am still currently on here whats on your mind if I  can help you I will

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      Thank you 

      it's been a bloody nightmare for me 

      in a nutshell.  I have alcohol problems.   So my sleeping got troubled from drinking of an evening. Alcohol disputes your sleep   Always knew it.  But couldn't admit it

      anyway.   I went into rehab    Done 28 days

      come  out felt great( alcohol mainly but fessed up about the pills ) 

      natural sleep etc   Clean and sleeping great 

      then      I decided I could just have some " emergency " ones in the drawer in case  I have bad night 

      within days.   I'd done 28 x 7.5 mg     Literally in 5 days 

      now.   I can't get off the bloody things 

      I've just ordered 3 months supply on line as doctors won't give them to me !! 

      Its driving me crazy 

      coz if I don't have them I literally get bed time fear !! 

      I'm trying diazapam as I've heard they can be helpful in getting off zopiclone 

      but with addiction running thru by blood.  I'm bound to get hooked on them too

      i really thought rehab would work but unfortunately.   For me.  It hasn't

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    Gravol is an over the counter medicine for motion sickness it's Dimenhydrinate 100mg.  I'm in Canada and I buy it at the drug store.  The next day you're very sleepie most the morning.  If you take them more than a few nights they stop working.  Never take more than the recommended dose of any medicine.  Good luck, it's hard but there is no shortcut.
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      Thanks for that, but I don't think we can buy it in the uk. Not that I want to anyway, as I currently take one 7.5mg zopiclone a night and mostly that works for me.  I have been taking the same dose now for around fifteen years.  Have tried coming of them but couldn't.  I don't abuse them and will probably carry on for as long as I can.  If I am forced of them I will definitely try the ashton plan as I mentioned previously.  
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