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Iv been on mirtazapine for the last 2 years. At the start it was fine with helping me to sleep as well as helping with my depression. I have for the last 4 weeks not been sleeping most nights and find it a struggle to stay awake during the day. I have tried zoplicone in the past and found it very useful. However, it can be very addictive.

Has any1 ever taken both? I will be going back to my GP to discuss but wanted to find out if any1 has any other suggestions. HELP!

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    i too was on mirtazapine and zopliclone for about 18 mnths they started me on them while i was in hospital too help me sleep.they did help my phyc took me off them about a year ago as he said it was a long time too be on zopliclone. he weaned me off them gradually half ,quater so on.they are supposed too be addictive but i had no withdrawals or side affects coming off them.i justtake 30mg mirtazapine now and propananol and get a good sleeping pattern now.let me know how you get on doorby35.
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    Hi Shak

    The sleeping tablets may be addictive and i am on them with mirtazapine but i think as long as i can have a good nights sleep at the moment does it really matter that they are addictive, surely its now that you and i need them and if and when you feel you can come off of them you could do it gradually, good luck!

    I have learnt in the past that i have written down all my thoughts and then burnt them and it really does get those unwanted thoughts from going around and around in my head, have a go you have got nothing to lose let me know how you get on.....worrier

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    hello all,,,i understand u are talkin about mirtazapine and zopiclone,,yes the zopiclone is addictive but the newer version eszopiclone is recomended for long term use so there we go.. now u can sleep sound with no fear about gettin dependant on them...


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    Dear Shak,I am possibly the reverse to you and being brand new to this forum am probably not in the direction for the right answer. However I was on an constant dose of zopiclone and this stopped being effective. The brains trust came up with your drug  mirtaz,, whatever is is and that worked for about 1 year. I now find it does nothing and am increasing my zopiclone which seems to have developed a bad reputation. I love, love zopiclone and  have no bother but they are limiting my supply. Have though about internet in desperation. I do not give a damn about addiction as I have leukaemia and thats bad enough without  other issues.
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