Sleep aids

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Hello all,

I have just weaned myself off of Zopiclone after TWENTY years. Yes 20 years. I think I get the boobie prize. Now my sleep is back to how it was before I started it. TERRIBLE. I have, over the years, tried all suggested ways to improve my sleep with no success. I am now trying natural remedies but little result. Can anyone suggest some type of sleep aid to help me sleep again?

Many thanks.


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    Following Glenda as the only time over the years I have had any decent sleep is when I take something or when I was on Mirt.

    I'm on Lexapro at the moment and it's the worst it's ever been..takes til 1.30-2.30am before I get to sleep and wake at 4am..sometimes I get back to sleep at 7am and sleep til 9am..crazy.

    I weaned off Oxazepam a few months ago as even that wasn't helping and I didn't want to be any more addicted than I I need them for anxiety and they wont work anymore if I keep taking then regularly.

    So, if there is something helpful, I'd love to know...herbal things don't seem to help at all.


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    I took 30mg of dalmane for 22 years. Tried to stop last year at this time and nearly killed myself doing it. Still taking 5mg per night and a zolpidem er. I supplement this with Melatonin, gaba, L-theanine, benedryl all available at Amazon.(except the Z) I am 72 years old. How old are you? 
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