Stopping Zopiclone Cold Turkey

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I've been taking Zopiclone for less than a year and after reading all the side effects of this drug I've decided to stop taking it immediately.   To give you a little background I was on clonazepan for over 5 years and when my doctor retired my new doctor said I should get off of it and try Zopiclone which is less addictive.  I took her advice and have been on Zopiclone for less than a year.  As of recent I've found that this drug is giving me anxiety and feelings of depression. My mind is constantly spinning and I have a hard time focusing and relaxing.  My question is do you think that this is related to Zopiclone?  Anyhow I've not taken it for two nights now.  Last night was horrible because I did not sleep at all.  Please anybody help?

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    Hi,  do you live in the UK or the USA, I was on Zoppp for not sleeping and then I starting to buy off the internet, I decided to stop after not feeling right all the time, I told my UK GP everything and she helped me from the start, I reduced my pill from 1 X 7.5 to 1 X 3.75 and then slowly down too cutting them half so 1 X 1.9mg a night, I feel great now, if I stop I dont get a good sleep so Im fine, my doctor is happier.

    you can just stop taking them cold turkey, OMG NO, you heen help to come off them, you need to talk to someone.

    They will make you feel bad, depressed and in another world and thats just 1 a night, theres no way you should be taking to relax or in the morning, your doctor would if needed give you something else for the anxiety , you need to stop the morning ones asap and talk to someone, I wuld start taking it tonight and in a week or so cut it down and down over the weeks or months


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      Thank you so much for your advice. It was very thoughtful of you to write me. So I am going to proceed as you are saying. Cut out the one at the end the day today to Get rid of anxiety. Then slowly drop my sleeping dose down. The real killer is the anxiety panic attack I get at the end of the day which I think is my body craving one of these hills.

      Well, it's not going to be easy but I will keep you updated and thank you so much for your caring.


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