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hi everyone,

ive been taking zolpiclone for over 2 years - 5x a week at 7.5mg.

does anyone have any good taper advice? I have suffered from insomnia for 10 years however i am only 29 and dont want to be taking these for any longer.

thank you for your support

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    Hi Lisa,

    I have been suffering from insomnia for over 30yrs. I have been on Zopiclone for 10 years. The best way to come off it is to wean off little by little. Cut your pill into quarters perhaps and wean off over 1-2 weeks or even months. You can do it. If i can do it so can you. Im 46 yrs old. Try to find the route of your insomnia and manage it.

    Good luck

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    Hi Lisa,

    I would urge you to come off these asap. The anxiety I felt on these was horrific. I tapered off them by switching to clonazepam and it really helped. I also went onto Sertraline.

    I would never ever touch Z again- I don't know what side effects you've had on them but I became addicted to them very quickly and became scared to sleep without them.

    The only good thing about these drugs was I lost weight rapidly and got down to a size 8! But certainly not worth it!

    Please message if you want to chat further- stay strong and you can fight this horrid drug!

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      Please do not encourage someone to start taking clonazepam It is a nightmare to come off.

      I was taking it for 18 months. Weaning off was the hardest thing I have even done. And the withdrawals during and post withdrawals were a nightmare.

      A benzo is a benzo, and there is no low dose

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