zopiclone

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My sister has recently passed away and after not sleeping for 5 days decided to seek help at the doctors who prescribed me a short course of zopiclone 3.75g. 1st night I woke up at 3am so then doubled my dose the next night as she said I could if need be. I have had A permanent headache for two days now, so am not going to take a tablet tonight . I've had to try and nap in the afternoons as I feel so grotty, and have been snappy at my sons.

Feeling positive at the moment and will let you know how I' m coping.

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    Hi Claire

    Sorry to hear about your bereavement. The recommended dose is 7.5mg, especially when your sleep is at its worst. But if you take these regularly you will find that they are very addictive. This is what happened with me ( on was on them for 3 months) and they are hard to get off. You will also get withdrawal symptoms too as the stuff leaves the body very quickly. Only use them for a short time if possible. Good luck.

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    Hi Claire. I have been taking Zopiclone for many years now, 7,5mg, one per night. I usually get of to sleep ok but only for around six hours. But i reckon that is better than nothing, and i seem able to cope on that. I do feel a bit drowsy during the afternoon but a short nap with eyes shut sometimes helps. My GP has now called me in and wants to review my tablets. I am dead scared of coming of them as i know what i will feel like. Irritable, snappy, depressed. I managed to blag another months supply but i fear this is the end. I guess i will have to face her next month and work out an alternative. Other people on this site have been ptrescribed alternative drugs. Have to see what GP says, but not looking forward to it. You would be well advised not to get too hooked on them if possible. Keep in touch.
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    I'm so sorry to hear about your sister Claire. That is basically what happened to me 25 years ago and why I ended up in the Zopiclone nightmare. I can only advise don't take the Zopiclone you will almost certainly have problems if you do. Things do get better on their own eventually.

    Dave - THIRTY TWO DAYS ZOPICLONE FREE

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    Hi Claire,

    So sorry about your sister. HUGS. As they say in the life we live, "This too, shall pass" You can grow stronger without drugs, they are not the answer. Especially for me, Zopiclone helped me sleep for a little while, but only a little while..... It is not a good idea to get hooked on these tablets, you will become a Zombie.... trust me, I did, and it was not very nice, especially as I watched the horrified look on my children's eyes when I wouldn't talk back to them, laugh, cry, .....live...... You can do it! Let us know how you make out, hugs again,

    HolMur33

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    Thank you so much everybody for the advice, and after reading all the negative comments

    about this drug i know i'm doing the right thing.

    I'm sure there will be many sleepless nights.

    I can't believe this drug is still being prescribed, is it because its cheap?

    Its just shocking in my eyes.

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    MY VIEW on zopiclone. This NOT a good drug for the elderly. My father was prescribed this to help him sleep whilst in hospital. I had to withdraw him from the hospital because of his changed personality. He has not been the same since.MY VIEW is never ever take this drug. Find another drug but never ever take zopiclone.
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    Claire,

    Sorry to hear about your loss. Throw the pills away and don't take them any more. Seriously. They are highly addictive in a very subtle sort of way.

    Not sleeping for a few days might not be nice, but taking these regularly will be a thing you will regret.

    You will feel much better in a few days, just ditch the pills and try and relax - others have suggested ideas that work like Horlicks at night, Nytol/Phenegan which are not addictive.

     

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    Sorry to hear about your loss, this is not easy for you and your family. I am no longer on Zopiclone due to a personality change of my own which threw me for a loop to say the least. After some research, I have looked into sleep issues and decided to go with a natural remedy, Valerian, lobelia and passion flower are equally effective and I am sleeping all night without issues, sometimes drugs are not always the answer Thank you for sharing and let us know how things are going.
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    I was also diagnosed with a mood disorder, and am on Seroquil and am happy with the results. To be taken at night and does not interfere with the herbs
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