Zopiclone

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I am withdrawing from zopiclone. Major nerve pain throughout body, headache, mental fog, teeth hurt. Does anyone have any suggestions to reduce this pain?

Penny

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    I never had withdrawal from zoplicone even though I took it for too long, but have suffered with insomnia my whole post- children life. I will take melatonin with chamomile tea if I have too much on my mind, or if I have to get up for a flight, I'll take half a zopidem. If you're in that much pain, maybe 5 mils of valium to go to sleep.

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    Hi Penny you have my sincere sympathies. I was on zopiclone 7.5mg for over four months I didn't suffer with pain but had major anxiety. I went cold turkey I am still suffering with sleep deprivation and took half a diazepam when things got really bad. I was going to do the diazepam tapering method but was afraid of becoming dependent on diazepam. I'm through the worst of it. Cold turkey not recommended. I can't really advise you but I wish you well on your withdrawal from this horrendous drug.others on here have much more knowledge on what will help.

    Good luck

    Caroline

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      Thank you both for input. I took 2-7.5 mg for approximately 4 yrs. The past  couple months I was taking 4 a day and feeling sicker and sicker. I put myself into a detox centre for 2 weeks to get off of them. They reduced me to one 7.5 with lorazepam for 5 days. Withdrawal symptoms horrendous. I don't believe that health care professionals understand the side effects or the correct way to stop taking. I do believe a better reduction system is required. 

      Every nerve in in my body hurts. Sitting difficult as ciatic nerve pain unbearable. One consolation is I am on day 12 of not taking. Sleep getting better and the nerve pain in feet seems to be lessening. I am praying that the drug will leave body and not leave any permanent damage. I did consider asking for diazepam or lorazepam to help, but desperately just want my life to return to normal. I haven't felt wheel since I started taking this drug, but never in wildest dreams did I think that was what was causing my pain. 

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      Jesus Penny what you have gone through and are going through sounds horrendous I felt really really ill on the zopiclone and was basically getting 1 to 2 hrs sleep a night on it I felt and acted like a zombie. Physically I felt so very ill. I ended up going to doctor who put me on another sleeping tablet which did absolutely nothing. I ended up taking an overdose I came out of hospital and went cold turkey I couldn't bear to take another zopiclone or zolpiderm I've been off them about five weeks now and am so glad to be free of them I don't feel ill but do suffer from anxiety which is lessening my sleep is still really bad but at least i don't feel ill. Persevere with it it will get better for you.

      I am also on antpsychotic meds which give me horrendous side effects. And was put on them the same time as the zopuclone I am cutting down the dose of those too. I really wish you well and maybe a tapering plan with diazepam may help you. Others on here know about that more than I do. Look up the Ashton tapering method it may really help you I didn't do that because I did not want to get dependent on diazepam. I'm doing better than I was so hang on there Test a woman on these boards may be able to offer you some advice.

      Wishing you all the best.

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      Thank you for response. I was worried about diazepam too and it wasn't an option. I don't believe health practitioners know how horrendous the drug is and how almost impossible it is to get off. I just pray it will lighten up soon. Now sure how long I can go feeling like this. 

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