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I have had insomnia for many years. I was prescribed 10x5mg Zopiclone many years ago and it worked, but I didn't like the brain fog the following day, so I only used it a couple of times. A few years ago I suddenly had an attack of extreme fatigue after having consumed way too much alcohol. It was nothing like a regular hangover and it lasted for a week. I was afraid because I was feeling really weak and sick. I was relieved when it finally went away, but suddenly it was back again after a couple of days and since then I have been living with extreme fatigue coming in periods lasing in everything between hours, days or weeks. Sometimes I have a full week without any fatigue which is amazing, but it always comes back. It really destroys my life quality and affects both my work performance and social participation greatly.
My insomnia has gotten better, but during the fatigue periods it's hard to sleep and I don't feel refreshed even after a full night sleep. A while ago I was prescribed 7,5mg Zopiclone during a really bad fatigue attack where I couldn't sleep, and the weird thing is that when I just take one half (3,75mg) Zopiclone the fatige completely disappears! I have no idea why this happens and are really curious to why it is such a symptom reliever for me. I know people can get fatigue when stopping these meds after taken long term, but it can't be the case here as I only took 10x5mg in a 6 month period and this was in 2009!
I'm currently undergoing a medical evaluation to check if the fatigue is caused by an underlying condition like an infection or bacteria because was badly food poisoned during a trip to Africa and the gut haven't been the same since. Hopefully they will find something and a way to treat it and the fatigue will go away. Will be interesting to find the cause and then maybe figure out why zopiclone works so well for symptom relief.
I have a go from my doctor to use it as a symptom reliever for a limited period of time, and only 1-2 3,75mg tabs a week.
Anyone heard of this type of symptom relief from zopiclone before??
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