Zopiclone Not Working

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I was recently prescribed Zopiclone 3.75mg (14 tablets). I haven't noticed any significant changes in my sleep, I still can't fall asleep.

I have discontinued use because I'm well aware of the potential for dependency and if it's not working I have no need to take them.

Is it possibly an issue of dosage,  I was given them several months ago (different doctor, different practice) and they seemed to work back then. It can't be an issue of tolerence as I haven't used them for a very long time.

I specifically asked him to give me zopiclone because I was hoping they would have the same effect as they did previously.

I don't know how to approach it with my GP, should i ask him to prescribe me a higher dose? I only want it to help restore my sleep pattern, I have no intention of prolonged use. (Apparently some people abuse them)

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    Hey, I’m new to taking medication and I’ve been put onto Zopiclone 7.5. I was told to first take a half and then the next night a full table then i was thinking this might just be an expensive placebo so I thought I’d look into it and now im here. I’ve been using this for the past week or so, should I be concerned that from what I’ve read this seemingly potent medication isn’t affecting my sleep what so ever ? If anyone has something I should know about this medication or about it’s side effects please let me know I’m having a meeting later this week with my psychiatrist about it but some extra info from previous users of this medication would be very helpful 

    Thank you.

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      Hi Normi1, our situations are similar. I have just been prescribed Zopiclone to help with lack of sleep caused by depression/anxiety. This is my second night on the 7.5mg tablets she prescribed me, however. she seemed adamant to give me any medication whatsoever after telling her how I was previously often using XANAX and smoking weed to help my self go to sleep/ rkeya21661elax. All I wanted was to be given prozac again and actually finish the course long enough to hopefully see the benefits, unlike before when I took them for 3 weeks and felt even worse so went cold turkey. I now believe she has given me placebos and I am fuming because I went to her in desperation to sleep as I am silently screaming in my bed to sleep and when I finally go to get help all I get is a useless placebo I'm sure. 

      I am down to my last teether here and I want answers from anyone? 

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    I can totally relate. I've been on zopiclone on and off for tears and I had absolutely no problem falling or staying asleep. Now the past 2 weeks I've had a really hard time staying asleep. I literally wake up hours before work after only 3 or 4 hours of work. I'm seeing my doctor tomorrow to find out of there are other options. I wish you all the best and a good night's sleep!

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    I'm having the same problem but am now taking 7mg and much better. Hoop in only to take them for a few days whilst on holiday.

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    At 66 I've never a had a sleeping pill in my life, but , I needed some so the doc gave me 7.5 Zoplclone...rubbish..feel more awake than before

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    Lots of people abuse these drugs because you become dependent on them very quickly - in as little as 7 days with some of them. I urge you to find a natural solution and stay away from drugs that can/will ruin your life and leave you disabled in some way - these drugs alter your brain chemistry and believe me, it is very difficult go get that functioning correctly again. There are all kinds of music & meditations to help you sleep, natural herbs and other solutions such as acupuncture, kinesiology. Please don't take what I am saying lightly. Be thankful that the Zopiclone isn't working for you - stay away from it.

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