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Hi everyone. I was on zopiclone for about ten or so years on a very high dose and it was terrifying with its effects. It not only most likely caused frightening hallucinations but made me like I was drunk and affected the things I say to people that has resulted in so much embarrassment and humiliation that has only frightened me and traumatised more. People got the real wrong impression of me with the things I say under its influence and it put me on a high with no idea of how what I was saying sounded to people. It was only since reading more about it and contacting MedSafe and reading about how it is supposed to be used and its effects like the drunkeness and hallucinations that helped me understand and tell my doctors and nurses through the mental health team. I also found out it is only supposed to be used short term and now they are reducing it. It has been done really slowly by half a pill every few nights then cutting it down to every second night etc that has worked really well most of the time. I still struggle with sleep at times but find warm creamy milk and sometimes herbal pills work well. I also find exercise tires me out and works too. And, I designed a chart to monitor its effects and to jog my memory of how to manage its effects. Hope this information is helpful and provides hope for those dealing with zopiclone withdrawal. It is really hard but hang in there and there is hope a light at the end of the tunnel.
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