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Hi. I've posted before but not about this specifically.
I've been taking Zopiclone for 6 weeks. Initially 3.75 and it helped but then stopped working. So doc said go up to 7.5. I've been on that for two weeks and barely getting two hours sleep.
Crisis team had put me on diazepam in July as was struggling with adapting to meds which I'm now meant to be reducing to change.
I need off the Zopiclone as I've been dry retching everyday since mid August and increasingly getting metallic and burning sensation in mouth which worsens as the day goes on.
My gp has set up a plan for me to taper off using diazepam. Last night I followed the plan and took 4mg diazepam with 3.75 Zopiclone.
Today I tried to rest and came round in a nightmarish panic with my head burning.
I tried to stop the Zopiclone cold turkey last week (but using only 4mg diazepam) and ended up in sheer terror on the second night, unable to stay still, with thoughts of self harm, cold numb feet, and the same burning head.
Ended up with an ambulance here and a gp coming out. She said restart the Zopiclone.
But I want off it.
Am I experiencing withdrawal after just one night on half dose?
Is it going to get better?
Anyone else had those kinds of withdrawals from Zopiclone?
I also need reassurance that upping my diazepam dose to get through this and while I'm sorting out medication (could be months) be ok? I know they're addictive. I'll be on @16mg a day. My gp is supervising and telling me I will eventually get off all this stuff.
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