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As with most of you, I have suffered bouts of insomnia over the years and basically dealt with it. Am 61 (almost 62) and have been retired 6 years.
For the most part, I had no problem sleeping until about 3 months ago when it was a horror show.
I was up days at a time and just tossed and turned when i tried to sleep and was beginning to feel zombie like symptons.
My doctor prescribed Zoplicone 7.5 mg to be taken at bed time. I took it as prescribed and could not fall asleep. This went on for a few days until i spoke with my pharmacist and told him my dilema. The pharmasist told me that i could try increasing the dosage to 15 m.g. and it worked after about 30 minutes. Finally slept 8 hours and woke up refreshed. This continued for about a week when all of the sudden It seemed to take longer and longer for the Zopliclone to work. I asked my doctor and he renewed my prescribtion of the 15 m.g. with 6 refills! I must admit that i was shocked but listened to my doctors advice. Problem is they never seem to work the same way twice. One night I take them at bedtime and am sleeping in minutes. Other times i take them and am up for 3-4 hours climbing the walls to get to sleep, Scenario is, that if i want to go to bed at midnight and take them it could be midnight when i fall asleep or 4 in the morning. I am so frustrated with not being able to come up with a proper plan for putting me to sleep and ending this frustration. Also, from reading these articles and realizing that I received 6 refills on 60 tabs, I have my concerns about becoming addicted to them. Has anyone else experienced this? Thanks, Barry
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