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has anyone successfully come off zopiclone without the use of any other drugs?
i have read that zenbev, a natural product can be very helpful
i have been taking it for 9 months, around 3 tablets a day on average (the zopiclone - 7.5mg) - for chronic pain - as nothing else works
i am trying to cut down now and wondered if anyone else has managed to do this without having to use diazepam or anything similar
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replied September 16th, 2008
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Have you already tried withdrawal with using diazepam?
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replied September 17th, 2008
zopiclone addiction
i haven't tried using diazepam as i have been stupidly getting the zopiclone of the internet and i am scared to go to my doctor in case i will be in trouble
i have had chronic pain in my neck for 15 years and tried every alternative medicine under the sun and a short course of antidepressants also, turning to a sleeping tablet was the last resort and a stupid one
i am on average taking 2 a day now and hoping to get down to 1 and a half a day next week and so on - without going to the doctor - i may use some acupuncture as that is supposed to help also - and this product zenbev
anyone have any advice on the above?
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replied February 11th, 2009
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I am prescribed 10 a day at the moment which just helps me function and hold a job down. The plan is reduction but the withdrawal physically is like nothing on earth.I was originally prescribed 2 a night ten tears ago and it has become my functioning mechanism. I get fitful sleep and the Post Traumatic Stress it was originally prescribed for seems to have been forgotten and the nightmares return when I am not out cold. Make matters worse of course apart from my medical team I am often in danger of being in situations where nobody believes I can be on this dosage. I am an alcoholic but have not touched alcohol for 17 years. There is so little sympathy within the general medical profession. ???
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replied February 25th, 2010
Thornhill - I'm interested in your story as I too am a recovering alcoholic (7 1/2 years sober) and was prescribed zopiclone initially to help me sleep while my dosage of antidepressants was adjusted (I have OCD, PTSD and generalised anxiety). However everything I have read says it should not be prescribed to people with a history of alcohol abuse, plus every time I mention my concerns to my doctor she ups the dose and now I feel stuck and I'm really angry that I was prescribed it in the first place given my history, and angry with myself for not researching it before I took it, but I was so desperate. I'm now on 15mg (2 tabs) at night alongside 125mg of clomipramine which also has a sedative in it, and I am a write off during the day - can't get out of bed and pretty much mainlining caffeine just to function.
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replied March 3rd, 2010
I was on Zopiclone for over a year, and I never had any withdrawal symptoms, and I quit cold turkey. Didn't even know it was addictive...
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replied March 8th, 2010
Nixon,
I was both on clomipramine and zopiclone and I also was a write off each day. Have you tried to withdraw from zopiclone? I am still on zopiclone and cannot get off it.
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