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Post by sleepless on Tue Aug 03, 2010 7:55 am

Hey guys,

I had to up my Zoipiclone meds to 2 a night instead of the 1 he prescribed me as I didnt get to sleep on the 1. He seems to think that 2 don't work but I find they

My doctor said to me If I keep taking 2 pill he will send me back to mental health services which I dont want to do over something so small.

I hope you all don't mind me asking but how many pill do you take.

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Post by Guest on Tue Aug 03, 2010 10:00 am

I use to take two. Just be careful with zopis, they are addicitve and meant as a short erm fix. I have recently started on serquol to help me sleep.

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Post by Paddy on Tue Aug 03, 2010 10:59 am

Mrs Hunt,
Zopiclone, eh? I just might be the resident 'expert' on Zopiclone, having been prescribed them every night since mid 2006.

Addictive? I can't answer for that aspect of them - I have yet to notice a problem with that - some nights I take one, some nights I take one and a half, some nights I take two, but lotsa nights, I take none.

Not 'cos I'm worried about being addicted, but because I have a lot of physical pain from spinal injuries etc and ya just know if its going to be a 'sleep' night or not. If it ain't, why waste the pills?

Provided that you and your GP are sharing info and you're talking and he or she is listening, I don't personally see any harm in occasionally taking two Zopiclone because sometimes, we really may need that quantity to get us back into the sleep habit.

I think your GP is being a bit of a wally meself - and I suspect that your local MH Services won't be too concerned at short term use of prescribed meds to get you to sleep. Its a sucky threat, but I'd not worry too much about it Mrs. H. You might just find they are on your side.

I stress more if I can't have my three mugs of hot milk a night, rather than a zoppi or two, truely. I do like me Milk - well over 2 Litres a day and it doesn't come on prescription either, sadly.

Yep, some folk must have addiction problems but I suspect that they might have similar issues with lots of meds not just Zops.

That is what should concern a GP, not a very short term use. Its not like ya can get them from the corner store - the doctor has to prescribe them and if he's truely worried, one would think that as a start, he would cease prescribing.

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Re: Zopilcone Users Question for you

Post by sleepless on Tue Aug 03, 2010 7:16 pm

thanks Paddy, Im on qutiapame as well as the zopi take them on alteritive nights.

I know Im not addicted to them buts its the only way I can sleep is with medication. Which my Mental health doctor knows and so does my gp

I know what my mental health doctor would say which is its ok to take two and not to worry

thanks for all the support and advice guys

oxox
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Post by Martine on Wed Aug 04, 2010 3:10 am

Dear Mrs Hunty

I take two regularly sometimes 3 if I just want to bomb out for a while to dodge the crap feelings which sometimes overwhelm me.

My GP and psychiatrist and pharmacist are all in on it and shake their heads but realise tis better than the other insomniac depressed thing.

Good luck and take yer pills we're all of us addicted to something or t'other least its not sex with us lot.

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Post by sleepless on Thu Aug 05, 2010 3:34 am

so I bit the bullet and have decided to go back to metal heath services to sort these insomnia drugs out, I rang my doctor and asked for a referal to be sent through to her my theripist so fingers xd she'll be able to help me out instead of making me feel like an addict like my doctor has been making me feel like
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Post by mumtothree on Sat Aug 07, 2010 9:17 am

hay good to hear that you got your referal i hope it goes well. I love zoppies if they work for the night i agree with martine if you need more take more better to sleep than not. hope you are good.
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Post by mumtothree on Tue Aug 10, 2010 7:52 am

how did you get on with your referral
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Post by sleepless on Fri Aug 13, 2010 9:11 am

the referral only got recieved on Tuesday this week but I did manage to talk to my MHS dr last week and she changed my script, she said that what my gp said was completly wrong and 1 pill does not do the same as two pills. I have a appt at the end of aug to go throu everything and see what they can do to work this problem out. So Im slowly getting back to my old self.

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Post by mumtothree on Sat Aug 14, 2010 12:18 am

Good luck with the dose and your appointment thinkin of you I'm sure your old self will return
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Post by sleepless on Sun Aug 22, 2010 7:30 pm

i am slowly getting better again, still having some off days where I go into hibernation but i know its okay to do that
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Post by sleepless on Sun Aug 29, 2010 8:20 am

iv got my mhs appt this tuesday kinda nervious about it. have been keeping a sleep journal like my mhs doctor has asked me to do and also cut down my caffine only allowed 1 coffee a day before 9am Im finding I sleep better at night if I have a nap during the day which I think is kinda weird
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Post by mumtothree on Sun Aug 29, 2010 8:35 am

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Post by sleepless on Sun Aug 29, 2010 6:41 pm

sorry i missed you mumtothree, I ended up going to bed just after I posted.
big to you and thank you for your support I really appricate your supprt theirs only so much talking to my hubby I can do, he tries to understand as much as possible but I know he gets sick of it too poor man

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Post by mumtothree on Sun Aug 29, 2010 9:49 pm

I know what you mean and sometimes they just don't get it and they shopuldn't ahve to good luck for tomorrow
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Post by sleepless on Mon Aug 30, 2010 7:36 pm

today is the day, hubby is still home sick but has promised me a nap when I bring my son home after preschool
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Post by mumtothree on Mon Aug 30, 2010 7:51 pm

Good luck hope it all goes well
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Post by sleepless on Mon Aug 30, 2010 8:43 pm

thanks mumtothree, i got put on diazapam late yesterday avo those damm panic attacks are back

ps ill email you when i get back hm ox
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Post by Bluezero on Tue Aug 31, 2010 6:45 am

Hi

I am addicted to zoplicone, I've been taking them since I was 15. I am now 24. The pyschiatrist has tried to get me off them but I always resist. I feel like they are helping me sleep they're like my security blanket. I'm probably gonna be on it for the rest of my life. I don't mind but maybe when I get a job and get a routine I might not need them anymore. But rarely I do miss a night if I am really tired or if I have gone out to town and get home late, there is no point taking zoplicone. It says not to drink alcohol with it but I drink alcohol maybe once a month.

Hope everybody is doing well.

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Post by Martine on Tue Aug 31, 2010 12:11 pm

Dear Bluey

Hi me too. I take up to three a night. You know what your psychiatrist is right its a crap drug, and prolly isn't working for you anymore, but until something better comes up which does encourage you to sleep and helps you to wake up refreshed then you will prolly be better sticking with it.

I have noticed that some of the docs are prescribing Phenergan 10mg up to 50 mgs which is a phenothiazine for the purposes of antihistamine but it does make you very very drowzy. Hope this helps

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Post by sleepless on Sun Sep 05, 2010 7:21 am

iv tried phenergan didnt work for me made me more awake which my doc said can happen to some people, I too hope some thing new comes along instead of zopilcone
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Post by Guest on Sun Sep 05, 2010 7:57 am

Hi mrshuntly

I took Zoplicon for about 3 years and recently changed to 2 -3 temazepam 10mg tablets. These can be taken with quetiapine at night to help you sleep. Maybe something that is helpful to discuss with your Dr... I also take a phenergan - but am finding when I do take phenergan I am very drowsy in the morning. I wanted off Zops because when I stopped smoking in May the taste - the metallic taste was terrible, I felt nauseous and food tasted gross.

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Post by sleepless on Sun Sep 05, 2010 10:08 pm

thanks poetry, temazepam has stopped working for me at this time, I didnt know they could be taken with quetiapine will talk to mhs dr tomorrow about it Im seeing her weekly at the mo to try and sort this stuff out
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Post by mumtothree on Sun Sep 05, 2010 10:32 pm

Hi Hope all is going ok for you
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Post by sleepless on Sun Sep 05, 2010 10:52 pm

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