Lunesta zopiclone

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Avatar m tn How effective is Zopiclone as a sleeping aid?Is it effective?.
Avatar n tn hi , i have been suffering severe pain in head and behind eyes , numbness, tingling in the extremeties , pains all around my body ...i am addicted to zopiclone for 10 years and whereas i was finding this drug relaxing and helping me i now find its causing me head pain and i need more and more to sleep . i have been using it also as an axiollitic spacing it out thrrough the night to calm me down . i am taking 4 x 7.5 a night ....
Avatar m tn I take 10 zopiclone every day, just to get through the day. Have had major depression for 4 years. Suicide attempts blah blah. Will I ever come off the zopiclone. Tried withdrawals and nearly died.
335728 tn?1331418012 It looks like Amitriptyline is an anti-depressant, so we'll add a new category of treatments called anti-depressants to the sleep tracker in the near future. Zopiclone is actually the generic name for Lunesta, so go ahead and use Lunesta (already in the tracker) to track usage of Zopiclone. We'll let you know when anti-depressants are available to track.
410221 tn?1227635437 php The Z Drugs Zaleplon Sonata Zopiclone Zimovane Zolpidem Stilnoct Eszopiclone Lunesta The Z drugs although molecularly distinct from traditional benzodiazepines they still act on benzodiazepine receptors and produce similar side effects and have similar addiction and withdrawal problems.
Avatar f tn zaleplon (Sonata) zopiclone (Imovane, Zimovane, Imrest) (sold in Europe only) eszopiclone (Lunesta) zolpidem (Ambien, Ambien CR ) These drugs are a class called nor-benzodiazepenes, and are similar to the benzos, like Valium, Librium, Klonopin, and Xanax. Perhaps you might benefit from using one of the benzos instead of the sleeping medication. Incidentally, your pain may be entirely muscular, as the benzos (and nor-benzos) are very good muscle relaxants, especially Valium and Klonopin.
1246883 tn?1285551573 how much seroquel are you taking? try to lower the dose, seroquel is used as sleeping aid at around 25 to 100mg approximately. You can try some antidepressant to control your appetite. I definitely do not recommend ambien or lunesta, for long term treatment of insomnia. They have a very short life in your body and it which builds up tolerance quickly. The so called "z" drugs ambien and lunesta (zolpidem, zopiclone, zaleplon and eszopiclone) are for short term insomnia only.
758077 tn?1282599161 Just a guess because we don't have Zopiclone here, but I know it's available in UK. Lunesta is the closest drug we have to your med. I am sure with any drug you can build up a tolerance. You need to talk to your doctor about changing your drug it sounds like. And please don't be driving that tired. Now I am worried about you!!! Message me and let me know how your doing. I hope you rest well tonight.
Avatar f tn as i suffer from panic attacks,and prozac when i took it in inpatient re-hab made my anzietry terrible,but as of yesterday, i was prescribed welbutrin 1x150mgs a -day and for sleep co-zopiclone 7.5mgs the other name is immovane,it might be called lunesta in the USA,as im in Canada So ill keep you posted,and if i get positive results,maybe its worth a try.
1017452 tn?1254908598 His doctor prescribes him Zopiclone on a weekly script but he's going through it in a few days. He takes 2 and that'll give him about an hour and a half sleep then he takes another 2 and sometimes another 1 before morning. He's got a demanding job and people keep saying to him...gosh you look terrible...have you not slept? He asked me today to go to the doctor and ask for a script for me for sleeping pills so he can take them and I refused.
Avatar n tn W/D from benzos can be dangerous and even fatal....I would contact your doc. Were you taking full blow zopiclone or like lunesta? zopiclone is actually a hypnotic...I would imagine it should be tapered like an anti-depressant or the like so that your body doesnt go crazy. I would talk to a doc.
Avatar f tn I got off of everything. But still struggled with sleep. So after treatment I started to take either lunesta, unisom, zzzquil. The problem is that none of these pills really worked anymore. I am not ever really rested and so often I was taking them and not sleeping on them and there is nothing worse in my opinion. Not sleeping and being drugged on a sleeping pill the entire next day. 10 days ago I took my last sleeping pill. The last 10 days have been truly miserable in sleeping though.
1428440 tn?1287393979 Hyzaar (BP med) lasix, trazadone, ambien, phernagan, cipro, pyridium, naproxan, tylenol, bactrim, potassium choride,lunesta, suboxone. Does anyone know if one or a combination of them could cause a positive drug test for Benzo's. I swear I have taken nothing that should contain a benzo. I have been crying and upset wondering what I am to do if I get kicked out of the suboxone program. I had another drug test the next day at my therapist office and it also was positive.
Avatar f tn Physically I am improving although it comes in waves. Mentally I am so wired....feel like I m on speed...I take zopiclone at night and that calms me down but as I go through the day I get more and more wired...feels like my head will explode. I am irritable grumpy but mostly scared I will not feel normal able to relax...go back to work....enjoy time with my partner. Did taper..not long getting aftercare.
574118 tn?1305138884 Well, some bipolar people do ok on ADs once they have a mood stabilizer, but not everyone. With the tryptophan, while it is a serotonin precursor, I'm not sure there's any evidence that it would do much. The blood brain barrier keeps a lot of things out of the brain, so there's no guarantee that any serotonin made would make it on up. I don't know if tryptophan would pass the blood brain barrier in a large enough quantity to make a difference or not.
Avatar f tn I took it for 2 weeks for sleeping along with zopiclone (marketed here in Europe, nearly same as Lunesta). I noticed nothing. After 2 weeks, when I was on a holiday, I became severe anxious and had panic attacks - I've never had them before. My heart pounded all the time and I had high RR. I felt like ****, never had these symptoms. I decided to stop the medication and I felt better after one week. Valdoxan took me to the edge. My psychiatrist was surprised but my GP wasn't.
Avatar f tn Even after 5 days in such a controlled environment, I was totally unable to sleep until my 1 medication was given. In Canada I use zopiclone, similar to Lunesta in the US but the canadian stuff is short acting, staying in the system for 5 hours. For me I am lucky to get 4 hours a night on zopiclone, and those numbers decline when my tolerance increases. At times I compensate by increasing dosage, however that is very short term.
Avatar f tn No you didn't blow it and no body can tell you is you did or didn't but you. Be carefull with this drug, it caused me to relapse after detox a few times.
Avatar f tn The medication I use in Canada is zopiclone, but it only stays in the system for 5 hours, and for me its pretty much ineffective once I get to the 4 hour mark. Also, its effectiveness even for that long is reduced after regular daily useage, leading to less and less sleep, or using more and more medication- which also leads to tolerance.
731160 tn?1297275908 My problem was more waking throughout the night, I never had any trouble falling asleep, I just couldn't stay asleep. I now take Zopiclone (probably called something different if you are not from the UK) this is a non addictive sleeping tablet. I've also been told that an antihistamine can help with sleep. I am attending a sleep health clinic on Weds so I shall share any nuggets of wisdom I may pick up there.
707647 tn?1251492147 The treatment for chronic insomnia can include the careful use of a sleep medication such as Ambien, Lunesta, or Sonata to break the insomnia cycle. These sleeping pills may temporarily improve sleep for a brief or occasional episode of insomnia.
Avatar n tn Many clinical trials have found evidence of rebound insomnia after recommended dosages were stopped, albeit for a minority of patients. Comparative studies of zopiclone and benzodiazepines or other ā€œZā€ drugs are conflicting. I would suggest you speak with your Dr. as this drug is recommended for only 4 weeks at a time.. Hope this helps.
Avatar f tn It would be interesting to find out how many people are on more than one medication for their mental health. I am currently on 3 medications, Depakote and Lithium for my BP and Zopiclone to aid sleep. I realise this is a very basic poll as it does not show how many different types of mental health problems are being experienced but depending on the response this could lead to a further poll about diagnosis etc.
Avatar m tn I have read a lot online about the generic CR not working well and I've also read a lot about Lunesta not working well. Also, I am concerned with the CR bc it's only 6.5 mg and the lunesta is only 2 - will that be enough? I guess I just won't know until I try, but I am so hesitant to try on a work night when I know I have to be up for work the next morning. Any advice?
198154 tn?1337790865 Ambien(Zolpidem) Lunesta(Eszopiclone) Sonata(Zaleplon) Imovane(Zopiclone) Also to be avoided are muscle relaxants like Soma and flexeril. they are not only addictive, but they will make you behave like a monkey and then not remember it later. If you're actively abusing opiates AND taking Benzos/hypnotics/muscle relaxants, then you are basically getting down on your hands and knees and begging for an overdose.
Avatar f tn Hi irishwriter and Lizz They won't tweak my sleeping aids. I'm on zopiclone (supposedly the least addictive) but apparently all this does is help me get to sleep but does not provide me with the quality REM sleep and I think this may be part of the problem (along with other things). If I don't take sleeping pills then regardless of how tired I am I can't sleep, I sleep in spurts of a couple of hours at a time. Lizz I know just how you feel.
358304 tn?1409713092 Your not alone my friend, I too suffer from sleep anxiety (28 y.o.f) My insomnia started about a year ago when my twins were about 1 yo. I think the sleep deprivation I experienced in the first year messed up my sleep. The insomnia got pretty bad at some points so I threw in the towel and went to my doctor for help.
1349329 tn?1276988802 took the prescription med Lunesta, (zopiclone). This was a big mistake as due to my irrational fears about not sleeping & the fact that it worked really well, (put me to sleep & not overly drowsy the next day), I kept taking it much longer than the recommended 10 days. Months down the track, my script finally ran out & I came off cold turkey only to find that the symptoms were as bad as coming off tramadol & of course included a return to the insomnia.