Re: Zopliclone for Sleep
Hi, just in reply to your posts, I've tried pretty much everything over the counter including various tea's including chamomile, 5mg of melatonin, combinations of the above products. The only drug that and I'm going to say, 'knocks me out' is zopiclone. All of the physicians I've been to (over a dozen so far, all start with anti-depressants (serotonin re-uptake etc). I've gone through pretty much all of them over the past 3 yrs. It's not so much a matter of relaxing as it is that my brain or something else is not triggering my sleep centre to 'engage', for want of a better word. There is a possibility of Fatal Familial Insomnia or a derivative syndrome and I'm finally going to see a Neurologist in January. Finally. It's a fair statement to say that if it wasn't for zopiclone I'd probably be deceased by now. 3 pills per night at around 11:30 pm and I may get 4-6 hrs of sleep. It's been enough for survival. The odd time I haven't slept with that doseage and by 3am have taken another two which puts me out. But then my day is screwed and I'll call in for a sick day. The medical profession where I am has not taken me serious and it's gone on for a long time. This is how it is. Perhaps there will be answers under my current physician. Hope does reign eternal. Thanks for your responses.