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Old 07-01-2012, 10:08 AM   #1
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Question Zopiclone to sleep

I have been on an off zopiclone for a few years now. I also take amitriptyline to help with sleep and gabapentin to relieve nerve damage from a back problem I attained 3 years ago. I have tried to slowly go off all of these drugs and have taken many different natural products to help - 5HTP, Melatonin....

Currenly in order to get a full 7 hours sleep I am now taking two 7.5mg tablets of zopiclone every night along with 1 amitriptyline and 2 gabapentins. If I try to cut back I find I again cannot sleep. It seems I am caught in a never ending cycle of having to take prescription drugs in order to get any quality sleep.

I have heard that taking 15mg of Zopiclone every day on a regular basis may cause some kind of kidney problem - but my doctor says it is safe and non addictive. I know that I have built up a tolerance to it as taking 7.5 mg and even a pill and a half has proven not to be effective over time.

Would like to know if anyone has a knowledge of what this drug may actually be doing to me over the long term.

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