Sleeping tablets:Want to come off them?

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  1. Holidaygirl10

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    Hi everyone,help:cry:

    I have realised I am now addicted to my sleeping tablets:Zopiclone, having taken 2 for a few weeks now. Doctor never told me how addictive they are:mad:
    As I am feeling much better re anxiety and want to go back to work I want to come off them.
    I know I will have to reduce slowly but so scared:sigh:
    I have had lots of perfect nights of sleep and don't want to go back to not sleeping and long lonely nights as hubbie sleeps so soundly;)
    On the other hand I don't want to disturb him either by tossing and turning.
    I do have a spare room but hate sleeping alone:eek:
    Any advice would be appreciated
    No doubt also addicted to veneflaxine but one step at a time:eek:

    Thanks
    x
     
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    charlies_mummy all for my little man x

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    Never try coming off any tablets without speaking to your GP, at work whenever we reduce anyones meds we have to do it so slowly and gradually, as even after a few weeks your body can become dependent, your GP should have warned you. Speak to them and if you are on 2 tabs a night they will probably recommend going down to one a night for a while, and then maybe even a lower dose tablet for a bit longer.
    It's perfectly normal to feel like you do though so don't worry, and as for the Veneflaxine, you're right one step at a time :) I am on fluoxetine and due a med review in a couple of weeks, really don't feel ready to come off it yet though :(
     
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    Thanks for your reply. Doc wasn't much help re sleeping tablets but agreed to reduce gradually.
    I think the tablets are bad for my stomach so hope to come off veneflaxine, too over the next few months too.
    Hope you have a good week:D
     
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    Take your time coming off them & speak to your GP for advice on how to taper them. As for Venlafaxine.. You will need to talk to your GP before coming off them, & it's even more important to take your time with that. I needed 10mg of Fluoxetine to help me get off them, without it I'd have been really sick.
     
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    Thanks, only had 1 sleeping tablet last night.
    Hubbie away so didn't matter if I was restless!
    Seem to have slept anyway, just awake early,hehe:D
     
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