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This topic contains 2 replies, has 2 voices, and was last updated by Elmtree57 2 weeks, 2 days ago.

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    Elmtree57
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    Hi. Haven’t slept at all in 2 days. Am a bit frail today! I’ve noticed something that I’ve had in the past but not as frequent as now. When I am lying in bed, I start out ok breathing but then as I think I am about to doze off, I wake feeling my throat and nose are blocked not letting me breath, then giving me some anxiety and the vicious circle begins. I have made an appointment with a sleep clinic here in October. I am checking out sleep apnea. I highly suspect it’s anxiety or maybe both. I’m beside myself and don’t know what tonight will bring.

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    jerrycanister
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    From what I’ve read in your earlier posts, you’ve been on zopiclone for your sleep issues for quite some time and are now weaning off those. I take zopiclone occasionally when my insomnia is at its worst to get some relief, and I’ve noticed that when I stop taking them it’s basically impossible to sleep for a few days afterwards (rebound insomnia). The first time this happened it took me three days before I got some hours of broken sleep in. Maybe you’re experiencing something similar right now?

    Zopiclone is a garbage medicine, a genuine rat poison in my opinion, and you’re very wise to quit it. I’m also trying to quit relying on it every time I relapse, but I find it difficult, because it’s the only thing that gives me immediate relief from my sometimes horrible insomnia (I dread sleepless nights like no other). As of now, I’m doing my best to implement the strategies laid out by Martin in his excellent free sleep training course, and make the transition to a far less potent and non-addictive antihistamine as a temporary measure in case of emergencies (when I start to panic). Ultimately I aim to ditch the antihistamine too.

    Hope you’ll get some blissful sleep soon! You deserve it!

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    Elmtree57
    ✘ Not a client

    Hi Jerrycanister. I agree about the rat poison, zopiclone. So many people I talk to have used this pill and all agree too! Found out a family member has been on it for 10 years!!! She does have medical issues but she too would rather not be on it. Ive ditched all pills and oils and am now trying melatonin for the next 3 weeks. It was recommended by a nurse I spoke with. So far, it has given me some relief. I do wake in the night but have fallen back to sleep, which didn’t happen before. I am, however, still very anxious during day. I’m going to a psychotherapist next week to see what we can do. I wish you well and hope you get relief.

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