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Benzodiazepines and Z Drugs

Also known as Diazepam, Flurazepam, Loprazolam, Lorazepam, Lormetazepam, Nitrazepam, Temazepam, Valium, Zolpidem, Zopiclone

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    Useful Resources

    Below are links to various resources from our site and others. If anyone has suggestions for other useful resources let me know but please do so by contacting me and not replying in this thread. Any links for inclusion will have to be from non-commercial reputable sites. Patient Leaflets https://patient.info/health/benzodiazepines-and-z-drugs...

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  • One glass of Mohito 5 hours before 0.25mg Clonazepam

    I had one glass of mojito 5 hours before taking 0.25 mg of Clonazepam. I don't take this drug regularly only when needed during anxiety attacks. I have never mixed alcohol with drugs, I just forgot that earlier today I drank one cocktail and now I feel really stressed knowing that I have mixed the...

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  • Zopiclone Not Working

    I was recently prescribed Zopiclone 3.75mg (14 tablets). I haven't noticed any significant changes in my sleep, I still can't fall asleep. I have discontinued use because I'm well aware of the potential for dependency and if it's not working I have no need to take them. Is it possibly...

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  • DIAZEPAM WITHDRAWAL? PELVIC AND RECTAL PAIN?

    Hi there, I have to put this bluntly, not a nice subject, can anyone identify with this? I have had gastric and abdominal cramps recently during a slow withdrawal, 1mg per day each month. NOW I have pain on sitting down, just like a red hot poker, also painful cramps like period pain which I have not...

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  • Zopiclone stopped working - advice please

    Hi I've been on zopiclone for over 12 months. I was managing with 3.75mg a night but had to increase it to 7.5mg to get through the night. This last week has been a nightmare and they seemed to have stopped working completely. Does anyone else have experience of this and any advice? Thanks

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  • Zopiclone Withdrawal

    Hi I stopped Zopiclone after taking it for 5 months 3 nights ago. Somehow I managed about 5 hrs interrupted sleep the first two nights. Last night I had no sleep and feel awful today. The doc said I can still take it if I feel desperate but I know I will slide back into the habit of taking it. Any encouragement...

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  • .25 Klonopin twice a day for 3 months

    Hi. I've been on Klonopin .25 twice a day for almost 3 months. I was a mess three months ago while trying to get on an ssri. With the help of the Klonopin I'm now on 10mg of celexa and feel good! I'm ready to stop the Klonopin as I think now it is just making me tired. I'm sure my doc...

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  • Zopiclone

    I have lost muscle tone taking zopiclone, will it come back if I stop taking it?

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  • URGENT HELP NEEDED - DIAZEPAM

    Hi was hoping someone can help me. I suffer with severe anxiety disorder. I went to the doctors 2 weeks ago and I was in an extreme state of panic. He prescribed me 5mg diazepam (14 tablets) to take twice a day. I did this for a few days and then just started taking 1 at night and had a follow up appointment...

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  • sudden Valium. Stoppage

    Hi there i have been on 40 mg a day for 20 years but was on 60,mg a day prior to this story in 2011 i had my 5th back op n was given that much morphine i od on it and was in a bad way i was in a coma for 3 weeks (so never had any benzos when i woke up i felt a totally different person i was scared when...

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  • BENZO-BUDDIES?

    Was recommended to help me with withdrawal information but it seems an impossible site to register with. Am I missing something?

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  • Zopiclone Withdrawal - Help please

    Hey guys, So I've had anxiety and panic for roughly 6 months now, I have been on Zopiclone 7.5mg for all that time and recently my doctor has stated to come off of it and I agree, the sleep is not restful and feeling fatigued all day.  But I am experiencing nasty side effects - Really bad...

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  • DIAZEPAM WITHDRAWAL DOES IT CAUSE GASTRIC PROBLEMS?

    Hi there, I have been on a slow withdrawal programme from 20mg per day for 22 years. Now have reduced to 14mg a day, under supervision of course from an addiction specialist. I find myself suffering from constant gastro-intestinal problems, a lot of heartburn and stomach cramps. Anyone else suffer from...

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  • zopiclon

    I have been on zopiclone for 7 years since  I moved to Surret B,C, I have been refused by 8 walk in clinics to give me a perscription

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  • diazepam withdrawel

    Hello wonder if any you have been getting reduced off diazepam i have been on 40 mg s day for 20 years but was told by my doctor everyone that had been on Valium for a long period had to be slowly withdrawn off i get withdrawn at 1 mg a month n am now on 26 mg a day but have noticed a severe change in...

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  • Alcohol diezepam and zopliclone abuse

    What do I do been drinking 16 years I'm now 30 but been addicted to sleeping tablets and everything else how do I come off it all I always have back trouble and take painkillers . Got major anxiety and depression xx

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  • Weaning off zopiclone

    Have decided to wean myself off Z ( with support from doctor ) ..has anyone done this successfully ....I've been using them for about 4 years 

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  • How to stop Zdrugs and Benzos

    I think we need more people on here with stories on how to quit these deadly drugs if someone is abusing them. Those that have overcome. Who goes first in creating hope?

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  • My experience of zopiclone (down the rabbit hole)

    Hi my name is Margaret and I am a 35 year old housewife who is prescribed 3x 3.75mg zopiclone a nightand I would like to share with you the signs of an addiction silently creeping up in order someone might recognise where they are and stop the process( unlike I who was given no warning s at all and blundered...

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  • Can diazepam cause panic attacks

    I have severe anxiety and panic attacks. Am on 40mg citalopram for 4 month with no improvement. Doc just gave me diazepam. Its not helping and is making me have more attacks.. Anyone else experienced this...

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  • Zopiclone side effects after long term use

    Hello you all! I´m new here so I really don´t know how this works.  But I have some questions for those here who have experienced sideeffects from after long term use (abuse) of the drug Zopiclone.  Is there someone here who has experienced indigestion after using Zopiclone or...

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  • I’m addicted to zopiclone and need to come off them!!!

    I have been addicted to zopiclone for about 15 years. Started off at 1 7.5 a night, and gradually over the years I now take 20 a day. I can’t get through the day without taking 3 in the morning, then 3 to 6 when in work, and the rest in the evening. I feel happy, calm and confident. I suffer with anxiety...

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  • Diazepam Withdrawel

    Its been 5 weeks on Friday without any Valium and today i felt terrible. My doctor advised going to the hospital, but things calmed down so i'm gonna see how it goes. Today ive been shaking uncontrollably, sweat pouring off me, but freezing at the same time.  I did a Valium detox a few years...

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  • Miss Andrea smyth

    I used to be qualified embalmer running a funeral home in Derby .But have suffered a really bad accident and can't work at the moment so not sleeping through pain worry

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  • Diazepam Withdrawel

    I thought i would let people know how i am after 4 weeks Diazepam free (on Friday gone) since i found a lot of people suffering from this dangerous drug. In the Blackpool area doctors wont even prescribe them anymore, putting notices up in Surgery windows. I was taking 20-30mg daily for a good 2 years,...

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  • Stopping Zimovane

    I wanted to add my thoughts re stopping Zimovane, hopefully they will help others trying to get off of this drug. I started taking Zimovane about 8 years ago, initially due to stress at work. Then my wife was diagnosed with cancer 4 years ago, so I continued taking the tablets. She sadly passed away...

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  • Ativan-been on for a few days with weird issues.

    Hi-who has been on Ativan? I’ve been taking it the last few days .5 or a bit more for sleep along w traz, 50 mg. I’m trying to decide if I’m having anxiety or if it’s side effects. I’m super shaky, dizzy and exhausted the next day. Feeling very on edge. Wasn’t like this before. SOS! Of course seeing...

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