Anyone got any experience of coming off these?
I've been taking them regularly for 3 years.
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27-07-2011 12:11 AM #1
27-07-2011 12:14 AM #2Mega Poster
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27-07-2011 07:52 AM #3
i never found any of them worked if i take for more than a couple of days in a row so never had a chance to get reliant on a specific one.
Have you got other techniques for getting to sleep instead?
Id suggest slowly lowering your dose and seeing how you get on
27-07-2011 08:50 PM #4
Nothing else works but I'm butting heads with my doctor about this issue. The problem is I don't take them everyday but I take them as and when I need them and the thoughts of not having them makes me want to throw up. I've tried lowering the dose/ changing brans with little success and I'm just becoming increasingly aware that I feel a bit dependant on them..
28-07-2011 07:12 AM #5
maybe the problem isnt with the sleeping pills as such, but just frustration with your sleep problem, which i can totally relate to.
I think using them on an as and when basis is very reasonable, and not a sign of reliance.
I also have the same fear of dependance, but also realistic and accept that i do have a sleeping issue, and i will pretty much do what it takes to make sure i get sleep each night, although i always give myself a good chance to get to sleep naturally first or with minimum help.
whats your sleep routine?
30-07-2011 12:49 AM #6
30-07-2011 07:40 AM #7
i think thats not a bad routine already, but id maybe consider going an hour earlier, so if you cant sleep straight away and need a pill, youre still getting a good 7 hours. Gives you more leeway
31-07-2011 02:26 PM #8
20-10-2011 04:58 PM #9
do it really slow, cut down slowly.... i felt a bit woozy and sick x
I've had enough of this...
I can't carry on feeling like this,
so i find my escape in my silver friend,
who glints at me knowingly.
My silver friend knows me,
and that's how it plays me,
like a violin
28-12-2011 08:22 AM #10
if we could get natural sleep, we wouldnt be taking sleeping tablets
10-01-2012 06:41 PM #11Newbie
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I work at a nightclub and when im not working, i lie awake in my bed untill 3-4am. I was thinking about asking my doctor for something to help me sleep during the week. I want something that i wont be dependent on but i cant trust these drug companies and the side effects. Seems like the drugs fix one thing but cause/potentially cause so much more harm.
Going to try a natural store first.