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Zopiclone? Or and other related sleeping drug like Ambien? What have your experiences been?
worst thing i've ever taken. google for the ambien walrus comics. it's like that but deeply unpleasant.
what happened to you?
I've just taken Zopiclone before bed, but nothing as really happened yes
with ambien i'd generally nod off, then 'wake up' in the night and do all manner of shit. mostly texting/calling people, losing my glasses, trashing my room trying to find them etc. horrible.
You've had no hallucinations or anything like that from taking zopiclone? I've heard that quite a lot, but I'm currently feeling fine. I'm sure I'm meant to be asleep by now
Moderately effective, I didn't suffer too many side effects.
Diazepam - works a treat. A couple of these knocks me right out.
Martazipam - A combo with an antidepressant. Got great sleep on these but felt so sluggish in the morning, didn't really start functioning til 11am. Had to get off them for this reason.
Temazepam - Had in pill form rather than the notorious jelly capsuled variant. Worked very well, though occasionally got hallucinations, occasional blackouts of which I have no recollection.
but it's a bit too much for me now. Martazipam sounds like something I wouldn't do well with, I have trouble getting up as it is. Especially being an anti-depressant, getting out of bed when depressed is one of lifes great struggles...
Temazepam sounds a lot like ambien in that respect, I've gone out and done some very, very silly things while high off of that and then had people tell me about it, not realising, days or weeks later, which was horrifying to say the least.
makes you sleepy.....later
it's fun. too fun. waaaayyy too fun.
after a couple of weeks on it. It did the trick in terms of getting me to sleep but I'd wake up earlier than usual and then feel stoned until about midday. It's generally not liked by people I know who have taken it for that reason. It's also pretty addictive, I've known a few people who got hooked and I have to admit to going to the doctors begging for another weeks worth after only meant to being on it for 10 days. No more for me.
One more thing - read the list of possible side effects in the leaflet - enough to put anyone off.
that stuck arond for ages. It was horrible, put me right off.
and woke up body stoned! I've been bumping into things all day! It did the job though I guess
Its brand name in the US is Lunesta. I love it. I only take it once a week (whenever I experience high anxiety that makes it near impossible to fall asleep) but I've never had any side effects. As long as I'm able to get at least 6 hours of sleep, it doesn't leave me feeling groggy the next day.
Ambien is cheaper with my insurance plan so I briefly tried it and absolutely hated it. It made me hallucinate and always left me feeling hungover the next day. Avoid Ambien!
Good luck, Antelope.
felt a bit odd this morning after having zopiclone, I'll have to give eszopiclone a try sometime.
Yes, I've had some really bad experiences on ambien, not keen to try that again. The memory loss there scares me a bit. Sound advice!
Cheers, here's hoping I find something that works soon :)
I assume that US ads for meds have to do it, but still, it was like something from the Simpsons.
does the job. just don't stay up too long after you take it or you'll hallucinate, only auditory but still.
The doctor told me to take it whenever I'd had a bad couple of nights so I could get my sleep pattern back on track...
Worked a treat. Think I was prescribed 16 or so and had them for about a year or so, never really having to take them two nights in a row.
Although they did make me feel a bit groggy the next day - this was a much preferable situation than not having had any sleep...
When things are happening in your life or in your body that are making sleep difficult, 'healthy natural sleep' is not an option. This is a decent short term alternative.
It's a direct quote from Fight Club.
I guess no one liked that film as much as me.
I was thinking, this is not very empathetic. Most unlike our THeo <3
i just wouldn't recommend taking them unless a last resort, and you end up feeling monged out the next day anyway so might as well not sleep.
i sometimes take them when massively hungover/crashing just to avoid the night terrors
she said hmmm and rolled her eyes.
or just the elitist attitude?
there are way better sleep drugs out there
if you stay awake on ambien you'll fall into pretty unpleasant trance where everything is numb and devoid of emotion and you might do some really stupid things, like what i did. also when you do finally pass out and wake up you feel like you've been hit by a truck. it's a classic example of american medicine favoring the successfully marketed, bad drug over the less successful, good drugs.
^this. I did a few months ago, drove to a friends house, and slept with her. I didn't know I'd done this until around a week later when she told me. It was an extremely uncomfortable situation, people don't like being told that you don't remember being intimate with them apparently.
This was on Ambien?!? Guess I should consider myself lucky that I've only experienced weird hallucinations when taking that stuff.
the frustrating thing was that because of the memory loss I had no idea this kind of thing was happening until much later. Hallucinations can be pretty disturbing though, I used to have this weird reoccurring one where I'd hallucinate that there weren't any window panes in my room and that it was open to the entire world, with things flashing by. Didn't help my paranoia at all haha
i also had this bizarre moment after i'd stayed up on it too long where every time i closed my eyes i was seeing and hearing theatrical trailers for movies that didn't exist. sounds sort of interesting, but when you're tired and confused it's borderline harrowing.
not having control over that kind of thing can really wind you up. When you don't have control over your mind things become very very bleak. Tends to drive you into that horrible "existentialism" kind of trip where you spiral down until it eventually wears off. Amazing what the mind can convince you. How things like ambien are still taken as a serious alternative in the drug industry, I don't know.
does the trick for me