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I've heard mixed reviews but I'm trying Lunesta tonight as my Klonopin no longer gets me to sleep. I won't increase my klonopin dosage because I'm on wellbutrin and my doc fears me getting a seizure when coming off a higher dose of Klonopin.
I have not taken any opis (other than loperimide/imodium) for a week I think the worst of my mental WD's has past. I still have the physical WD's to deal with because I've been taking the imodium but tapering off of the imodium will be really easy and I think I take less and less each day.
I also quit weed 3 days ago and it sucks. I love weed but I have to quit b/f school. Its very hard but the imodium and sleeping meds from my doc have been helping me greatly.
I took ambien for about one month and it helped alot I dont know about lunesta. Ambien is NOT a benzo so it is not too addictive if used short term. I had no problems getting off of it and still use it from time to time when i have a stressful day Without sleep you loose all perspective, you need to use something to get some sleep even if it used short term.
I too loved pot and had to quit. It wasnt easy to kick opiates and pot at the same time. I am so glad i quit both. I miss pot once in a blue moon but I am much healthier for quiting, no broncitis, not as many colds, no coughing, more money, etc, etc, etc,
If you do use ambien, please be careful. I agree that sleep is very important during the initial phases, so make sure you get enough to get thru the day. But even though ambien is not a benzo, its from the same family and I've found has almost the same habit forming properties.
I am an extreme example because I 1) snorted it and 2) took it every night for 6 months (smart, huh?) If you do decide to take ambien for sleep, do it for a short period of time and take it as prescribed. It is EXTREMELY effective if used properly.
I fully agree with Tom, used properly it is a good med for sleep. But more than a few weeks to a month is all I would suggest. Many nights i only took a half a pill and that worked just as well as a full one. take care.
Hi Overit.....I take Lunesta.....1/2 tab each night, I have to take it while laying in bed, because its very strong and knocks me out that fast after I take it. I could just be naive to sleepign pills, having never taken them before, but I really think it works well. I say that because I dont have a sleepy groggy hangover the next day. I did when I took a whole tab.
I wish you teh best, let us know how it works for you!
I've used both Ambien and Lunesta, and my exp. was/is that with Ambien, there IS a small window of induced sleepiness, that if missed cancels out the effectiveness of the drug. I also exp. an unbelievable tolerance to Ambien..., so much so that I stopped taking it fairly quickly. On a side note, lot's of kid's have been abusing Ambien, taking large amounts to reach a "drunken" kind of high.
I am currently using Lunesta,3 mg., and it too has a window. Unlike Ambien though, there seems to be no tolerance issue's, and it works well inducing sleep. Although touted as having no long term effects, I would limit time/use with this, as with any scripted sleep aid.
Hope this helps some,
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I have the 2mg pills an cut them into quarters. 10 minutes after taking it I fall fast alseep for a full 8 hours. DO NOT take them regularly. I will go a week w/out taking them then 2 nights on them, etc. Just like Ambien, they have been said not to be addictive when they first came out, I tend to disagree. If you do not get the full 8 hours, they will make you groggy the next morning.
Anything that "works" tends to be addictive, especially for addicts as ourselves.
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