Wondering if anyone has had similar problems with sleep and trying to reduce zopiclone sleeping pills.
The last few weeks have been stressful as I became extremely anxious due to worrying about my health. I I was prescribed Amyitryptiline (Now 60mg) but over 4 weeks the sedating effect wasn’t enough to put me to sleep so continued taking zopiclone (Actavis) every night. I’ve used this sleeping pill on and off for years but at smaller doses.
Now I’m gradually coming off the ineffective Amitriptyline and over 3 nights have taken 15mg of mirtazapine. I take it 20 minutes before I go to bed . But by midnight I’m still awake so resort to a whole zopiclone. 7.5mg . Half an hour later I’m still awake so take another half zopiclone … and finally I fall asleep!. Ideally I want to get off the zopiclone and stay on mirtazapine. Next week I’m to start taking 30mg of mirtazapine . Is that more effective and likely to get me to sleep? The anxiety is now worrying about sleep! Love to hear from anyone who has similar experiences or advice on what I should do. Thanks.