Live Discussion with Dr Vicki Creanor - 21st November

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Posted 16 Nov 2012 at 2:16 PM
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  • Sleepio Member

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    will be in touch later nj xx

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    I took Zopiclone for 12 years and have been off it for two. I had treatment at The Priory as the Zopiclone was badly affecting my mood , and became much less effective as time went on. It was extremely hard to get off ; in the end I went cold turkey and did not sleep at all for five nights and days. A izarre experience , but as my doctor said lack of sleep never killed anyone. Since I quit my mood is much much better.
    There is much research coming out now that seems to indicate that long-term users of benzo-diazepates may be more susceptible to dementia in later life ; so all in all it is a really good idea to get off them and find a natural way of sleeping. Which is what I am doing on here!

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    Hi there kaluda,

    Thanks for your post. Different drugs have different effects on different people, so it's quite hard to answer this without knowing you. However I would recommend asking your doctor about this and hopefully they can clarify this better for you.

    All the best.

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    LOL! I like that idea and will be borrowing it!! xx

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    Hi louise thanks for your question. I am not aware of the benefits of magnesium but I will look into this and get back to you next time I am doing a live session.

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    Right, I'm off to feed the cat!

    Sleep well everyone & “see” you next week xxxx

  • Sleepio Member

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    give the cat a stroke from us

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    I just prefer to have images of beautiful things in my head when I am drifting off ; looking at art books is part of my relaxation technique.

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    Thank you, that would be interesting.

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    Night Laurel xx

  • Sleepio Member

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    Thanks so much for your questions everyone…talk next time…sleep well!

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    Night night everyone – sweet dreams and thanks Vicki

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    sounds really nice – sort of meditative

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    Thanks bye

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    Hi Bonacartes,
    Thanks for your response. I've felt for a long time that they have no become totally ineffective, but have previously struggled to come off them. I've also had completely sleepless nights when going without. Interesting to hear you went cold turkey – weening off seems to be very difficult, so I'm thinking of going cold turkey too over the Christmas break – oh, no pun intended!

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    Thanks Dr. Creanor, your explanation was very helpful and I will keep these things in mind and keep going.

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    Thanks laureloakwood, for your encouragement and for putting things in perspective. I will think about it at 3am when I'm sitting on the couch trying to relax myself back to sleep :)

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    Thanks Nightjar – this is useful to know

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    Thank you – sorry I missed the session but this is very useful

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    Thanks again – greatly appreciated

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