This is Dr. David
you should not have stopped cold turkey.
you should have tapered off of the zopiclone
did you have symptoms of tremors and anxiety before you took the zopiclone?
too bad you didn't taper off.
these symptoms should get better with time.
and shouldn't be permanent.
it should only last a few more weeks.
I don't think you should be flying until your symptoms are all gone.
you should read this
"After prolonged use the body can become accustomed to the effects of zopiclone. When the dose is then reduced or the drug is stopped, withdrawal symptoms may result. These can include a range of symptoms similar to those of benzodiazepine withdrawal."
yes, I would recommend you going back to your GP
and tell your GP of your symptoms.
hopefully you can educate your GP so he will taper patients in the future.
"Withdrawal symptoms were reported in several of these anecdotes, including cravings, severe rebound insomnia, anxiety or panic attacks, weakness, tremor, palpitations, and tachycardia. Withdrawal seizures were also recorded."
no medications to give you
it just has to work its way out of your system.
zopiclone increases the normal transmission of the signal substance GABA receptor in the brain.
so when you stop it, the brain GABA receptors have to reset.
yes, the GABA receptors can reset over time.
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