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I suffer with depression and an addiction to Zopiclone - I

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I suffer with depression and an addiction to Zopiclone - I take approximately between 7-10 7.5 zopiclone per day. I am unable to function without them but I am desperate to help. My GP has not been very helpful and I have a meeting with another doctor on 11th who I hope will help me. What should I be trying to do to come off these tablets please?
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I first became aware of zopiclone 4 years ago when I was diagnosed with an underactive thyroid. It took the doctors 6 months to diagnose this illness and kept on prescribing anti depressents. When I was finally given a blood test I was told that my levels were extremely low - I was also given zopiclone to help me sleep. However I felt pretty awful most of the time and tried a zopiclone during the day and this helped me to function and keep working. It gradually increased over the years and I am so desperate to come off them - I purchase the tablets online and I'm terrified that they may not be legitimate.

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I would be fearful as well

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I don't think you have any other option than to wean very slowly

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I would reduce by one tablet per week

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It is going to be horrible but I don't see any other way

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