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I came off use of zopiclone 3.75 mg for 2 weeks, then

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I came off use of zopiclone 3.75 mg for 2 weeks, then tapering off fro a week - the last day I had tinnitus - I assume a withdrawal symtom? I then switched to prescribed quetiapine 25 mg as a sleep aid. The next day (yesterday) the local hospital gave me valium in the afternoon to calm me, which I should not have taken, and I took naproxen for the first time for a sore shoulder. Woke up this morning with loud tinnitus which has persisted. Is this the benzo after the zopiclone withdrawal or the naproxen?

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naproxen can cause tinnitus as a side effect.

tapering off of zopiclone can cause tinnitus.

I bet it is these reasons you have tinnitus.

you should still have a doctor look in your ear to check for fluid and inner ear infection as well.

most likely it wasn't the valium which caused the tinnitus.

make sure when you take the naproxen, you take it with food in your stomach and with plenty of water.

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