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Supermanspants Sat 09-Jan-16 17:50:44

I have just been prescribed Zopiclone to address quite severe insomnia. I am having half a tablet. I am feeling really quite unpleasant nausea for most of the next day to the point that I feel I need to throw up. Is this normal? Is there anything I can do to try and tackle this? I am due to see my GP in two weeks to review how things are going.

Wishtherewasawayout Mon 11-Jan-16 00:52:17

I didn't feel nausea when taking this in the past but sometimes very drowsy and lethargic the following day. I think Any side effects the following day are lessened the earlier in the evening that you take it. Good luck.

Eva50 Mon 11-Jan-16 14:18:05

I don't have any side effects at all from it. I would go back to your GP sooner if it doesn't settle. Perhaps they could prescribe something different.

Supermanspants Mon 11-Jan-16 18:04:17

Thanks for the responses.
Will hopefully be bale to get something different

Freeriver Mon 11-Jan-16 19:51:30

What dosage have you been prescribed?

Branleuse Mon 11-Jan-16 20:09:58

I dont have this side effect. Maybe its not sutable for you x

Branleuse Mon 11-Jan-16 20:11:13

Zolpidem makes me feel hungover the next day but zopiclone seems to be mostly side effect free. Although it never works for more than a couple of days in a row, then i need a break

aprilanne Mon 11-Jan-16 20:13:01

hubby said he felt tired and a terrible dry mouth .he now takes zolpdiem .sleeping tablet but no side affects so he says

AwkwardSquad Mon 11-Jan-16 21:10:08

I found zopiclone didn't work well for me at all. Didn't really help me get to sleep, and I felt lousy the next day. And it gives you a weird taste in your mouth.

I've had better experiences with the one a night antihistamines like Sominex or Nytol, although I'm still a bit fuzzy until about lunchtime the next day.

AwkwardSquad Mon 11-Jan-16 21:12:25

Temazepan... Now that was lovely, but it's a benzo so can only be prescribed for a very short term. And I can understand why!

Uphillanddowndale12 Wed 13-Jan-16 02:35:28

I had zpoiclone and felt nauseous and groggy in the mornings - it did help with my chronic insomnia but when it came to withdrawing I went into rebound insomnia so all the good work of getting a couple of weeks of good sleep felt as if it had been cancelled out as I was back to lying awake at night.

I found a book bySasha Stephens really helped me sort my insomnia out - it was recommended on m'net

Mind you I'm writing this at 2am with a bout of insomnia BUT I'm ok with it it's the first time in a week and I'm doing what the book tells me to do, which is get out of bed and do something smile

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