Psycho-Babble Medication | about biological treatments | Framed
This thread | Show all | Post follow-up | Start new thread | List of forums | Search | FAQ

Re: Xanax to Ristoril? ed_uk

Posted by Simus on April 21, 2005, at 11:11:33

In reply to Re: Xanax to Ristoril? Simus, posted by ed_uk on April 21, 2005, at 10:33:15

> I'm not sure what country you live in.

I'm in the United States.

> If you live in a country where zopiclone is available, you could try taking 7.5mg zopiclone. Once you were on the zopiclone you might find it easier to taper off the Xanax.

> If you live in the US you could consider trying Lunesta. Although Lunesta has only recently been made available, it is very similar to zopiclone- a drug which has been used in many countries since the 1980s. Lunesta has a longer duration of action than Ambien, it may be more effective at keeping you asleep. I expect you would need 3mg.

My pdoc didn't want to prescribe Ambien because of the Xanax--probably concerned about being dependant on two drugs instead of one. Do you know if Lunesta is in the same class of drugs as Ambien?

> Since you have developed tolerance to Xanax, I doubt that Restoril would be particularly effective.

Good point.

> Certain antidepressants are also often prescribed as 'sleep aids'- have you tried this approach???

Sadly, yes. 10 years worth of ADs. I would rather have the insomnia. LOL I do eventually get sleep now, even if it is in 2-3 short sleep sessions throughout the day. I can survive like this, but I want to be one of the "normal" sleepers again...

Thanks for your ideas. The Lunesta sounds like a definite option.





Post a new follow-up

Your message only Include above post

Notify the administrators

They will then review this post with the posting guidelines in mind.

To contact them about something other than this post, please use this form instead.


Start a new thread

Google www
Search options and examples
[amazon] for

This thread | Show all | Post follow-up | Start new thread | FAQ
Psycho-Babble Medication | Framed

poster:Simus thread:486270