Sedating side effects
Since the addition of the Wellbutrin XL I have much less anxiety, though I've yet to see a marked change in the depression.I am however, craving sugar and sweets- which is very abnormal for me.
Alcohol (which causes sedation) and drugs that have sedating effects should not be used with eszopiclone since their sedating effects, when added to those of eszopiclone, may cause excessive sedation.
While taking this drug, I haven't experienced issues when I have a glass or two of wine, however, do not drink heavily at all while on this medication, one drunk night lead to days of deep depression for me I have been gradually reducing my dosage to get off the drug completely. Diarrhea, fuzzy feeling, crying outbursts, hostility, agitation, sleeplessness, ringing in the ears, anxiety.
I have been gradually reducing my dosage, with the aid of medical guidance, but I hate the feeling and I am temped to say screen it and go back to my regular dosage. Also had the sensation of not being able to sit still. Loved the increase in libido, but was useless not being able to orgasm.
Zolpidem (Ambien) was the first non-benzodiazepine approved for insomnia in over 20 years.
Eszopiclone was approved by the FDA in December 2004. Patients taking eszopiclone or any other sedative drug may become dependent on the drug for sleep and experience withdrawal symptoms when the drug is discontinued.
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Eszopiclone should be taken immediately before going to bed since the onset of sedation may occur as rapidly as 10 minutes.