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Old 11-17-2020, 12:22 PM   #1
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Default Anyone taking 2 benzos to get some decent sleep??

i don't know if this should be posted under the `cool insomnia club' (maybe i'll duplicate and post there as well). my pandemic nightly anxiety and insomnia seem only to be managed by take 1/2 of .05mg klonopin, 15mg temazepam (used specifically for sleep, tho this is another benzo) and 100mg progesterone; most nights this combo works fine but the morning drug hangover lingers on for hours even tho i drink 2 cups of coffee and go to the gym 6 days a week hoping to metabolize these meds. i have a video appt. coming up in a few weeks with psych nurse but in the meantime i'd love your personal input. i've read that some of you combine zzzquill with a benzo; have lots of 25mg seroquel which i used to take by itself but it seems to have pooped out on me. what works for you during these crazy times?
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I take Lunesta (a sleep med) with Xanax to sleep. It works pretty well.
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The thing that worries me about benzos is the damage to memory in the long term. And the links to dementia too. I have an emergency script for a tiny bit of valium and I almost never take it. I used to be on heavy benzos years ago and I worry about the damage already caused.
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That, in my opinion, is risking a serious benzo physical dependency and withdrawal is no joke. I've been tapering off long term benzo use for around 2 years now.

I still take a small dose, for now, but for sleep I mostly rely on seroquel.
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I take 30mg of temazepam and I have xanax as needed sometimes I will take it with the temazepam. I also take muscle relaxer flexril 10mg
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I take saphris for sleep, and Xanax along with it if I need to. I don’t like taking benzos and avoid them as best I can. I worry about how they interact with adderall, and the potential for memory issues.
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For the best results smoke red seal.
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What is red seal? What kind of substance is it? What are the active ingrediants?
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