According to Consumer Reports, "Those taking sleeping pills have high risks and limited benefits. Taking Sleeping Pills for longer thatn 2 weeks can breed dependence." Have you tried to Stop Zimovane only to suffer horrible insomnia that drove you to reinstate the Zimovane? Are you looking for Help to Get Off Zimovane but need to promote sleep throughout the Zimovane Withdrawal? Our nonprofit has spent the last 15 years helping people escape Zimovane dependency because we've been through it and made it our mission to help others recover. We take a powerful, holistic approach to supporting Zimovane Withdrawal and calming the body while promoting sleep throughout the Zimovane Taper. You can Get Off Zimovane and sleep naturally again. You can recover and become free of Zimovane dependency and you can do this while Tapering Zimovane slowly, Weaning Off Zimovane while your body continues to heal. Its a gentle way to help control Zimovane Withdrawal and we have proven results. Contact our Zimovane Experts for a Free Consultation.
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I have total faith that with a bit of willingness, lots of handwork and discipline, and the loving guidance from Point of Return, that you too will succeed!" - Carolyn (Zimovane Withdrawal Success Story)
Our Zimovane weaning program is a slow taper that allows you to safely step down from Zimovane under the guidance of Our Team, Your Physician and Pharmacist. The Pre-Taper is for Symptom Relief. You will not wean Zimovane until you feel better. This is where our Advanced Nutraceuticals are critical. Point of Return provides healthy, Drug-Free Strategies to help ease Zimovane withdrawal and support well-being*
Our areas of expertise are Antidepressants, Benzodiazepines, Sleeping Pills and Painkillers on a case-by-case basis. Our In-Home programs are individualized based on your situation. An assessment is done once you start the Zimovane Withdrawal Program which allows us to individualize your gameplan based on age; length of time on the medications; health challenges; lifestyle, stress levels; additional medications; and interactions. Don't Wean Zimovane alone, work with our Prescription Drug Experts.
Imagine being Free of Zimovane Dependency
- Proven Withdrawal Program completed In-Home with Expert Guidance
- Slowly Wean off Zimovane
- All-Natural Nutraceuticals to Help Ease Zimovane Withdrawal
- Professional Information on Interactions
- Free Mentoring on our 24/7 Private Discussion Board
- Free Assessment Upon Starting our Program (a $400 value)
ZIMOVANE WITHDRAWAL SUCCESS STORIES
"If you are suffering terribly and can't see the way out, I am here now to tell you please do NOT loose heart - there IS hope. You WILL make it." More...
Carolyn (Zopiclone Withdrawal Success Story)
"I tapered successfully off of Zolpidem and today I am entirely drug-free and I fall asleep every night!" More...
Bianca (Zolpidem Withdrawal Success Story)
"I am now drug free! I sleep better than ever, and I am back as good as new, with a few extra miles." More...
Alex (Zolpidem Withdrawal Success Story)
I am Zimovane free and sleeping great. I know, without a doubt, that had I not found Point of Return, I would still be struggling and desperate. Thank you! You gave me my life back and I will be forever grateful to you. More...
—RIta (Zimovane Withdrawal Success Story)
EXPERIENCE and TEAMWORK
using a Natural Approach
Zimovane History and Information
Zimovane is a nonbenzodiazepine hypnotic agent used in the treatment of insomnia and is recommended for short-term use only (7 consecutive days). Z drugs were initially thought to be less addictive but time has shown a high
risk of dependence and withdrawal symptoms. Initially Zimovane was marketed as a safer alternative to benzodiazepines but a meta analysis (quantitative statistical analysis) found there are few clear and consistent differences
between Zimovane and benzodiazepines in terms of sleep onset, sleep duration, number of awakenings, quality of sleep, adverse events, tolerance, rebound insomnia and daytime alertness. More common reactions to Zimovane
show a reduction in total time spent in REM sleep.
Zimovane has shown it may have a greater addictive potential than Benzodiazepines and has been described as a "benzodiazepine in disguise". Tolerance to the effects of Zimovane can develop after a few weeks and abrupt withdrawal
(particularly after prolonged use) can cause seizures and delirium. Due to the high dependence risk and effect on the GABA receptor, a gradual taper is recommended.
Zimovane can cause horrible withdrawal symptoms that include a worsening of sleep and anxiety. It is critical to stop this drug properly and that is why our nonprofit was formed nearly 12 years ago. We know the importance of a slow-taper to allow the GABA receptors time to readjust at each reduction, but more importantly is getting the GABA receptors back to a healthy state so true sleep returns. Our program addresses each component of Zimovane withdrawal - correct taper rates; all-natural items to ease symptoms; removing any interaction items through vitamins, over-the-counter, herbs, etc that actually increase symptoms and augmenting true healing.
Zimovane Withdrawal Symptoms, Side Effects, Adverse Reactions
ZIMOVANE WITHDRAWAL SYMPTOMS MAY INCLUDE:
abdominal pains, aching, agoraphobia, anxiety, blurred vision, body vibrations, changes in perception, diarrhea, distended abdomen, feeling of unreality, flu-like symptoms, flatulence, food cravings, hair loss, heart palpitations, heavy limbs, increased allergies, increased sense of smell, insomnia, lethargy, loss of balance, metallic taste, muscle spasms, nightmares, panic attacks, paranoia, persistent & unpleasant memories, severe headaches, shaking, short term memory loss, sore mouth and tongue, sound & light sensitivity, speech difficulties, sweating, suicidal thoughts, tinnitus, unusually sensitive, fear
abdominal & muscle cramps, vomiting, sweating, shakiness, & rarely, seizures may occur & finally rebound insomnia
ZIMOVANE SIDE EFFECTS MAY INCLUDE:
drowsiness, dizziness, lightheadedness, difficulty with coordination, memory loss or amnesia, tolerance, dependence, changes in behavior and thinking; such as more outgoing or aggressive behavior than normal, confusion, strange behavior, agitation, hallucinations, worsening of depression, suicidal thoughts
ZIMOVANE ADVERSE REACTIONS MAY INCLUDE: per PDR
Severe: bronchospasm, oliguria, erythema multiforme, peptic ulce, suicidal ideation, angioedem, anaphylactoid reactions
Moderate: depression, confusion, hallucinations, memory impairment, myasthenia, oral ulceration, urinary incontinence, ataxia, vaginitis, melena, hypertonia, conjunctivitis, dysuria, cholelithiasis, hematuria, hypertension,
lymphadenopathy, nystagmus, stomatitis, heat intolerance, anemia, hostility, cystitis, contact dermatitis, hypercholesterolemia, vaginal bleeding, peripheral neuropathy, euphoria, gastritis, hyperlipidemia, hypokalemia, myopathy,
hepatomegaly, neuritis, photophobia, colitis, hepatitis, hyperesthesia, iritis, dehydration, phlebitis, hyperacusis, gout, dysphagia, furunculosis, migraine, chest pain (unspecified), peripheral edema, impaired cognition, dyspnea,
complex sleep-related behaviors
Mild: dysgeusia, headache, drowsiness, infection, dizziness, xerostomia, dyspepsia, restlessness, nausea, diarrhea, rash, anxiety, abnormal dreams, vomiting, gynecomastia, dysmenorrhea, libido decrease, increased urinary frequency, fever, laryngitis, insomnia, xerophthalmia, hiccups, amenorrhea, tinnitus, xerosis, epistaxis, vertigo, anorexia, otalgia, skin discoloration, diaphoresis, malaise, weight loss, urticaria, halitosis, acne vulgaris, emotional lability, breast enlargement , muscle cramps, appetite stimulation, alopecia, photosensitivity, weight gain, paresthesias, polydipsia, agitation, menorrhagia, hirsutism, mydriasis, ptosis, tremor, maculopapular rash, dysosmia, somnambulism
ZIMOVANE BOXED WARNINGS: per PDR
Behavioral changes, CNS depression, coadministration with other CNS depressants, complex sleep-related behaviors, driving or operating machinery, drug-induced complex sleep-related behaviors, ethanol ingestion
Sedative-hypnotics can cause complex sleep-related behaviors such as phone calls, sexual activity, preparing and eating food, or sleep driving while not fully awake and in some cases having no memory of the event. These behaviors
appear to be more frequent with nonbenzodiazepine benzodiazepine-receptor agonists (NBRAs), such as eszopiclone, than other sedative-hypnotics. Although rare, serious injuries or death have occurred; therefore, eszopiclone
and other NBRAs are contraindicated in patients with a history of drug-induced complex sleep-related behaviors. Patients should be informed of the risks before receiving any medication from this class, including instructions
to discontinue the medication if they experience a sleep-related episode and to contact their healthcare provider immediately. Healthcare professionals and patients are encouraged to report adverse events or side effects related
to the use of NBRAs to the FDA MedWatch Safety Information and Adverse Event Reporting Program. Because eszopiclone has a rapid onset of action and causes CNS depression, it should only be administered before retiring.
Patients should be instructed to avoid driving or operating machinery or performing other tasks requiring mental alertness after taking eszopiclone. Because eszopiclone can cause drowsiness and a decreased level of consciousness,
there is a higher risk of falls, particularly in the elderly, with the potential for subsequent severe injuries. A variety of abnormal thinking and behavioral changes have been reported to occur in association with the use
of sedative/hypnotics. Some of these changes may be characterized by decreased inhibition (e.g., aggressiveness and extroversion that seem out of character), similar to effects produced by alcohol and other CNS depressants.
Other reported behavioral changes have included bizarre behavior, agitation, hallucinations, and depersonalization. Amnesia and other neuropsychiatric symptoms may occur unpredictably. Any emergence of changes in thinking or
behavior should be evaluated. Although such behaviors may occur with the use of the drug alone at therapeutic doses, the use of higher doses, or the use of the drug with alcohol or the coadministration with other CNS depressants
appears to increase the risks. Advise patients to avoid ethanol ingestion. Eszopiclone can cause next-day psychomotor and memory impairment, with patients often unaware that they are impaired. Results from one study indicate
that peak impairment after a 3 mg dose occurs 7.5 hours later, with clinically relevant effects still present at 11.5 hours after the dose. Lower initial dosages of eszopiclone should be considered in patients taking other
CNS depressant therapies.
Zimovane References and FDA Information
According to the FDA:
Following rapid dose decrease or abrupt discontinuation of the use of sedative/hypnotics, there have been reports of signs and symptoms similar to those associated with withdrawal from other CNS-depressant drugs [see Drug Abuse and Dependence (9)].
Withdrawal Effects: symptoms may occur with rapid dose reduction or discontinuation
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*The statements/info on this website have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The products and labels mentioned / sold are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease or illness.
* Testimonial results may vary person to person.
*The program outlined in Point of Return is not meant to substitute your doctor, instead it is to be utilized With Your physician to help you with your drug withdrawal process and with his or her consent and support throughout.
*This program is not meant to cure or prevent any disease or illness.
*Because prescription medications can cause severe withdrawal reactions, do not stop taking any medication without first consulting your physician. The decision to taper any medication should be discussed with your doctor and done with their consent and support throughout the process. More..