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temazepam: Previously, I had been using Ambien for a couple of years. What I found with that was that it either got me off to sleep within half an hour, which it did most of the time, or it didn't work at all that night. The big problem was that it didn't keep me asleep for more than 3 or 4 hours at a time.
I've been using temazepam for about three weeks now. At first it was great - I'd be asleep within 15 minutes or so and sleep 7 or 8 hours straight. But now something else is going on: I'm sleeping 10 to 12 hours at a stretch, and waking up feeling woozy. Obviously, I need to get with my doctor about this.
temazepam: I used Methamphetamine when it first hit the street in the early 1980's and stopped on April 10, 2011. Within days I developed chronic fragmented insomnia in which I was unable to sleep for more than 45 to 75 minutes at a time. Attempting to avoid prescription anything, I tried every herb and supplement from Valerian Root to Melatonin with very little improvement. After almost two years I became desperate and willing to try anything so I asked the Doctor for help and was prescribed Temazepam. Now I get at least 4 hours of solid sleep and 4-1/2 to 5-1/2 hours of total sleep each night. I am a bit comatose in the morning for the first 30 to 60 minutes after waking even with coffee. The sleep walking is a bit unnerving though.
temazepam: My insomnia has gotten gradually worse for the past 5 years (I'm in my early 50s). Never had a problem falling asleep, but wouldn't sleep longer than 4 hours before I would wake up feeling almost wide awake. Then I would lie awake for a few hours, by then I would doze for up to an hour before it would be time to get up. My Dr. had me on Ambien for a couple years but I hardly ever took it, in fact the medicine would lose their potency before I ever finished the supply.
Dr. changed me over to 30 mg. of temazapam and over the past 10 days I've tried it twice and each time I had the best nights' sleep I'd had in years! With a minimum of 6 hours without waking up. I love this medication but I'm only going to take 1 /week.
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Restoril (temazepam): Restoril has been great. I sleep 6 hours and wake up feeling refreshed, no hangover effects. I took trazodone, Ambien, and Lunesta before. None have been as effective. I have very few nights where I struggle getting to sleep on 15mg.
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Restoril (temazepam): I used it along with Paxill. I used it every night for about 2 1/2 years. It did the job of getting me to sleep very well. It would without fail cause me to sleep. It lasted 4 hours, then I would wake up often, but I felt quite rested. Only occasionally would I take a second dose feeling that I needed more sleep. DO NOT MIX WITH ALCOHOL.
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temazepam: I've taken temazepam for approximately 3 yrs and didn't sleep all the way through the night until my doctor changed my dosage to 3 - 30mg caps @ bedtime. I too take Venlafaxine and have had no adverse reactions. It's been a lifesaver for me.
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temazepam: Worked excellently for insomnia not perfectly since I would like to sleep longer, but I can count on at least 7 hours of sleep. Best of all no side effects or grogginess in the morning. Just good sleep.
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Restoril (temazepam): Restoril really helped me sleep. Sleeplessness was the cause of fibromyalgia for me and my rheumatologist prescribed it and I was able to sleep and deal with physical pain. What he did not tell me at all was the potential dangers of it. DO NOT drink and take it. You could die because it can cause your respiratory system to shut down. If you have taken it a long time, DO NOT wean yourself off abruptly. You could have seizures. I am being slowly weaned off of it by a doctor who is alternating dosages from 15 mg. to 30 mg. per night. I plan on giving myself plenty of time to get off of it. Be careful which medicines you use with it such as anti-inflammatories. They can increase the effects of the medicine without your expecting it.
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temazepam: I have had trouble sleeping for about 4 years after a breakdown I currently take an antidepressant and did have Zopiclone to help me sleep which worked really well and gave me a good nights restfull sleep , My GP discontinued the zopiclone a year ago and my nights are terrible I can lay here for hours and my head won't turn off and will usually end up getting about 2 hours sleep. I have recently been given temazepam 10mg which does not work at all. I have doubled my dose to 20mg but still no luck with sleep, hence I'm writing this now at 2.18 am. I have been trying to look up to see if they clash with my anti depressant Venlafaxine .
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Review by anonymous susan (taken for 5 to 10 years):
temazepam: I have been taking temazepam off and on for years. Tried Ambien too. Ambien knocks me out right away, but I can only sleep for about 4 hours on it. Temazepam takes a little longer maybe an hour and I need to stay relaxed. Makes me feel a little dopey, but I sleep all night. No ill effects the next day. No rebound effects the next day. Only take twice a week at most for best results. Take a couple of months vacation from it every few months.
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temazepam: I have had restless leg syndrome all my life. Nighttime was awful, kicking my legs, rocking,and only fell asleep because I was exhausted. Been taking 15mg nightly. Wake up once and fall right back to sleep. Never in my life have I been able to sleep like that. I am 65 years old, once in a while feel groggy. Also helps with restless legs syndrome during day. Feel more calm as well. My husband says I don't even move at night and no more black & blue marks on my legs.
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temazepam: Have been taking temazepam to counter waking up at 3 am every night for many years. It has helped me sleep through the night, but I am noticing more confusion, memory problems, some balance issues, dizziness, lethargy. I have cut back from 2 pills/night to 1 with some difficulty with getting to sleep. I would like to slowly cut my dosage once again to see if it would clear up what I think are the side effects of taking this medication. I would like to get off it completely and see if yoga and relaxation CDs might help me instead.
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temazepam: I wish I could write a letter to the creator of this magical pill. I have SUFFERED for almost 20 years with debilitating insomnia and anxiety related to constant sleep deprivation. I feared bedtime and would get so frustrated I would lay awake weeping over it. I averaged 2-4 hours of broken sleep a night. I was given every medicine under the sun. I saw neurologists, had sleep studies. Doctor after doctor and the fight went on. Finally one NP prescribed me temazepam 30mg and it has literally changed my life. I've been on it for 8 years and I sleep 6-8 hours a night and feel great the next day. The first week or 2 you may have a slight hangover the next day but that subsides quickly. Hope this helps someone.
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Restoril (temazepam): I've been taking Restoril a little over a year now. At first they work wonders but when your body gets used to it it does not work anymore. Next time I see my Dr I'm going to ask for something else.
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temazepam: Significant side effects. Headache, dizziness, nausea, chills. Only taking 15 mg. Has caused me to miss work. I am sleeping a full 8 hours now but the side effects are almost as bad for me as the insomnia.
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Review by 36 yr old female (taken for 2 to 5 years):
Restoril (temazepam): I have taken 30mg for several years now. Worked well at first. Slept well with only slight sleepy "hangover". As time went by less and less effective. Before bed I curently take 30mg Restoril, an antidepressant that is supposed to make me tired (Lamictal), 0.5mg clonazepam or 5mg Valium, and 2 Benadryl and I still lay in bed awake for 2 or 4 hours before falling asleep. Sometimes I have to call in sick to work because it is 4 am and I haven't fallen asleep yet and know I can't get up in 2 hours and function for work. Restoril is great for about a year but I would plan on switching to something else after that!
51 users found this comment helpful.
Review by Anonymous (taken for 6 months to 1 year):
Restoril (temazepam): I take this about three times a week to help me sleep. I have had insomnia for two years. Even though I work 12-14 hours a day and jog 5 miles 4 times a week, I still could not sleep. Started taking this and it did not do much at first. But now it really works! I can sleep about 7 hours and only wake once or twice and can go back to sleep pretty quickly usually. I wish I could take it every night but doing this lessens its effect on me. I save it for 3 nights a week and struggle through the others. Side effects are constipation, I never 'go' the next day. Also, pretty bad rebound insomnia, I do not sleep well the night after I have taken it.
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