Trazodone For Insomnia (Page 2)

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roberta Says:


I have read the leaflet that came w/ my meds. Its listed as an antidepressant but was prescribed to me for insomnia. Two questions now.

1. Do I have to take it every night?
2. How worried should I be about the side effects?

Frankly, I've put off taking it because I've never been diagnosed w/ depression, just insomnia & migraine. Any concise info you can provide would be great! Just speak to me like a person, not a doctor. Thanks!



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Lisa Says:

Be aware of the long term effects of trazodone, I am have experienced memory loss. And it's not getting better it's getting worse. I know 2 other whom are experiencing the same. Contact your Doctor! 6/1/2017 lisa

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Brandi Says:

Re: Diane (# 8)

Trazodone also makes me feel extra aroused. I mean the Trazodone makes me feel even more 'sultry' similar to Xanax, but not so much as a sleep aid- I'm also on Adderall too. I hope this will be helpful! XOXO

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Jean Says:
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I've been taking Trazadol and Trazodone along with many other pills and cannot sleep at night. I sleep for 2 hrs then lie there awake for the rest of the night.

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Wondering Says:

Re: Amber (# 17)

Amber, what brand of Trazodone works for you? I am looking for the manufacturer of the most effective Trazodone for sleep. The Teva isn't working. Thank you.


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Diana Says:

After already trying once a year ago and not liking as so groggy and irritable, but did NOT make me rest well- My new PCP put me back on since ambien changed its ingredients, it no longer works for me (the past 2 years) -Rozerem didnt work and Lunesta which i thought would be the winner-fell flat. And they took everyone in MOs Xanax the only med that made me sleep fine. Grrrr.. .This med does not help me sleep at all. But if i take thru the day-tried once just to see-it made my groggy. I know my dog gets it too for pain, but it does not seem to lessen my back pain a bit, im 49. Good luck. I recently tried the new drug

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Diana Says:

Trazadone makes me feel like the walking dead, yet does not necessarily help me sleep? It may take hours then the sleep is choppy to say the least and i wake up w a Trazadone headache which sucks in itself. Worthless product for me. Back to just taking 20 mg of Valium, as our state MO took OUR right to have Xanax the past year, the only thing that WORKED for 5 years. Tried Ambein last monht and actually took 3 hours to take affect smh. What is going ON!!?!?!?

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Mason Says:

Re: Diana (# 26)

What do you mean the state of Missouri took your right to have xanax? Xanax is banned in Missouri?

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Sweets Says:
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Re: Mason (# 27)

what? I just got my script filled this month no problem so I'm not understanding this. Or when is it supposed to go into effect?

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Mason Says:

Re: Sweets (# 28)

I have no clue. I was asking Diana (#26). She stated that Missouri took away her right to xanax. I don't understand it either and am hoping Diana can clarify.

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Diana Says:

It has still not helped me any w insomnia same as Ambien, New formulations. Used to work w Ambien but does not now...Trazadone made me soooo tired..but no good nights sleep.

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TransplantedYankee Says:
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I am taking 100mg of Trazodone before bed for insomnia. Sometimes it would work and sometimes not. Then I read an info sheet on it. If taken before bed, eat a light snack first, then take the Trazodone. Now it works EVERY night! The snack could be a couple slices of toast, for example.

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Diana Says:

Re: Mason (# 29)

Hard to clarify as just repeating what our major providers told us, about prescribing here in Springfield MO. My friends in AR were "weaned off" their script for xanax a few years ago if they had been on it for more than 5 years. Something to do with all the "selling" of this particular narcotic. So now my OCH Dr.s who are now at Jordan Valley refuse to prescribe meds after April of last year. Say their hands are tied? I was going to change to Cox but after speaking with a Dr there, he ALSO reported they too would soon not be prescribing. I may end up at Mercy, who I dislike but they appear to be the only hope for our area. It seems tied to large practices only but it is so damn hard to find a private PCP anymore. I still know one person in MO who gets it and 1 in AR and both are over 70 years of age (so apparently too old to sell lol)...sad.

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TransplantedYankee Says:
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I am a happy go lucky guy during the day - so, NO to depression! I have taken Trazodone before with no side effects other then more energy during the day, and yawing during the day. It takes about a month for full effect, maybe because I was taking it wrong! I just read an info sheet from Walmart Pharmacy. It stated, take a small snack, like 1 slice of toast for instance, then take your dose of Trazodone. This hint made a ‘world of difference’ for me! Before, I would just take a dose and go to bed. Then, sometimes it would work and sometimes not. With a small snack, now it works EVERY NIGHT!!

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Transplanted Yankee Says:
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Re: Diana (# 26)

Have a small snack like a piece of toast b/4 before taking your dose of Trazodone. It makes a world of difference! You’ll sleep like a baby!!

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TransplantedYankee Says:
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Re: Diana (# 26)
Maybe you are used to Valium! Anyway, take a small snack, like 1 toast just b/4 your dose of Trazodone. You will sleep like a baby!!

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TransplantedYankee Says:
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Re: Jean (# 23)
Try a small snack just b/4 you take you take your dose of Trazodone - it could be 1 slice of bread or toast. You will really sleep like a ‘brick’, and fast too!!

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TransplantedYankee Says:
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Yes you have to take it every night as it builds up in your system. I take it also and I am 72yo. But take a small snack, like 1 toast - then take Trazodone. It does the trick for me!

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TransplantedYankee Says:
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Forgot to tell you...I do not have a depression diagnosis, only Insomnia. Trazodone works for me! Be sure to take a small snack just before taking your dose of Trazodone. Safe for seniors! I am 72.

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TransplantedYankee Says:
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Re: Wondering (# 24)

PLIVA is mine.
Take a small snack b/4 your dose of Trazodone. It makes a difference!!

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TransplantedYankee Says:
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Re: Diana (# 30)

Sometimes Trazodone reacts with other meds, like pain meds(you can’t take these two bcuz of too much sedation)! Check your other meds!

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