Trazodone For Insomnia (Page 3)

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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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TransplantedYankee Says:
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Re: Jean (# 23)

You can’t take Tramadol and Trazodone! Tramadol is an opiate! Too much sedation!!

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TransplantedYankee Says:
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Re: Brandi (# 22)

Adderall is a ‘stimulant’ sooo? Trazodone is only supposed to affect men. Supposed to produce a long lasting erection! So...your clitoris??!!

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blondieslp (# 13) --

Take a small snack just before you take your dose of Trazodone, like one toast. It makes a world of difference! You’ll fall asleep faster and stay asleep!

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Re: Diane (# 8)

My PCP prescribed Arm & Hammer “Simply Saline” OTC when I told her I was having stuffiness at night while on Trazodone. It works great!

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Re: scott (# 1)

My PCP prescribed Arm & Hammer “Simply Saline” nose spray for me. It is OTC. It solved the problem instantly for me! Just one spray b/4 bed. And you can use it as many times as you want.

PCP = PrimaryCarePhysician.

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Re: SweetNicole (# 15)

Try a saline nose spray like Arm&Hammer “Simply Saline” - My PCP recommended it for me. It is OTC. It works great for me! And I can use it anytime - no build up! She knows something about Trazodone!

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Re: Jamie (# 7)

If you take a small snack, like a piece of toast just b/4 you take your dose of Trazodone, it works much better! You’ll fall asleep faster and sleep longer!

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Diana Says:

Re: TransplantedYankee (# 35)

Yes they have tried multiple meds the last year including Valuim , Trazadone, etc and so far none have worked for e personally- even the newest med for insomnia Rozerem. I had a child late in life at 36 and have insomnia since so for 13 years. Xanax only med that worked on my slight anxiety and insomnia both-sad to not receive it as been a nightmare for me personally. I do not take others meds. I have thought about ordering from Canada but one never knows what they are receiving....Trazadone when even eaten w food, just made me so tired, but my mind would not rest type of situation and seemed to make my insomnia worse. I was never able to take over 3 consecutive days as too tired. Headaches the next morning too. Thank you.

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Re: RB (# 4)

I have been on Trazodone 100mg b/4 bed. It does cause some drowsiness, but with me, it went away eventually. I can function all day long w/o any drowsiness. I sleep great too! I am taking it for Insomnia that I acquired after 2 hospital stays this year!!

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Re: Rob (# 5)

Yes, you have to be careful with Trazodone. You can’t take with: pain meds like Opioids or Norco and Percocet, Antianxiety/Depression meds like Paxil and the like, bcuz these meds ALSO cause drowsiness! Combined with Trazodone it could be dangerous-monitor closely!! CHECK ALL YOUR MEDS!

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TRANSPLANTED YANKEE Says:
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Re: robert (# 3)

The dose for Insomnia is 50 to 100mg. If one doesn’t work try taking 2 - 50mg tablets. It is recommended that you take Trazodone with or right after a meal. Eat a snack b/4 bed, then take Trazodone, if your doc told you to take it b/4 bed. Taking Trazodone with food or right after lessens dizziness and drowsiness!

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Billj Says:
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I took a 100mg Trazodone last night, and 20 mins later I felt drunk, (I quit drinking 4 months ago) and my heart rate went to 124 bpm. My nose stopped up to where I couldn’t breath thru either nostril, and I was scared s***less. Thought I was having a stroke. Finally did some breathing exercises and my heart slowed down, but restless leg kicked in. Dr prescribed it to me for sleep, but I’m not taking anymore.

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Re: scott (# 1)

First off, Trazodone is an antidepressant. They may have given it to you for coke withdrawals, but that’s not what it is.

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Optimistic Says:
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Does anyone know why it causes the stuffy nose? And does Amitryptaline do the same thing? I recently started Amitryptaline and after a couple weeks I have a blocked ear and sinus problems on one side. I can’t tell if it’s from the Amitryptaline or if I am just getting sick. I stopped taking it because it made me feel unwell in other ways, but it helped me sleep so if the Amitryptaline isn’t causing the same congestion problems I may try it again.

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