... am tossing and turning all night and just can't stay asleep... is this normal? Does anyone else have this issue? If I take my dose I sleep like a baby all night long
31 May 2012
Hello celicaangelkitty. That is the nature of the drug. Its often perscribed off label for insomnia/sleeping disorders. Your body is adjusting itself to the drug. I took Trazodone for some years, my system worked the opposite of yours, and I built up a immunity/tolerance to it. regards, pledge
31 May 2012
I suffer from insomnia so I have the same reaction as you. I have been on sleep aids now for about 15 years. I have also tried various ones. Trazodone was one of them but they give me a hangover the next day. When I was working I just couldn't tolerate the hangover. Now that I am home, I can at least take 50mg (split my 100's) and that helps. Otherwise I take Ativan 2mg. at night for sleep. It is a terrible thing to go for days (like I used to) without sleep and then CRASH... literally from exhaustion or hallucinations because I was more than agitated.
I'd rather remember to take the darn things than lose a night's sleep. Are you finding that you are not getting your refills when you need them? Is that why you occasionally miss a dose?
I wish you well and keep taking them as prescribed, which is every night.
1 Jun 2012
I've been taking something to sleep for several years, starting with Elavil, then Ambien, Lunesta and even tried Restoril. I suggested to my MD Trazadone since we use it a lot where I work to treat insomnia. I started with 100mg and when it quit working, we upped it to 200mg and it's been working for almost a year now. I don't miss it so I don't know what would happen if I skipped it. I need what sleep I can get, due to work, fatigue and pain. Hope this helps you out!
31 Oct 2013
I have got to tell you, I am pretty excited and I haven't even tried my new OTC meds. I am on Trazadone 100mg and it really doesnt help my depression nor my sleeplessness - But, I have just read about SAMe and I can't wait to try it. It sounds really great - perhaps it will deal with my depression and sleep problems. Will report.
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