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User Reviews for Trazodone

Also known as: Desyrel, Desyrel Dividose, Oleptro

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Review by truckerbob:

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10

For Insomnia: I am a long haul trucker. I am not allowed to take most sleep aids. Looked into trazodone, found that its legal for me. I find that it works wonders! I sleep around 7 hrs wake up refreshed and ready for the day. I've suffered with insomnia for years so I have to say trazodone is a life saver.

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April 24, 2015 7:21 AM

Review by #1 babygirl:

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10

For Anxiety: I take it for sleep 100/200 mg at nite this is the only way I can go to sleep I get 4 hrs of great sleep than I start waking up but the sleep is good if I wake up to early I take 50mg more

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April 19, 2015 10:01 PM

Review by Debde:

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10

For Insomnia: I have been taking it few years now, i take it every night or I can't shut my brain down. I love it i sleep all night and I don't have any problems feeling droggy in the morning I swear by it. I have tried over the counter and natural and nothing worked until trazodone.

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April 19, 2015 7:17 PM

Review by Sleeperguy:

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9.0

For Insomnia: I have taken tranzadone off and on for 13 years. Having a lot of stress in my life I couldnt fall asleep. It puts me to sleep in a half hour and I sleep through the night. I have been able to not take it and have no problems coming off. I have Generalized Anxiety and when it acts up tranzadone helps with the sleep issues. I honestly don't know what I would have done without it. It is also very inexpensive.

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April 19, 2015 7:07 PM

Review by cas66 (taken for 1 to 6 months):

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9.0

For Insomnia: I've had periods of insomnia for most of my life, they worsen when I am anxious/depressed. I started to take this about four months ago and I have been very happy with the results. I take it at night, about 1.5 hours before I want to sleep, sometimes two hours depending on how much coffee I have had during the day or how anxious I am feeling. This medication does not 'zonk' me out like most sleeping pills (it is not a sleeping pill), but my doctor thought it would work well for me without the side effects. I really never have any side effects unless I take the med too late, and then I find it a bit hard to get out of bed). I think it helps with my anxiety too, maybe that is because I am sleeping better. I take cipralex during too.

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April 16, 2015 12:02 AM

Review by Uncle Scooby (taken for 6 months to 1 year):

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9.0

For Depression: I take 50mg Trazodone before bed. It helps me get a full night's sleep and eases my depression during the day. I don't think I'd benefit from taking it first thing in the morning because it's a very sedating drug. I also find Trazodone to be an affective long-term pain killer. Trazodone doesn't belong to any of the common classes of anti-depressant so it doesn't kill my libido like SSRIs and SNRIs tend to do.

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April 15, 2015 6:37 AM

Review by pattiekat (taken for 10 years or more):

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9.0

For Major Depressive Disorder: I take it for sleep quality. Its not because it makes me tired, but trazodone, (always taken in conjunction with paroxetine) makes me feel rested when I wake up. Before I started taking trazodone, I used to feel tired, lethargic, and a bit queezy no matter how long I slept.

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April 13, 2015 7:12 PM

Review by Smugs:

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9.0

For Insomnia: It only took a few minutes to feel the effects after taking 2 50mg tablets. I slept very well that night with no side effects.

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April 13, 2015 12:37 AM

Review by SayNoToTraz (taken for less than 1 month):

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5.0

For Insomnia: This was the first drug I was ever prescribed for insomnia and it worked great for 1 week and then I couldn't get more than 2 hours of sleep out of it...the side effects were pretty undesirable, as well, compared to other hypnotics that I have tried over the past year.

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April 12, 2015 8:54 PM

Review by klauren313:

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1.0

For Insomnia: My doctor prescribed this yesterday because I have had horrible insomnia. My girlfriend warned me that she had taken it years ago and it made her feel like a zombie the next day, on top of horrible nightmares. Unfortunately I had the exact same experience last night. I took the medicine at 8:30pm in hopes of being asleep by 9, 9:30 at the latest as I am up at 5am for work. Well, 12am rolls around and I am still wide awake in bed, but crazy dizzy and out of it. It did absolutely nothing to help with my mind racing. I finally fell asleep between 1am or 2am and had horrid nightmares to the point that I would wake up in a sweat, go back to sleep and have the same nightmare all over again. This morning I feel dizzy and have no focus

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April 9, 2015 10:19 AM

Review by foolhardysage (taken for less than 1 month):

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9.0

For Major Depressive Disorder: Ok. First off... Just an observation. Apparently, mental illness must occur more frequently with those of higher intelligence. Now. To review. Been on 100 mg for a week. Feeling like I'm on cocaine. Must fire/block the same receptors. A difficulty? I think not. Was on Prozac for 15 yrs off and on. Messed with my libido so badly, I truly believe it was a real factor in the breakdown of my marriage. So far, so good. I love this medicine.

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April 1, 2015 6:08 PM

Review by droctagonapus:

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9.0

For Insomnia: Helps me fall asleep within 30 minutes of taking it. It helps me stay asleep, too. When I wake up, however, I always get a sort of "sleep hangover." By that I mean I still feel sleepy and dizzy for a few hours after waking up. Overall, pretty good sleeping pill.

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March 25, 2015 1:13 PM

Review by insomnia-guy:

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8.0

For Insomnia: This is a relatively gentle sleep aid. Only time I ever had problems with it is when I accidentally put it in with my morning medications!

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March 23, 2015 3:42 PM

Review by VIcki51:

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9.0

For Insomnia: I have taken trazodone for about 15 years. I was started on a 50 milligram dose. During a stressful job change; I spoke with my doctor and went up to 100 milligrams. However I felt the 50 milligrams work better for me.

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March 22, 2015 12:09 PM

Review by Neighbors:

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9.0

For Insomnia: I have taken trazodone for about 15 years. I was started on a 50 milligram dose. During a stressful job change; I spoke with my doctor and went up to 100 milligrams. However I felt the 50 milligrams work better for me.

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March 22, 2015 12:05 PM

Review by Anonymous (taken for 2 to 5 years):

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9.0

For Insomnia: I have taken other medications that either leave me restless and awake all night or give me such severe hallucinations I feel like I need to commit myself. Trazodone has really helped. I get a good 6 hours of sleep. No problem with the groggy headaches after my first month on it. Dosage 100mg

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March 17, 2015 9:07 PM

Review by lovinnah (taken for 5 to 10 years):

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6.0

For Insomnia: I have been taking trazodone for over six years at 300 mg at night. I am still not sleeping. It used to help me so much but now I have insomnia and go night after night with no sleep. I am going to increase it to 450 tonight and see if it does any good but I honestly feel like I have built up an immunity to it.

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March 11, 2015 10:37 PM

Review by CateAB (taken for 10 years or more):

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9.0

For Insomnia: I've been using Trazodone at 50 mg for anxiety related insomnia. I would try to sleep but I could not get my brain to shut off. It took effect within a week and I have been taking it for 20 years. My doctor is finally taking me off of it. Before Trazadone, sleep was hard to achieve. While I was on it, I got my 6 - 8 hours of sleep and woke up refreshed and ready for my coffee (only one a day).

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March 11, 2015 3:28 PM

Review by HollyNoSleep:

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9.0

For Insomnia: I tried melatonin. Over the counter sleep aides. Natural remedies. Staying up 24hrs. Nothing. Doctor put me on Ambien. Two weeks later at a checkup he upped dosage. A week later wasn't working at that dose. Tried Trazodone. Works like a champ. We did up my dose once but I'd often only take half. Only downside is remembering no food. Works on empty stomach. And I don't move so whatever position I drift off in, that is how I stay. Stiff in the morning.

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March 6, 2015 10:43 PM

Review by Dave... (taken for 1 to 6 months):

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10

For Insomnia: Worked straight away. I took 100mg just before bed. I became most sedated from 30 minutes to one and a half hours after taking it. So, this is the best window to be in bed and ready to fall asleep. After that you still feel sedated but less so. Solid 8 hours sleep every night without waking. I had some dizziness for the first couple of weeks but this faded (not completely, but mostly). It does not matter if you are sleeping, but sometimes I can feel a little dizzy during the day.

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March 5, 2015 12:20 PM

Review by Maxbyron:

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10

For Insomnia: Have used for 12 years for sleep. Take 400mg before bed, sometimes 500mg. I fall asleep within 15 minutes and sleep all through the night.

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February 27, 2015 3:38 PM

Review by FDNY (taken for 10 years or more):

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9.0

For Insomnia: Excellent

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February 25, 2015 10:06 PM

Review by johnwithanxiety (taken for 1 to 6 months):

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9.0

Oleptro (trazodone) for Major Depressive Disorder: I like it. I took original Trazodone and it made me way too drowsy but as this is slow release I take it in the morning and feel calm all day. I'm actually using it for Panic and obsessive compulsive disorder and depression.

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February 24, 2015 3:49 PM

Review by JDC88 (taken for 2 to 5 years):

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9.0

For Sedation: I started taking Trazodone, about 3-4 yrs ago, to help me get to sleep and therefore stay asleep. I started with 50mg, but am now on 100mgs. It has been a blessing, and the fact that it is a non-narcotic is important too as I have addiction and depression problems. I Take it right before bed, read for about 15-20min and I am zonked out.

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February 23, 2015 11:43 AM

Review by Tammy Texas (taken for less than 1 month):

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10

For Insomnia: I started out on a 100 mg.. Best sleep. Wake happy. Ready to go. I love it. Perfect for me.

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February 21, 2015 8:50 PM

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