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User Reviews for Trazodone

Also known as: Desyrel, Desyrel Dividose, Oleptro

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For Insomnia: "Took this medicine July 2015- early December 2015 for insomnia, with the dosage at 25 mg, and this stuff really knocked me out for 9 hours straight every night. However, it left groggy until the evening next day, even with Caffiene. Afterwards, I stupidly decided to see if I could go without Trazadone for sleep and I slept really badly for the next month, until I started the Trazadone back up. This time, the Trazadone worked for about 3 days before it stopped working, even with me bumping up the dosage being 100mg. Sure it MAYBE can help with sleep, just don't develop a reliance on them."

   
5.0

notwhatiexpected (taken for 1 to 6 months) February 8, 2016

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For Depression: "I was given this drug as a prescription for sleep issues that I was having. At the time I had no known indications of depression or anxiety. It was simply to help with my sleep patterns since I travelled extensively. After taking the drug for a few months I simply stopped because I was on a more regular sleep cycle. Within a week, I was completely incapacidated, diagnosed with severe depression, anxiety and exhaustion. I also became terrified of daily activities and was incapable of even showering myself. I have never experienced such a dark space in my life. It wasn't until later that my symptoms were tied to this medicine withdrawal. I am furious about that and now taking another med to recover from this one, and then weened off."

   
1.0

GinoFred February 8, 2016

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For Insomnia: "I work nights and have struggled to sleep during the day for over a year. I've tried melatonin, otc sleep aids, completely darkened room, etc etc. I went to my doc last week and was prescribed trazodone to start at 25 mg. I still didn't sleep better than usual. Yesterday I took the 50 mg and became violently ill an hour after, my heart was racing for remainder of the day and I was dizzy. I admit I was terrified I was dying because I'd never felt that way before. Needless to say, I'm not going to continue with this drug."

   
1.0

AmberinTN February 4, 2016

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For Insomnia: "Need to take with another med. Sometimes feel groggy next day."

   
5.0

emeraldeyesinnj (taken for 6 months to 1 year) February 3, 2016

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For Insomnia: "I've suffered from insomnia most of my adult life, tried several meds but usually woke up cranky and zoned out. I was prescribed Trazadone and I am getting my full 8 hours every night. Pleasant dreams with no hangover, I highly recommend this product but of course everyone will react differently, I'm 48 and I'm finally sleeping a full night, I am completely happy with this product"

   
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Zane 1967 February 2, 2016

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For Depression: "It was a negative experience for me at least. I felt sad, depressed , can't sleep, and aggressive toward myself and hate dislike who I am. I don't think my Dr listens to me or maybe it's my fault . I cry at work and so scared I'll loose my job, I'm so scared and anxious and depressed and the medicine makes me feel a lot worse."

   
1.0

Anonymous February 1, 2016

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For Depression: "My pcm prescribed it for hot flashes, because I can't take anything with estrogen, so no HRT for me. I was having 10-12 hot flashes in a 24 hr period. Now I only have 2-3. I must take it at night, because it definitely helps with sleep. I still wake up slightly groggy. And If I have a hot flash it does wake me, but I'm able to go back to sleep. I started with 50mg. But now I take 25. I may try to take it every other night, because I don't like being on medication. But I am pleased with it. It is also an older drug, so any bad side effects should've been discovered by now."

   
9.0

VOR January 29, 2016

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For Insomnia: "25mg puts me to sleep but I wake during night repeatedly. 50mg puts me to sleep but I still wake up during night, maybe a bit less%u2026 AND I get medicine head/fog in the morning, which I don't like. I like when my morning coffee clears the cobwebs, but with this drug, the cobwebs hang around so I'm left wondering, "why bother taking it?". Gonna take 50mg tonight just because I need to get a better night's sleep than last 2 w/out it. Desperate so trying again."

   
5.0

SMB2016 January 28, 2016

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For Insomnia: "I take 200mg of trazadone every night and still do not sleep all night Have began to notice night sweats every night wake up all clothing and bed damp from the sweats, any one else have this problem ? I have been taking this med for two years and this has just started recently . Not a comfortable feeling and still no real sleep ."

   
4.0

littlemama83301 (taken for 2 to 5 years) January 27, 2016

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For Insomnia: "Couldn't sleep. Dr prescribed 50mg and 10 minutes after taking this medicine I felt extreme anxiety and felt panic . Heart racing. Looked it up immediately and saw it was a side effect with some people. But it is not scarier than not sleeping. Will tell Dr next time I go in what happened. Now just up when I can't sleep and hoping there is something that will help. I tried ambien which worked for a while but had an episode of sleep walking on it. I don't know what else there is to try. Did all the natural otc stuff and exercised more but I still wake up in the middle of the night and can't fall asleep again. Healthy 54 year old woman, 110lbs 5'4. Widowed started happening after my husband passed away tried antidepressants too"

   
1.0

Cocodrie1961 (taken for less than 1 month) January 24, 2016

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For Insomnia: "I'm 21, and in the military so high stress job and long hours. I used to go to sleep at approximately 11-1AM and have wake up at 0430 for PT. This medication has helped me immensely. I got it prescribed after coming back from leave and having jetlag, and not being able to sleep more than three hours. I would wake up feeling slightly "refreshed" and unable to go back to sleep. I've had issues sleeping since I was about 8/9 years old. I didn't do nearly as well as I wanted to in high school due to sleep issues and what not. But now that I'm on trazadone I feel much more productive. In bed by 8:20, asleep by 8:45/9:00 on weekdays.I sleep an amazing 8,7 hours. Heartbeat was fast the first time, and last night. I feel confident, organized."

Anonymous January 20, 2016

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For Insomnia: "5-6 hours after taking 50mg I'm still wide awake. It's been helpful only when I've taken 20mg Baclofen with it and 50mg Tramadol. Otherwise I toss and turn, wake up constantly throughout the night, and only start to fall into a deep sleep around 7am, right before I have to get up. I haven't experienced any side effects yet. I don't wake up groggy"

   
1.0

Anonymous (taken for 1 to 6 months) January 19, 2016

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For Anxiety: "In the last year I've lost my husband, my job, and as a result, I relapsed. Alot of stress, anxiety, and little sleep. I am now 6 months clean. Began taking trazadone 6 mos ago. After a few months it was not helping me long term. It would some what relax me, I'd fall asleep, but suddenly, I was awoke after about 3 hrs . After communicating that, I was told that because of my weight gain now weighing 198, height (5'3") that contributed to the non effectiveness, and the fact that on the end of my treatment, I was no longer taking some of the other meds. Anyways, once my dosage was increased to 100mg, and I've felt so at ease, and have slept through the whole night like a baby. Thank God for Trazadone, 2 thumbs up."

   
9.0

Sleepie Me (taken for 6 months to 1 year) January 18, 2016

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For Insomnia: "OMG, this medicines is the worse for your health. I'm a 38 year old female diagnosed with anxiety and insomnia in July and by the middle of Nov I was in almost complete liver failure. 22 days in the hospital for them to figure out it was the trazadone. Do not take.... or discuss this side of effects with your doctor,as they will not tell you this is one of the side effects"

   
1.0

Alli schnyder January 16, 2016

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For Insomnia: "Last night was the first night that I have had a full restful sleep since I was eighteen and I am 72 years old. I was not groggy and did not have a hangover. I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia in 1996 and I could not tell if the muscle aches were from the fibromyalgia or the medication but the muscle aches disappeared after I got up and moved around. I am grateful that my doctor prescribed Trazodone."

   
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CartWheelie (taken for less than 1 month) January 15, 2016

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For Insomnia: "My doctor prescribed Trazodone as a miracle cure for my insomnia. On the first night I took a 50 mg pill and I did not sleep at all. In the morning I had strong palpitations, hand tremor, dry mouth and eyes and panic disorder symptoms. I had to stop the drug immediately. I felt frustrated. Back to Ambien."

   
1.0

Helô Tucker January 10, 2016

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For Insomnia: "Gave me flu like symptoms. Literally felt sick on it with muscle aches and fatigue along with burning eyes . Took around 3 quarters of 50mg pill. I took it only twice and can't stand its effect . I'm going to go back ambien ."

   
1.0

Trazdone userooo January 8, 2016

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For Insomnia: "I take it around 10 pm and I don't sleep till around 4 pm"

   
3.0

Jockire January 4, 2016

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For Sedation: "Started taking it to help me sleep when I was going through intense anxiety. For that purpose, it worked very well. However, there was a side effect of feeling generally panicky all the time. It became so bad over time that I could not leave my house--or even step outside the door. I had to quit cold turkey after a month because this was so debilitating. After four days of being off of it, I was able to walk around my neighborhood again. But 3 months later, I still have trouble driving far distances. This drug almost killed me. Also, while I was on it, I had incredible anxiety--like my skin was crawling. Again, this ceased within a day or two of stopping this medication. All in all, it was a horror experience for me."

   
1.0

Anonymous January 3, 2016

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For Anxiety: "I began taking this around 3 months ago after the end of my marriage. I wasn't sleeping, had violent mood swings, really bad anxiety and bouts of tearfullness. I take 50mg at bedtime, it eases me into a gentle restful sleep with no groggy feeling in the morning. I'm a lot calmer and haven't killed anyone ;)"

Ruthywhiff December 19, 2015

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For Insomnia: "After trying everything else, Trazodone has been a blessing for me to fall asleep and get a good nights sleep."

   
9.0

Anonymous (taken for 1 to 6 months) December 15, 2015

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For Depression: "I was put onto Trazadone (started on 50mg then 100mg after 2 weeks) after having 3 months of citralopram which was not working for me. The trazadone has 100% helped my sleeping as I was only sleeping 1-2 hours per night. As for my depression it seems to helped so far, I'm still having episodes lasting 2 days to a week however these are a lot less frequent. Trazadone has helped my anxiety however I do still suffer from bouts of anxiety at least once a week (again better than before the trazadone). Personally I think that trazadone is great for treating sleeping problems, anxiety and depression and hopefully I will see even better results the longer I take it for."

   
9.0

Deb96 (taken for 1 to 6 months) December 15, 2015

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For Anxiety: "My daughter (age 12) tried Lexipro for severe anxiety (school refusal etc.) The Lexipro made her hallucinate black blobs and become depressed in addition to anxious. The root of her problem was ADD/Dyspraxia and a Reading Disorder that led to numerous negative school experiences. After researching different medications, her PCP and I zoned in on Trazodone to help her sleep and relax. It changed my daughter's life. This med, in addition to a nurturing and small private school has made a huge difference. She's not only functional but she is happy--no more meltdowns--and she thrives socially and academically. (She is 100 lbs and takes 1.5 tablets each night.)"

   
9.0

HQ (taken for 1 to 2 years) December 15, 2015

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For Anxiety: "I've been using this drug for about 4 months to help combat insomnia and anxiety, and it works, but not in the best way... For insomnia, this is the ONLY drug that manages to knock me out for about 8 or 9 hours straight, but when you wake up the next morning, prepare to feel groggy and disoriented for at least 5 hours the next day, which is way to long to feel this way, IMHO. For anxiety, you don't feel ANY anxiety while on this drug, but that's because this drug makes you so groggy and tired that you can't really think of anything while on this drug. My advice, take this drug ONLY occasionally, not every night like I did. I'm quitting this drug tonight."

ihatetrazadone4life (taken for 1 to 6 months) December 13, 2015

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For Insomnia: "Alright guys! If you are thinking about starting the use of Trazodone for your insomnia, Go ahead and take it without a second thought. Definitely changed my life a 100 times better. I was having mild insomnia, but it then progressed to severe insomnia and I had to break the loop. Natural supplements don't do the trick when your body is used to sleeping so less. Take Trazodone and slowly wean off when your body starts sleeping better. And yeah, no side effects (1st week was bad headaches and grogginess but they go away). "

   
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adilmd December 13, 2015

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