Skip to Content

User Reviews for Trazodone (Page 4)

Also known as: Desyrel, Desyrel Dividose, Oleptro

The following information is NOT intended to endorse drugs or recommend therapy. While these reviews might be helpful, they are not a substitute for the expertise, skill, knowledge and judgement of healthcare practitioners in patient care.

Learn more about Trazodone.

Filter by:
Condition DownUp Reviews Compare Avg. Ratings DownUp
Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome 5 reviews 2 medications
   
9.3
Depression 63 reviews 79 medications
   
7.8
Sedation 65 reviews 38 medications
   
7.8
Anxiety 46 reviews 63 medications
   
7.8
Fibromyalgia 23 reviews 20 medications
   
7.3
Insomnia 360 reviews 110 medications
   
7.3
Major Depressive Disorder 11 reviews 47 medications
   
6.7
Headache 3 reviews 241 medications
   
4.7
Summary of Trazodone reviews 576 reviews 7.3

Reviews for Trazodone

Sort by:

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

38 users found this comment helpful. Did you?   Yes   No Report as inappropriate

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). "

   
10

adilmd December 13, 2015

63 users found this comment helpful. Did you?   Yes   No Report as inappropriate

For Insomnia: "I am very sensitive to drugs. So I was put on 25 megs of Trazadone. It worked for about a week then I got very sensitive to it and it knocked me out. My eyes and nose hurt and I was very tired. So I had to go off it. I ended up in a crisis center until things settled down. This drug did not do good for me."

   
2.0

Fancy Feather (taken for less than 1 month) December 13, 2015

22 users found this comment helpful. Did you?   Yes   No Report as inappropriate

For Sedation: "Hate this medication i have been on ambien in the past but where I'm from Nebraska it is not considered a controlled substance but in Louisiana I guess it is. I slept great on ambien I've been put on 100 mg of trazadone it does nothing for me I think I slept a total of 3 hrs last nite. That and the fact I've come off pain pills for my back cuz my new "dr " doesnt believe in prescribing narcotics I'm constantly in pain and now that I moved here and spent over a week in hospital I've also been on dr release from work to find out I got terminated from my new job plus now I guess I have congenital heart failure and lung disease it definitely hasn't been a good experience here overall tho I love the area as do my kids, but if I don't find a job quickly who knows what will happen"

   
1.0

abbenco December 7, 2015

19 users found this comment helpful. Did you?   Yes   No Report as inappropriate

For Insomnia: "Over the course of my regular meds. I found Tranzadone to be less effective. 50 mg dose gave me strange and odd dreams. When my psychiatrist up the dosage to 150 mg. of Trazodone dreams got even Weirder and felt like my dream was more of a reality. Go Figure"

   
4.0

JAGUARELISE December 5, 2015

33 users found this comment helpful. Did you?   Yes   No Report as inappropriate

For Insomnia: "Been taking trazodone for about 5 years, but in the past two years have had severe cough about 10-20 minutes after taking 50mg. It works for sleep, but the cough is definitely a bad side effect. Not worth taking."

   
10

EVIDI December 4, 2015

21 users found this comment helpful. Did you?   Yes   No Report as inappropriate

For Insomnia: "I found out how to avoid the night mares that most sleeping pills cause. I take melatonin with 50 mg of trazadone and it allows me to sleep and wake up refreshed."

Anonymous December 4, 2015

77 users found this comment helpful. Did you?   Yes   No Report as inappropriate

For Anxiety: "I have had bouts of severe and at times crippling anxiety for over 20 years. Though I mastered recognition of severe anxiety and can skip the ER realizing I cannot die from a panic attack, the effects would still bring me physically to my knees. I failed to respect the source of anxiety: depression. However, the SSRIs out today like Zoloft, etc, are bad on your brain and totally destroy your libido. You eventually are robbed of sleep and the problems spiral: blood pressure, obesity, apnea. Trazadone solves both problems for me, mental depression, physical insomnia. Side effects for me are: muscle spasms/weakness, balance problems, dry eyes, left side throbbing headache and some mania. Hopeful for the future."

   
10

Kevroy DC December 3, 2015

31 users found this comment helpful. Did you?   Yes   No Report as inappropriate

For Insomnia: "this is the first time in 2 years I can actually sleep. I need to take it one hour before and the only time I wake up during the night only to go to the bathroom but once I lay back down I'm off to sleep. normally I would be up all night tossing and turning"

soliander (taken for 1 to 6 months) November 30, 2015

62 users found this comment helpful. Did you?   Yes   No Report as inappropriate

For Depression: "My upper eyelids seem to swell from this. What is this from?"

   
7.0

Sarahdschultz November 28, 2015

6 users found this comment helpful. Did you?   Yes   No Report as inappropriate

For Insomnia: "I've been taking 100mg of Trazodone for four months now. At first it worked great in helping me sleep. Now I'm noticing that the side effects are worst than insomnia itself. I now have vertigo, migraines, fast pounding heartbeat, vision changes and no libido at all. It sucks"

   
4.0

Sleepyheaddd November 28, 2015

22 users found this comment helpful. Did you?   Yes   No Report as inappropriate

For Insomnia: "I have C-PTSD and have had terrible insomnia since I was 12 years old (I'm now 28), and Trazodone has been a true life saver for me. It's hard to cope with the PTSD-related flashbacks and anxiety in general, but everything was a million times worse when I could not sleep. I've been taking trazodone for about 3 years now and I am still amazed at what it feels like to actually sleep through the night and wake up feeling well rested and clearheaded. I'd been on dozens of other drugs and this is the only one that helped me to sleep and it makes me feel able to cope with the rest of my problems. It has been a miracle drug for me."

   
10

Eden87 November 24, 2015

73 users found this comment helpful. Did you?   Yes   No Report as inappropriate

For Sedation: "I've been taking trazadone for almost three years at different doses. I started out at 50mg, then100 and now take 150mgs. I%u2019ve taken some kind of sleeping pill on and off for 18 years but recently became dependent on them because of family deaths, relationship issues and post natal depression. Trazodone works for me but it gives me horrible nightmares so I have to wake up two to three times a night. I feel groggy the next day and my memory has declined. I also experience extreme anxiety. I don%u2019t know if trazodone is the cause. All in all, I would rather deal with the side effects than live with insomnia."

   
4.0

Kanyoni (taken for 2 to 5 years) November 24, 2015

36 users found this comment helpful. Did you?   Yes   No Report as inappropriate

For Insomnia: "I am on 150mg 2 times a day. It doesn't work for me. I can't sleep. Been taking it for almost a month."

   
1.0

Mitisie November 23, 2015

17 users found this comment helpful. Did you?   Yes   No Report as inappropriate

For Insomnia: "I've been taking trazodone 50 mg, as prescribed by my doctor for both depression and minor insomnia, for about three weeks now. She said it would affect my dream state.. that it would make my dreams nicer. It definitely has effected them, in that they've been totally crazy and all over the place! Not necessarily bad but there is a lot of action happening in my subconscious, sometimes I wake up in a cold sweat because it can be pretty stressful. I was wondering if anyone else has experienced this with trazodone? I take it about an hour before bed. Very groggy in the morning if I get up before 10, hoping I'll get used to it? I'm a 24 yr old healthy female."

   
7.0

P. A. Weimer (taken for less than 1 month) November 23, 2015

27 users found this comment helpful. Did you?   Yes   No Report as inappropriate

Desyrel (trazodone) for Fibromyalgia: "This medication does not do anything for my fibromyalgia pain, it does lessen anxiety and treats insomnia. I was given six different sleep meds, none of the them worked. My sleep study showed 15 minutes as the longest period of of sleep that night. I went 6 days with only 2 hours on night 3. I thought I was going crazy. I can't explain how it feels to go that long without sleep. This medication was the one that finally knocked me out and kept me out. The problem is I sleep too long when I take it. The have fibromyalgia & multiple disc issues and bursitis in my hips. if I do not turn over frequently my back and hip pain increase radically. I slept like I was in a coma for 8 hours. I only take when sleep is more important than pain relief"

   
5.0

Kristy 1633 November 22, 2015

7 users found this comment helpful. Did you?   Yes   No Report as inappropriate

For Insomnia: "Absolutely horrible. Took one at 2 o'clock in the morning from my mother to help me sleep. It knocked me out but I remember 15 minutes after I took it I started to feel very odd in my eyes would not relax. I woke up in the morning with extremely red bloodshot eyes and a extremely horrible painful headache and I felt weak and dizzy. I have been laying in bed all day and my headache is still not gone and it is 10:39 PM. I do not recommend this medication."

   
1.0

Lindseylouwhoo November 19, 2015

19 users found this comment helpful. Did you?   Yes   No Report as inappropriate

For Insomnia: "Apart from a dry nose and a few nosebleeds, I feel great. Within ten minutes after taking it I'm out like a light, and stay out for at least 7 hours. I'd reccommend it to anyone, though of course, all meds work differently for different people."

   
10

Asbel (taken for less than 1 month) November 18, 2015

36 users found this comment helpful. Did you?   Yes   No Report as inappropriate

For Insomnia: "I take Vyvance 60mg in the morning and Adderall 20mg in the afternoon to treat my ADD consistently throughout every day. It results in me having terrible insomnia (I sometimes took my adderall later than I was suppose too). I had insomnia for 4 years because of this. After taking Trazodone, I was able to sleep and balance my ADD life with some good sleep once again. I don't feel foggy in the morning, because of the Vyvance. It's nearly impossible to feel foggy on that stuff. But overall Trazodone is very good to remedy from ADD medication. I'm a healthy, fit male, 158 pounds, with no other health concerns. I would recommended this stuff. Not sure if I will become dependent over this stuff though, that's the last thing I want."

   
8.0

Adderall + Trazodone (taken for less than 1 month) November 17, 2015

18 users found this comment helpful. Did you?   Yes   No Report as inappropriate

For Insomnia: "First week on it at 25mg, half a pill. My doc allows me to get double the size so I don't have to buy it as often. Success from night 1 I get drowsy in 10 minutes, and out most every night, for all night. My bed time varies from 9pm to midnight depending on what I'm doing. Wake up typically 6am ready to face the day. I am told this doesn't interfere with the brains alpha waves. Side effects: a little dry sinus and head warmth, not quite a head ache, very acceptable. Me 55 yr old male, blood type O , 185#, TBI after 2 years, vertigo, headaches and migraines are typical for me, fibromyalgia, depressed to dysthemia, memory problems. I have found run-walking an hour or two a day very helpful, yin yoga very helpful too."

   
10

Pk721 November 12, 2015

31 users found this comment helpful. Did you?   Yes   No Report as inappropriate

For Anxiety: "I was prescribed this for sleep and to help elevate my mood. My prescription was for 25-50 mg at bed times, but I found it wasnt effective for sleep unless I took the entire 50. It worked well for sleep but I experienced many side effects. Some harmless like vivid dreaming, but mostly bad like teeth clenching, nose bleeds, severe nasal dryness and stuffiness, as well as appetite surpression and increased mood swings (mostly anxiety.) I ended up not wanting to tolerate these things and came off it after 3 weeks. It did not elevate my mood, however I may not have been on it long enough."

   
5.0

foreOdin November 10, 2015

21 users found this comment helpful. Did you?   Yes   No Report as inappropriate

For Insomnia: "I have an ongoing cervical nerve root and spinal cord pain from the disc material herniating inside my spinal cord column and twisting my spinal cord causing partial paralysis down both arms along with major pain in down both arms, hands to fingers, neck, jaw, shoulders to shoulder blades and down to mid back. This Trazodone is so effective that when it starts to work, it does so very fast that my body becomes alarmed as if I am dying which triggers my panic disorder and I fall asleep before having a full panic attack. As a result, I stay asleep for an hour or two as I fight the effects all night long. I can't afford to take something this strong since I have small children, toddlers and a baby in my house that I am responsible for."

   
9.0

Richard Lake Mary November 8, 2015

17 users found this comment helpful. Did you?   Yes   No Report as inappropriate

For Insomnia: "I think this is a helpfully drug but it take me 2-3 hours before it works"

   
8.0

debbiesmith65 November 8, 2015

22 users found this comment helpful. Did you?   Yes   No Report as inappropriate

For Sedation: "Helps me sleep"

   
6.0

Kak Vegas November 7, 2015

31 users found this comment helpful. Did you?   Yes   No Report as inappropriate

For Insomnia: "I have been on it for a few months now on 150mg. It helps me sleep but it does not help you stay asleep. so if you are able to sleep throughout the night this is a good product... i like getting to sleep and waking up more than staying awake tossing and turning all night, so I give trazadone 7/10"

   
7.0

Barnzy November 6, 2015

23 users found this comment helpful. Did you?   Yes   No Report as inappropriate
Page 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 ...Next
Hide