User Reviews for Trazodone

Also known as: Desyrel, Desyrel Dividose, Oleptro

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Trazodone review summary

7.4/10 Average Rating

28 Ratings with 21 User Reviews

Compare all 31 medications used in the treatment of Fibromyalgia.

Reviews for Trazodone to treat Fibromyalgia

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

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9.0

I have taken various doses of trazodone for Fibromyalgia and insomnia. I can fall asleep but wake up 3 hrs later. I take 50-100mg and fall back to sleep. Finally a more restful sleep. Ahhh!

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August 13, 2014 9:17 AM

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

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9.0

Desyrel (trazodone): It has greatly helped with my ability to sleep.

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May 14, 2014 6:57 PM

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

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7.0

Desyrel (trazodone): I have had insomnia related to my fibromyalgia for sometime. When my doctor suggested I try trazadone I was skeptical. Now I never want to be without it. It has done wonders for my sleep and the quality of my sleep. No grogginess or trouble waking up. I would recommend it for those that have trouble both getting to sleep and staying asleep.

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February 19, 2014 1:24 AM

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

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8.0

It's done well for myself!

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October 1, 2013 9:51 PM

Review by veggiegirl77 (taken for 2 to 5 years):

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4.0

Desyrel (trazodone): This medicine helped me sleep. I felt tired most of the morning hours. I've tried varying doses. Now I'm trying to get off of it. I'm taking 5 HTP, which seems to help me. But it didn't do anything for my fibromyalgia.

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August 30, 2013 12:41 PM

Review by Jess0908:

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8.0

Great for getting a good nights sleep without the hangover feeling the next day. Tried to stop taking it and had terrible withdrawals and didn't sleep for 3 nights. Will not try that again! Doesn't do much for the pain.

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June 2, 2013 2:26 PM

Review by HRHLMo (taken for 1 to 2 years):

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10

I started taking Trazodone in combination with Seroquel about a year ago for chronic insomnia. I had become addicted to hypnotic sleep aids and needed to change medicines. A dosage of 200mg in conjunction with 150mg of Seroquel enables me to get uninterrupted sleep. I would like to get off of this medicine eventually, but haven't found anything that works as well.

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January 4, 2013 9:44 AM

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

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10

Desyrel (trazodone): Couldn't live without it. Keeps me somewhat mobile, otherwise I'd be unable to get around, and unable to sleep at night.

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July 14, 2012 1:43 AM

Review by sara12345:

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9.0

Trazodone has taken away my fibromyalgia almost entirely. I started at 50 mg/night and gradually over the 12 years got up to 150 mg. My one problem with it had been an addictive appetite for sugar, which has now gone away completely by taking Pristiq as my anti-depressant! When I cut the dose in half, I got terrible fibromyalgia back. It also greatly helps my sleep.

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January 22, 2012 3:29 AM

Review by Anonymous:

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6.0

I've been taking trazadone for the past year to help me sleep. I get anxious when I go to bed because I'm afraid I won't sleep well and I have to because I also have fibromyalgia. I'm taking 150 mg now. If I take 200mg I can barely wake up and am hung over all day. I take 50mg about 30 mins before bed and the other 100mg right before. I do this because it sometimes makes me feel weird and nauseous if I take it all at once. It does nothing for my pain. Just helps me sleep and relaxes me at night. It's good for now.

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October 13, 2011 3:43 AM

Review by Anonymous:

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4.0

I take this when my insomnia gets very bad, because it helps me not wake up every few hours. However, I've found that it makes my fibromyalgia pain much worse the next morning, so I only use it as a last resort.

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November 11, 2010 4:45 PM

Review by Anonymous:

Desyrel (trazodone): Did nothing for my Fibromyalgia.

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September 28, 2010 12:02 PM

Review by pyish:

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2.0

Desyrel (trazodone): I have taken this medicine for 15 years. My pain is up and down depending on life's circumstances. It helps me fall asleep but the quality of my sleep is still poor. I have tried several times to withdraw from it or to change medications. I have never been able to because I end up not sleeping at all.

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September 25, 2010 2:41 AM

Review by Anonymous:

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10

Desyrel (trazodone): Can't recommend more highly. Unless my anxiety is particularly high, this medication helps assure a wonderful night's sleep. I'm on 200 mg nightly, along with Ultracet.

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April 12, 2010 12:55 AM

Review by sabsteak:

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10

I began taking trazadone 20 years ago for depression and insomnia. It has working very well for all these years. Unfortunately I have myalgias and began taking tramadol for pain this last year. I have had a rare reaction called serotonin syndrome. I can't move without the pain control medicines so I've had to give up my faithful trazadone.

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January 1, 2010 3:09 AM

Review by ChantalB:

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8.0

Desyrel (trazodone): I take this pill to have a good night sleep. It's been at least 5 years on it and I take 450mg.

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December 10, 2009 1:02 PM

Review by mom3babes:

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10

I take 150 mg at bedtime and in doing so it takes the edge off the pain caused from fibromyalgia. I get a wonderful deep sleep as a result and have been able to keep going thanks to this medicine.

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November 25, 2009 12:16 PM

Review by TAH:

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8.0

I've been taking trazodone for the last few years and it does help me sleep. It helps me relax and fall asleep, but there are times that I wake in the middle of the night and can't fall back to sleep. There are also times where I'm still groggy in the morning.

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November 8, 2009 6:43 PM

Review by rolyphot:

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8.0

I had to cut the doses in half. I felt like a maniac and very anxious. I'm taking it a bedtime in combination with Gabapentin, I feel a lot better, but I don't really know, which one is responsible. I think both.

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September 30, 2009 12:11 PM

Review by catzilla:

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8.0

I've been on every anti-depressant, preventative migraine drug, and odd and sundry 'experiments' for fibromyaligia in many years. As a long time insomniac, I tried Trazodone. The dose necessary for sleep is too much for me. I feel groggy and drop off to sleep the next day. However, if I take half of a dose with an anti-anxiety medicine, I'll sleep. The truly wonderful discovery is that for the first time, I rarely have the really bad and impossible to exorcise migraines I've had since childhood, now that I'm taking the modest dose of Trazodone! Often, they can be knocked out with a prescription painkiller, and only rarely do I need to resort to the Imitrex 'family' to rid myself of them! My doctor is surprised, but it's surely worth a try!

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August 8, 2009 8:24 PM

Review by Anonymous:

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7.0

Just began taking trazadone for fibromyalgia about 1 week ago. Some nights I sleep better, others I wake up jittery and can't fall back to sleep. Pain has subsided slightly. If others other taking for fibromyalgia, please post opinions.

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July 13, 2009 5:30 PM

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