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Reviews for Trazodone to treat Insomnia
Review by Anonymous:
trazodone: I have been on trazodone for years to help with my anxiety and insomnia. I've had to increase my dosage because at first it wasn't working very well and my doctor recommended I increase my dosage or started taking 1 pill and a half of another. This medicine works for me 85% of the time, there are still many sleepless nights and anxiety outbreaks, but it does help. I stopped taking it for a few days and my anxiety levels were through the roof, so I guess this means it helps.
12 users found this comment helpful.
trazodone: I have severe insomnia. I have gone 4 days at a time with no sleep at all. I have also experienced hallucinations when I go 3 to 4 days without a wink of sleep. I have tried Ambien without even a yawn. Restoril gave me bad nightmares, I would awaken by throwing myself out of bed. I have just started taking Trazodone 50mg (3days now) and it knocks me out. It is the first time in years that I have slept through the night. However I am experiencing side effects when I awaken that are lasting throughout the day. Headaches, neck ache and weak, rubbery legs. If the side effects do go away I would give it a 10.
16 users found this comment helpful.
trazodone: I have had trouble sleeping as long as I can remember. I am now 57 and have been taking trazadone for 2 years. It works amazingly well. It doesn't cause me to pass out, but makes me fall asleep gently.
22 users found this comment helpful.
trazodone: I started taking this about 3 weeks ago and now I must say I love it! I have my sleep back, I go to bed at a normal time and wake up early and refreshed. The first few days I was groggy waking up, but once my body got used to it I never want to stop taking it. I used to have insomnia bad, once I couldn't get to sleep for days because of it. I take 50 mg of Trazodone and 1 mg of Risperdal for my racing thoughts and 40 mg of Celexa for my depression (all at bedtime) and this combination is really working well for me, I love it!
11 users found this comment helpful.
trazodone: I have had insomnia my entire life beginning at age 12. I was prescribed Trazodone four years ago when Ambien no longer worked for me. I sleep like a baby. I fall asleep within 10-15 minutes and sleep through the night. I have not experienced any side effects.
19 users found this comment helpful.
trazodone: After my brain surgery I got insomnia. Trazodone is the best medication I have ever tried for insomnia. It has never failed me in the 2 years of taking it. I can fall asleep and if I wake up to use the bathroom I can fall back asleep. Ambien, Lunesta didn't work as well as this medicine.
15 users found this comment helpful.
trazodone: My doctor prescribed this to me for my depression as well as my insomnia, he started me on 50mg and ended being bumped up to 300mg. Maybe I just have a strong tolerance for medication because I was also having to take 300 mg of Seroquel. I stopped taking the trazodone for a while because while on both medications a bomb could go off next to me and not wake me up, but now I am just taking the trazodone due to the Seroquel costing an arm a leg and a foot. But since I have done that now I get major migraines when taking it and have had to up my dose to 500mg. Every now and then I will wake up with a migraine still and sometimes it makes me sick when I don't take it with a full glass and a half of milk.
trazodone: I take this to help me sleep. I was started at 50mg 1x day at bedtime with no effect. The dose was increased to 100mg 1x day at bedtime with some effect. The dose was again to my current dose of 150mg 1x day at bedtime and now it works great! I wake up ready to go after 7ish hours of sleep. Works better if taken with a light snack.
13 users found this comment helpful.
trazodone: I've been taking trazodone for 3 years now. I absolutely love it. I take 300 milligrams, sleep through the night, and feel completely refreshed in the morning. Not drowsy, sleepy or feel like I'm out of it. I have many friends and family members that also use it and it had absolutely no side effects either. Much better than taking Xanax, Valium and Ambien. I LOVE TRAZODONE.
20 users found this comment helpful.
trazodone: For 10 years I took a 50 mg of Diphenhydramine at bedtime. It helped me to get to sleep most of the time. Then it stopped working. Now I take Trazodone and it works much better. My initial dose was 100 mg and I slept fitfully with mild hallucinations. I decreased the dose to 50 mg and slept much better with some dreams all pleasant and no nightmares. Now I take 25 mg at bedtime, and another 12.5 mg (1/4 pill) if I wake up during the night. I've been on this regimen for three months and have not had any side effects; I wake up refreshed and don't feel sleepy in the mornings.
21 users found this comment helpful.
trazodone: Tried this instead of my Ambien which I took for years. 50mg does not work to make me fall asleep, I just lay in bed for a few hours thinking away. Tried 100mg and it took forever to fall asleep but when I finally did I couldn't get up the next day. I felt very groggy.
14 users found this comment helpful.
trazodone: I could always fall asleep, but could not stay asleep. Three hours a night was normal. I needed help and Ambien, etc. were harsh. The doctor suggested trazodone and I tried it. She said it might take time to work- but that first night I slept 9 hours. I've been taking it for four years and it changed my life. No side effects except for drowsiness on days 1-2 and if I'm off of it for any time. I take 50 mg and am a 200lb healthy male. This medicine is under-prescribed for this indication.
34 users found this comment helpful.
trazodone: Trazodone is a great sleep aid; I'll be energized as ever, I'll take it, and within 15 minutes I can't even keep my eyes open. From then on I practically go into a coma :) Trazodone makes me sleep for 12+ hours at a time, it's great. I'm never tired anymore! I have so much more energy, I'm a better student now, I'm way more productive at work, I NEVER feel fatigued. I love it, and would definitely recommend it.
17 users found this comment helpful.
trazodone: Insomnia was ruining my life. People who have not experienced it have no idea how bad it can be. If you're going through it, stay positive! You will find your solution one day. For me, trazodone was the solution. Still needed good sleep habits etc. it's a pill, not a miracle. But it changed my life.
31 users found this comment helpful.
trazodone: I've had diagnosed depression for 30 years. Mine seems to be result of not having correct concentration of serotonin, and/or norepinephrine, verses having a traumatic event occur. Never taken illegal stuff. I was sent to Duke Hospital when worldwide, they were classifying and naming Fibromyalgia. My doctor helped with that work. (I had it)
I have taken 150 mg of trazodone for sleep for 20 years. Take 5 minutes before I get in bed, and am asleep in less than 15 minutes. I awake without feeling groggy, and I have gotten a decent sleep.
17 users found this comment helpful.
trazodone: I finally had to get some help after years of debilitating insomnia. My doctor prescribed me Trazadone at a 50mg dose. However my wife advised me to start with a quarter of a pill (12.5mg) to see how I reacted. It's a good thing I took her advice, just a quarter of a pill knocks me out all night. Also as an added bonus I noticed that my mood is better since starting Trazadone, something I did not expect.
24 users found this comment helpful.
trazodone: I have been taking 50mg of Trazodone for insomnia for 3 years and I fall asleep in 10 -15 minutes. I take 20mg of Celexa during the day. The combination of both has greatly improved my depression and anxiety and sleep. I worry that one day the combination will stop working, but so far so good.
10 users found this comment helpful.
trazodone: I've suffered from chronic anxiety for my whole adult life. I haven't slept eight hours straight in probably ten years. I had convinced myself that I was one of those people that didn't need much sleep until my mood began to change for the worst over the past few years. I finally saw a doctor about it. She initially prescribed Elavil which did nothing for me. She then switched me to Trazodone which has changed my life. My mood has completely changed. I am more friendly and outgoing now and I feel like I have a new lease on life. If you have insomnia and nothing seems to work, you owe it to yourself to try this medicine.
56 users found this comment helpful.
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