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Reviews for Trazodone to treat Sedation
Review by mika10684 (taken for 1 to 6 months):
trazodone: I been having extremely severe trouble getting to sleep & staying asleep (depression) psych put me on lamotrigine & trazodone, it did extremely well. I slept for 10-14 hrs. I stop it because I was thinking about conceiving. I had to go back on trazodone cause my sleep was very irregular. I'm back on trazodone for 2 months now, sleep getting better slowly but surely.
17 users found this comment helpful.
Review by Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month):
Desyrel (trazodone): I took it for insomnia. I'll give a two because it definitely knocked me out. I tried it for about a week or so and the side effects didn't go away. I was mindless - a zombie. I was interested in absolutely nothing. A friend would point out hot chicks walking by and the most I would give was a "meh". I did my school work, ate food, and sat around with friends - just sat there as everyone else had fun.
35 users found this comment helpful.
trazodone: I've been on trazadone for a month now, and I take 100mg as needed for sleep. I love that I can actually fall asleep within 20 minutes and stay asleep, but it's impossible for me to wake up. I've slept through alarm clocks, roommates coming in my room, the smoke detector going off. It puts me in a really deep sleep for a minimum of 10-12 hours. That's my only downside with it. You feel great in the morning, but I've missed work and a few classes because of it.
33 users found this comment helpful.
Desyrel (trazodone): I really like trazodone. It helps me sleep and makes me feel more like getting up the next day instead of wanting to stay in bed. There have been a few times however that I took 100 mgs instead of 50 and it made me so faint/lightheaded that I had to lay down in the floor where I was at. I couldn't make it to the bed. 100 mgs doesn't always do that but there have been 3 or 4 times that it did.
28 users found this comment helpful.
trazodone: I have been on trazodone for about 9 months. I was taking it as a sleep aid I liked how refreshed I felt in the morning at first.. then I realized I needed 2 150mg to fall asleep... so I quit using it for about 2 months. I went back on it 2 nights ago.. the first morning I couldn't open my eyes.. my girlfriend said I look plastered. But after I woke up I was fine no depressive thoughts or dizziness. It's more reliable than any other sleep aid over an increased period of time to me.. but my helpful hint of advice.. be ready to sleep in 30mins or you'll be dealing with restless legs syndrome all night! I hope this helped, oh and nightmares sometimes.
32 users found this comment helpful.
trazodone: I love trazodone. I am taking trazodone for sleep. It helps me sleep 8 hours. I also like it because it helps with depression and anxiety. The medicine calms me throughout the night. I have no anxiety and depression since I started taking it. I will continue to take it as long as I can.
33 users found this comment helpful.
trazodone: I was only getting two hours sleep a night. I am on a lot of pain killers due to military service . First night I take 150 mg I slept 8 hours approx each of the last 4 days. I feel so much better.
18 users found this comment helpful.
Desyrel (trazodone): I have been on trazodone for about five years, ever since I was going through a nasty downward spiral due to my personal situation at the time and couldn't sleep for three days/nights in a row.
The doctor who prescribed it for me was an "old-time" doc who wasn't into unnecessary medication (or any, most of the time) but saw there was a need that day with me. The fact that it was also an antidepressant was also a plus (but ultimately it wasn't effective enough on its own for that purpose).
Taking trazodone at night (50mg) plus 1/2 a typical Ambien pill helps me sleep a good five or six hours straight--beats the way I used to sleep and thought was normal for most of my life; waking up every two or three hours.
25 users found this comment helpful.
trazodone: The doctor prescribed 100mg nightly for sleeplessness. I found I could fall asleep within 5-10 minutes (no more bedtime TV) and sleep wonderfully, waking up alert, feeling great, ready to go. However, sometime around noon each day I'd find my eyes getting blurry (no more reading). I cut the dosage down to 50mg, same thing happened. I cut it down to 25mg nightly and I still fell asleep in 5-10 minutes, stayed asleep, awoke refreshed and raring to go, and VOILA, no blurry eyes. Trazodone is a wonder.
22 users found this comment helpful.
trazodone: I have taken Trazodone 150mg for 5 years. It has been a God send for me. I have chronic pain that would keep me up all night. Also my head would not stop working overtime and I had trouble falling asleep. Now I am asleep within 20 minutes and I wake at night with no problem getting back to sleep.
19 users found this comment helpful.
trazodone: I'm a retired U.S.Marine and have been having trouble with sleeplessness and nightmares from service related issues. My doctor first prescribed Amitriptyline (Elavil) and I became an angry monster. She switched me to Trazodone, 25mg at bedtime and it has greatly helped with sleep and the depression. It has also helped with controlling my emotions. I have also been alcohol free for over 8 months now with no intentions of drinking again. It's helped me with several issues and I would highly recommend you inquire with your doctor about trying it if you're having any of the problems I have experienced.
79 users found this comment helpful.
trazodone: I was given this drug 2 years ago for insomnia after withdrawal from drug/alcohol abuse. This drug has changed me so much I don't ever want to get off of it. I take 100-150mg every night experiencing deep sleep with weird dreams that I like. A calm hungover feeling in the morning which dissipates into just a calmness for the rest of the day. I think well, have lowered anxiety, and a positive feeling toward life. If you really want to be your old self you can still muster it from within when needed though, then return back to the comfortable altered state afterward when you want to.
61 users found this comment helpful.
Desyrel (trazodone): I am taking 200mg a night for sleep for a little over a year. No problems except when I miss a nightly dose, I feel hung over the next day. Recently, I have been waking with a headache. I am going to cut my dosage down by 25mg and see if that will help. My worry is to have an uncomfortable withdrawal period.
16 users found this comment helpful.
trazodone: I have bipolar disorder and schizophrenia so I know what medical side effects are all about. My doctor prescribed me trazadone to help me fall asleep. I am on 100mg. It works miracles for falling asleep, however in the morning, I cannot wake up. If I try and force myself to wake up, my limbs barely move and I cannot hold myself up. I could not even get out of bed.
25 users found this comment helpful.
trazodone: I have taken this for three years, It has been a life saver in way of keeping me calm and relaxing me over all. I will take 100mg on average for sleep at night, I have also taken throughout the day to keep a stable mood. It has helped with depression and aiding well in sleep. You have to find the right dose for yourself though everyone will have a different reaction to different mg doses, the most common dose I have seen across the board has been 75mg at bedtime.
44 users found this comment helpful.
Desyrel (trazodone): I actually was taking this through high school because of depression and severe insomnia and it worked wonders. As I got older though, I stopped taking it and recently the sleep problems have started back up again. My doctor gave me 100 mg tabs of trazadone (the generic) and I had really bad headaches when I woke up in the mornings. I think it was because when I was in High School, I was taking between 25-50mg. Bought a pill splitter and I split the 100mg tablets into quarters and take 1-2 of them to equal the approximate dose of 25-50mg I was taking. So far so good and I haven't had the headaches so far...been doing this for a couple days so far.
27 users found this comment helpful.
trazodone: I went and saw my doctor yesterday about my problem getting to sleep and staying asleep. I had assumed she would prescribe Ambien but instead she prescribed this 50mg of Trazodone. I took it for the first time last night and I have to say I was out within half an hour but I did wake several times in the night but luckily was able to fall right back to sleep. I did experience slight dry mouth which was to be expected. I'm hoping it continues to work good and hopefully tonight I wont wake up so often. The doctor did say that when I see her again in 2 weeks she can always up the dose...so we'll see.
86 users found this comment helpful.
Desyrel (trazodone): I had been taking 30 mg of temazepam but after getting out of the hospital recently I have not been able to sleep. My psychiatrist added trazodone 100 mg tablets.
This is a moderate dose and has helped tremendously. The only downside to use of trazodone as treatment for insomnia is the early morning hangover, especially during the first few days of therapy.
It's not addictive, you WILL go to sleep, just take a little time.
83 users found this comment helpful.
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