Taking it to help with sleep & has not helped. Do I still have to wean off of it? Dr. Appt. Not until September 14th. Any response would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance. I really don't want to take it tonight.
You're taking a low dose and I don't see why you would have to wean off. Asking your doctor is the best idea. I've been on Trazodone for 10 plus years at a high dose and sometimes I run out of medicine and have to go cold turkey for a few days. I've never had withdrawal problems just can't sleep.
reelwater; I agree with Pepper about not having a problem just stopping if that is really what you want to do But i would check with the doctor Many times they start you with a minimal dose, Then increase it as needed which is what they might want to do when you see the doctor on the 14th. But it is always a good idea to check with your doctor first. But i take the same dose and it works fine for me but i just use it as needed..Good luck and have a nice day. Chuck1957
Thanks for the advice. The meds still aren't helping, but I am trying to tough it out until Monday. I have taken everything under the sun for my insomnia. Lunesta, several antidepressants (only for sleep) Restoril, Ambian, Ambian ER, ets... Most help for a short amount of time and gets less and less effective. I have chronic pain from a car accident. Spine issues in back & neck. It's a cruel joke with my sleep. Sleep makes my pain level better, I can't sleep because of my pain is too high, and the cycle just gets worse & worse. Not to mention that laying still makes the pain worse. Try falling asleep when you can't stay still.
I really do appreciate the advice.
I started out on Trazodone at 50mg & it didn't have any effect either, BUT at 150mg it works great. My doctor had me titrate up, so I would recommend you just stay on it until your next appt. If you really don't want to give the higher doses a try, then you shouldn't have any problems with discontinuation at that dose.
I've been on Trazodone for 2 weeks. I started on 50 mg, I took that dosage a few nights but it didn't work. I never got sleepy. I upped it to 75 mg; not sleepy, 100 mg still not sleepy! I go back to my doctor in a month. I don't know whether to stay on it either! I'm definitely not getting a good nights rest!
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