I have been taking some meds for pain in my back and neck because of a car accident. In the process i have put on some weight because of different drugs and lack of activities. I have been suffering depression which i feel is part of the weight gain . I don't sleep well and have been prescribed this drug for both. I just have a fear of weight gain, i cant put on more weight because its making me stressed out. Please let me know any weight side effects ??? I am prescribed 50-100mg at night
I would like to know if anyone had any weight gain on trazodone or even better weight loss?
Question posted by want to feel better on 26 Aug 2014
Last updated on 18 February 2022 by Chelsie123
I am taking trazodone for depression and anxiety. Just went in today and spoke to the doctor and he said I have lost 11pds in a month from the last time I spoke with him. He did upper my dose from 100 to 200mgs and I feel amazing.
I do have weight gain and water retention from trazodone .
I have been taking trazodone 200mg at night for over 8 years and it has never made me lose weight or gain weight.
I have been on Trazodone for about 8 months. I have gained weight and I find it very hard to loose weight on it. I took myself off it for 2 weeks and I lost 4 pounds. For me that is a lot because I am a thin and petite woman. I never had problems loosing weight. Since I have been on trazodone it has slowed my metabolism and I find it very hard to even loose 1 pound. Yes, trazodone is good for sleep. It does work.
Trazodone is great for sleeping, but is hardly good for depression. It is a very old anti-depressant. Get started on another anti-depressant in addition to the Trazodone. I take Trazodone and Pristiq (or Effexor). No problems with taking both. But I do take the Trazodone right before I go to bed, otherwise my sweet tooth and potato chip tooth rear their heads. That's just me which you didn't see anyone else mention. I take the very peak dose of Trazodone because it takes away most of my fibromyalgia pain. As long as I take it right before bed, then I sleep through this effect.
I have been on TRAZ for about 4yrs. weight gain? i didnt really notice any... weight loss OH HOW I WISH!!! im on 4 tablets at bedtime. i take it so i can sleep...
I have been taking 100mg Of trazodone every night, for insomnia, for years. I've never gained weight specifically from the trazodone.
I know trazodone is also prescribed for mental health reasons, and being that it can knock you out, I would imagine the lack of inactivity would cause weight gain.
Look in adverse effects of trazodone up right here on Drugs.com. If weight gain is one of them, the site will tell you.
Yes, it can. Water retention is some of this, and you can best combat this by ensuring you drink ample amounts daily (yes, drinking enough water prevents retention)m Take a good look at your diet, Gluten, sugar, diet soda, soy, dairy, all contribute.
- Trazodone uses and safety info
- Trazodone information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side effects of Trazodone (detailed)
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