I have been experiencing chronic muscle pain in my arms, legs, and back for a period of time that might correlate with my time using trazodone.
I found this information that adresses your problem.
"most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome when using Trazodone:
Blurred vision; constipation; decreased appetite; dizziness; drowsiness; dry mouth; general body discomfort; headache; incoordination; light-headedness; muscle aches/pains; nausea; nervousness; sleeplessness; stomach pain; stuffy nose; swelling of the skin; tiredness; tremors."
i've been taking trazodone 50mg to 100mg for almost a year now i can't say i have had anymore ache and pains than usual but the fatigue and sleepiness is a problem and if you have CTS or fibromyalgia or depression those will also sometimes make you feel tired and sleepy too. maybe you should talk with you doctor about how you are feeling and the two of you decide if it's the medication or something else. missy
Hello printer1. Just to add my thoughts to your question. I was on trazodone for several years and truth be told, I didn't have any aches and pains. I took it at night to help me sleep. So sorry,can't say I have experienced what you've been going through. Wishing you the best, pledge
I know that it was back in 2010 that your posted your question. I hope you still are looking for answers.
I have been using Trazodone for about 3 and 1/2 years. I began to have SEVERE lower back pain shortly after commencing use of it. I, however, (strangely enough), still find that 300mgs of Trazodone helps to reduce my pain. Crazy, yes?
If you do some research on the negative effects of this medication, you will read that they include muscle pain.
I hope you stopped using it and are, now, feeling MUCH better!
For me, Trazodone causes pretty severe joint pain (shoulders, hips) and muscle stiffness to the point where it's difficult to get up out of bed (painful) in the morning. It's very painful to begin walking on my feet, and I just generally feel like I've been run over by a car. Trazodone also makes me INCREDIBLY groggy the next morning. Very difficult to get up and I sleep through alarms, not even hearing them.
It takes me about 2 hours in the morning to wake myself up, get moving a bit so I can speak clearly, begin thinking more clearly, and walk a little less stiffly. On a really bad day, it could take 1/2 the day of moving around, stretching, massaging my limbs, etc. before I can move around normally. By 5pm I feel almost normal with much less pain and stiffness. I'm able to cook dinner and put on a meal without much pain or stiffness.
For all those reasons, I find it a very inconvenient drug if I'm working full time and need to keep to an 8-5 schedule or do any travel for business. It's effects are too strong and last too long to be a viable solution for a busy working professional.
Having said that, I do not recommend Ambien at all and feel it should be banned from use in the US.
I believe Trazadone causes muscle pain... and that is because you go through withdrawal symptoms if it is not in your body all the time. I take it at night and have severe pain through the day, and if I take some more during the day, the pain goes away. However, it also makes me very tired so I cannot take it during the day. The best is to get off of it completely.
Unfortunately it's hard to find a sleeping medication that works as well and also one that doctors don't mind prescribing on a long-term basis.
- Trazodone Information for Consumers
- Trazodone Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Trazodone (detailed)
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