I have been taking trazodone (50-100mg)f or Insomnia for roughly the past three months. I would not take it when I was drinking on the weekends. Sometimes it worked and sometimes it didn't. I would like to stop taking it but I'm also worried about the Insomnia getting worse when I'm off of it. Should I ween off? And any recommendation on how to deal with the Insomnia when coming off of it?
It is not easy to stop a med for sleep. Our body becomes used to it helping us sleep. Maybe start with lower doses or only use it when you have to (as needed). You may have a week or more of insomnia after you stop. The hope is your body will get back to a normal sleeping habit that you had before the insomnia started.
Best to let your doctor know you want to wean off the trazodone.
- Trazodone Information for Consumers
- Trazodone Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Trazodone (detailed)
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