I have been prescribe Trazodone as replacement for seroquel to help with anxiety and sleep. I also?
- 6 Jan 2012 by cuddlejunkie121
- 5 February 2015
- maxalt, seroquel, migraine, anxiety, sleep disorders, generalized anxiety disorder, trazodone, interaction, sleep
... take maxalt on occasion for migraines. I know because of the pill interaction tool, that Maxalt and trazodone don't always play nice (Serotonin syndrome was mentioned but it also was said to be rare). I haven't taken a maxalt in at least three weeks, and can go months with out taking one. Should I be concerned and find something else to take or not. I am going to mention this to my doc, as well but I really, really don't want to go back on seroquel. I was prescribed once when I was hospitalized and honestly I am not sure why. I think it was for anxiety and helping me sleep. Well it doesn't help me sleep anymore. And I would love to try something else for my anxiety, actually I am on klonipin for that. But if the trazodone doesn't work out I would love to take something else for daily for my anxiety (save zoloft which was just bad for me)
sorry if this is long and ramblingly, thank you in advance
I'd stay away from seroquel at all costs. I didn't do well on it and gained so much weight it was crazy. Have you considered Effexor or other SSRI meds? There are so many out there, keep trying til you get it right! That's what I had to do. I have panic disorder and depression and I take zoloft, which I see you didn't care for, but don't lose faith. Something will help.
Hope you feel better soon. Janet
Hello cuddlejunkie121. Trazodone is an anti-depressant that untill 20 years ago was prescribed just for that, depression. But its proven in many cases to do little for depression but has been found to aidbecause of its sedative properties, to be helpfull in helping people who difficulty in falling asleep. Not knowing how high your anxiety levels run, the klonopin is a benzodiaxepine and is used to treat anxiety. It works long term and not knowing your dose, might need to be increased. If that doesn't seem to help suggestion is since you are already on a Benzodiazepine, you swittch to a fast acting one such as Xanax. If that is not an option, then I might suggest Paxil (SSRI) for your anxiety, and Remeron to help you to sleep.(Both run the risk of Sertonin Sydrome when taken together) mind you as do many successfull drug combinations, but under a doctors care and watch are frequently prescribed. Best of wishes to you,pledge
I was prescribed trazadone for sleep and anxiety as well, however since it will put you to sleep, it's pointless for anxiety while functioning in the real world.
I am very new to Seroquel, but I've been taking Ativan for anxiety and sleep for many years and find it very helpful. I can feel my chest and muscles relax and my state of elevated fear is lessened. Unfortunately, taking Ativan with Seroquel makes me very very sedated. I haven't adjusted to that side effect of Seroquel and I'm on a tiny dose! I'd like to hear your experience with Seroquel. But in the meantime, I think ativan may be a good option to try. It comes in 1 mg size as the smallest tablet and you can score that easily of needed. Thank you.
I suggest Risperdal and Clonidine for sleep. I've had severe insomnia and that is very helpful for me.
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