I did this too - I was on trazodone for sleep for some 20 years. I tapered off of it, then only slept a few hours a night for 6 months. Now I use Melatonin and I have a light box that turns on 30 minutes before my alarm goes off, but I still ended up taking amitryptaline 25 mg to help sedate me at night. Sure is hard to change old habits, isn't it? Being sedated in order to sleep for so many years I just wasnt able to transition back to doing it on my own. Be sure to use good sleep hygiene - bedroom only used for sleep and sex, go to bed and wake up the same time each day, no light in your room at night - none!, strong light in the morning, eat meals at the same time each day, etc. Best wishes to you -
I have been on Trazadone for 10 years now. My brain starts racing at bedtime, so it was prescribed for sleep along with Prozac daily.
I wake up constantly with out it at night.
Recently, my Gyno told me she wants me to get off of Trazadone, as it
doesn't create normal sleep pattern, plus cardiac effects.
Anybody else hear that?
Hello P40. All the above answers to your questions are excellant. Lots of ideas and suggestions. I'll add a bezodiazepine. Dalmane will certainly help to give you a deep sleep. Only major drawback/hurdle is that this drug can become addictive as well as the side effect of having a hangover feeling upon awakening. Regards, pledge
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