I started having insomnia bout 2 months now some nights i sleep some nights i dnt i was prescribed trazodone 50mg is 50mg to low should i take a little more, i wanna get some advice or what you people use to help you sleep and stay asleep??? I was also put on generic ambien 5mg i took it once only didnt like the hangover feeling and i did not sleep so i stopped it, should i give the generic ambien another try?? I saw a psychaitrist He put me on 25mg serquel and i dnt wanna go that route because im still young 28 only i dnt wanna be on it the rest of my life, i used it the first night but it didnt put me to sleep just feeling a lil weird the first night so i stopped the second night and went back on trazodone 50mg... i sleep but not long maybe an hr or at most 3hrs only... if i was to stick to trazodone how many mg should i take to put me completely asleep?? 2nd question if i was to go the Seroquel Route how much mg should i take for it to put me to sleep and be effective??
Insomnia and 50 mg trazodone, genric ambien 5mg, and 25mg Seroquel?
Question posted by shong916 on 25 June 2015
Last updated on 30 June 2015
I hope you get my response dated today - Sat.June 27,2015.
Right now for sleep I take Trazodone and Ambien so I do have firsthand knowledge to share with you.
Don't take the Ambien. I sleepwalked on it and broke my wrist, and I don't remember a thing.
This sleepwalking side effect is mainly seen in Ambien and Halcion.
If you need a quick acting hypnotic among these "Z drugs," try 10 mg. Sonata. Take it when you are IN the bed. Another "Z drug" hypnotic is Lunesta. As your doctor for Sonata instead of the Seroquel and Ambien.
I take 100 mg. Trazodone and 10 mg. Sonata at bedtime with terrific results with no sleepwalking.
Trazodone can be taken for sleep in 50 mg. increments up. 100 mg. would be a good dose for you with or without the Sonata - double what you have been taking.
Stop the Seroquel because it is an antipsychotic medicine used to treat 1) schizophrenia in adults and children who are at least 13 years old and 2) bipolar disorder (manic depression) in adults and children who are at least 10 years old. It is also used together with antidepressant medications to treat major depressive disorder in adults. You will have to wean off of Seroquel once you have taken it for awhile, and you do not want that. You did not mention if you needed bipolar, schizophrenic, or depressive meds, so don't take it.
Main thing for you - stick to the same regimen - Trazodone and Sonata or just one or the other. The body responds better to the same routine rather than switching back and forth.
All the best,
Hi, although i don't really agree with taking strong antipsychotics for sleep, I know that Seroquel have helped many people with their insomnia... I have heard that most commonly, people take 25mg or 50mg for sleep related issues. It can take quite some time to work to it's full capacity, so after just one night your wouldn't really know if it was the right medication for you... I would recommend trying Amitriptyline (if your doctor agrees). I was prescribed it when I had a back injury, it helped me sleep through the pain. I continued taking it for sleep after my pain had subsided
Wow for a minute there I thought you were talking all three a one time. That would be nuts. trazodone works great for me. I started out with 50mg years ago now I'm at 300mg a night. I sleep very well and it helps with my depression and anxiety . Ambien work very little for me. Like it gave me a 15 minute window opportunity to fall asleep if I missed that 15 minute window then I couldn't sleep at all. Seroquel darn near put me in a coma I slept for like 15 hours I do not remember the milligram but I will never try it again. I think if you're going to continue the trazodone you need to work up to a dose that works for you. Always take to you doctor first.
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