... diagnosis with sleep apnea. is this medications safe for him being he has sleep apnea?
I have also been diagnosed with sleep apnea and take trazadone as well. I have been on this for about three years. I hope this info is helpful it is my own personal experience and everybody is different but I hope it works well for him. I actully sleep better without it . But like I said eveybody is different. good luck with this. Getting a goodnight sleep is important and with the sleep apnea it is so hard with the mask and the way you have to breath I don't know how I get any sleep with all the rules that go with the equipment and rules. Goof Luck and God Bless. I hope i was a little helpful. Like I said I tried sleeping without the trzadone and slept much better. So you can take that info and use it only is you feel it might benefit you.
I had to stop the trazadone because it irritated my bladder and created nocturia... lots of urination at nite. over 3 liters! But I was taking 300 MG... it no longer works... I used valium to get off... longer half life of 24hrs to a few days or more. Trazadone... eh... 5 hours. So, is it safe... it wasn't for me.
Hi..i tried valium 6yrs ago for like 3yrs but doesn't work for sleep but to rest our mind from working up.At times i got to take 4tab of 5mg maybe 3-4hrs after that only can fall asleep but its a good sleep. You may try but i would suggest melatonin is much better..good luck dear
I have extremely mild sleep apnea, kind of borderline between having sleep apnea and not having sleep apnea. I can't see how anyone can sleep with that mask thing. They wanted to give me one, but I refused. I found out about this mild sleep apnea when I had a second test for narcolepsy about 10 years ago. One of the drugs that I take for my narcolepsy is trazodone. I only take 150 mg at night. Sometimes it helps me sleep and sometimes I sleep better without it. Most of the time it helps though. I have been taking trazodone for 33 years.
When I was pregnant with my now adult daughter I reduced the dosage down to 50 mg and would have quit for the duration of the pregnancy, except that I had extreme and horrible withdrawal symptoms when I tried quitting entirely, but no withdrawal symptoms at all on the reduced dosage. My daughter was born healthy and normal and to this day (she is now 25), she is still healthy and normal. She also has a very high IQ and a partially photographic memory, so I don't think that trazodone hurt her brain either although I worried about that possibility enough that I did lots of brain stimulating activities with her, when she was an infant. She has also been fortunate enough not to inherit my narcolepsy, which I have had since 12 years of age.
At a later period in my life when I had 3 pinched nerves in my back I was taking 300 mg to reduce the pain in my back and that caused me no problems, either, although it took me years to get the dose reduced back down to the 150 mg that I need for my narcolepsy. (No withdrawal symptoms, just depression with too much reduction in dosage.) These days it is interesting, because if I quit taking it completely I no longer get withdrawal symptoms or depression. The reason that I don't quit completely is that when the amount of trazodone in my system gets too low the Provigil that I take during the day for my narcolepsy in the day no longer works.
Of course I am only one person, but for me it has been an effective and safe drug, with virtually do side effects. As far as use during pregnancy of course one needs to consult with their doctor on that, but it certainly had no detectable ill effects on my daughter.
I have been taking trazadone for 10 years. I cannot sleep without it. I take 100mg. I have been as high as 300mg. I too have sleep apnea. You can cut a trazadone in half and he can take 150mg. My Dr. told me you can do that with this drug. Try it. He is safe. I also have to take 8mg of tizanidine at night which is a muscle relaxer. My Dr. has worked with me for years to come up with this combo. FINALLY, my body can relax and I can sleep. I love Trazadone, as it helps with chronic pain, which I have.
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