I have been on Ambien 10mg for several years. I am often very groggy and extremely irritable the next day. Anyone had experience switching? I know I can't sleep without something, but would love to go off the Ambien. Plus, I am mildly depressed and Zoloft makes me edgy.
Hi, if you are intending continuing with the Zoloft & just swapping the Ambien to Trazodone, it isn't a good idea, you could be susceptible to interactions risks.
Please see the link: https://www.drugs.com/interactions-check.php?drug_list=2228-0,2057-1348
A better combination could be taking Zoloft with Lyrica? There is still a moderate interaction risk, but your doctor would have to decide if the benefits outweigh the risks...
If you are no longer on Zoloft there shouldn't be a problem switching from Ambien to Trazodone. I take Trazodone and nights I feel I need something more I take both Trazodone and Ambien together. Since you have been on ambien for yrs you may want to taper down slowly while taking trazodone, because ambien can cause horrible insomnia when stopped abruptly.
Best to you,
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