I have not been sleeping for more than 8-10 hours per WEEK - usually go 3-4 days with NO sleep and other days 2-3 hours if I took Lunesta and Melatonin. I pretty much stopped the Lunesta because it was not worth taking and laying awake. My mind races, I suspect I am in Peri-Menopause. So Dr wants me to try Trazodone, said take 50-100, I took 50 and laid awake, didn't feel much so 1hr later I took 50mg more - Still no sleep :( So, should I try 100mg again tonight or should I boost it up or is it save to say Trazodone is not going to work for me? Thanks for your help!
I can't imagine taking 100 mg of trazedone and staying awake, lol... if the dr told you you can increase it, then go ahead. If not you should talk to him.
1. Do not ever change the dose of any prescribed medication without the Dr's ok. 2. trazodone for sleep? Hmmmmm, gave me insomnia and weird dreams when I did sleep (but that's me).
I have taken many sleep aids that didn't work then I started out on 50 mg trazodone which did nothing. I am now taking between 200-300 mg a night which does help with sleep. Take it about 30 minutes to about an hour before sleep with one or two crackers. You shouldn't stay busy during this time, you might want to lay in bed relaxing waiting for it to kick in while listening to soft music or a background noise (white noise) such as a fan etc. You will need to take it a couple of weeks for the next day hangover feeling to subside. Talk with your Dr about an increase if what you're taking doesn't work.
Hi, i don't know if this is a pointless suggestion, but have you tried Zopiclone? It works (at a high dose) for me, and my sleep is really poor.
Didn't work for me either. I'm still trying 100mg each night but its not working.
I am on Effexor 225mg, Xanax 1mg as needed and dr just started me on 50-100 mg of trazadone. It kept me up all night so I called him and told me to take 200mg to sleep... Huh? So I have for last 3 nights and still can't sleep!!! Something needs to give before I have a complete breakdown. So I guess moral of this... you are not alone and I wish you the best.
Sadly, Trazodone did NOTHING for me. My mind races too. I also do the usual melatonin, new small dose recommendation or up to 10 g, DOES NOT WORK! I have found nothing that works. So sorry, it's hellish, isn't it?
I need the same answer... 100.. just doesn't do it... help!
I know this original post is old, but I'll add my two cents b/c it may help others. I haven't tried Trazodone yet, but I'm thinking about it. Have you tried Benadryl? It really helps me go to sleep, but it doesn't necessarily keep me asleep long enough. You could also try Valerian Root capsules which you can get from any drugstore.
I know it's an old post wondering if you ever found relief for insomnia?? trazodone also did nothing for me.
Hang in there. They took about a week to work but now i sleep great taking both trazodone (50mg) and melatonin (6mg). Good luck.
Are you allowed to take melatonin with trazodone? I read things that said you shouldn’t and then read other things that said it’s ok. I was put on trazodone 50mg about 5 days ago. So far it isn’t working for me at all. I can never fall asleep. I tried melatonin 20mg before being put on trazodone and its done nothing for me! Ugh
It doesn’t seem to work for me and pretty much a lot of other people just doesn’t work like a waste of taking medication when you lay there all night long hoping you’re going to sleep
Nothing is working and I am so exhausted
Hi SandGirl1 let me know how you doing with your Insomnia ? Please let me know what have you tried lately... I have the symptoms that you were having... I will increase the trazodone from 50 to 150mg... Please let me know I'm miserable...
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