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 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.
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.
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.
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