I also suffer from RLS which I was told attributed to the insomnia. Last night I took my first and last dose. I experienced an onset of very irritable RLS, and was extremely dizzy and my mouth was so dry that I had a problem swallowing my saliva but had no problem drinking or eating. I did fall to sleep for 6 hrs. I woke this morning feeling lightheaded and dopey along with that my right arm being numb and tingly. Has anyone every experienced these type of side effects?
Hello redskynite. I have been prescribed and taken Trazodone for sleep in the past as well. Yes, I can confirm that Trazodone does cause a very dry mouth and does cause light-headedness as well as occasional dizziness. It certainly made me very sleepy and I did sleep, but it caused such severe morning grogginess that I took it only for a short time before asking the doctor to stop the prescription. I do also suffer from RLS, but for many years have been prescribed and am taking Mirapex which seems to work well for me most of the time. I hope my experience will help confirm your own and thus be helpful to you.
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