... just switched from working at home (where I could essentially work lying down) to back in the office stuck behind a desk 10hrs a day. To make matters worse this switch was also from nights to days. So I am having problems sleeping, which is compounded by the steroid injections I've been getting for pain management. I don't do well on steroids I get all jittery and that creepy crawly wanna jump out of your own skin feeling on them... So anyhow my sis in law was down over xmas and i was telling her how I was having problems sleeping but didn't want to go back on the ambien, 1- cause its bad for your liver, and 2 cause of the side effects... sleep walking, talking, crazy dreams. And she told me to ask my doc for trazadone. Says she take 50 mg has for years and it helps her sleep but doesn't knock her out, and no crazy dreams. I am on lisinopril hctz 10/12.5 ! daily and Oxycodone 5/325 1-2 Q 4-6hrs prn. Is Trazadone safe to take with these meds and can anyone tell me how this med works in comparison to ambien? Any nasty side effects I should know of?
I take trazadone as well I started at 50 for a few months and was bumped up to 100mg. It works wonders. I cant take sleep meds for reason such as nightmares and terrors, drowsy the next day horrible taste left in my mouth etc. The first week or so on Trazadone I was a little woosey and laughed a bit then went to sleep. After inital week had no more of that, definatly relaxes me and allows me to sleep a full night, was getting maybe 2-3hrs a night, now get 7-8 wake up, no side effects drowsiness etc. I also take with it, hydrocodone, methacarbomal(muscle relaxer) savella and wellbutrin(for depression) and on a fentanyl patch 50. Its a combination that works well, I have no drowsy side effects, can function, pain is low other then break thru which is much less often. I am back to having a life can go do, interact with kids, house chores, you name it. Its as if after 7yrs I have a life back. I would look into it. Good luck
I take trazodone and it has worked very well for me. I also take lisinopril for hypertension, citalopram, and buspirone. I used to take ambien too and I didn't like the weird side effects like trying to do stuff in my sleep and not remembering, having crazy dreams, etc. Plus it would only put me to sleep for about a couple of hours. Trazodone puts me to sleep and I'm able to stay asleep, and I don't feel crappy and hung over the next day. I wouldn't be able to get any sleep without it.
- Trazodone Information for Consumers
- Trazodone Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Trazodone (detailed)
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