... if anybody has been on Trazodone, and was wondering about the common side effects that they have experienced? He is sleeping real good... so far. Not going through the insomnia. He has tried so many sleep aids it's unreal. I do hope this meds works.
When I was given this for sleep I had a really hard time with it. Anxious, cold sweats, weird/vivid dreams and decreased libido. I'm happy to hear it's working for him. You can read about the common sides right here on our site. Best to you, hope this helped a bit.
I have been taking trazodone for over a year for insomnia when Ambien, Restoril and Lunesta would not work. I had to increase the dose and since then it works like a charm. As far as side effects, I haven't noticed any.
Trazodone works very well for me, I take it at bedtime and set my radio to turn off after one hour... I have yet to hear it turn off! I'm 58, 6'4", 264lbs and take 150mgs at bedtime, I always wake up 7ish hours later and good to go.
I read about the side effects he may or may not experience any side effects... there a long list of side effects (I know I couldn't take it). BTW he just started to take them the night before last. He said he slept like a log, and he did he slept longer than he usually does.
I hope he doesn't have any problems with it. I'm highly sensitive to certain medications, so I can't take Trazodone... too many side effects that I've experienced from other medications.
I hope this medication helps him, he needs a type of meds that shuts his brain off... he is ALWAYS worrying about someithing and it robs his rest.
I was prescribed Trazodone because I couldn't sleep due to anxiety. It works great for getting me to sleep & staying asleep. The first try was probably too high a dose for me as it gave me a hangover type feeling in the morning. My doc lowered the dose and it's fine now. A very low dose by the way (25 mg.), since I'm also taking Cymbalta & Klonopin at bedtime, also low doses.
Hello ABBY. Trazodone is an older antidepressant. Today, it is seldom perscribed for depression simply because it seldom works in regards to that illness. It is perscribed off label (meaning other than what it is intended to help against) for sleeping. Much as Cymbalta an antidepressant is perscribed off label for fibromayalia. The plus side to Trazodone is it is non habit forming. I was on it for several years (insomnia) and stopped taking it because it stopped working. I experienced no side effects. Regards, pledge
Everybody is different, as you are different from your husband. I took it for years, low dose, had no side effects, (actually the reason they prescribe it for sleep is because the side effect of sleepiness works better than the drug EVER did), and I didn't have to increase the dosage. Generally, the higher the dosage, the worse the side effects are. It doesn't seem like he is on an extremely high dosage at this point. Best of luck to him!!
Thank you all for the advice and your experiences. It sounds to me that Trazodone it promising, of course it all depends on my husband how he feels. He went to take a nap at 7:00 pm. This morning when he woke up he said he felt groggy... he did seem tired. I'm sure this will pass once the meds gets adjusted in his system. I believe his psychiatrist started him on a low dose. He has been on and off Lunesta, Ambien, so other meds... none worked.
I told him that he's not doing anything have productive to make himself tired. I know there's not much we can we are both disabled, my husband has health problems--- heart disease, COPD, Asthma, Emphysema, diabetes, Atrial Fibrillation, he is on oxygen, also. As far as, his sleep he takes all his meds like he's suppose to - he says I've took Xanax, Tramadol, Lunesta, nothing worked.
There has been times that he has been up for 24 hours... he couldn't sid noleep!
As I mentioned about him having a long medical history--- he does well he takes his medication regularly no complaint there. He does complain about his back and legs. He used to be a electrian and carpenter, a lot of climbing ladders for 10-15 years.
Well... it is 8:20 pm., he just woke up--- I asked him if he still feels groggy, he said he slept good. He sleeps better during the day than at night. Go figure.
I was on 15mg of Remeron. We tried this for 60 days; however I was waking during the night after 3 hours of sleep. My doc then prescribed Trazodone along with one tablet of Remeron, and I haven't gotten this much sleep since the early 2000's. Before the Remeron. Doc said he didn't like Trazodone because it's not as effective with the depression. I guess it's the Remeron that's causing my sugar plumb dreams. I'm feeling much better. Without sleep, I'm good for nothing. Glad it's working for your husband also.
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