I've been taking this medication for the past 3ish years, started at 50mg and now I take 100mg, I too, feel like I am apart of the walking dead the next day, but as soon as I take the medication at night time, I feel like there is a monster inside of me that needs to be fed. I get STARVING, even if I eat dinner a couple of hours beforehand. I tried asking my doctor about it, he told me that I just need to eat broccoli or some greens before bed... Just curious if anyone else has the same issue
bekkahdavies; YES boy did it ever and the munchies just before going to bed is not good.But it does and can happen I was lucky it did not effect me to much because it worked so well that I had to head for bed while I still could make it up the stairs but if I did stay up some I could not stop looking for junk to eat. One other trick I would do is give myself the full feeling by drinking extra water prior to taking the medication so i would feel full.have a good day your not alone.
After being on Trazodone for more than 10 years I still have the munchies at night. I usually eat a bowl of corn flakes with bananas before taking my medicine. That way I'm full when I take it but sometimes I'll wake up around 1 or 2 starving. What Chuck said works also. Drinking a glass of water to get that full feeling. I don't know if the higher the dosage the more hungry you are. I take 300 mg at bedtime. If anyone finds a way to stop the munchies keep us informed. Pepper
bekahdavies, Glad to help we don't always get all the information from our doctors,To me this is one of the best sites out there so feel free to ask any questions.We have a lot of great people here that have had the same problems or know about it and it is always a relief to know your not alone. Come back and post again if we can help you
Yes! I have been taking trazodone at bedtime for several years, and if I do not fall asleep immediately I get hit hard with the munchies! I have learned that if I do not eat enough during the day or skip dinner the need to feed will wake me from my sleep! The only reason that this has not become a problem weight wise is that the medication I take during the day does the complete opposite. I can say that is the only side effect that I personally experience with trazodone
- Trazodone Information for Consumers
- Trazodone Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Trazodone (detailed)
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