Trazodone is used in the treatment of sedation; depression; reflex sympathetic dystrophy syndrome; insomnia; headache, and belongs to the drug class phenylpiperazine antidepressants.
Trazodone is associated with the treatment of:
Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome
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Hello spot1235. trazodone/Desyrel is a antidepressant. It is one of the older drugs. It is more often prescribed today for off label use then as an antidepressant. "Off label" meaning for other reasons than as an antidepressant. These include the treatment for Alcoholism, Insomnia, Anxiety and Panic disorders. Regards pledge
Hi there spot. I'm Anna. Yes, trazadone can be used for anxiety and panic attacks. It's effective, often leading to signficant improvement in anxiety within 2-6 wks. Sometimes it's used for both. My experience was good. I took it for a few years before I changed to another med. I slept better and it slowed down and I had more clarity . Of course, you need to talk to a Dr. about this. Sometimes trazadone is used for insomnia. I hope you find the answer to your question. God bless you, spot. Anna
trazadone is an can be used for deppresio/anxiety/sleeping aid... but speaking for someone like myself that has been on it, in my opinion it didn't do nothing for me accept make me feel groggy the next day... 1 of my conditions is panic with agoraphobia... and it did nothing for me, but I am not saying this med. doesn't work it just didn't for me for my panic is off the hook it's that bad... it didn't even help me sleep at a high dosage, but see i have alot not saying u don't mh issues, and what didn't work for me doesn't mean it won't work for u... so all i can say if u haven't tried it yet, is try it and see what happens, if bye some chance it doesn't work, then the doc will go from there... these meds are all trial and error... it took me so long 2 get to the one that worked for me... good luck and i hope it works for u for i no what it is like first hand to have panic disorder...
I take trazedone to help with my insomnia, although I also have major anxiety issues. It doesn't kick in right away, but you will slowly start to feel drowsy. I take 50 mg at bedtime, but am unsure what the dosage would be for only anxiety. I know taking it for insomnia ,makes me extremely lazy, and tired the next day.
I suffer terrible panic attacks, at this point i'm doing "okay" on Prozac and Xanax PRN. I did take Trazadone at one point for sleep, I was panicing in my sleep continuiosly for a while and eventually became afraid to go to bed! Unforturnately, on the day I tried a dose of Trazadone I had a full blown panic attack 20 miutes after I took it which is a HUGE step backwards because I usually don't panic in my "safe places" ie:home. I react just fine to other SSRI's and have tried many... good luck.
Hi ive been on trazadone for a year my dr decided to cut me down and take me off them i was on 250mg a night now im 50mg a night but ivbeen taking panic attacks more frequent before it helped now im having one once maybe twice a week. The attacks just come on whei doing day to day things like laundry or watching tv now im scared to leave house incase i have one. Cant get a drs appointment for 3 weeks.
HI! Yes, Seroquel, at least for me has been beneficial for my anxiety and panic attacks! I am only on it about two months and at only 25mg at bedtime, but I have not had a restless, anxious ridden night from the first night for me.. I find I have to take it about two hours before I want to go to sleep and I don't take it too late or I am groggy the next morning. My sister takes 200mg at bedtime and calls it her Godsend essentially. I personally never tried Trazadone, I used to give it alot in in-patient detox rehabs I worked in for sleep if the patient wanted it but most took it and said it did not help much for sleep or anxiety but we are all are different, as you read here, some have had good results but I can only relay my positive experience with Seroquel, I was shocked with one finally working sooner than later, it is not the solution to all my mental health diagnoses and some meds need tweaking but the Seroquel and my Lamictal for my OCD and Anxiety are staying put n my "cocktail" of head meds.! Hope this helps!
I'm on Prozac, baclofen, Tramadol, lorazepam, trazodone,Nortriptyptaline,
Metformin all at bedtime.
I came off Zolpidem 10mg.
to trazodone 100mg. I found I could stop the lorazepam and baclofen by using the trazodone for sleep, muscle spasms,
my panic attacks ceased!!! Basically it's freed me from panic attack, muscle spastic twitches knocks me out in less than 60 minutes.
I Sleep thru the night.
trazodone has been a God send for me.
Aging has caused mild sleep disorders for me, typically awaking at 3 AM and not being able to return to sleep. Five years prior my GP prescribed 500 MG of Trazodone to take as needed when I awake. This drug has worked marvelously for me. It has allowed me a quick return to REM sleep and awaking refreshed. I also suffer from situational anxiety disorder for which I have been prescribed 0.5 mg Xanax that I rarely use because of the added benefit from Trazodone. It's a long-standing drug that has been a "miracle" drug for me. Reading the adverse comments in this thread makes me think that for those who have added disorders, this may not be the drug for you.
- Trazodone Information for Consumers
- Trazodone Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Trazodone (detailed)
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