I currently take 100mg at nightime to sleep. Recently had back surgery and noticed if I stop the Trazodone, I feel great ( more energy, joints do not ache, back feels great ) but the side effects are terrible. Nervousness, feelings of everything closing in around me, aching joints, instability, sense of no balance. Been taking this for quite awhile 5 + years, but recently noticed these side effects in the last 6 mos. I need to get off this thing.
Trazodone - how do wean yourself off this drug?
Question posted by ken k on 15 Sep 2017
Last updated on 9 August 2021
I’d like to know as well. I’m on this medicine, same dosage, but when I don’t take it, side effects are horrible.
I used to be on it for sleep! I was on 100mgs. My doctor told me to cut 25mgs off my dosage for a week until I was off. It worked fine.
Slowly, on a reducing dose schedule under a doctor's supervision.
*Trazodone may cause a discontinuation syndrome if abruptly stopped, symptoms include anxiety, agitation, and sleep disturbances. When the time comes to withdraw trazodone the dosage should be tapered off slowly under a doctor's advice.*
You can just stop it
- Trazodone uses and safety info
- Trazodone information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
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