I have been prescribed Trazadone for sleep issues and started taking it sporadically the past few weeks when I could not sleep well as I didn't want to become dependent. I'm not sure if this is just situational or if it is the medication, but I have felt increasingly sad and angry after taking it- like even on days that I didn't take it the night before. I'm wondering if this is because I am supposed to take it every night and make it a routine? I was not given the medicine for depression really, just not being able to sleep very well. I'm wondering if it is having the opposite effect for this reason?
Trazodone - Are you supposed to take Trazadone every night for it to work properly?
Question posted by gypsyblood on 16 March 2016
Last updated on 1 June 2022
I was told to take it as needed. That I didn’t necessarily have to take it every night. I am another anti depressant, maybe that’s why. But either way, that’s how I do it.
I used to take it for sleeping every night when I needed it but now I have it as needed only and it does work for me.
I found it very disappointing as an antidepressant but the 300mg 's I was on a couple years ago was about the most sedating med I've came across except Seroquel, in fact at times I had panic attacks falling asleep due to fighting it but now thinking about it I'm gonna ask for 50-75mg's for my insomnia as Dalmane isn't working. To me it felt like a different kind of sedation that was different than meds that work on histamine
Hi, gypsy! Yes, you must take it routinely as directed. trazodone is not a *sleeping pill* like Ambien or Lunesta it's actually an antidepressant one of the side effects is causing drowsiness.
My husband has been taking it for about 3 weeks now and he sleeps like a baby.
Yes, you are supposed to take it every night or as prescribed to you by your Dr.
You are experiencing side effects that must be informed to your Dr.
Report any new or worsening symptoms to your doctor, such as: mood or behavior changes, anxiety, panic attacks, trouble sleeping, or if you feel impulsive, irritable, agitated, hostile, aggressive, restless, hyperactive (mentally or physically), more depressed, or have thoughts about suicide or hurting yourself.
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