Can someone please give me info on trazodone. Thanks!
Trazodone is a anti-depressant/sleeping pill, more often used as a sleeping pill that comes in 50 and 100 mg tablets. Trazodone is used for a variety of disorders including depression, panic disorder, migraines, etc. It's actually also a psychoactive and it's brand name is desyrel (spelling).
it should also be mentioned that it is prob the anti-depressant with the highest risk of priapism (prolonged erection lasting more than 4 hours) that usually requires surgery and often leaves the person permanently impotent.
My neurologist nearly ripped my psychologist a new A-hole for suggesting he give me trazodone as a sleep aid. Said the risk is way too high, and he would never even consider prescribing this to a person as young as me... I'm 35 btw.
I used Trazodone every night for about 3.5 years, ever since I was diagnosed with depression and the depression therefore caused insomnia. Trazodone has been a life saver for me, I slept like a baby every night and woke up feeling refreshed and ready to start the day. I highly recommend it to those who are having sleep difficulties. I personally did not see any reduction in my depression symptoms while on Trazodone whatsoever, so my doctor gave me Prozac in addition which was great for a while but then pooped out on me. Luckily, I do not require any sleeping medication anymore, but my doctor gave me a prescription and I keep a bottle in my medicine cabinet for certain nights when I am having trouble sleeping.
I was prescribed this med at 150 mg a night, worked ok at first, then was switched to Limbitrol, which works better for me personally!
One precaution if you go on it... don't stop cold turkey, I did this and it triggered another siezure event for me and I had withdraw syptoms. Not a pleasent experience at all!
i know you got your answer,but im new to this sight and im just looking for people too chat with.i suffer from major depression,and opiate addiction.but i think im gettin the opiate addiction taken care of doc put me on suboxone..anyway sorry i did not answer your question but it is an antidepressant.if you have anymore questions about pills? i have the answer just hit me up.im kinda a pill expert
I take it for depression and it is a excellent sleepaid. It works well for both with me. Side effects I have noted since taking it are drugged feeling on into the day and now with stiffness in my muscles. Neither have sent me running to get it changed yet. Four months into treatment now. Time will tell. Too much information on a drug can sometimes scare you away, the errection reqiureing surgery and may leave you impotent would have me running for the doctor's office. But I am a female and have rather enjoyed that particular side effect of arrousal after suffering the opposite effect for years on other meds. Good luck.
- Trazodone Information for Consumers
- Trazodone Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Trazodone (detailed)
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