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User Reviews for Trazodone (Page 4)

Also known as: Desyrel, Desyrel Dividose, Oleptro

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Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome 5 reviews 2 medications
   
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Anxiety 50 reviews 63 medications
   
7.8
Depression 65 reviews 78 medications
   
7.7
Sedation 68 reviews 38 medications
   
7.7
Fibromyalgia 25 reviews 20 medications
   
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Insomnia 381 reviews 110 medications
   
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Summary of Trazodone reviews 608 reviews 7.2

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For Sedation: "My doctor put me on trazodone amd temazapan. I took the 1st at bed. Time did fine and took temazapam in the middle of the night. she gave me 30 mg which was way too much for me. Most of time I was unconscious falling down every day and when I got up. The nurse put me down to 15 mg and I did much better and took it at bedtime still had problems. I wrecked my car 3 times. Insurance wouldn't believe me and I lost that. I was in the hospital and sent to rehab and while there totally stopped the trazapam. I don't fall any more TG but can't find.any insurance and i drive as little as possible. I do have COPD and have enough of. Problems with that."

conblond2016 (taken for 1 to 2 years) February 19, 2016

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For Insomnia: "I have been on 50 mgs of Trazodone for about two weeks - I would take about 9:00 pm but was two or so hours before I feel asleep. Tried taking earlier still was midnight-Plus find myself tried and sleepy during the day to where I need a short nap. So tonight I took at 8:00 and its 2:00 am haven't felt sleepy yet. I decided I would take another 50 mgs to see if it works. Will try 100 mgs next time if that doesn't work calling my doctor"

   
4.0

Jjoy54 February 18, 2016

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For Insomnia: "First two days taking 50mg. First day taking I took relatively earlier so it would have time to kick in, without leaving me groggy, I felt it within a hour, and it increased by libido!! After two hours the drowsiness wore off, however I felt great and took a third of another to boost me back in a sedated sleep. Normally I have extremely long lasting visual dreams, but I never felt energized like I've slept. This first morning I couldn't recall having a single dream and woke up relatively early, sleeping 8 hours. My side effects were feeling lightly hungover and numb until standing. Yes I couldn't breath out of my nose and yes my mouth became dry no matter the amount of water. 2nd night bad headache no sleep. Will try 25mg tomorrow. Not looking promising"

   
4.0

Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month) February 17, 2016

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For Insomnia: "I've been on Trazadone for years. Went into menopause due to hysterectomy and suffered from insomnia and my sister was on it so I tried. My experience is a positive one, I started at 50mg and made my way to 100mg at bedtime only. I have found on an empty stomach I can suffer nausea so I tend to eat a few crackers prior so this doesn't happen. Occasionally, I'll feel hyper but that's a rare occasion. All in all, I've been using it for years and now I'm actually only taking 50mg at bedtime and if I wake and can't get back to sleep I'll take another 50mg. I've never woken groggy like I have with other sleep aids so for me it works."

   
8.0

Mustang Valley February 14, 2016

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For Insomnia: "I have had a sleeping disorder for many years because of a back injury. Before using this medication, I would wake up 4 to 5 times a night and often not be able to return to sleep. When I first started this medication, I didn't realize much benefit for the first week. But after that, I started reducing the number of times I would wake up. I have now used it for three months and only wake up one time a night and that is to go the bathroom. I have no problem immediately going back to sleep and generally sleep 7 to 8 hours. I have had no side effects and no carrying over problems the next morning. I feel totally rested, refreshed and ready for the next day. I take a 100 mg dose and highly recommend this medication."

   
10

Structureman (taken for 1 to 6 months) February 11, 2016

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For Insomnia: "I have not slept more than 4-5 hrs at a time for 30 years until finally I couldn't take it any more. I had heard of melatonin and tried it for about 6 months, 50mg kinda worked I slept 5 hrs at a time. When I talked to my Doctor about my sleep problem I was prescribed Trazadone, I totally understand why people function so much better with 8 full hours of sleep. I am a new person who is a lot more pleasant to be around. I have taken trazadone for the past couple of years and couldn't be more pleased."

   
10

DianeOmite February 11, 2016

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For Insomnia: "My doctor assumed that I was currently depressed because I was not sleeping, but it was actually the other way around. I was in the worst depression of my life. I couldn't sleep, stopped eating, lost weight, and for the most part, even stopped going to work. I don't know how else to explain it other than I just couldn't. I couldn't do anything. And then trazadone. About a week after I began taking it, it was like I "woke up". I got out of bed. I even cleaned my house and did laundry, and smiled. It was and is amazing. I take 25mg at night (with my regular 150mg Effexor), and it's changed everything for me. I feel normal again."

   
10

Elizabeth_A February 10, 2016

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For Insomnia: "Took this medicine July 2015- early December 2015 for insomnia, with the dosage at 25 mg, and this stuff really knocked me out for 9 hours straight every night. However, it left groggy until the evening next day, even with Caffiene. Afterwards, I stupidly decided to see if I could go without Trazadone for sleep and I slept really badly for the next month, until I started the Trazadone back up. This time, the Trazadone worked for about 3 days before it stopped working, even with me bumping up the dosage being 100mg. Sure it MAYBE can help with sleep, just don't develop a reliance on them."

   
5.0

notwhatiexpected (taken for 1 to 6 months) February 8, 2016

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For Depression: "I was given this drug as a prescription for sleep issues that I was having. At the time I had no known indications of depression or anxiety. It was simply to help with my sleep patterns since I travelled extensively. After taking the drug for a few months I simply stopped because I was on a more regular sleep cycle. Within a week, I was completely incapacidated, diagnosed with severe depression, anxiety and exhaustion. I also became terrified of daily activities and was incapable of even showering myself. I have never experienced such a dark space in my life. It wasn't until later that my symptoms were tied to this medicine withdrawal. I am furious about that and now taking another med to recover from this one, and then weened off."

   
1.0

GinoFred February 8, 2016

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For Insomnia: "I work nights and have struggled to sleep during the day for over a year. I've tried melatonin, otc sleep aids, completely darkened room, etc etc. I went to my doc last week and was prescribed trazodone to start at 25 mg. I still didn't sleep better than usual. Yesterday I took the 50 mg and became violently ill an hour after, my heart was racing for remainder of the day and I was dizzy. I admit I was terrified I was dying because I'd never felt that way before. Needless to say, I'm not going to continue with this drug."

   
1.0

AmberinTN February 4, 2016

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For Insomnia: "Need to take with another med. Sometimes feel groggy next day."

   
5.0

emeraldeyesinnj (taken for 6 months to 1 year) February 3, 2016

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For Insomnia: "I've suffered from insomnia most of my adult life, tried several meds but usually woke up cranky and zoned out. I was prescribed Trazadone and I am getting my full 8 hours every night. Pleasant dreams with no hangover, I highly recommend this product but of course everyone will react differently, I'm 48 and I'm finally sleeping a full night, I am completely happy with this product"

   
10

Zane 1967 February 2, 2016

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For Depression: "It was a negative experience for me at least. I felt sad, depressed , can't sleep, and aggressive toward myself and hate dislike who I am. I don't think my Dr listens to me or maybe it's my fault . I cry at work and so scared I'll loose my job, I'm so scared and anxious and depressed and the medicine makes me feel a lot worse."

   
1.0

Anonymous February 1, 2016

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For Depression: "My pcm prescribed it for hot flashes, because I can't take anything with estrogen, so no HRT for me. I was having 10-12 hot flashes in a 24 hr period. Now I only have 2-3. I must take it at night, because it definitely helps with sleep. I still wake up slightly groggy. And If I have a hot flash it does wake me, but I'm able to go back to sleep. I started with 50mg. But now I take 25. I may try to take it every other night, because I don't like being on medication. But I am pleased with it. It is also an older drug, so any bad side effects should've been discovered by now."

   
9.0

VOR January 29, 2016

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For Insomnia: "25mg puts me to sleep but I wake during night repeatedly. 50mg puts me to sleep but I still wake up during night, maybe a bit less%u2026 AND I get medicine head/fog in the morning, which I don't like. I like when my morning coffee clears the cobwebs, but with this drug, the cobwebs hang around so I'm left wondering, "why bother taking it?". Gonna take 50mg tonight just because I need to get a better night's sleep than last 2 w/out it. Desperate so trying again."

   
5.0

SMB2016 January 28, 2016

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For Insomnia: "I take 200mg of trazadone every night and still do not sleep all night Have began to notice night sweats every night wake up all clothing and bed damp from the sweats, any one else have this problem ? I have been taking this med for two years and this has just started recently . Not a comfortable feeling and still no real sleep ."

   
4.0

littlemama83301 (taken for 2 to 5 years) January 27, 2016

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For Anxiety: "I used to feel vaguely anxious all the time and acutely anxious some of the time -- and have trouble sleeping. Now, I feel some anxiety (which is natural if you are 65, single, childless, and have little money!) -- but I don't worry and obsess and make Plan A, B, C, D, and E the way I once did. I even feel confident that things will work out! And I sleep thorugh the night....I rarely have trouble falling asleep, so what I usually do is go to sleep & when I wake up in the night and can't back to sleep, take it then. This works like a charm for me. The only side-effects seem to be occasional dizziness.....Trazodone is WAY better than Elavil (HORRIBLE drug) and Lorazepam which kept me spaced out and unable to remember anything."

   
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sleeplessandanxious (taken for 1 to 6 months) January 26, 2016

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For Insomnia: "Couldn't sleep. Dr prescribed 50mg and 10 minutes after taking this medicine I felt extreme anxiety and felt panic . Heart racing. Looked it up immediately and saw it was a side effect with some people. But it is not scarier than not sleeping. Will tell Dr next time I go in what happened. Now just up when I can't sleep and hoping there is something that will help. I tried ambien which worked for a while but had an episode of sleep walking on it. I don't know what else there is to try. Did all the natural otc stuff and exercised more but I still wake up in the middle of the night and can't fall asleep again. Healthy 54 year old woman, 110lbs 5'4. Widowed started happening after my husband passed away tried antidepressants too"

   
1.0

Cocodrie1961 (taken for less than 1 month) January 24, 2016

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For Insomnia: "I'm 21, and in the military so high stress job and long hours. I used to go to sleep at approximately 11-1AM and have wake up at 0430 for PT. This medication has helped me immensely. I got it prescribed after coming back from leave and having jetlag, and not being able to sleep more than three hours. I would wake up feeling slightly "refreshed" and unable to go back to sleep. I've had issues sleeping since I was about 8/9 years old. I didn't do nearly as well as I wanted to in high school due to sleep issues and what not. But now that I'm on trazadone I feel much more productive. In bed by 8:20, asleep by 8:45/9:00 on weekdays.I sleep an amazing 8,7 hours. Heartbeat was fast the first time, and last night. I feel confident, organized."

Anonymous January 20, 2016

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For Insomnia: "5-6 hours after taking 50mg I'm still wide awake. It's been helpful only when I've taken 20mg Baclofen with it and 50mg Tramadol. Otherwise I toss and turn, wake up constantly throughout the night, and only start to fall into a deep sleep around 7am, right before I have to get up. I haven't experienced any side effects yet. I don't wake up groggy"

   
1.0

Anonymous (taken for 1 to 6 months) January 19, 2016

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For Anxiety: "In the last year I've lost my husband, my job, and as a result, I relapsed. Alot of stress, anxiety, and little sleep. I am now 6 months clean. Began taking trazadone 6 mos ago. After a few months it was not helping me long term. It would some what relax me, I'd fall asleep, but suddenly, I was awoke after about 3 hrs . After communicating that, I was told that because of my weight gain now weighing 198, height (5'3") that contributed to the non effectiveness, and the fact that on the end of my treatment, I was no longer taking some of the other meds. Anyways, once my dosage was increased to 100mg, and I've felt so at ease, and have slept through the whole night like a baby. Thank God for Trazadone, 2 thumbs up."

   
9.0

Sleepie Me (taken for 6 months to 1 year) January 18, 2016

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For Insomnia: "OMG, this medicines is the worse for your health. I'm a 38 year old female diagnosed with anxiety and insomnia in July and by the middle of Nov I was in almost complete liver failure. 22 days in the hospital for them to figure out it was the trazadone. Do not take.... or discuss this side of effects with your doctor,as they will not tell you this is one of the side effects"

   
1.0

Alli schnyder January 16, 2016

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For Insomnia: "Last night was the first night that I have had a full restful sleep since I was eighteen and I am 72 years old. I was not groggy and did not have a hangover. I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia in 1996 and I could not tell if the muscle aches were from the fibromyalgia or the medication but the muscle aches disappeared after I got up and moved around. I am grateful that my doctor prescribed Trazodone."

   
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CartWheelie (taken for less than 1 month) January 15, 2016

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For Insomnia: "Everyone reacts differently. I tried Trazodone twice - most recently for the past month to help out with insomnia issues. Dosage was 25mg, temporarily raised to 50mg, then back down to 25mg. It is not a drug that I found to have a powerful noticeable effect - it sort of acts in the background and when you drift off to sleep it aided that for me. My problem was that at some point in the early AM I would awaken (2:30 or 3:00) and feel terrible with anxiety. After a couple of weeks I also sensed a gloomier/dark mood and eventually had to stop taking it. One random side effect - chapped lips and skin below my nose. It works for many, just not for me. One positive effect - seemed to assist with constipation issues."

   
2.0

hox (taken for 1 to 6 months) January 12, 2016

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For Insomnia: "My doctor prescribed Trazodone as a miracle cure for my insomnia. On the first night I took a 50 mg pill and I did not sleep at all. In the morning I had strong palpitations, hand tremor, dry mouth and eyes and panic disorder symptoms. I had to stop the drug immediately. I felt frustrated. Back to Ambien."

   
1.0

Helô Tucker January 10, 2016

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