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User Reviews for Trazodone

Also known as: Desyrel, Desyrel Dividose, Oleptro

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Trazodone Rating Summary

7.2/10 Average Rating

38 Ratings with 28 User Reviews

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Reviews for Trazodone to treat Fibromyalgia

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"Some reviewers are commenting Trazodone "does nothing" for their fibromyalgia and only helps them sleep. Yet, insomnia is a HUGE part of the illness! For me, pain is the most crucial factor keeping me from sleeping. However, I find that when I sleep, I have a much better day afterwards-- usually with less pain. [It's a cycle.] I look forward to my quality of life continuing to improve. I have used a much lower dose of Trazodone in the past, and it worked excellently for sleep. This time, I've had to take 150 mgs (plus muscle relaxers sometimes). I need and plan for 10 hours of sleep. Sometimes I wake up feeling great. When I awaken groggy, it wears off after awhile and is usually because I didn't go to bed early enough."

   
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Fibromyalgia/ Insomnia (taken for 5 to 10 years) February 8, 2017

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"Done nothing for pain. No help "

   
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Anonymous (taken for 1 to 6 months) October 23, 2016

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"I have fibromyalgia and chronic insomnia. I began taking Trazadone for chronic insomnia of about 7 years. I tried every med out there to get even 3 to 4 hrs a night. I started on 50 mgs at bedtime and it did nothing. So I then took 100 mgs a night and would sleep 3-4 hours and then wake up. My doctor added Lunesta 3 mgs to take with the Trazodone and I sleep all night every night for the first time in at least 7 years. I had tried Lunesta a few years back and it did not work for me at all, but taken along with Trazodone I get a peaceful sleep all night long. I also take Cymbalta and Gabapentin for my Fibro and my life is pretty good. Still get fibro flares every so often but nothing like I used to get when first diagnosed 14 years ago."

   
9.0

Robin1650 September 5, 2016

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"I started Trazadone 2 weeks ago and have had major side effects to the point I had to stop it! Severe muscle and joint pain, fibromyalgia (hurting everywhere on body), severe headaches, serious memory loss, dry eyes and sinus congestion, vivid dreams,dizziness, blurred vision! I stopped it yesterday and now everything has significantly improved, thank God!! I know this drug effects everyone differenty, but my husband tried it for his insomnia as well and he had the SAME symptoms. We both feel much better now.....hope this was helpful. I was taking 50mg and tried 100mg a couple times....Symptoms were getting worse each day."

   
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Pumpkinfields (taken for less than 1 month) July 6, 2016

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"This medicine helps me get my r.e.m. sleep, which fibromyalgia robs me up. Fibro and chronic fatigue syndrome often go hand in hand. It can be the direct result of lack of r.e.m. sleep."

   
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Red Molly (taken for 10 years or more) May 25, 2016

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Desyrel (trazodone): "This medication does not do anything for my fibromyalgia pain, it does lessen anxiety and treats insomnia. I was given six different sleep meds, none of the them worked. My sleep study showed 15 minutes as the longest period of of sleep that night. I went 6 days with only 2 hours on night 3. I thought I was going crazy. I can't explain how it feels to go that long without sleep. This medication was the one that finally knocked me out and kept me out. The problem is I sleep too long when I take it. The have fibromyalgia & multiple disc issues and bursitis in my hips. if I do not turn over frequently my back and hip pain increase radically. I slept like I was in a coma for 8 hours. I only take when sleep is more important than pain relief"

   
5.0

Kristy 1633 November 22, 2015

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"I have been on Trazodone for over 7 years. My doctor precribed this to me to help me get a good nights sleep because my fibro wouldn't let me sleep through the night. It isn't intended to help with fibro pain, just to help fall asleep and stay asleep. I have had to up the dosage over the years but I have no major side effects, except dry mouth. I can't possibly sleep without it. I also figured out that if I work out (my fibro is in my shoulders and neck) and exhaust those muscles so that they are too tired to burn, my symptoms are kept a bay."

   
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Anonymous (taken for 5 to 10 years) September 17, 2015

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"I have taken various doses of trazodone for Fibromyalgia and insomnia. I can fall asleep but wake up 3 hrs later. I take 50-100mg and fall back to sleep. Finally a more restful sleep. Ahhh!"

   
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Hare (taken for 1 to 6 months) August 13, 2014

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Desyrel (trazodone): "It has greatly helped with my ability to sleep."

   
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Lalau (taken for 6 months to 1 year) May 14, 2014

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Desyrel (trazodone): "I have had insomnia related to my fibromyalgia for sometime. When my doctor suggested I try trazadone I was skeptical. Now I never want to be without it. It has done wonders for my sleep and the quality of my sleep. No grogginess or trouble waking up. I would recommend it for those that have trouble both getting to sleep and staying asleep."

   
7.0

lovscrttrs (taken for 6 months to 1 year) February 19, 2014

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"It's done well for myself!"

   
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Cinswish (taken for 6 months to 1 year) October 1, 2013

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Desyrel (trazodone): "This medicine helped me sleep. I felt tired most of the morning hours. I've tried varying doses. Now I'm trying to get off of it. I'm taking 5 HTP, which seems to help me. But it didn't do anything for my fibromyalgia."

   
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veggiegirl77 (taken for 2 to 5 years) August 30, 2013

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"Great for getting a good nights sleep without the hangover feeling the next day. Tried to stop taking it and had terrible withdrawals and didn't sleep for 3 nights. Will not try that again! Doesn't do much for the pain."

   
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Jess0908 June 2, 2013

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"I started taking Trazodone in combination with Seroquel about a year ago for chronic insomnia. I had become addicted to hypnotic sleep aids and needed to change medicines. A dosage of 200mg in conjunction with 150mg of Seroquel enables me to get uninterrupted sleep. I would like to get off of this medicine eventually, but haven't found anything that works as well."

   
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HRHLMo (taken for 1 to 2 years) January 4, 2013

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Desyrel (trazodone): "Couldn't live without it. Keeps me somewhat mobile, otherwise I'd be unable to get around, and unable to sleep at night."

   
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Anonymous (taken for 5 to 10 years) July 14, 2012

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"Trazodone has taken away my fibromyalgia almost entirely. I started at 50 mg/night and gradually over the 12 years got up to 150 mg. My one problem with it had been an addictive appetite for sugar, which has now gone away completely by taking Pristiq as my anti-depressant! When I cut the dose in half, I got terrible fibromyalgia back. It also greatly helps my sleep."

   
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sara12345 January 22, 2012

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"I've been taking trazadone for the past year to help me sleep. I get anxious when I go to bed because I'm afraid I won't sleep well and I have to because I also have fibromyalgia. I'm taking 150 mg now. If I take 200mg I can barely wake up and am hung over all day. I take 50mg about 30 mins before bed and the other 100mg right before. I do this because it sometimes makes me feel weird and nauseous if I take it all at once. It does nothing for my pain. Just helps me sleep and relaxes me at night. It's good for now."

   
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Anonymous October 13, 2011

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"I take this when my insomnia gets very bad, because it helps me not wake up every few hours. However, I've found that it makes my fibromyalgia pain much worse the next morning, so I only use it as a last resort."

   
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Anonymous November 11, 2010

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Desyrel (trazodone): "Did nothing for my Fibromyalgia."

Anonymous September 28, 2010

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Desyrel (trazodone): "I have taken this medicine for 15 years. My pain is up and down depending on life's circumstances. It helps me fall asleep but the quality of my sleep is still poor. I have tried several times to withdraw from it or to change medications. I have never been able to because I end up not sleeping at all."

   
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pyish September 25, 2010

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Desyrel (trazodone): "Can't recommend more highly. Unless my anxiety is particularly high, this medication helps assure a wonderful night's sleep. I'm on 200 mg nightly, along with Ultracet."

   
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Anonymous April 12, 2010

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"I began taking trazadone 20 years ago for depression and insomnia. It has working very well for all these years. Unfortunately I have myalgias and began taking tramadol for pain this last year. I have had a rare reaction called serotonin syndrome. I can't move without the pain control medicines so I've had to give up my faithful trazadone."

   
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sabsteak January 1, 2010

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Desyrel (trazodone): "I take this pill to have a good night sleep. It's been at least 5 years on it and I take 450mg."

   
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ChantalB December 10, 2009

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"I take 150 mg at bedtime and in doing so it takes the edge off the pain caused from fibromyalgia. I get a wonderful deep sleep as a result and have been able to keep going thanks to this medicine."

   
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mom3babes November 25, 2009

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"I've been taking trazodone for the last few years and it does help me sleep. It helps me relax and fall asleep, but there are times that I wake in the middle of the night and can't fall back to sleep. There are also times where I'm still groggy in the morning."

   
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TAH November 8, 2009

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