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Trazodone Rating Summary

7.2/10 Average Rating

459 Ratings with 403 User Reviews

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"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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"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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"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."

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

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"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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"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."

   
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Elizabeth_A February 10, 2016

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"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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"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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"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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"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"

   
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Zane 1967 February 2, 2016

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"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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"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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"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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"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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"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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"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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"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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"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."

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

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"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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"Gave me flu like symptoms. Literally felt sick on it with muscle aches and fatigue along with burning eyes . Took around 3 quarters of 50mg pill. I took it only twice and can't stand its effect . I'm going to go back ambien ."

   
1.0

Trazdone userooo January 8, 2016

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"I take it around 10 pm and I don't sleep till around 4 pm"

   
3.0

Jockire January 4, 2016

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"After trying everything else, Trazodone has been a blessing for me to fall asleep and get a good nights sleep."

   
9.0

Anonymous (taken for 1 to 6 months) December 15, 2015

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"Alright guys! If you are thinking about starting the use of Trazodone for your insomnia, Go ahead and take it without a second thought. Definitely changed my life a 100 times better. I was having mild insomnia, but it then progressed to severe insomnia and I had to break the loop. Natural supplements don't do the trick when your body is used to sleeping so less. Take Trazodone and slowly wean off when your body starts sleeping better. And yeah, no side effects (1st week was bad headaches and grogginess but they go away). "

   
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adilmd December 13, 2015

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"I am very sensitive to drugs. So I was put on 25 megs of Trazadone. It worked for about a week then I got very sensitive to it and it knocked me out. My eyes and nose hurt and I was very tired. So I had to go off it. I ended up in a crisis center until things settled down. This drug did not do good for me."

   
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Fancy Feather (taken for less than 1 month) December 13, 2015

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"Over the course of my regular meds. I found Tranzadone to be less effective. 50 mg dose gave me strange and odd dreams. When my psychiatrist up the dosage to 150 mg. of Trazodone dreams got even Weirder and felt like my dream was more of a reality. Go Figure"

   
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JAGUARELISE December 5, 2015

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"Been taking trazodone for about 5 years, but in the past two years have had severe cough about 10-20 minutes after taking 50mg. It works for sleep, but the cough is definitely a bad side effect. Not worth taking."

   
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EVIDI December 4, 2015

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