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I take trazodone for sleep make me sleep fast but not longer then 5h I try different But it's the same whatyou recommend me I want to change another?

I take trazodone for sleep make me sleep fast but not longer then 5h I try different  But it's the same whatyou recommend me I want to change another?

Study your problem: The BEST way to solve your problem is to know exactly WHY you suffer from insomnia and address those reasons instead of just giving you medicine which eventually is not going to work AT ALL. Study your problem 1st, discover the cause, attack the cause, cure the problem. You weren't born an insomniac. No reason to think you were. Want to meet online? www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi Key Code: PDXFNR ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sleep (Definition)

Sleep is a topic that involves concepts such as how long it takes to fall asleep, how many times one wakes up at night, how many hours one sleeps at night, sleep stages, ...Read more


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I take trazodone for sleep make me sleep in 10 min but i dont sleep more then 5h do u think elavil (amitriptyline) make me sleep fast as trazodone and sleep longer?

I take trazodone for sleep make me sleep in 10 min but i dont sleep more then 5h do u think elavil (amitriptyline) make me sleep fast as trazodone and sleep longer?

Trazodone doesn't: usually act this way. It typically takes longer to act, and puts people out longer, with a longer hang over the next morning than Elavil (amitriptyline) or other sleep aids. Elavil (amitriptyline) is another antidepressant in this class, but has a bad reputation for side effects, mostly weight gain (not so for Trazodone). Check with your MD for dosages and also for alternative sleepers... ...Read more

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I am taking Trazodone for sleep. How many days does it take to take effect? Thank you.

I am taking Trazodone for sleep. How many days does it take to take effect? Thank you.

Short term: This is a drug with a peak from 2-4 hours after taking it. if it took days or accumulated in your body, then you would be sleepy all the time. You need to take it each night if you have a sleep problem. ...Read more

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I was on trazodone for sleep for 11 years and have been off it almost 4 months. I still have occasional trouble falling and staying asleep. Is this common? How long will it take my body to adjust?

I was on trazodone for sleep for 11 years and have been off it almost 4 months. I still have occasional trouble falling and staying asleep. Is this common? How long will it take my body to adjust?

Don't know what the: Underlying sleep problem was - but if this is still an issue than the issues falling asleep are understandable. How good is your sleep hygiene? 1. Keep regular bed ; wakening time (includes weekends). Get up same time daily. 2. Make a regular, relaxing bedtime routine: warm bath or shower, aromatherapy, reading, or listening to gentle music. 3. Sleep in dark, quiet, cool room w comfortable >. ...Read more

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What if you take trazodone and don't go to sleep. As in, force yourself to stay up. Side effects?

What if you take trazodone and don't go to sleep. As in, force yourself to stay up. Side effects?

Trazodone: Talk to your prescribing doctor about adjusting the dose if it is low. ...Read more

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I been on trazodone for a week 50mg and 2mg lunesta (eszopiclone) for sleep doesn't help can I take two trazodone with lunesta (eszopiclone)?

I been on trazodone for a week 50mg and 2mg lunesta (eszopiclone) for sleep doesn't help can I take two trazodone with lunesta (eszopiclone)?

No: Until further advised by your physician, increasing your dosage of trazadone may or may not produce a unwanted dosage response along with lunesta (eszopiclone). You should have your doctor figure out why you can't fall asleep first instead meds. ...Read more

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Is an antidepressant with known anticholinergic & sedative properties, leading to ...Read more