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Going Off Trazadone
Today I had issue with rapid speech I'm on trazadone and it's listed as a possible side effect . Is it possible it will go away in a few days?
Dr just added 25 mg of trazadone for sleep...does this make sense rather than add ambien or go up on klonopin?
I take inderal 20mg clonazepam wafers 2mg and just switched to trazadone 50 mg my heartrate is 56 at rest should I be worried about going to low?
Heart rate: If your baseline heart rate was much higher this drop might be related to switching to Trazodone, which might have more side effects in the cardiovascular system. Your heart rate of 56 is not abnormal, but keep a look at it. When you breath deeply, you get a normal respiratory heart rate change and it might feel like skipping a heart beat. Ask you PCP to get a set of vitals. ...Read more
I started taking Trazodone for chronic insomnia. It worked great for 7 days. Then last night I took it, and even upped the dose, and got nothing. Does this mean it's never going to work again? Normal?
May continue to work: Trazodone may continue to work for you. I would keep trying it as it is one of the safest sleep medications. Sometimes your body just does not respond for one reason or another but this does not mean that it will not work in the future. Try these tips too 1)avoid caffeine for 12 hours before sleep 2) do not use any electronics 2 hours before sleep 3) do not exercise just before sleep ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Most of the time: Headaches tend to be a short term side effect but like everything else you need to way the pros and cons. If the trazadone helps with your insomnia and you can tolerate the headaches until they stop, usually within a weeks time, then do so. If the headaches do not cease, they are too troublesome or medicine is not effective for insomnia then go back to your prescriber for an alternative. Take care. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Generic Desyrel: Trazodone (desyrel) is an antidepressant approved by the fda in 1981, and which more recently was approved in an extended release formulation. Like prozac, it blocks reuptake of serotonin -- but not as potently as Prozac does. It has more anti-anxiety and sedating qualities to it, leading many to prescribe low doses of it for sleep. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes. : This agent is usually administered at bedtime and tolerance will eventually develop with time. Early in treatment there may be some lightheadedness (orthostatic hypotension). This is an individual response and may not be present in everyoner. If this does occur, your exercise regimen should be evaluated by your prescriber. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not likely: It would not likely cause death or injury. One of the known side effects of trazodone generally at higher doses but can happen at lower doses too is priapism. This is where you have erect penis that won't subside for hours and is painful and requires emergency response if lasts too long. You won't have to worry about that. It is considered relatively safe. Discuss concerns with ur provider. ...Read more
Possibly : Trazodone is an antidepressant medication. It tends to be very sedating and is often taken at bedtime. There are other antidepressants used today to help with pain such as Cymbalta. Historically the older antidepressants such as Elavil were used to help reduce pain. Some people do derive benefit from Trazodone in combination with other meds for pain relief. ...Read more
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