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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

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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 don't 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 don't 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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Starting taking 50 mg of trazodone tonight for first time for sleep.. Get anxious taking new drugs. Can I take 5-10mg valium if I get anxious tonight?

Starting taking 50 mg of trazodone tonight for first time for sleep.. Get anxious taking new drugs. Can I take 5-10mg valium if I get anxious tonight?

Ask your doctor: Can sometimes interact together to cause worsening drowsiness - see below:
https://www. Drugs. Com/drug-interactions/trazodone-with-valium-2228-0-862-441.html

Having said that in some cases is used together - but safer under your doctor's supervision rather than via this forum so please ask him/her. ...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?

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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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starting taking 50 mg of trazodone tonight for first time for sleep. I get anxious taking new drugs. If I get anxiety can I take a 5 -10mg valium?

starting taking 50 mg of trazodone tonight for first time for sleep. I get anxious taking new drugs. If I get anxiety can I take a 5 -10mg valium?

Ask your doctor: Can sometimes interact together to cause worsening drowsiness - see below:
https://www. Drugs. Com/drug-interactions/trazodone-with-valium-2228-0-862-441.html

Having said that in some cases is used together - but safer under your doctor's supervision rather than via this forum so please ask him/her. ...Read more

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Can I take Percocet and trazodone together? Percocet makes me stay awake all night. Even if I take it at noon I can't sleep at night.

Can I take Percocet and trazodone together? Percocet makes me stay awake all night. Even if I take it at noon I can't sleep at night.

Psychoactive meds: Like Trazodone may potentiate (increase) effects of narcotics like oxycodone and if taken together should be done so carefully. . ...Read more

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Does trazodone take awhile to start working as a sleeping med. I have taken it for 3 nights 50mg and I have barely slept. Also citalopram 20mg?

Trazoodone: Works right away, but the dose needs to be adjusted into the dosage range that is correct for you. When I prescribe trazodone I give a specific range for the patient to take. I can never predict whether they will respond in the low medium or high dose. By giving them the range where they take enough so that they're sleeping but not so much that they are feeling hung over, I generally get good results. Please contact your prescribing physician and discuss the dose that may be more beneficial for you. ...Read more

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I take trazodone1x50mg at night and low-dose Ambien (zolpidem) taken as needed. Trazodone doesn't seem to get me to sleep; may I add half an ambien (zolpidem)?

See below: Questions about changing medications or doses of current meds are best addressed to the doc who proscribed them. A more natural option might be the addition of melatonin before bedtime. Discuss with doc. Also important to ascertain cause (s) of insomniastress, caffeine, nicotine, alcohol, eating too much too late, noisy environment, bright lights. Establish sleep regimen. ...Read more

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I take 1 mg Xanax (alprazolam) and 100mg trazodone before I to go to sleep. Can I drive a car the next day?

I take 1 mg Xanax (alprazolam) and 100mg trazodone before I to go to sleep. Can I drive a car the next day?

As long as: You are not sedated. You need to be thinking coherently with good reaction times. There are some people who have residual grogginess with these medications. ...Read more

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I take trazodone 100 mg for sleep, but it is not working as well after a year. Are there any other effective sleep aids?

I take trazodone 100 mg for sleep, but it is not working as well after a year. Are there any other effective sleep aids?

Bipolar Disorder: I am in full agreement with sleep hygiene suggestions -- and am also concerned because your patient information lists "bipolar disorder." sleep problems can warn of a hypomanic or manic episode developing -- and if you have more depression too, it warrants seeing your psychiatrist for a thorough re-check. To me, that needs to come first before any new medications. Be well. ...Read more

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Can I take Trazodone while taking Paroxetine 60mg/day? I can't sleep good because of paroxetine and I can't have erection.

Can I take Trazodone while taking Paroxetine 60mg/day? I can't sleep good because of paroxetine and I can't have erection.

Medication effects: I understand your distress.
Using Trazodone with Paroxetine can increase the risk of a rare but serious Serotonin Syndrome, -confusion, hallucination, seizure, and extreme changes in blood pressure, and other effects.
Sexual side effects will decrease with decreasing dose of Paroxetine.

See Psychiatrist for Diagnosis, side effects, medication interaction, dose; Therapy and Breathing Relaxation ...Read more

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I take 1mg of Xanax (alprazolam) and 100mg of trazodone at bedtime to help me sleep. Can I safely drive a car the next day?

I take 1mg of Xanax (alprazolam) and 100mg of trazodone at bedtime to help me sleep. Can I safely drive a car the next day?

It depends: Both medications can cause some grogginess the next morning. Together that make grogginess worse. In some people it may be disabling and dangerous. In others it may cause no grogginess at all. Use your judgment and take it under close supervision of a md. The dosage may need to be adjusted to optimum level. ...Read more

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Can I take 150 mg trazodone with halcion (triazolam)? To help with sleep initiation and sleep onset problems are is this too sedating?

Depends: How long have you been on Halcion (triazolam) or trazodone. This determines the amount of sedation you will suffer. Halcion (triazolam) is okay for short term use, but should not be used for more than a few weeks, because it is addictive and tolerance and rebound insomnia can develop. Trazodone should be only given at dose prescribed by physician, with any increase in dose determined by the doc giving it. ...Read more

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I was prescribed trazodone for sleep. I take 25 Mg. I have splitting headaches. Last 2 days I had bad panic attacks that I never had before. Medicine?

Trazodone: Headaches can be seen with trazodone. Per Drugs. Com there can also be aggitation, "nervousness, pounding in the ears, shortness of breath & slow or fast heartbeat." Let your prescribing provider know about side effects. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous to take 2 mg of klonopin, 10 mg of ambien (zolpidem) and 50 mg of trazodone all within a half hour in order to sleep? I'm a 140 lb woman.

Is it dangerous to take 2 mg of klonopin, 10 mg of ambien (zolpidem) and 50 mg of trazodone all within a half hour in order to sleep? I'm a 140 lb woman.

Depends: Usually a doctor will not start with all three of those medications at that dosage. If the medication is being titrated up such dosages might be prescribed. SOmetimes Trazadone will be an even higher dosage.
Hopefully you and your doctor will try to figure out why you are having trouble sleeping and psychotherapy might be considered. ...Read more

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Should I take trazodone or try to sleep without it? I have been taking. 25mg to. 375 of alprazolam for about 5 yrs to help me sleep. Recently when I visited my dr. They decided that I did not need them and gave me a prescription for trazodone 150 mg. Now I

Should I take trazodone or try to sleep without it? I have been taking. 25mg to. 375 of alprazolam for about 5 yrs to help me sleep. Recently when I visited my dr. They decided that I did not need them and gave me a prescription for trazodone 150 mg. Now I

Hello.: Hello. I am not sure that I am tracking. Did you take trazodone 150mg orally per night or were you just prescribed it and haven't decided if you should use it or not. About half the patients I treat who have had trazodone found it to be very effective. About half of the patients found themselves very oversedated on waking the next day. If you are a male, be aware that use of trazodone has an increased incidence of priapism. So if you have an erection lasting four hours or longer, this would be a medical emergency that requires immediate care. Only you can make the decision about what medications you take into your body, but this is just some info to consider. Take care. ...Read more

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Due to antipsychotics withdrawal I can't sleep. If take hydroxyzine benadryl & trazodone temporarily will my sleep patterns return & need no more meds?

Due to antipsychotics withdrawal I can't sleep. If take hydroxyzine benadryl & trazodone temporarily will my sleep patterns return & need no more meds?

That's too much.: I wouldn't think it prudent to pummel yourself to sleep with all of that. If anything, maybe just 25mg of Benadryl nightly. Although it would be better in the long run if you didn't take anything - would be a lousy few days but in the end your sleep would be more natural and spontaneous. ...Read more

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Today I was prescribed desyrel (trazodone) for my supposed insomnia to help me get better sleep. Is it okay if I take this at night in conjunction with zoloft?

Depends on the dose: Usually both are compatible with a smaller dose for the desyrel (trazodone). It may enhance the effectiveness of treatment in 2 ways by a direct chemical effect & by just providing for better sleep. ...Read more

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The same dr that gives me 40mg of Lexapro (escitalopram) also gave me 50mg of trazodone to take at night to sleep. Is this ok since they're both antidepressants?

The same dr that gives me 40mg of Lexapro (escitalopram) also gave me 50mg of trazodone to take at night to sleep. Is this ok since they're both antidepressants?

Risk of Serotonin Sy: Your doctor knows your history but one has to be carefull using trazadone and Lexapro (escitalopram) together as there is a risk of serotonin syndrome which includes
confusion, hallucinations, seizures, irritability, altered consciousness and coma
also may be symptoms of autonomic dysfunctions such as
tachycardia, diaphoresis, shivering, blood pressure changes and neuromuscular abnormalities
discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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I taking trazodone 5mg I been on them just 1 week and today I notice that my ankles are swelling it this a side effect? Should I stop taking them and see the doctor in the am I take them for sleep

I taking trazodone 5mg I been on them just 1 week and today I notice that my ankles are swelling it this a side effect? Should I stop taking them and see the doctor in the am I take them for sleep

Yes,: Yes, unfortunately trazodone can lead to edema. I can't tell if you should stop taking it since you aren't my patient. However, if this happened to one of my patients, I would direct them to stop taking it. Talk to your doctor about melatonin. Good luck. ...Read more

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At 11:30 pm I take one 10mg zolpidem for insomnia. I always wake up five hours later and can't get back to sleep can you help me I also take one 100mg of trazodone, I also take. 50mg of alprazolam every 4 hours not to exceed 4mg in 24 hours. Is there anyt

At 11:30 pm I take one 10mg zolpidem for insomnia. I always wake up five hours later and can't get back to sleep can you help me I also take one 100mg of trazodone, I also take. 50mg of alprazolam every 4 hours not to exceed 4mg in 24 hours. Is there anyt

Too many drugs here: The combination of all this medication is not a good option in my opinion and I don't believe increasing doses of any individual one of these will help you sleep any better. I like the idea of working toward nonpharmacological ways to approach your insomnia before using all these agents. Again, speaking to your doctor before changing would be best but ultimately, I think for you, LESS is MORE. ...Read more

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If I have chronic depression and severe sleep problems, can I take trazodone or remeron (mirtazapine) to help? Which is better?

Depends: Trazodone is often used to help people sleep but it is a very weak antidepressant. Remeron (mirtazapine) is a much more effective antidepressant. Make sure your diagnosis is correct, though. Bipolar depression frequently causes severe sleep problems and requires different treatment. A psychiatrist or family physician with an interest in psychiatry can help you sort this out. ...Read more

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Desyrel (Definition)

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