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If one can't sleep without trazodone, but can sleep with trazodone, does that count as sleeping? Have hang over for long while after waking up

If one can't sleep without trazodone, but can sleep with trazodone, does that count as sleeping? Have hang over for long while after waking up

It is sleeping but..: Trazadone is commonly used as a sleep aid successfully in many patients. Trazadone's strong antihistamine effects contribute to sleepiness, but some people are too sensitive to antihistamines to use it without hangover. Discuss sleep pattern & other options like melatonin and Ramelteon with your doctor. ...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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How do I know if it is throid going untreated for a year and a hlalf or sleep medicine, trazodone. How much regula throid medicine will cause weight l?

How do I know if it is throid going untreated for a year and a hlalf or sleep medicine, trazodone. How much regula throid medicine will cause weight l?

Be Careful: With thyroid meds you must do routnie blood testing... No other way around it, your doctor would never know unless you do the blood test. ...Read more

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I took dayquil and my precription sleep aid trazodone last night and found out today im four weeks preg. Did I harm my baby!? : (

I took dayquil and my precription sleep aid trazodone last night and found out today im four weeks preg. Did I harm my baby!? : (

Probably not.: The gods are very forgiving of anything you stop when you discover that you are pregnant. Miscarriages are unfortunately very common in the first 12 weeks (75%! yikes!). That's why the OB waits that long to see you. ...Read more

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I can't sleep since taking trazodone only for a hour or two most nights. Also keep getting tingly feelings in my upper body. I'm on 150mg?

I can't sleep since taking trazodone only for a hour or two most nights. Also keep getting tingly feelings in my upper body. I'm on 150mg?

Trazodone restless: Trazodone can be a great sleeping pill. However there are occasionally people that respond to it by developing restless legs or other restless symptoms that actually make their sleep worse. This is undoubtedly what is going on in your case. Consult with your psychiatrist for other options for your insomnia. ...Read more

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Can I use Trazodone extended-release low dose for sleep longer, because trazodone ir make me sleep 4 to 5 hours?

Can I use Trazodone extended-release low dose for sleep longer, because trazodone ir make me sleep 4 to 5 hours?

Trazadone: In a larger dose may help with sleep. One needs to watch for serotonergic syndrome however if taken along with Zoloft (sertraline) (listed as current med) ...Read more

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Does mirtazapine put one to sleep better than trazodone? Trazodone doesn't work for me anymore. Do they work similarly?

Does mirtazapine put one to sleep better than trazodone? Trazodone doesn't work for me anymore. Do they work similarly?

Medication effects: I understand your need for good sleep.
Trazodone and Mirtazapine are not sleep medications. They are used to treat Depression.
Stresses of relationships, separation, loneliness, work and past unresolved feelings of worry, fear, sadness, hurt, resentment and guilt can cause difficulty to sleep and result in poor sleep.
See Psychiatrist for Diagnosis, Intensive Therapy, discuss Medications effects. ...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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What can I use for sleep after stopping trazodone? Previously on geodon, (ziprasidone) risperdal, klonopin, ativan, melatonin. At this point believe brain won't cbt

What can I use for sleep after stopping trazodone? Previously on geodon, (ziprasidone) risperdal, klonopin, ativan, melatonin. At this point believe brain won't cbt

Some alternatives: I don't understand the meaning of your last sentence; does it mean you have tried insomnia-directed cbt (as well as attention to sleep hygiene) but it hasn't worked? Sleep aids you didn't mentioned include rozerem, (ramelteon) doxepin, and various otc herbal mixtures. Also, withdrawal from some of the meds you mentioned could interfere with sleep. And, I'm assuming you aren't using alcohol in the evenings. ...Read more

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Can't sleep since being on trazodone and keep getting tingly feelings in upper body?

Can't sleep since being on trazodone and keep getting tingly feelings in upper body?

Trazodone restless: Trazodone can be a great sleeping pill. However there are occasionally people that respond to it by developing restless legs or other restless symptoms that actually make their sleep worse. This is undoubtedly what is going on in your case. Consult with your psychiatrist for other options for your insomnia. ...Read more

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Anxiety and sleep issues. Recently prescription trazodone still having anxiety...Helps get to sleep but still waking up at 3am...Any OTC for anxiety? Thanks

Anxiety and sleep issues. Recently prescription trazodone still having anxiety...Helps get to sleep but still waking up at 3am...Any OTC for anxiety? Thanks

Trazodone and sleep: Your doctor need to increase dose till you can sleep 7-8h/night. There is no one-dose-fit-all. Needs to combine it with another anti-anxiety which usually is also an anti depressant. Not exist OTC for anxiety as OTC only treat symptoms and gives false feeling of safety while disease rages on, being untreated. Always treat the root cause of problem. Adjust doses continuously at each visit till well ...Read more

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Taken Effexor (venlafaxine) 375mg for 2 years. I'm just now realizing how I can't sleep w/out taking trazodone. Is it bc my Effexor (venlafaxine) prescription is too high?

Taken Effexor (venlafaxine) 375mg for 2 years. I'm just now realizing how I can't sleep w/out taking trazodone. Is it bc my Effexor (venlafaxine) prescription is too high?

It's possible: Your antidepressant can be so stimulating that it keeps you awake at night. Discuss this with your doctor. It may be reasonable to try a lower maintenance dose of your Effexor (venlafaxine). However, your doctor needs to be involved in the decision. Best wishes! ...Read more

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What puts you to sleep faster? 150 mg Trazodone or lunesta (eszopiclone) 3 mg? Which med is a stronger sleep aid?

What puts you to sleep faster? 150 mg Trazodone or lunesta (eszopiclone) 3 mg? Which med is a stronger sleep aid?

Lunesta (eszopiclone): Trazodone was originally introduced as an antidepressant, but was found to help induce normal sleep. Lunesta (eszopiclone) was developed for use in chronic primary insomnia, and has demonstrated rapid onset, adequate duration, and no significant tolerance or side effects over time. ...Read more

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Does the body eventually build up a tolerance to Trazodone's sleep-promoting ability?

Does the body eventually build up a tolerance to Trazodone's sleep-promoting ability?

Generally not: However it may be necessary from time to time to tweak the dose upward ...Read more

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My psychiatrist gave me trazodone 100mg I sleep fast but I wake up early I can't go back to sleep can bi change to trazodone extended release wll work?

My psychiatrist gave me trazodone 100mg I sleep fast but I wake up early I can't go back to sleep can bi change to trazodone extended release wll work?

Careful with extended release medicines: In general, although extended release medicines can sometimes help with a problem, you have to be careful of how long they stay in your system. Especially with medicines to help you with your sleep they can make you very sleepy the following day. ...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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If I have chronic depression and severe sleep problems, can I take trazodone or remeron (mirtazapine) to help? Which is better?

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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I can't sleep. In a weeks time I have passed outfor two three hours a night. I work outside with trees a very manual labor job iI feel exhausted but can't sleep. I have been on trazodone 150 mg for three years my prescription has run out and no insurance

I can't sleep. In a weeks time I have passed outfor two three hours a night. I work outside with trees a very manual labor job iI feel exhausted but can't sleep. I have been on trazodone 150 mg for three years my prescription has run out and no insurance

Tried Melatonin?: Retire & rise same time each day. Keep bedroom dark & cool & use only for sex & sleep. Turn off tv. No naps. Exercise regularly but not in late evening. No caffeine for 6 hrs & no alcohol or tobacco w/i 2 hrs of sleep. Keep dinner moderate sized & finish at least 2 to 3 hrs before sleep. Can try warm milk, Chamomile tea or melatonin along w light reading, warm bath or lavender scent. ...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 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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Is it possible to taper off trazodone after using it for sleep?

Is it possible to taper off trazodone after using it for sleep?

Yes: The major issue with trying to stop using trazodone for sleep is an intensification of sleeping difficulties as opposed any common withdrawal syndrome. Depending on the current dose it may be reasonable to decrease the dose by 25 to 50 mgs each week allowing your body to adjust in between each dose change. You should always speak with the prescribing physician before stopping any medication. ...Read more

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Can I go off trazodone as I been taking 100 mg for sleep during the last 10 years. I was put on it for sleep deprivation.?

Can I go off trazodone as I been taking 100 mg for sleep during the last 10 years. I was put on it for sleep deprivation.?

Not cold turkey: I would consult a sleep specialist that can help monitor your med reduction but also give you some behavioral treatment that can help you come off of the medication and still have functional sleep patterns. ...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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Is trazodone effective for sleeping?

Yes: I see my colleagues endorse trazodone only cautiously, but I've had good success with it in my practice. It's non-addictive (unlike many sleep aids), the dose is easily adjustable, and it's long-acting, so it gives a full night's sleep. It's not quick-acting, so best to take it a little ahead of bedtime. Side effects are rare in my experience. ...Read more

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Is trazodone (desyrel) for anxiety and sleep problems?

Is trazodone (desyrel) for anxiety and sleep problems?

See below.: Trazodone is an antidepressent, called serotonin modulator. It's an antidepressant, but other uses for it include insomnia and anxiety. If you have any questions regarding this med, please talk to you prescribing physician or a pharmacist. ...Read more

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Trazodone and lunesta (eszopiclone) wich is better to sleep?

Trazodone and lunesta (eszopiclone) wich is better to sleep?

Depends: Generally speaking, Lunesta (eszopiclone) may be better for sleep onset, trazodone for sleep maintenance, though there might be exceptions. Ideally, best approach to resolve sleep issues is to treat underlying cause (e.g. Depression, anxiety, sleep apnea), then practice sleep hygiene (sleep-promoting behaviors), and then consider meds for sleep. ...Read more

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Is trazodone and geodon (ziprasidone) not a good mix for sleep?

Is trazodone and geodon (ziprasidone) not a good mix for sleep?

Sedating: Both trazodone and Geodon (ziprasidone) are sedating medications, and should induce sleep. The question is how sedating they are for you, and whether this degree is needed in your case. You and your doctor can make this determination together. ...Read more

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