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What to do if I had 50 mg of trazodone two days ago and am still feeling the effects. How long does it take to wear off?

What to do if I had 50 mg of trazodone two days ago and am still feeling the effects. How long does it take to wear off?

That is my short ans: 50 mgm trazadone, 48 hours later you still have the effects. You probably went to see an md with some complaints, which included sleep disturbance.He gave you trazadone and you sort of sleeping since then. Time for total truth. What else are you taking. .. ...Read more

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Venlafaxine (Definition)

It belong to classification of snri antidepressant also help anxiety start slow go slow its approved for depression and anxiety disorder there are some common side effects important never stop suddenly always taper slowly if you ever ...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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I am suffering from G A D.since birth. I am on effexor 300mg valium 10mg since 1979, amitriptyline75mg for pain and trazodone 100mg. My dr stated months ago that there is no cure but this week we wants me to wean off them. My phys wants to stay on them?

I am suffering from G A D.since birth. I am on effexor 300mg valium 10mg since 1979, amitriptyline75mg for pain and trazodone 100mg. My dr stated months ago that there is no cure but this week we wants me to wean off them. My phys wants to stay on them?

GAD: Please do not change your medications w/out the guidance of your doctor. Choose one, perhaps your primary care doctor, since he/she looks at your overall health picture. Have you seen a psychologist for other kinds of help such as clinical hypnosis (see www. Asch. Net), biofeedback, or psychotherapy? All if these can help w/anxiety and pain. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I have G A D, an in borne genetic anxiety disorder. I am on effexor Amitriptyline and Trazodone. I am fed up of meds. Is this disease curable. Thanks?

I have G A D, an in borne genetic anxiety disorder. I am on effexor Amitriptyline and Trazodone. I am fed up of meds. Is this disease curable. Thanks?

GAD: Please do not change your medications w/out the guidance of your doctor. Choose one, perhaps your primary care doctor, since he/she looks at your overall health picture. Have you seen a psychologist for other kinds of help such as clinical hypnosis (see www. Asch. Net), biofeedback, or psychotherapy? All if these can help w/anxiety. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Does caffeine reduce the effect of psychotropic drugs? Particularly Effexor, Buspar, (buspirone) Trazodone, and Topamax.

Does caffeine reduce the effect of psychotropic drugs? Particularly Effexor, Buspar, (buspirone) Trazodone, and Topamax.

No interaction but..: I ran the interaction checker and there is no known interaction between caffeine and any of the meds you mentioned. However, it is well known that caffeine disrupts sleep patterns and can increase anxiety either on it and while withdrawing from it. Therefore, it is best to cut caffeine to a very minimum ...Read more

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Is it safe to take passion flower along with venlafaxine and trazodone?

Is it safe to take passion flower along with venlafaxine and trazodone?

Yes, but...: The passion flower is no problem. .. But venlafaxine and trazodone together can be a potential problem unless the doses are kept low to average. ...Read more

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I'm taking 225 mg of venlafaxine, 50-100mg of trazodone and now the dr added 2 mg of aripiprazone. What should I watch for?

I'm taking 225 mg of venlafaxine, 50-100mg of trazodone and now the dr added 2 mg of aripiprazone. What should I watch for?

Side effects: Discuss with your psychiatrist your side effects. My experience suggests that your BP may be up and should be checked. Tinnitus (ringing in ears) seems more likely with ne meds which high dose of venlafaxine does. Your md might consider a more ssri med like zoloft (sertraline) to replace venlafaxine. My book, psychiatry in techno colors on amazon. Com gives some combination ideas. ...Read more

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Can venlafaxine and trazodone cause tinnitus?

Can venlafaxine and trazodone cause tinnitus?

Effexor/Trazodone: Tinnitus is reported as a side effect of trazodone, although uncommon & is dose-dependent. Similar effect was reported with Effexor (venlafaxine) at rate @1% cases. ...Read more

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Can you take dramamine (dimenhydrinate) when already on venlafaxine and trazodone?

Not a good idea: Any of the three may cause drowsiness-the combination definately will. There are also anticholinergic side effetcs which may be cumulative; dry mouth, constipation, sexual dysfunction, mental slowness, etc. ...Read more

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Can taking 225mg of venlafaxine and 50mg of trazodone cause dizziness and everything to go white?

High risks: You describe symptoms consistent with spasm of basilar artery decreasing blood flow to balance and vision centers of the brain. Medications that can induce changes in brain blood flow can bring out or worsen these symptoms. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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When taking venlafaxine 225 mg trazodone 100 mg and 2 mg of ambilify is it ok to take valarian root?

When taking venlafaxine 225 mg trazodone 100 mg and 2 mg of ambilify is it ok to take valarian root?

Consult psychiatrist: Valerian extract has been known since time of hippocrates as a remedy for insomnia. But not much is known about its exact contents and hence drug drug interactions. Apart from that if you are already on Effexor (venlafaxine) and a high enough dose of trazodone and still not sleeping, it's time to see if these medications are right for you. ...Read more

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What can cause a dull achy pain in the left side of chest? I am taking venlafaxine, trazodone and ambilify

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Dull chest pain: Not sure how long u have been on these meds. Or when the pain started, what makes it worse, or what other symptoms u r having. Best to consult your prescribing doc. ...Read more

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How will venlafaxine and trazodone help with depression and anxiety?

How will venlafaxine and trazodone help with depression and anxiety?

Depression: Both of these medications work on neurotransmitters that are active in controlling brain activity as well as mood. The area of the brain responsible for our emotional state is often times responsive to both of these medications. Unfortunately only about 50% of people treated for depression will respond to medication. Get enough sleep and exercise as well. ...Read more

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I'm taking venlafaxine and trazodone and now I'm hearing my heartbeat in my ears along with static non stop for 3 days so far and still going. Ideas?

I'm taking venlafaxine and trazodone and now I'm hearing my heartbeat in my ears along with static non stop for 3 days so far and still going. Ideas?

Not sure: Is difficult state for certain what is causing your experience. If you've only recently started on these medications, it is possible that you are experiencing some tinnitus as a side effect, most likely to the venlafaxine. Rarely Effexor can raise your blood pressure, I think this unlikely, but it wouldn't hurt to have it checked. It what encourage you to call the prescribing physician. ...Read more

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I have been taking 225mg of venlafaxine and 50mg of trazodone for a few months now. The doctor has added 150mg of bupropion a week ago. My friends say that I'm extremely moody and irritable and thinking more negatively. Could the new medicines cause this?

I have been taking 225mg of venlafaxine and 50mg of trazodone for a few months now. The doctor has added 150mg of bupropion a week ago. My friends say that I'm extremely moody and irritable and thinking more negatively. Could the new medicines cause this?

Yes: It's very important to communicate any changes like this to your physician, which I hope is a psychiatrist since you're on multiple psychopharmacological agents. Did the moodiness & irritablity develop after the wellbutrin (bupropion) was added? Are you sleeping? Do you, yourself notice a change? The wellbutrin (bupropion) could be very activating for you. Please see your doctor and see what s/he recommends. ...Read more

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