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Trazodone Social Anxiety
Might consider: Trazadone may be useful for sleeping if taken at bedtime, and a good night's rest may help alleviate tension. However, not perhaps the best direct choice for anxiety, as other drugs may provide far more potent benefit in this regard (such as alprazolam, various beta blockers, misc sedative tranquilizers). Discuss further with your doctor, as each person may do better on different items. ...Read more
An anxiety disorder in which a person is preoccupied and self conscious of his or her behaviour in public and during social interactions. He or she often feels the center of judgement and that he or she is not fit enough, so quite often avoids parites, meetings, eating in public, or even asking questions all because of fear of being judged negatively. Treatment includes both medications and CBT, ...Read more
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:
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
Can trazodone cause rebound anxiety? Been on it for 3 weeks for insomnia. Helps me sleep, but i wake up feeling really anxious. What's the deal?
Rebound anxiety.: Good question--what's the deal? A good place to start to get you answer is with the doctor who prescribed the medication for you in the first place. I would be talking with that person rather than looking for an answer online. Is there some reason you aren't talking with your doc? ...Read more
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
Been having anxiety. Dr prescribed trazodone/ambien.. is this med only good for depression or for depression and anxiety? Anxiety has gotten worse
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
I'm currently prescribed 30 30mg XR Adderall and 30 10mg IR adderall. I have been having anxiety issues, and have tired Lexapro (escitalopram) and trazodone. Cont..
Dose: may be too high. Have your doctor try a lower dose of Adderal. ...Read more
If i take trazodone will i get side effects again? I abused it one night and it caused me anxiety and my heart to race. I haven't took it in along time. Will it still cause the side effects even if my body hasnt had it in awhile?
Trazodone: Possible. Might try, with ok from your doctor, half the previous dose initially, then work your way up, as tolerated. ...Read more
Is trazodone combined with ritalin a typical and effective treatment for ADHD adults with anxiety?
Many Meds possible: It is fairly common to find duo diagnosis such as anxiety with ADHD, and each diagnosis needs to be addressed. Trazadone plus Ritalin is a very reasonable combiination, especially if falling asleep at night is a problem. If not effective, there are other combinations that might be helpful. ...Read more
Was taken off trazodone 150 after almost a year. Terrible anxiety, insomnia and depression has been made worse. Is this withdrawals? Been 3 weeks. She said was fine to go cold turkey. I have had worst depression ever since.
What to do if I have sleep, anxiety, depression, and ptsd issues but I keep getting erections from the medicine trazodone?
Trazodone: is sometimes used to treat problems with insomnia. There are many other medications that can be used to help sleep disturbances related to PTSD and depression. Please let your doctor know. If the erections are too troublesome for you - another med should be considered. For erection lasting > 4 hours - obtain emergency care. Take care. ...Read more
Besides remeron, (mirtazapine) what other med is good for sedation and anxiety? Trazodone gives me terrible nightmares & elavil is evil to get used to.
Buspar (buspirone) is another: Buspar (buspirone) is a non-addictive anti-anxiety medication. Studies have also shown that approximately 70% of individuals taking anti-anxiety medications can learn to manage anxiety without medication with a course of focused cognitive-behavioral treatments by a psychologist. ...Read more
I'm prescribed 100mg Zoloft (sertraline) in morning & 100mg Trazodone at night. (For past month) Still issues with depression, anxiety, insomnia. What to do next?
I'm taking trazodone 50mg that I upped from 25mg after 1 day. I exp. a manic episode @ work today. Is Zoloft (sertraline) better for insomnia, deprsion & anxiety?
Talk to doctor: You're also taking Brintellix, an antidepressant which can interact with Trazodone to boost serotonin in the brain. Meds and whatever you're calling a "manic episode" should be reviewed with prescribing doctor. Please don't make any changes on your own. Be sure to have regular appointments with prescriber or consider a psychiatrist. Your situation is complicated and requires careful monitoring. ...Read more
Diagnosed with fibromyalgia by rheumotologist today. The trazodone/klonopin combo I was taking for insomnia suddenly stopped working when I had a flare up. She put me on ambien 5-10 mg and klonopin .25-.5 mg to help w sleep and anxiety. Didn't say anythin
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
I have severe tinnitus with associated anxiety insomina depression starting trazodone does it cause weight gain like serowuel did and does thank you?
I have been taking 40 mg of Paxil (paroxetine) for panic disorder and anxiety. I also take trazodone, restoril, and klonopin. Oddly, i've lost a few pounds without trying. Could it be a side effect of the paxil (paroxetine)?
Not likely: Paxil (paroxetine) is more known 4 weight gain side-effect. None of the medications u r taking is known 2 decrease appetite & result in weight loss. U need to have a medical check-up with lab studies to make sure u do not have an underlying undiagnosed medical condition that would be causing ur weight loss. Call ur general of family doctor as soon as possible. Remember it's better 2 b safe than sorry. ...Read more
Tried celexa, (citalopram) amitriptyline, and trazodone for anxiety, all have caused heart racing and palps, also still anxious. Any suggestions? Am I imagining?
Last dec. I felt a vibrating in my chest & was put on ativan (lorazepam) for anxiety. Now it's in my head, is still constant/intense with citalopram (& trazodone to sleep). Also a bit dizzy. What could this be?
I take trazodone to help me sleep because of anxiety and depression. I've heard that it is supposed to help with night terrors and such. Yet i still get night terrors and lucid dreams. Is there anything i can do to help with these?
I have PTSD, depression, and anxiety.
Is it OK to take trazodone, prazosin, buspar, and hydrochlorothiazide together?
BP meds PTSD: This is a complex issue. I specialize in BP issues and would be happy to do a 2nd opinion to get more information and then we can decide if it is OK. But in general can think good reason you cannot take them all together. I recommend going to drugs.com and look up drug interactions with these and any other over the counter things you are taking and then discuss with your Dr. ...Read more
Bipolar 2/anxiety/insomnia. Sleep deficit- Exhausted in afternoon but can't nap, often get anxiety attacks in bed. Trazodone only for bedtime. HELP?
Many diagnoses: You need to return to the prescribing doctor of you medications and discuss the symptoms you are having. Start there ...Read more
I cannot afford to see a urologist and a psychiatrist to treat my interstitial cystitis, can my primary doctor prescribe my meds I have an anxiety disorder due to my ic which requires klonopin , propranolol and trazodone, my primary doctor has me on celex
Your doctor can: Your doctor can prescribe as long as they are familiar with the medications and comfortable prescribing them. If your doctor is not willing, then it may be more cost effective to call around and find someone who is. I realize, however, that switching doctors may be difficult to do. ...Read more
Many people feel anxious in some social situations, and it is rather common to be anxoious about speaking in front of a large group. Social anxiety disorder is a more specific and pervasive anxiety about talking or interacting with others that interferes with functioning.
See here for more:
http://cpancf.Com/articles_files/socialanxietydisorderwhatis.Asp. ...Read more
Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These disorders affect how we feel and behave, and they can manifest real physical symptoms. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety can be extremely debilitating, having a serious ...Read more