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Would it be a good idea to take trazodone for anxiety?

Would it be a good idea to take trazodone for 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.

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Social Anxiety Disorder (Definition)

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


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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.

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Is trazodone (desyrel) worth taking for anxiety or sleep problems?

Is trazodone (desyrel) worth taking for anxiety or sleep problems?

Yes: Trazodone is useful for anxiety and depression. It is also helpful for sleep. Be aware of the potential side effect of priapism in males.

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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.

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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?

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?

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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

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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.

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I am going through a divorce and am experiencing periods of anxiety that effect my ability to concentrate at work. I take 50 mg of trazodone at night?

See your doctor: You need to get some help right away. Trazadone helps with sleep but very poor antidepressant. Go see your doctor and get therapy to help you

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Is trazodone combined with ritalin a typical and effective treatment for ADHD adults with anxiety?

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.

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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.

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.

Depression: Probably this is not "withdrawal" or a "discontinuation syndrome." This is more likely depressive symptoms emerging after having been partially treated by the trazodone. Discuss with your prescriber the possibility of more effective treatment for your depression.

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What to do if I have sleep, anxiety, depression, and ptsd issues but I keep getting erections from the medicine trazodone?

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.

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Besides remeron, (mirtazapine) what other med is good for sedation and anxiety? Trazodone gives me terrible nightmares & elavil is evil to get used to.

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.

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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?

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. You're situation is complicated and requires careful monitoring.

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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.

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