Average Rating: 3.0 (285 Ratings)

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 1  insomnia closed my sinuses up completely, could not breathe out of my nose at all, dry mouth, felt like I had flu next morning very cold but body felt hot, just felt "wrong" like you do when you catch flu. I have random insomnia where I go weeks sleeping normally, then ill have 2 nights of literally no sleep at all, I used to get ambien for it and it worked but would make me do dangerous things and have no memory whatsoever of doing them so I cant take it and was given trazodone to try. It didnt really make me tired at 25-50MG doses, but I did get some pleasant mental feelings for a bit and my nose got completely stuffed up. The worst effect it had on me was the next morning id feel really "wrong", like I had a virus or something my body would shiver and id feel freezing yet my body was hot just like flu does to you. Its not effective for me for insomnia. M 42 4 days
25-50MG 1X D
 1  Not sleeping I fall asleep but after 4 hours wide awake for at least an hour! Stuffy nose headache dizziness don't feel like exercising and in two days ate more crap food than in an entire month! No thanks and I'm not depressed so no way do I want this medication in my system! Anxiety yes and I'm going to ask MD for Xanax which I've had before but stopped years ago because it made me sleepy so I couldn't take it during the day don't understand why these doctors seem to prescribe the exact opposite of what you really need and then we're worse off than before we started taking the stuff they prescribe! This stuff gets a huge NO from me F 51 2 days
50 1X D
 4  Insomnia None Works good. No brain fogginess or confusion. I can sleep! F 18 10 years
 1  Insomnia only Significant grogginess and head pressure the next day. Stuffy nose. After 2 weeks I'm feeling hollow, numb, no personality and I just want to stay home in bed all day. Drs have been pushing this on me for my persistent anxiety-induced insomnia, because they won't give benzos anymore. The first week it helped me sleep, but the second week it's not helping, and I'm numb and empty. Thank goodness I recognize it and going off this crap immediately. F 54 14 days
 1   Increased depression, caused insomnia, suicidal, terror, super high BP - labile BP, indigestion, brain fog, tingling feet and arms, migraines, anxiety,so many terrible side effects. Withdrawal is painful and scary. Prescribed this mediation 20 years ago as a tried and true med for insomnia. over the years I believed this and when my sypstoms became severe I went to many doctors who never diagnosed the problem properly. It was poisionous for me. I was almost incapacitated by sie-effects from toxicity from this drug. It is not benign. I am tapering off and it is extremely difficult. The arc of recovery is positive but the symptoms of withdrawal vary from day to day. It has hurt my life significantly and was severly negative. I was robbed of a joyful life because of this drug. So watch out if you are taking it - it works for a while and then it doesn't at all. I had to figure this out myself. F 72
1X D
 1  Insomnia Upset stomach, occasional nausea, increased libido, inability to orgasm, persistent frequent migraines, blurry vision, eye pain, sensitivity to light and sound, muscle weakness, metallic taste, stuffy nose after taking, bloody urine. I started taking trazodone for insomnia. I was taking 100 mg. The first week was great. The first night I took 50 mg and although I slept it was very light. At 100 mg I slept awesome but it would cause my nose to be stuffy (bad) and the feeling of being unable to swallow. Which would cause anxiety. Then after about 5 days I started having debilitating migraines daily. With severe pain in and behind my eyes and I was super sensitive to lights. It it was a horrible cycle. Wake up, eyes hurt, lights and sound would hurt my head and by the late afternoon it would be a full blown migraine. The worst though and the straw that finally caused me to discontinue the medication was the bloody urine. Large amount of blood in my urine. It looked like someone poured a bottle of red wine in the toilet. That was it. I was terrified something was wrong with me. After researching I found out this can be a side effect as can the light sensitivity and migraines, although I had no idea until I found this forum. Will not be taking it again. Fingers crossed for no withdraws. F 39 2 weeks
100 mg
 5  unable to stay asleep at night I have never noticed side effects. I love Trazodone! No weird withdrawals if I don't take it. It just simply guarantees a good night's sleep without the hangover of stronger sleep medicines. F 51 13 years
150 MG 1X D
 5  Insomnia 8 plus hours of sleep a night. It's amazing! I was prescribed to take 50 mgs. at bedtime. It gave me the stuffy nose, congestion, fogginess etc., like other users reported. After I lowered the dose, the side effects went away and it didn't take long for me to start sleeping like a baby. From what I've read, the higher doses are for depression, and the lower doses work better for insomnia. Last night I slept 11.5 hours. I feel so energized now that I'm sleeping again. Like I said, if you are using Trazodone for insomnia, use the lowest dose possible. Less is better! F 57 2 months
12.5 1X D
 4  insomnia Must be taken with food and 1/2 hour before bed time. 8 hours of sound sleep with mild hang over. Otherwise great for insomnia. Definitely improves REM sleep and Dreaming with occasional vivid Dreams. M 40 8 years
50 mg 1X D
 1  Insomnia Insomnia and anxiety depression constipation zombie like confusion Would not recommend this as a sleep aid M 38 2 months
 1  insomnia from Seroquel withdrawal NIghtmarish visions between wakefulness and sleeping combined with intense anxiety. Swelling of feet and ankles-- water retention when I increased the dose from 50-100. It put me to sleep the first 4 nights very well, then I started having massive anxiety (I think as drug built up in the system) every night right after I took it, then it just stopped working to put me to sleep and my legs and ankles swelled from the water rentention!! Horrible drug. Has BLACK BOX WARNING OF SUICIDE!! DON"T EVER MESS WITH THIS DRUG. TOO MANY POSTS OF GOING MAD AFTER JUST ONE DOSE. M 48 8 days
50-100 1X D
 1  Insomnia Forgetfulness. Stomach pains. This pill definitely put me too sleep. Quickly. A little too quick. Falling asleep would come out of nowhere. Even though it helped me sleep it scared me. While taking this the next day I would have stomach aches on and off. The worst part is I would forget everything about my day. I felt like I wasn't even there. Physically I was, mentally I was gone. I felt like a zombie. It wasn't worth the sleep F 19 3 months
 4  Insomnia I forgot to mention that I believe the side effects are from a mixture of Trazodone & Lunesta! F 62 10 years
 2  Insomnia Somnolence, lethargy, brain fog, insomnia, dry mouth, headache Yuck. I really don't like this medication. The doctors put me on it to manage my insomnia, as a "safe" alternative to ambien. A medication that turns you into a zombie (the effects lasting well into the next day) does not seem safe to me. The hangover is intolerable. If you're taking this medication with another medication that also causes dry mouth, watch out. The dry mouth alone was enough to keep me up at night. When I told the doctor it wasn't helping me fall asleep, she recommended that I take more of it, and when I did, I was way too loopy to be able to fall asleep. The day after taking it, I'm tired, apathetic, and have difficulty concentrating. I honestly don't understand how this could be seen as a superior sleep aid. F 38 90 days
25 mg 1X D
 2  Fibromyalgia Took at 10pm and slept soundly. Woke with body pain and grogginess. I was unable to function for most of the day due to brain fog and grogginess. In all fairness, my body overreacts to many types of medication. F 75 1 days
 1  insomnia I was prescribed this drug for insomnia but the side effects of this drug have made me far more miserable than sleepless nights do, and now the side effects keep me awake anyway. My nose is so congested that I'd like to fall on my sword, my throat is super dry, I've got an awful taste in my mouth that ruins my meals, and honestly in two weeks time I've gained about 5 lbs without eating any more than normal. I'm exhausted all day... in short, give me back my insomnia, I'm throwing this drug in the trash can! F 36 14 days
50mg 1X D
 5  Major depression No side effects...have taken antidepressants for about 45 yrs..this is one of a very few that actually work with no weight gain or any other side makes sleep easier and anxieties are reduced i love this med...don't hesitate to at least try it...I have taken pretty much every antidepressant available..this one WORKS. F 66 90 days
50 mg 1X D
 3  Severe anxiety, very minor insomnia This really helped my anxiety, but the side effects weren't worth it. It seemed to really change how I thought. While on it, I didn't want to go out of my house (or my room) because the outside world seemed too scary, I didn't want to do anything unpleasant, like schoolwork, exercising, going outside my home, and trying to function in life. I just wanted to live in a fantasy world inside my head, because fantasy and obsession was much better than real life, which (for me) was filled with anxiety and having too much anxiety to make friends or function like a healthy person. I also had weakness when trying to exercise, I was eating bad foods because I felt scared while taking this med, so gaining weight. Also, this med and many others do get in the air, so I felt like the people I live with (and my cat) were experiencing side effects of the med, which for them would be sedation, confusion, weakness, tiredness, sleepiness. After 2 days I stopped taking it because of the unwanted side e It was great for my severe anxiety. I felt my anxiety lift from me after I took it. But because of the unpleasant side effects, I have chosen to stop taking it after only two days. The same thing happened to me when I was on Wellbutrin- I didn't want to experience anything unpleasant, so I stopped going to classes and dropped out of college, and I just hid in my room and went online on the computer and lived in a fantasy world, obsessing over attractive male celebrities. I had very little insomnia, if anything at all, because I was being taken off of Seroquel XR (which is very sedating). So I didn't really use it for insomnia. F 31 2 days
50 mg 1X D
 3  Depression Insomnia drowsiness This drug makes me fall asleep but it won't really keep you asleep all night. Doxepin is better for that. Antidepressant effect is very mild if any at all. M 50 2 weeks
50 2X D
 3  Insomnia and Depression Morning drowsiness, dizziness, fatigue, headache, dry mouth. I was prescribed desyrel in combination with Lyrica to treat both insomnia and Restless Leg Syndrome. Desyrel on its own, after taking at a dosage of 50 mg for one week, showed little if any affect in resolving my insomnia. After week 2, this drug began to allow at least 4 hours of sleep a night 50% of the time, and at week 3 the desyrel was working to allow 5 hours of sleep at 75% of the time. By week 4, I have experienced at least 6-7 hours of sleep at 85-90%; however, I recently experienced a setback due to emotional stress, lack of physical activity, which gives now casts doubt on my belief that this drug would work optimally to produce sleep irregardless of the amount of emotional stress or lack of physical activity that I would encounter in what I would call a typical day. I will very likely seek to have the dosage raised to 100 mg this next week, if the insomnia does continue to break 'remission'. F 49 4 weeks
50 1X D