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dragon29
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Trazodone experiences please!

Postby dragon29 » Thu Mar 30, 2017 7:09 pm

Hi there,

New to the forum.

Been prescribed Trazodone today for depression and anxiety.

I was wondering if anyone on here has any experience of the drug and could give me their experience with it. Had never even heard of it until today.

Thank you very much in advance.

Isap
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Joined: Fri Feb 06, 2015 1:13 pm

Re: Trazodone experiences please!

Postby Isap » Fri Mar 31, 2017 11:09 am

Hi dragon

This forum is unlikely to answer your query since there are hardly any posters and none that I know on with tramadone.

Try nomorepanic.co.UK

where you will find information specific to your med.

Isap x

streetspirit
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Re: Trazodone experiences please!

Postby streetspirit » Sat Apr 01, 2017 2:08 pm

Hi dragon29,

I've been taking trazodone for 6 years as an off label prescription for insomnia. I also suffer with OCD, anxiety and depression.

As you may have found it has a sedating effect so for me it worked for a while. However I went through a standard bad patch a few years ago and the response from my gp was to increase the dose to 150mg a night and I have to say this has severely and negatively affected my mental health. I couldn't understand why my mental health kept getting worse and worse with no obvious reason over the past few years and when I finally reflected on what had changed I decided to see if the drug could be partly responsible. I came off it for a few days and lo and behold I felt lighter and less like a sack of potatoes. My insomnia over these few days trial was dreadful yet my psychological and cognitive functioning improved. I wasn't strong enough to keep going with the trial so I went back on them but at half the dose. That was two months ago and I can honestly say that I feel physically better for it.

So my main advice to you is keep an eye on yourself while you're on it. I don't recommend what I've done to others because everyone is different but be mindful of how you're feeling and be aware that these types of medication do have an effect.

I must admit that I'm surprised you've been prescribed this drug for depression and anxiety as it's a very old tricyclic anti depressant (late 1970s early 1980s). Since this drug went on the market there have been a multitude of newer generation drugs to treat depression and anxiety - they belong to a family of drugs called SSRIs. You may want to research these newer drugs and maybe query your doctor's decision to put you on such an old form of anti depressant. I know they are cheaper than SSRIs so maybe your gp has prescribed them due to stretched funding.

Hindsight is a wonderful thing and I wish I'd have been prescribed a different drug for my insomnia. However you may have a different experience to me so please bear that in mind. You might want to Google trazodone and see what others are saying about it but ultimately it's about whether it works for you or not...

Liz

apathe52
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Re: Trazodone experiences please!

Postby apathe52 » Sun Apr 02, 2017 6:53 pm

well... I've also been on trazadone but I can't really say much about it... all I remember is that trazadone made me feel pretty similar as when I was feeling during the time that I have been on HGH products such as Serovital Supplement... I mean... i've been a bit more focused, sleeping better and etc. etc. but then my doc. took me off trazadone...


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