Mesh I noticed you take trazodone....Is there any info you or others can give me?

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effie
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   Posted 7/15/2005 12:27 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi I noticed that you take trazodone on another post you wrote.
I was wondering how it is working for you.
I have just started it. and it either does not work at all or works too much and I do not want to wake up.
I have not taken it for long.
Do you take it for sleep disorder?
How long have you been taking it?

If anyone else takes this I would appreciate hearing your experiences.

Mesh
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   Posted 7/15/2005 10:01 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Eefie,
Yes,... I do take the trazadone for a sleep disorder. I stated along time agao, when i was on high amounts of pred. and couldnt sleep. But than, i grew dependant on it. It works great for me. I take 50 mg. What dosage r u taking? Maybe they should lower your dose. Ambien didnt work for me... I would only sleep exactly 4 hours,.. and be wide awake. Write back,.. (K)?
Remicadex6weeks, 6-mp, b-12once x month, lamotil, bentyl, aciphex,Lexapro, And Trazadone to sleep.
~Michele~


effie
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   Posted 7/17/2005 3:50 AM (GMT -7)   
Dear Mesh,
Thank you for responding so quickly to me post. I was giving a prescription for Trazodone 50 mg. The bottle says to take one or two tablets at bedtime. I started taking one. One night I took two, hoping it would help increase how fast it took to get into my system. It still took quite a while to make me sleepy. However, I could not wake up the next day. I finally forced myself to get up after I had slept for many, many hours. I had several cups of coffee, but I still could not get myself up and doing anything. I finally went back to bed for what I hoped would be an extra couple of hours sleep. Instead I think I slept for 24 hours. Never again will I take two. I have also started a new anti depressant over the past four days or so, Zoloft 50 mg. So between the two drugs, I am sleeping a lot. I think I will try cutting the Trazodone in half, as per your suggestion. Did you say you got addicted to Trazodone? If so, what do you mean by addicted, do you mean you can not sleep without it? Do you feel really groggy the following morning? How many hours do you usually sleep? I can not remember if you said you were working outside the home or not? If you do feel groggy the next morning, how long does it take for the groggy feeling to go away?
Thank you for all of your help. I sincerely appreciate your sincere and honest response. I live in Ontario, Canada. I am 47. I was working as a teacher until half way this September. The pain just got so severe I was forced to go on to disability. I went 4 months without any income and then the disability insurance kicked in. However, since I am such a procrastinator, it will probably be cut off next month, because I did not get some forms, that the insurance had sent me to have the doctor fill in, completed. I do not know why I procrastinate on such things. One reason is I hate having to ask the doctors to fill out forms, and the other is my memory. A couple of times, when I had booked an extended period of time to spend with the doctor, I went and forgot the form at home. Oh my, I really am falling apart. I lose everything.
Well once again, thank you for all your help. Perhaps you could write me a little bit more about what you are going through. Do you suffer from depression? Did something precipitate this? Only write what you feel comfortable sharing.
Sincerely,
Judy/effie

Designs
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   Posted 7/17/2005 6:30 AM (GMT -7)   
I have had a chronic sleep disorder due to depression...sleep apnea...using a CPAP..Tried OC drugs, ambien, trazadone...none worked very well. Sleep specialist now has me on Lunesta and that does allow me to give five hours of sleep with no grogginess during the day. BUT, he does not want me to use it every nite even tho some studies show it can be good for long term use. I am also on 300mg of wellbutrin

ravenchaley
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   Posted 7/17/2005 7:38 AM (GMT -7)   
Trazadone does not work for me at all regarding sleep.  I took 150 mg and was still wide awake most nights.  Valium is the only thing that I've tried that really helps.

Having2LeftFeet
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   Posted 7/17/2005 8:42 PM (GMT -7)   
Well, I don't know if it was me, but I still counted the cracks on the ceiling after I took it. It didn't help at all.
 
"Lefty"
There is no such word as can't. Can't simply means wouln't. Grab as much as life as you can. Future is a long way away for those who don't believe. Don't build a foundation of life on sand. It will take it away with the tide. Love a little more, be unkind a lot less.


effie
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   Posted 7/18/2005 12:03 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank you everyone for your replies. I appreciate you taking the time to write back to me.
I was averaging six hours a night for a long time, once I got the pain from my genetic disorder causing early deterioration of the joints, psoriatric arthritis, osteoarthritis, and fibromyalgia, under control.
Then I started volunteer work and was so afraid I would sleep in, I found myself unable to sleep for days.
The doc put me on the Trazodone. He gave me the 50 mg strength, but told me I could take one or two tablets.
I was taking one, it would put me to sleep, but it took so long to work. Then I tried to take two tablets one night and I must have slept for 36 hours and still felt tired.
Now I have stopped. I wonder how long it will take to get out of my system.
I am on a new anti depressant as well, Zoloft 50 mg.
I wish I had not started two new drugs at the same time. I know better than to have done that. I was just having so many crying bouts, and no energy that I felt I needed both.
Both my husband and I are going to a sleep clinic on July 27th. He is going to be tested for sleep apnea. I am going for insomnia.
I will let you know what results we get.
Thank you for caring.
Sincerely,
Judy/Effie

Post Edited (effie) : 7/18/2005 1:09:32 PM (GMT-6)


Mesh
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   Posted 7/18/2005 2:31 PM (GMT -7)   
Good-luck with the appointments at the sleep clinic.
Everyone reacts differently to meds.
I hope you get some peace soon.
Take Care !
Remicadex6weeks, 6-mp, b-12once x month, lamotil, bentyl, aciphex,Lexapro, And Trazadone to sleep.
~Michele~


AlwaysRosie
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   Posted 7/20/2005 7:54 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey Judy, I hope that the sleep study goes well for you and that the docs can make some good recommendaitons for you!! Keep us posted!

Blessings!
In His Grip,
AlwaysRosie          "We can't control the waves, but we can learn to surf!"
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effie
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   Posted 7/21/2005 1:03 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks Mesh and Rosie,
Next Wednesday my hubby and I will go to the sleep clinic, which is run by a neuro psychiatrist. Hopefully he will have some brilliant ideas to try and solve my sleep issues. He will also review all of my meds to ensure that none of them are causing the problem.

My husband has suspected sleep apnea, so he will be going to the sleep clinic on the same night. Luckily he can fall asleep the minute his head hits the pillow.

We will be there with 6 other patients, all in our own rooms.

My hubby and I have never had a honey moon.

So this is the first time we will be leaving out little B.J. dog on her own.

We planned on staying in a swanky hotel for our anniversary which is coming up. But this is cheaper and comes with a free oxygen mask!!!!

There will be some other luxuries, a lounge for all 8 of us to share the basic cable television, a microwave and a kettle to make lovely decaffenitated tea. Bedtime is 8:30 p.m. on the dot. We will be rocked to sleep by a cocerto from Beethoven's little know classic "Moonlight snore-ata".

Breakfast will be provided in the paper bag you bring from home. No sneaking in caffeine. Bags are inspected upon entry. This is truly the life of a rock star ........in a rehab clinic. We will all look quite fascinating with the wires all attached to our brains. #@%^&****#)^

Why bother watching ER on television? Just drop by the clinic and watch us hooked up with wires to machines. It will be a riot.

I never dreamt my first honeymoon would be so romantic. Oh and I had to wait five years for this luxurious one of a kind, seperate rooms, honeymoon.

LOL
Judy/Effie tongue

Post Edited (effie) : 7/21/2005 2:12:12 AM (GMT-6)


AlwaysRosie
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   Posted 7/21/2005 5:59 PM (GMT -7)   
Oh my gosh Judy . . . I really am laughing out loud!!

That was too good. . . Does your hubby really get to stay with you? What a nice touch!! Keep us posted sis!!

Blessings!
In His Grip,
AlwaysRosie          "We can't control the waves, but we can learn to surf!"
Psalms 139
UCTD (Undifferentiated Connective Tissue Disease), Hashimoto's, Plantar Fasciitis, Inflamatory Arthritis, High BP, GI Inflamation, Diverticuloses
Plaquenil, Methotrexate, Metanx, Synthroid, RX Motrin, Lexapro, Amitriptelyne, Salagen, Lotrel


effie
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   Posted 7/22/2005 2:57 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks rosie,
I am glad I made you have laugh.

We will be there on the same night, but seperate rooms. We will both sleep in our own seperate rooms and beds with our heads wired up to the computer.

Talk to you soon,
Judy

Post Edited (effie) : 7/22/2005 8:17:48 AM (GMT-6)


mhmilligan
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   Posted 4/8/2008 1:51 AM (GMT -7)   
I was on Trazodone before but i started taking my seizures really bad so i was taking off of it
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