I have been on Trazadone for some time. I take it only at night because it is meant to help regulate your sleep. It will not help with the pain. I know some doctors think that lack of proper sleep contributes to FM but started to sleep well does not reverse the effects of FM.
Read the Fibro 101 section of the forum and consider the Malic Acid / Magnesium supplement. I have found some relief through this without the adverse effects of pain killers.
Trazodone is an anti-depressent used to treat depression. It may also be used for relief of an anxiety disorder or sleeplessness, tension, chronic pain or to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.
I just have to tell you Trazodone DOES NOT do anything for pain of any kind.
I have been on trazodone for a few months now. I take it at night with Flexeril. It does absolutely nothing for me pain wise. It doesn't even make me tired, and I take two 50 mg pills plus two 10 mg Flexeril at night.
The only functionality I have found with it is that it works for me as an anti-depressant.
You may want to speak with your doctor about tramadol. It's what I take for my daytime pain, and worked for me for several months (it seems to not work as well now that I have been on it so long. definitely use it sparingly) ... although I too know how you feel, my rheumy appt is on the 27th, and I have been waiting since the beginning of March for new meds, which my primary doctor wouldn't prescribe without his permission!