Hi Eric, I like your posts....you say things just like they are
. ShynSassy has posted to you a good link on Trazodone to finding some information. Trazodone is an old antidepressant and some doctors do prescribe it for sleeping problems as it absorbs within 0.5 to 2 hours after ingestion and the biggest side effect with the medication is drowsiness.
It does take several weeks for any antidepressant to reach what is called its therapeutic level in your body. This can take anywhere up to 4-6 weeks depending upon the medication even though you may feel some benefits right from the start.
I am glad that you feel that Effexor Xr may be a good choice for you. I have done very well on it and I have taken several antidepressants over the last 16 years. One thing you may want to consider though in dealing with the VA, Effexor Xr doesn’t come in a generic form just yet so perhaps this may be part of the problem...I know they like to go the cheapest route as possible.
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