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jpwilson #270672 03/18/15 11:28 PM
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Well I saw my doctor and she prescribed trazodone 50mg. I asked about the ones mentioned and she thought this would be good because I have not been able to sleep. Has anyone heard of this? I had to stop my current medication for 3 days before I could take it.

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jpwilson #270673 03/19/15 02:11 AM
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Trazadone is typically prescribed at nighttime and does help with sleep. It is very common to see it given that way.


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Have you heard of a lot of side effects?

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Hi JPWilson,

My mental health and overall functioning improved significantly and for the short and long-term when I found a great psychiatrist to work with. Not only for med management but she also teaches mindfulness classes.

Do you think you could get a referral to a psychiatrist or self refer?

As far as side effects for trazadone...fatigue is what I experienced and have heard from others.


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jpwilson #270738 03/22/15 11:15 PM
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Originally Posted By: jpwilson
Have you heard of a lot of side effects?


I have not seen many issues if any at all with patients who take Trazadone. I would definitely ask the pharmacist when you begin taking it or see how you do feel. Be careful driving until you know how you are going to respond and bring any concerns to your doctors attention.


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Supra Ventricular Tachycardia. Radio Frequency Ablation 2008.
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jpwilson #270739 03/23/15 03:40 AM
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I have to say I feel great. The first day I took it I was so tired the next day I felt for sure this wasn't for me. But I said I will stick with it for 30 days to really give it a try. The tiredness has gone away already and I have more energy and have begun working out again. My dreams have been incredibly vivd. Nothing scary, just more detailed. And dry mouth has increased. I will keep you all updated.

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