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noah    66

My doc wants me to try trazone to help me sleep.  Nothing else has worked.  Anyone have any experience with this

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Pathfinder    65

Hubby uses Trazadone with excellent results, no unpleasant lingering sleepiness upon awakening. He tried so many sleep drugs before settling on this one. Good luck! 

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Gardener    194

Noah,

I started taking 50mg of Trazadone about 2 weeks ago.  I'm now sleeping 7-8 hours a night.  No side effects so far.  I can't believe how much better I feel during the day. After months of 3-4 hours of sleep and sometimes less, I can't believe the difference.  I hope it works for you!  Gardener

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noah    66

oh my gosh I cant remember the last time I slept 7-8 hrs!

I pray it works as well for me!

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Gardener    194

Noah,

For me, it started working on day 3.  I have to be careful not to take it too early as it starts to make me drowsy after 30 minutes or so. 

Gardener

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afroney    124
2 hours ago, noah said:

How long did it take for it go kick in?

It was pretty immediate for me.  20-30 minutes. 


I had success with Trazadone for years, then it stopped working well.  It will help me fall asleep, but not stay asleep.

 

 

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Gardener    194

I posted earlier that I was having good results with sleep taking 50mg of Trazadone at night.   Unfortunately, it didn't last so I have been increased to 100mg which has worked that past two nights.  Hopefully I'll find a dose that works for awhile.  Just wanted folks to know that it might take some experimentation.  Gardener

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Beau's Mom    1,060

I take 150 mg of Trazadone every night. I started at 50 mg in 1995. 15 years before my PD diagnosis.; it has been increased twice since then. I hope it works for you.

Dianne

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noah    66

I had actually tried Doxipin first and that didnt help. i tried the trazadone. and i actually felt worse.  It didnt help me fall asleep and i was more tired the next day than I was on the Doxipin. I just felt worse.  I only took it for 6 days so maybe that wasnt long enough.  I went back to the doxipin b/c I needed it for its anti anxiety qualities .

I am going to the doctors thursday so we will see what she says.  I need something I feel like a zombie   

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Gardener    194

Noah,

I didn't have any side effects with the 50mg dose and no lingering sleepiness the next morning.  The dose was too low however and didn't work after a couple of weeks so it was increased to 100mg.  I am a little groggy upon waking but I'll gladly trade that for a good night's sleep.  I hope you find a solution soon.  Gardener

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DaveN    428

Noah,

I've been taking Trazodone for 7+ years.  I take a 100mg every night.  I take the it around 9:00pm but don't go to bed until around 11.  During those two hours I relax and basically let my day settle down.  Once I hit the pillow, I'm out within 5 minutes.  If I take it just before bed, it takes 30 to 60 minutes before I feel its effects.

Regards.

Dave

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pdmanaz    49

Do not use trazodone if you have taken an MAO inhibitor in the past 14 days. A dangerous drug interaction could occur. MAO inhibitors include isocarboxazid, linezolid, phenelzine, rasagiline, selegiline, and tranylcypromine.

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DaveN    428

I take rasgiline (azilect) and trazodone on a daily basis.  Check with your doctor if you are concerned.

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afroney    124
On 06/25/2017 at 4:36 PM, noah said:

What are using if it stopped working 

Clonazepam, Melatonin, a hot bath before bed, and a high dose of Sinemet CR and Baclofen. 

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