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HEY, i am currently on TRAZODONE, and am on the same MG, 50 MG.. sometimes i actually may only take half of a pill, 25mg, and it puts me to sleep... but, the trazodone for me doesnt really work much for depression.... this medication is a SLEEP AID at low dosages... it only works as a anti-depressant at VERY HIGH DOES.. like 150 mg OR MORE!! the side effect that really bothers me is in the morning i am very tired and i feel half out of it, its like im a zombie. and its very hard just to wake up in the morning. like when i wake up, my head feels really weird and im like in a CONFUSED STATE OF MIND..., and i look like im MESSED UP, my dad actually thought i was on something, but it was just the medication... but it does work great for sleeping and ANXIETY DISORDER






[QUOTE=merrillin;3196305]hope,

Hey, I will tell ya, I was on Celexa for 4 years, I thought I was gonna have to be put into a drug induced coma while trying to come off that crap! Oh geez.

I am just like you............I have a horrible time with meds. I have hashimoto's disease and have had a thyroidectomy, but I have a ton of autoimmune issues.

I have tried and failed at most anti-depressants because of the horrible side effects and if there is one listed, I am going to have it! I even get the ones that like less than 1% of the population have.

The one that worked for me was Trazadone ( Deseryl the brand name). It is wonderful for depression and the only side effect it has for me and really it's biggest one period is sedation. It is great though because you take it at bedtime and get a great night's sleep and it really has no hang over effect either.

It is an old drug and my psych says most dr's just don't pull it out anymore but it is a gem for those of us who don't tolerate the ssri's or the others that are so popular now.

Can you ask for it as a trial or have you tried it? I only took ( I am off it right now) 50 mgs at bedtime and it really was a great med. I makes you thirsty and sleepy, that's it and it took care of depression great. The thing is............you gotta get your stuff in order before you take it...........after you swallow it, you get about 30 minutes and then you are OUT! There is no fighting it either, it knocks you out cold. ;) You gotta warn your spouse if they want some cuddle time, I would shout to my hubby ( honey, I need to take my meds before it gets to late, you want me to wait!!!?) hahahahaha:D

Anyhoo, perhaps you can give it a try. I told another gal about it in a support group I am in, she had tried every anti-d made with no help and the Trazadone was her answer. Same thing, it is very old and her dr never used it anymore.

It is cheap too, with my insurance the copay is only $3.

Best wishes![/QUOTE]





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