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Re: how to quit desyrel/trazodone?

Posted by toodlebug on December 20, 2002, at 9:52:09

In reply to Re: how to quit desyrel/trazodone? toodlebug, posted by Ritch on December 19, 2002, at 21:31:02

> Is there any other reason you want to stop the trazodone besides a general desire to get off of meds? I guess what I am asking is.. do you think that if you got off of the trazodone long enough you wouldn't require it for sleep anyway?....
Since I never had to take trazodone until two years ago, it seems like I should be able to quit taking it. I have always been prone to problems initiating sleep, but not every night, so if I go off the trazodone I might still occasionally need to take an Ambien or something, but no trazodone. (The trazodone just helps me stay asleep.) I am worried that Celexa/Effexor/Prozac may have permanently messed up my sleep. I just want to sleep like I used to-- eight hours without waking up in the middle of the night and without being groggy in the morning! Actually, if that were possible on trazodone I wouldn't mind staying on it too much (although it would bother me some), but as I said I am not sleeping well with it anyway. I wake up after 5-6 hours sleep which leaves me quite tired. The ony alternative seems to be sleeping 9 hours and waking up groggy!




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