evening folks..... not getting much sleep as of late...Doc gave me a px for
Trazodone ...25-50 mg as needed for sleep...did some digging on some of the side effects... seem to echo that of the present state of affairs im enjoying ;) well there was a time the possible 4 hour erection would have been a deal cincher....but thats another story.. lol
.doc is out of town till Monday..so am wondering if i do try to use this as a sleep aid.. can i just use nightly ..on random nights, , as required or as the included brochure warns..continue dosage once begun and do not stop cold turkey without consulting dr.....
thnx for any input...my best to all
Onwards and Upwards
9 to go ;).
I was prescribed Trazodone as a sleep aid before, and was also told I could use it as needed. I didn't take it every night and did not have any problems. I think they put that warning on there because it is also used as an antidepressant.
I would definitely check with the doc though, because I'm not one.
I can't give you any feedback on the other side effect - I had the wrong equipment for that experiment :)
I have used trazadone before as a sleep aid and it has worked quite well for me. I believe there is less of a chance of developing an an addiction to it to than taking something like ambien. The only issue I have run into is that it drys me out, I get cotton mouth the next day. I also take 50-100mg so it may be cause I take a higher dose. It also makes me sort of foggy the next day.
The priapism side effect is rare. It can be taken sporadically as a sleeping aide. The primary indication for the medication is that of a seratonin targeted antidepressant but these days is used along with restoril as a cost effective, i.e., cheaper sleep aide. It does have anticholinergic side effects (drying) and some nonselective sedation (carries over through the day). d
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