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Clonidine vs. Trazodone for Anxiety

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Clonidine

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Other Names: Catapres   Clonodine   Dixarit   Duraclon

Trazodone

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Other Names: Desyrel   Molipaxin   Oleptro
Rating: 4 out of 5
Based on 43,780 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Rating: 3.5 out of 5
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Clonidine is a sympatholytic medication used to treat medical conditions, such as high blood pressure, some pain conditions, ADHD and anxiety/panic disorder. It is a direct-acting alpha-2 adrenergic receptor adrenergic agonist.Action as an imidazoline re... Read more on Wikipedia
Trazodone (also sold under the brand names Desyrel, Oleptro, Beneficat, Deprax, Desirel, Molipaxin, Thombran, Trazorel, Trialodine, Trittico, and Mesyrel) is an antidepressant of the serot... Read more on Wikipedia
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By SCREWEDFORLIFE
February 18, 2014
SCREWEDFORLIFE wrote
DO NOT TAKE TRAZADONE--MY HORROR STORY!!!
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I'm sorry to hear that you have had such pain and that your lifestyle has significantly suffered; however, I do not believe that trazodone has caused any of your problems. They were probably pre-existing and you only noticed them at around the time you took trazodone. I am no expert but it sound like a normal human mistake associating oneproblem with a coincidental (false) "cause".
Patrick  |  March 25, 2014
Why is it that you think that Trazodone caused this? There is nothing in your story that gives a correlation between the two. What is causing your scrot pain?
Hizze  |  March 25, 2014
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By hms7777
December 25, 2013
hms7777 wrote
Clonidine
it just helps you sleep
no to drugs  |  March 26, 2014
When I started on Clonidine I pretty much became narcoleptic for a period of a few hours about 1.5-2 hours after taking it. There were times I'd literally fall asleep standing up at work, my coworkers kept taking pictures of me, haha. It got better after a couple weeks, but it was tough to work my way through. I'm on 1mg AM, 1mg PM. I work overnights and loved the AM pill as it'd knock me right out and I'd sleep great! Been on about 6 months now and it doesn't affect me in that regard at
Mike  |  February 5, 2014
I had the same issue when withdrawing from my fentanyl patches. Discuss this concern with your doctor as I did. I had the dose reduced to .1 mg from .2 mg. I don't know what breaking in half will do. It's an immediate release pill so it might leech too much medicine in your system too fast like with many other meds. Once I got used to the .1, I went back up to .2 (I also have high blood pressure). It also works like a charm getting rid of the stinging in my feet due to a spinal injury. G
KJ  |  January 24, 2014
Clonidine lowers your blood pressure, so you can become light headed. You probably have solved this, but if not try half and then have a few hours later.
Anonymous  |  January 6, 2014
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By Girl555
November 26, 2013
Girl555 wrote
does anyone know if it's a smooth transition from Cymbalta (Duloxetine) to Trazodone?
I have the same swallowing problem with Trazadone but not a breathing problem. I don't eat after taking it and drinking water or milk isn't a problem. Might want to check the dose
Jarbwa23  |  February 7, 2014
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By PG
November 10, 2013
PG wrote
Positive experience
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By danny
November 4, 2013
danny wrote
Atenolol vs Clonidine
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By Concern mom
October 6, 2013
Concern mom wrote
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By Caroline
September 16, 2013
Caroline wrote
trazadone and swallowing problem
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By When1Was
August 25, 2013
When1Was wrote
Great for gaining weight, bad for sleeping!
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By Maegan
August 1, 2013
Maegan wrote
trazadone & nausea
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What patients are saying about Clonidine vs. Trazodone

917 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
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...during narcotic withdrawal Clonidine - for relief of symptoms from narcotic withdrawal Trazadone - for mild relief of insomnia from...
Before the Clonidine he was on Trazadone for sleep...
...calming effect of the Clonidine-it's been huge for my ...relax and fall asleep. Before the Clonidine he was on Trazadone for sleep which actually wo...
to prescribe me Clonidine(for hot/cold flashes(Trazadone...
...be on the right track!! I am thrilled. She is going to prescribe me Clonidine(for hot/cold flashes(Trazadone(for sleep) & Gabapenyin(for restless leggs). That blew me away....
to prescribe me Clonidine(for hot/cold flashes) Trazodone...
...track!! I am thrilled. She is going to prescribe me Clonidine(for hot/cold flashes) Trazodone(for sleep as a last resort she said) & Gabapentin(for restless legs). She really made my...
to prescribe me Clonidine(for hot/cold flashes) Trazodone...
...track!! I am thrilled. She is going to prescribe me Clonidine(for hot/cold flashes) Trazodone(for sleep as a last resort she said) & Gabapentin(for restless legs). She really made my...
night, and changed his clonidine to remeron. this was to...
...at night, and changed his clonidine to remeron. this was to ...morning he has now changed his remeron to trazadone. said remeron had an adverse ...does anyone know how trazadone works, esp...
night, and changed his clonidine to remeron. this was to...
...at night, and changed his clonidine to remeron. this was to ...morning he has now changed his remeron to trazadone. said remeron had an adverse ...does anyone know how trazadone works, esp...
to help him with sleep) and put him on clonadine...
...to help him with sleep) and put him on clonadine. Hes taken it since Friday night, his behavior has gotten a bit better which is good, but the last 3 nights, hes been up and down all...
did not have the same effect, so we changed to Trazadone...
...FIX the Autism...(((SIGH!)))) My son has been on Clonidine for sleep and that helped, he grew out of it or it just did not have the same effect, so we changed to Trazadone and thru the...
or even at 8PM! Then he said he was going to give me clonidi...
...I take adderall 10mg at 8AM, 12, and 4. The first 3 months I had no problems getting settled at night (I did before starting on it). Well, now I am in the same pattern- very rarely can I get in bed...
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