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Melatonin vs. Trazodone for Insomnia

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Melatonin

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/ 184,635 posts

Trazodone

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/ 72,259 posts
Other Names: Desyrel   Molipaxin   Oleptro
Rating: 4.5 out of 5
Based on 184,635 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Rating: 4 out of 5
Based on 72,259 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Melatonin , also known chemically as N-acetyl-5-methoxytryptamine, is a naturally occurring compound found in animals, plants and microbes. In animals, circulating levels of the hormone melatonin vary in a daily cycle, thereby allowing the Entr... 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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Tried to say "not cheap" but ran out of space, I guess.
Kate  |  April 23, 2014
Trazodone does indeed cause priapism and this sounds like it could be related. Sadly, the doctor did not figure this out until the nerve damage had been done. For those with nerve pain, please google PEA Pure or Institute for Neuropathic Pain Netherlands. They have stuff in Europe for nerve pain and it can be imported now that the packaging has the proper English supplement facts on it. I have imported it and used it for nerve pain. It does help, but it takes awhile to kick in and it is not che
Kate  |  April 23, 2014
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 dave riobertson
February 16, 2014
dave riobertson wrote
MELATONIN AND MEMORY LOSS
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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 Concern mom
October 6, 2013
Concern mom wrote
Kajungirl1979@yahoo.com
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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 Melatonin vs. Trazodone

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melatonin. I got my dr to prescribe trazadone for sleep....
...helps with the melatonin. I got my dr to prescribe trazadone for sleep. It...
just prescribed melatonin. Specialist says that is only...
I was just prescribed melatonin. Specialist says that is only ...are changing from temazepan to melatonin. I still need to take trazadone to stay sleep. Ordered to...
reminded that Melatonin really does work! Even for those...
...for you! I successfully used Melatonin for several years before I switched to Trazodone during a particularly difficult period ...nice to be reminded that Melatonin really does work! Even for ...
a year before the Trazodone, I used Melatonin and it did...
...him 12 hrs sleep. I didn't mention previously that for a year before the Trazodone, I used Melatonin and it did give us an extra year's sleep. But in time, it...
taking the Trazodone. I am going to try the Melatonin...
...help guys. I decided against taking the Trazodone. I am going to try the Melatonin. I figure...what's the ...with the Trazod...
get a deeper sleep. My GP suggested switching to Trazodone...
...I take Imovane myself, it's worked for me for a long time. Last year I started taking melatonin as well, which helps me get a deeper sleep. My GP suggested switching to Trazodone, though I decided...
all. I'm really disappointed. I was going to try melatonin...
...am also depressed the majority of the time. Zoloft does ...sleep. I was recently prescribed Trazodone for sleep and it's done nothing at all. I'm really disappointed. I was going to try melaton...
doctor about melatonin before starting trazodone? I know it...
...stuff. I'm sticking to melatonin when I absolutely need ...ask your doctor about melatonin before starting trazodone? I know it has ...the past and helped me avoid the groggy feeling the nex...
so great, so I am thinking about going back to the melatonin...
...take it during the day as an anti anxiety/mild anti depressant. I am on Trazadone now for sleep but it hasn't worked so great, so I am thinking about going back to the melatonin to augment...
didn't work very good for me.I changed to Trazadone...
...mg of Adderall XL.I was using Ambien for sleep,but didn't work very good for me.I changed to Trazadone.And when I don't...
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