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Remeron

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Other Names: Mirtazapine   Zispin

Trazodone

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Other Names: Desyrel   Oleptro   Molipaxin
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Rating: 3.5 out of 5
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Mirtazapine (Remeron, Avanza, Zispin) is a tetracyclic antidepressant (TeCA) used primarily in the treatment of major depression. It is also sometimes used as a hypnotic, antiemetic, and orexigenic, and for the treatment of anxiety, amo... 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 Jeff F
September 8, 2014
Jeff F wrote
Trazodone - Leg cramps
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By Monk718
August 21, 2014
Monk718 wrote
Trazadone nightmares
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By Jill Jes
August 7, 2014
Jill Jes wrote
Allergic Reaction to Trazadone
It ruined my life!!! I would she someone if I could
Lori  |  September 9, 2014
I took the pill for 45 days and felt like a zombie after two days. I got galactorrhea, complete sexual labido cut off, a vaginal discharge for 20 years now the symptoms don't stop. Oh and my hair quit growing on my legs and armpits. Dopamine helps. But gives me a headache. Stay away from anti depressants!!!
Lori  |  September 9, 2014
I didn't have this reaction. If fact, Trazodone has been very helpful for me for sleep with no side effects. I DID have exactly the same experience you are describing when I took my one and only Cymbalta pill for fibromyalgia. Good luck!
Joanne G  |  August 23, 2014
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By Helen Melon
May 27, 2014
Helen Melon wrote
TRAZADONE STORY
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Absalootly
September 15, 2014
I've taken a lot of antidepressants and you should never start on a higher dose (I took a half pill my first night), they can really mess you up because the first few weeks you take them they can be stronger, and you are young. This is why you should never, never take a drug like this without a doctor overseeing you. You took too much, you should have tapered on and seen a doctor. Also, sleeping pills aren't meant for you to be able to walk around and do stuff after, but you're lucky somethi
notcool29  |  August 30, 2014
Hey, I take this medicine. Ive been on it for about a month now. When you take it you have to have food in your stomach, never take it on an empty one it will make you really sick. Also once it kicks in you HAVE to lay down and do not get up. Youll feel your limbs started to get heavy like its hard to even lift your own arm. You do get a very weird kind of heavy floaty feeling. If you stand you can faint, pass out, or black out. The room does spin. I know it can be kinda scary the first time bu
Kayley  |  July 28, 2014
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By SCREWEDFORLIFE
February 18, 2014
SCREWEDFORLIFE wrote
DO NOT TAKE TRAZADONE--MY HORROR STORY!!!
Thank you for sharing your horrible experiences. I will not use this drug
August 24, 2014
I have also been taking trazadone for years and have muscle pain cramps in that area sometimes after I urinate or at random times. I started eating healthier and taking supplements and it got better. I am very sorry for your injury my friend. Some where out there there is a doc that can fix you I hope. Keep looking don't give up !!
August 21, 2014
Patrick Do you work for the drug company ?
Class Action against Trazodone  |  May 31, 2014
I am a 16 year old female, I took Trazadone for the first time a few weeks ago, I wasn't prescribed but I'm diagnosed with insomnia so in desperate need I took 2 of my moms Trazadone pills, being stupid thinking that one wouldn't work but thinking that 2 would. That night I was already extremely stressed out from boy trouble and had very little if not any food in my stomach. About 15 minutes later I noticed the pills started to kick in and I felt like I had to throw up, from then I just decided
Helen Melon  |  May 27, 2014
LISA this is a dire t result of TRAZADONE. Reasearch the net and you will see MANY MANY men are impotent and cannot achieve a erection. When you view the litigation awards that total in millions to tens of millions depending on the case you can be DAM sure that those drug companies fought tooth and nail and LOST. If there was any chance this was just a coincidence you would not see men who have taken the same drug and have same side effect. And if read the warnings this directly states a side e
SCREWEDFORLIFE  |  May 22, 2014
I've been taking trazodone for sleeping. I've been on it for almost four years now. I've never had a bad experience or health issues. Are you sure it's the trazodone that is making you sick?
Lisa  |  May 22, 2014
I KNOW it was trazodone because my Urologist said so. If you take a look at TRAZODONE awards or lawsuits you will see awards for this same exact situation except not as many surgeries that settle in millions to tens of millions. I did my homework before I posted.
SCREWED FOR LIFE  |  May 21, 2014
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 Girl555
November 26, 2013
Girl555 wrote
does anyone know if it's a smooth transition from Cymbalta (Duloxetine) to Trazodone?
You will need to taper off Cymbalta regardless of what drug you switch to. However, you could start Trazodone right away, I'm on both with no problems. But start taking less of Cymbalta over 2-3 weeks or you will have nauseau, headaches, etc. They call it 'discontinuation syndrome' - you're not addicted but your your brain has trouble adapting to going off it so quickly. I usuually start taking longer and longer time between doses. You can also open the capsules and pour a little bit out e
Vessel323  |  August 30, 2014
Try getting another drug... We are after the FDA to have this drug removed
Class Action against Trazodone  |  May 31, 2014
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 Dawni
November 18, 2013
Dawni wrote
Cipralex VS. Remeron
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By PG
November 10, 2013
PG wrote
Positive experience
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trazodone works for my chronic insomnia but with lots of side effects ,eg muscle pain mood swing and nightmares
kerry  |  September 3, 2014
it increase your body mass but its good for sleeping
kerry  |  September 3, 2014
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By Felipe Silva
September 19, 2013
Felipe Silva wrote
Doesn´t work
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By Caroline
September 16, 2013
Caroline wrote
trazadone and swallowing problem
I had trouble swallowing as well, and when you take Trazadone with Caffiene, you could end up in ER with crazy high blood pressure. Ugh
TC  |  August 12, 2014
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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 Remeron vs. Trazodone

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of nausea.  Remeron has worked well for me for insomnia and...
...for insomnia, for which it worked great.  Unfortunately, it also caused a lot of nausea.  Remeron has worked well for me for...
sleep. I take Remeron which works great. Bad side effect...
Quote: I tried Trazadone and it really didnt seem to help at all with the sleep. I take Remeron which works great. Bad side effect is weight gain though but...
I took the remeron first and found it a great sleep...
...I took the remeron first and found it a great sleep med. I take 45mg because I am also using it as an AD but people here have mentioned doses as low as 7.5mgs. Trazodone gave me a terrific...
15 mgs Remeron and that really works for her with no hang...
...tired. I'm on 300 mgs. I also take Trazodone 100 mgs, which works nicely. ...mgs Remeron and that really works for her with no hang over in the morning. I'd try traz first then remeron. Pr...
remeron. Rem made me irritable and the sedation didn't...
...I found trazodone a much more positive experience then remeron. Rem made me irritable and the sedation didn't leave till the afternoon. Trazodone was good for sleep but was out of my system...
My doctor told me that Remeron only works well for sleep at...
...that Remeron only works well for sleep at low doses and loses its effectiveness at higher doses. I had problems staying asleep and he said to try 15 mg of ...added Trazadone, 50 mg. The combo w...
- made me too groggy to care for my child; remeron - same...
I was on trazodone - made me too groggy to care for my child; remeron - same problem; ambien - made so agitated that I wanted to tear my skin off, I couldn't sleep on it and cried...
the taper and have been on this med since.  It does work...
...clonodine is.  I did switch from trazadone, once it stopped working for me, to remeron during the taper and have been on this med since.  It does work for me ...it since starting remeron 18 mont...
Remeron doesn't seem to do anything for me. Ambien ans...
...the Trazadone, which has been several times, it made my heart pound which made me too nervous to go to sleep. Seroquel does ...thing. Then, Remeron doesn't seem to do anything for me. Ambien...
as Remeron which works wonders too, but I am female and...
...now I am on a combination of Ambien and Seroquil ...work most nights. I have also been on Trazadone which works great but is very ...morning, as well as Remeron which works wonders too, but I...
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