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Tizanidine vs. Trazodone for Fibromyalgia

Tizanidine

Rx
/ 3,562 posts
Other Names: Zanaflex

Trazodone

Rx
/ 72,158 posts
Other Names: Desyrel   Molipaxin   Oleptro
Rating: 2.5 out of 5
Based on 3,562 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Rating: 3.5 out of 5
Based on 72,158 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
Learn more
Tizanidine (trade names Zanaflex, Sirdalud) is a drug that is used as a muscle relaxant. It is a centrally acting 2 adrenergic agonist. It is used to treat the spasms, cramping, and tightness of muscles caused by medical problems such as mul... 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 sami
March 1, 2014
sami wrote
tizanidine with worse depresion, stomach problems and NO sleepiness!
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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 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 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 Tizanidine vs. Trazodone

54 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
recently went off Tizanidine and started taking Trazodone....
...just recently went off Tizanidine and started taking Trazodone. Didn't realize there was ...Tramadol. I was taking Tramadol, but d...
Sometimes I take Tizanidine which mostly just...
...strongest drug that I use is Gabapentin...I also take Trazodone at bedtime and amitriptylline. Sometimes I take Tizanidine which mostly just puts me...
Now I take tizanidine (another muscle relaxant.) Benadryl...
...Flexeril for years. A few months ago, my insurance stopped paying for it. Now I take tizanidine (another muscle relaxant.) Benadryl does nothing ...them. I take Trazodone at bed...
also, but could not tolerate the side effects. I've...
...have tried Trazadone, also, but could not tolerate the side effects. I've tried lots ...while - is Zanaflex (Tizanidine 4mg)(muscle relaxer). I take ...nights that it doesn't make me sleepy, ...
for headaches. I also take Tizanidine. I use a pain roll...
...Tizanidine. I use a pain roll on too and RX strength Advil. I know you want to enjoy your little sweetie. I have two amazing granddaughters who were adopted from China and they are the light of my ...
take Tizanidine(Zanaflex) and Trazadone(you may not be able...
I take Tizanidine(Zanaflex) and Trazadone(you may not be able to take this in addition...
I'm going off the Tizanidine (muscle relaxer) and adding...
...extremely concerned about becoming addicted to Hydrocodone/Vicodin. He probably explained to ...Anyway, I guess I'm going off the Tizanidine (muscle relaxer) and adding Trazadone. Giving it a co...
I dont like taking the Tizanidine because of the way...
...them..As of now, I take Trazodone 100 mg to help sleep.. ...take Tramadol for pain, and Tizanidine 3 times a day and ...loopey.. I dont like taking the Tizanidine because of the way...
use tizanidine, which I think may be generic for trazodone,...
I use tizanidine, which I think may be generic for trazodone, but I'm not 100% sure on that. I have...
up? I was great with Trazodone and suntheanine. I'll...
...about the tizanidine. I'm ok ...up? I was great with Trazodone and suntheanine. I'll blame Valtrex. Evil stuff. I remember back when I was a kid that I had problems sleeping. The slighte...
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