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Other names: Desyrel, Oleptro, Molipaxin
Method of use: Pill
Prescribing mode: Rx
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Trazodone (also sold under the brand names Desyrel, Oleptro, Beneficat, Deprax, Desirel, Molipaxin...
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Trazodone for Insomnia
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Does Trazodone cause Nightmares ?

Nightmares is a known side effect of Trazodone
#7 in Trazodone discussions - 1,139 posts discuss Nightmares with Trazodone. Nightmares is #7 concern in Trazodone discussions.
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Trazadone nightmares
I have been taking #ambien for a while but the problem I had was that I'd fall asleep quickly, but I'd be awake again in 3 hours. Dr prescribed #trazadone to help me stay asleep. I was fine for the first two months, but recently I started having strange dreams that weren't very realistic, but not scary. Then, this past week, I started having #nightmares that were also strange, but felt so real that I have woken up with full blown panic attacks. I can't go back to sleep at all! Tonight, I was only asleep for 2-3 hours before I woke up.
January 9, 2015
I was on Trazodone for my depression and insomnia. I used to take 100 ~ 150 mg before sleep and about 50%~75% of times I get really bad nightmares but when I lowered to 50mg, I was sleepy enough and when to sleep and no nightmares! I guess lowering the does enough to put u to sleep is the key. I think only 5%~10% will have mild nightmares or weird vivid dream on 50mg. But for me 50mg was the key! Try lowering ur dose to 50mg or enough to make u sleepy. Good luck!. Now, I'm on Ambien and Clonaze
January 5, 2015
I was taking Trazadone as an antidepressant at night but then it started giving me severe night terrrors. I found that the things in my life that were causing me to become depressed were now haunting me in my dreams. I couldn't escape! Instead of being an antidepressant it only reminded me of all the things I hated and my nightmares would haunt me all day long until I fell asleep again and the cycle continues.
I'm sticking to medical marijuana to help me sleep and it always makes me feel happy.
November 13, 2014
I also experienced bad nightmares and decided to stop taking it. I have been able to get normal sleep on lexapro 10mg but I developed tinnitus after starting both at the same time as my Dr. prescribed and this has not resolved since stopping the Trazodone almost 1.5 months ago.
October 19, 2014
I have had the exact same problem :(

" And the ambien side affects aren't scary? I do find on Trazadone that I have more nightmares, but on the whole at 100 mg, I don't remember any dream or... "

" to finish all the projects I started in my dream. Tats, I can relate to the Trazadone nightmares!! Those were... "

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" i had nightmares with trazadone for a while...i was dreaming about my ex husband. ;) actually, i started... "

" I HAVE TRAZADONE it makes me have nightmares but if i only take a little bit it dont i think i... "

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" ...staying away from trazadone, as well as ...and melatonin. trazadone gave me terrible nightmares, antipsychotics have all kinds of side effects. unfortunat... "

" ...but it gave me bad nightmares that had ...take Seroquel which works wonderfully for me. I take quite a bit tho... "

" ...I had nightmares from PTSD and was given Trazadone to sleep at night until I got it... "

" When I was taking Trazodone, I was having horrific nightmares. I was not on any other medications at the time, so I am... "

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