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Trazodone vs. Xanax for Anxiety

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Trazodone

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/ 72,159 posts
Other Names: Desyrel   Molipaxin   Oleptro

Xanax

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/ 472,238 posts
Other Names: Alprazolam   Xanax XR   Niravam   Alprozolam   Xanor
Rating: 3.5 out of 5
Based on 72,159 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Rating: 3 out of 5
Based on 472,238 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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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
Alprazolam (trade name Xanax, number Availability among other generic) is a short-acting anxiolytic of the benzodiazepine chemical classification of psychoactive drugs. Alprazolam, like other benzodiazepines, binds to specific sites on the GABAA... Read more on Wikipedia
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By adam
March 28, 2014
adam wrote
blabla
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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 Porky
November 4, 2013
Porky wrote
Lost Temper on Xanax
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By Xanax
October 20, 2013
Xanax wrote
Usefull
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By MO JOHN
September 24, 2013
MO JOHN wrote
xanax
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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 Persistence
August 14, 2013
Persistence wrote
Xanax, Ativan, Valium, Klonopin, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder, Major Depression
really helps.
mary911  |  March 31, 2014
This is a really encouraging post. Thanks for writing it!
Tinkerbell  |  January 5, 2014
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By Maegan
August 1, 2013
Maegan wrote
trazadone & nausea
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What patients are saying about Trazodone vs. Xanax

4,177 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
I switched from the Trazadone to .50 Xanax - the Trazadone...
Hi, Pamee~ 2 weeks ago I switched from the Trazadone to .50 Xanax - the Trazadone wasn't helping my nightmares at all and I was waking with horrible...
episode, but the Xanax was very helpful & taken under a...
...at night for about 20 years for anxiety & never had to increase my dosage. It just calmed me enough for me to sleep. I recently had to change to Trazadone to ...the Xanax was very helpful...
I ended up taking 2 Xanax after the Trazadone. I have...
...I was up all night till 6:30am. I ended up taking 2 Xanax after the Trazadone. I have t...
which did the trick with an occasional need for a xanax
...itself caused depression. I switched to trazadone which did the trick with an occasional need for...
longer in your system. Trazadone was good for me because it...
I was on Xanax with 100 mg Trazadone but my pdoc switched me to Klonopin because it has a longer life span than Xanax so it lasts longer in your system. Trazadone was good for me because it...
Xanax & then after the OD my doc changed me to Trazadone &...
...Trazadone & klonopin so I have 3 mos. worth of that, too. Great way to save money, but not a good idea with depressed people! I have 2 kids & my mother committed suicide so I won't do that, but f...
then it will only be one psychiatric med to go:  xanex...
...get off paxil .  I got myself off the paxil in short order.  Once I'm off this blasted trazadone, then it will only be one psychiatric med to go:  xanex.  I'm not looking forward to getting...
changed from taking Trazadone to an additional Xanax before...
...from taking Trazadone to an additional Xanax before bed...
I came off xanax with trazodone which almost made it...
...trazodone which almost made it too easy...I was on trazodone for 4 months when i tried to stop it and my body went crazy...bad anxiety and could not sleep at all so i went back on it the next night...
In any event, my doc briefly switched me to Trazodone...
...panic disorder. My Xanax stopped working after 6 years, or I should say, stopped working as effectively. In any event, my doc briefly switched me to Trazodone to help with my insomnia. It gave...
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