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  1. A

    How to "fix" Sertraline (and any other SSRI)

    Like most people I also struggled with the side effects of SSRIs, while also being aware of their positive action on my symptoms of depression and anxiety. My biggest problem was insomnia that became so bad that I had to quit sertraline. After many visits to different psychiatrists I found...
  2. A

    How to "Fix" SSRIs

    Like most people I also struggled with the side effects of SSRIs, while also being aware of their positive action on my symptoms of depression and anxiety. My biggest problem was insomnia that became so bad that I had to quit sertraline. After many visits to different psychiatrists I found...
  3. A

    Mirtazapine vs Trazodone

    Hello to all my fellow forum members! I need an advice. I use Mirtazapine for insomnia and it does wonders. I sleep 7-8 hours every single night on 15 mg of Mirtazapine after 14 months of treatment. But the hunger is permanent and unbearable and I gained a lot of weight. Now I decided that I...
  4. C

    Need help today. New to forum and having trouble.

    My story, I had bad anxiety about some obsessive thoughts over my vision about 6 weeks ago and was put on trazodone at night 50mg and setraline at morning 50mg. After being on both for a month at that dose the doc upped me to 100mg of each 5 days ago because i was still feeling kind of bad...
  5. T

    does medication help?

    I'm getting more fat and lonely. I think i might have bipolar, manic, and anxiety. i tried taking medication to ease my mind. i took olanzapine latuda and trazodone, but latuda and trazodone causes nasal blockage. olanzapine doesn't work well. Can someone recommend a medicine for me, please. my...
  6. H

    Sleeping tablet that would work with my new meds?

    Hi I've recently (after reaching crisis point) got my Quetipine 250mg changed as even 50mg kept me asleep all day 🙈 I'm now on Aripiprazole 5mg (monitored) I take my first one tomorrow 😐 And Trazodone 50mg as a anti depressant. I suffer terribly with being able to 'switch off/fall asleep) so if...
  7. A

    What do you take for sleep?/Zyprexa vs Trazodone

    So I have been taking Zyprexa/Olanzapine for almost 3 years and gained almost 40 pounds. I'm concerned I am at risk for diabetes. I have tried other antipsychotics but I can't seem to sleep with out olanzapine. I have proposed to the doctor that I should take trazodone and something like...
  8. T

    Meds cor GAD and A Crazy spiral

    I was DXed with GAD and chronic depression about 2 years ago. This was after 3 years of chasing symptoms. Once figured out, I was prescribed Lexapro which changed my life. I was at least functional. I also fight with racing mind when I try to sleep so I was originally prescribed Restrol...
  9. Not_Crazy_Yet

    Trazodone isn't being helpful

    I have been having trouble sleeping so my doctor prescribed trazodone for sleep. The trouble is one puts me to sleep and I wake up in 4 hours so I take a second one. My next appointment is in 2 months. Should I call and tell him I need something else for sleep or wait until I see him next? I...
  10. S

    anxiety, agropohobia and medication

    So my doctor has given me some new medication called trazodone hydrochloride. I was given it yesterday but haven't taken it yet. I haven't been out of my house for just under a year and suffer panic attacks. Has anyone ever taken this medicine, what are the side affects? thank you guys :)
  11. C

    Considering a big step

    Hi. New recruit and first post. Here goes. I have finally admitted that my mental health issues are made ten times worse by my work. I'm a teacher and have fallen out of love with the job. Its time for a career change if I'm to ever get my head straight. Taking Trazodone and propranolol...
  12. valleygirl


    I saw my psychiatrist on Thursday, and he said I was presenting PTSD symptoms. He wants to put me on busprione. He told me that it could take 6 weeks before it starts working, but that once it starts working it is very effective, and he even thinks I might be able to come off of Seroquel...
  13. R

    Effexor/Venlafaxine doses

    So long story. I was originally on 150 mg of Venlafaxine 12 months ago, but I was on the standard release stuff and asked to changed cos it was making me very ill if i missed a dose but otherwise it worked very well for me. Instead of the doctor telling me I could try the slow release version, I...
  14. M


    How has it affected you if you have taken it?
  15. D

    Abilify and Trazodone - I'm never going to get off them am I

    Hi there everyone, I just want to vent so feel free to skip this post. I have been on 30mg of Abilify for over a year and a half and I also take 450mg of Trazodone (Molipaxin). Every time I try to come off them and I mean every bloody time I have an initial period of wellness / euphoria and then...
  16. AndyfromScotland

    Changing antidepressant

    Hi everyone, On Wednesday I am going to ask my GP to switch my antidepressant. I know everyone is different and therefore asking for personal experience isn't a great idea but I am desperate to come off SSRI's completely due to the unpleasant side-effects. I've been on Citalopram, Mirtazapine...
  17. X

    A weird trazodone question! :/

    Right, this may sound weird and I'm not sure if I am posting this in the correct section. Please don't judge me, I'm dreading asking this question :( But, here goes.. Can trazodone stop me from having periods ? :/ Since taking it, I no longer have periods.. I'm 22 years old and I'm pretty sure...
  18. C

    Over stimulating!!

    4 weeks ago I have been feeling so low and been getting suicidal ideations. Psyche was considering lithium or trazodone. In end Psyche decided to add on trazodone with venlafaxine which I normally take. After a week the suicidal ideations have stopped and I've gone from low to high! I've not...
  19. RainbowHeartz


    I sleep recently between 8 - 13 hours per night and tired all day long since taking risperidone and trazodone, is there anything I can do to wake up and be more awake during the day and have plenty of energy without stopping risperidone and trazodone as I need them..
  20. C

    struggling.... need meds advice please

    Hi I have been struggling for the past 2 weeks with bad thoughts and even plans..... I was discharged from hospital back in July and this is the first time I have felt like this since being discharged after being in for nearly 3 and a half months... Since then I have been allocated a social...