7 patient evaluations for Trazodone taken for the purpose of 'insomnia' with a perceived effectiveness rating of Major

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Apr 11, 2018 (Started Apr 15, 2000)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for difficulty falling asleep)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for insomnia)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for sleep problems)
  • Side effects
    None (for Overall)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: take this med when you already for bed and sitting on the side of your bed after you have already prepared to sleep. At the higher doses, You will literally fall asleep on the toilet if you take it before you get ready for bed. Sometimes when eyes are closed when in bed your mind will visualize weird images, just pretend you are watching a weird 1960's movie, don't try to "grab onto" an image, watch it then let it fade away, and you will slide into sleep faster. Side effect: tends to make mouth dry, have a glass of water at the bedside to wet your mouth. I have been on this med for > 18 years and adore it for sleep, non- habit-forming/ non-addictive (except don't sleep as well without it) and doesn't show in drug tests as a controlled substance like most other sleepers.
Cost: $200+ monthly

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Mar 9, 2017 (Started Aug 15, 2000)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for insomnia)
  • Side effects
    None (for Overall)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: take this med sitting on the side of the bed and then lie down to sleep cause it knocks you out
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Oct 15, 2012 (Started Oct 02, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for insomnia)
  • Side effects
    None (for Overall)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Very safe and no side affects. The only reason (I stopped is because I did not need it anymore. I moved to Oregon and got my medical marijuana card and that allowed me to get off two meds...this being one of them. The other was an antidepressant, Citilopram.

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Jun 7, 2012 (Started May 01, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for insomnia)
  • Side effects
    None (for Overall)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 75 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: before faking this med., I never got more than 1-2 hrs. sleep since I have started taking it , I HAVE BEEN SLEEPING 7-9 HRS.SLEEP EVERY NIGHT. aS A RESULTOF SLEEPING ,iI AM ABLE TO FUNCTION MUCH BETTER THAN IN THE LAST 5 YEARS. I NO LONGER FEEL LIKE I AM DYING.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Oct 2, 2010 (Started Jan 28, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for insomnia)
  • Side effects
    Mild (for Overall)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 0.25 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Aug 6, 2010 (Started Jun 02, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for insomnia)
  • Side effects
    None (for Overall)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

May 19, 2009 (Started Feb 19, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for insomnia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (for Overall) (dry mouth, headaches)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: headaches, dry mouth

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