11 patient evaluations for Trazodone taken for the purpose of 'difficulty falling asleep' with a perceived effectiveness rating of Moderate

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Jul 4, 2017 (Started Jun 30, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for difficulty falling asleep)
  • Side effects
    None (for Overall)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily

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Dec 20, 2016 (Started Jul 01, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for difficulty falling asleep)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for insomnia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for sleep problems)
  • Side effects
    None (for Overall)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: I take Trazodone for it's side effect, to help me sleep.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jul 3, 2016 (Started Jul 01, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for difficulty falling asleep)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for insomnia)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for sleep problems)
  • Side effects
    Mild (for Overall) (drugged feeling)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Dec 19, 2014 (Started May 10, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for insomnia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for difficulty falling asleep)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for sleep problems)
  • Side effects
    None (for Overall)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Does not leave you with a hangover like some other sleeping aides do

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Mar 15, 2013 (Started Jan 01, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for insomnia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for sleep problems)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for difficulty falling asleep)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for difficulty staying asleep)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (for Overall) (wakefulness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily

Jun 30, 2012 (Started Jan 01, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence))
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for sleep problems)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for insomnia)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for difficulty falling asleep)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for difficulty staying asleep)
  • Side effects
    Mild (for Overall) (wakefulness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Can't sleep AT ALL without it ... have been up 40 hours when I've run out.

Jun 25, 2012 (Started Jan 01, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for sleep problems)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for insomnia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for difficulty falling asleep)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for difficulty staying asleep)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (for Overall) (wakefulness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Dosages may have to increase over the years. I started with 100mg sometime in the last few years, then to 200mg, and most recently to be the 200mg and 1 more if I need it. Many people can't handle 100mg. Some claim to feel "hung over" or "out-of-it" in the a.m.

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Jan 15, 2013 (Started Sep 24, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for restless legs syndrome)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for mood swings)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for generalized anxiety disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for difficulty falling asleep)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for sleep problems)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for insomnia)
  • Side effects
    None (for Overall)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 25 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 17, 2013 (Started Sep 22, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for difficulty falling asleep)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for sleep problems)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for insomnia)
  • Side effects
    Mild (for Overall) (restless legs at night)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: If I take one I am okay but if I take two with my amitriptyline then I end up with bad restless legs at night and can't sleep. Seems to help with my fibromaylgia pain some.

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Nov 15, 2012 (Started Jan 01, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for sleep problems)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for difficulty falling asleep)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (for Overall) (increased appetite)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: Made me ravenous - within 20 minutes i scavenging for food - would fill the belly and then sleep like a baby. Hit or Miss sometimes. Kept having to increase dosage - up to 100mg to sleep. Talked with Dr. Rez and decided to taper down and use my Flexeril more as a sleeping aid when needed.

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Jul 11, 2010 (Started Aug 31, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for difficulty falling asleep)
  • Side effects
    Severe (for Overall)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jun 22, 2010 (Started Aug 31, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for difficulty falling asleep)
  • Side effects
    Severe (for Overall)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This medicine has stopped working as well with my current medication. When I do take it.. I still suffer from horrible dreams and wake very groggy.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

May 13, 2010 (Started May 07, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for difficulty falling asleep)
  • Side effects
    Severe (for Overall) (vertigo)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: it gave me vertigo
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: vertigo

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Mar 26, 2010 (Started Mar 30, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for difficulty falling asleep)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for difficulty staying asleep)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (for Overall)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Tips & Advice :: Taking my single dose right before bed works best for me. I've noticed that if you make the mistake of taking it but are not really ready for sleep, you tend to Not be able to sleep at all that night. For example you take your dose, and then stay out of bed for more than a half an hour finishing emailing, or reading the news. When you finally do climb into bed, and shut off the light --- You discover that you cannot sleep! In times like this it is best to take an over-the-counter sleeping aide. The greatest way to prevent this is to finish what you need to do out of bed before you take your dose, and then climb into bed to read. If you have a nice, not too bright reading lamp to read by this helps. Within a few minutes you are ready to click it off and fall alseep. The only time you run into trouble is if your reading lamp is too bright, you are too interested in your book and ignore your own sleepiness, or you have too much to drink beforehand and have to get up multiple times to use the necessity. Any of these will cause you to fight off the effects of the medication that will allow you to go to sleep soundly, and should be avoided all together. Side-Effects ~ One of the worst side effects of Trazodone is anxiety attacks. To keep your body on an aven keel takes it's toll! Eventually all the little things that you are able to put aside start to add up, and you have a meltdown. Another issue to be aware of is this: I've always said this medication helps you to be happy IF you can find something to be happy about. The upside of this is it can be the smallest detail: You went and had a really good lunch with a friend. You had a good chat. The downside is not being able to find anything at all, because you can be really, really miserable on this medication.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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