Madmom02 wrote:Sojourner, my neurologist put me on trazadone at the beginning of this month for RLS related insomnia. Maybe my experience will help you with it.
I've gone from 25mg to 50mg to 75mg at night since I first started it. I also take .25 ropinirole after dinner and .25mg clonazepam (tapering off) immediately before I fall asleep. I've gotten 6-7 hours of sleep a few nights after the increase to 75mg and I'm increasing the dose to 100mg tonight.
The first few days after each dose increase I've been really dizzy. I've had some morning nausea but I think that's the ropinirole.
I take the trazadone with an oz of cheese or a couple tbsps of yogurt because my script says "take with food" and I think it works better. It does not make me immediately sleepy. It takes 1-2 hours to kick in and if I don't make myself try to go to sleep when it starts making me drowsy, I don't sleep until after 1am-ish - It's kinda like there's a window in which to make a serious sleep effort. On the higher doses, I've noticed I also get "hungry" if I miss that window.
I'll post again after I've been on the 100mg for a few days if you would find that helpful. Hope the trazadone helps you sleep well and long!
Thanks for the info. I'm happy to hear that you are experiencing some benefit from the trazadone. Is there a target dose that you're looking to attain? I'll look forward to your update.
Wishing all who visit here some peace this night.