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Tips for tapering off trazodone (Desyrel)

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Courageous
34 minutes ago, ChessieCat said:

 

I went to the Success Stories and typed trazadone in the search bar and clicked on Forum.  This is the link:

 

https://www.survivingantidepressants.org/search/?q=trazadone&type=forums_topic&nodes=28

 

Thank you.  I didn't think to try searching for that misspelling of 'Trazodone'.  Unfortunately the search results from your link are uninspiring—not a single success story as far as I can tell.  😞

 

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ChessieCat

You could try searching for trazadone (try both spellings 😉) in the main Introduction forum and look for members who have a sun symbol ☼

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Courageous

Thanks for that tip!  After 20 minutes of searching I found two:

 

☼-sharkface-enduring-a-long-taper-hang-in-there

 

and

 

On 3/1/2016 at 11:01 AM, marie123 said:

Hi Sharkface,

 

I got off Trazadone 2 months ago with a nice slow taper of 11 months. I'm glad to rid of it.

 

Marie

 

marie123's Introduction topic

 

 

Edited by ChessieCat
fixed up links and added marie's intro topic link

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Altostrata

The Horowitz SERT occupancy theory can be taken as a metaphor for all psychopharmacological relationships being hyperbolic; the techique of exponential reduction is likely to apply to any target no matter what it is.

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Shashal

So this is why I experienced some severe muscle symptoms during my last benzo tapering procedure even after I had jumped benzo! I reported to different doctors about this life-threatening event and they said “Don’t worry, it’s just because you are too anxious “🙄

 

On 7/20/2012 at 12:40 PM, Altostrata said:

Unnecessary polypharmacy
If your doctor has given you a benzo to help with adverse effects caused by trazodone, mCPP, or drug interactions, you are taking two medications to counter the adverse effects of another drug: Trazodone to counter insomnia from the antidepressant and a benzo to counter the effects of trazodone.

 

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removed blasphemy

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lxjuice

Trazodone is only available as a capsule in the UK. It was easy to empty the capsule into water and pull it up with an oral syringe. The fact it is sparingly soluble means it has to be shaken before you take it and also stirred before you draw it up for the first time after emptying the cap. This avoids issues like crushing tablets and losing 10% of it or more to waste.

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Altostrata

Thanks, @lxjuice , for that useful information.

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drugged
17 hours ago, lxjuice said:

Trazodone is only available as a capsule in the UK. It was easy to empty the capsule into water and pull it up with an oral syringe. The fact it is sparingly soluble means it has to be shaken before you take it and also stirred before you draw it up for the first time after emptying the cap. This avoids issues like crushing tablets and losing 10% of it or more to waste.

Thanks @lxjuice

 

I've got lots and lots of 100 mg tablets since I've never taken more than half the prescribed amount. Even using a slow taper I'm going to have tabs leftover so ... but thanks.

 

I'll probably just take the dry powder and wash it down with water rather than make a suspension unless there's a reason I shouldn't do it that way.  These are immediate release tabs so no coatings.  

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