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Read user comments about the side effects, benefits, and effectiveness of desyrel oral.

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Condition: Chronic Trouble Sleeping
7/20/2014 3:07:32 PM

Reviewer: Tom, 65-74 Male on Treatment for 10 years or more (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I've been taking this for 11 years after a bout of a week or more insomnia. I began with 50 ml and it worked great. It began loosing its affect after 4-5 years. So my Dr. Bumped me to 100 ml. It quit working as we'll several months ago so I decided to ween myself off of it. Big mistake! After many days of tryingHalcyon, Ambien, etc. I increased my dosage of Desryl to 150 and Eureka! ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Chronic Trouble Sleeping
5/1/2014 9:16:23 AM

Reviewer: Paige, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 10 years or more (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
i have tried every drug out there for sleep and for insomnia (ambien, lunesta, benadryl) and the only thing that totally knocks me out is trazadone (desyrel). I have been taking it for many years and the effectiveness is still great now as it was 10 years ago. I wake up with no side effects like ambien or valium BUT it only lasts for 4-5 hours when I have to wake up and take the other half of a ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Chronic Trouble Sleeping
2/21/2014 6:54:11 PM

Reviewer: macrrt, 45-54 Male on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I've had severe trouble falling and staying asleep do to GAD, and Severe Pain. I don't do well with 99.9% of anti-depressants. This drug however, has been a life saver for me I get a good nights sleep and am rested in the a.m. I take 400mgs at night and have had zero side effects for over 3 years.

Condition: Chronic Trouble Sleeping
10/21/2013 1:58:24 PM

Reviewer: trazhater, 25-34 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Trazodone is the devil in disguise! This drug was LIFE CHANGING, and I do not mean for the better. I was prescribed 50 mg at night because I had insomnia. (no depression, just insomnia). I took the first pill that night, and the next day I was dizzy. All day. (dizzy is actually an understatement- there were times I could not drive it was that bad). I started to have anxiety. And it only got worse ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Chronic Trouble Sleeping
7/17/2013 7:33:08 PM

Reviewer: Trazodon, 55-64 Male on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I have only taken 1/2 of the pill, and it help me sleep for awhile, I just wanted to know more about this Medication.

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