Withdrawal from Trazodone. Need hope

Posted by extra @extra, Apr 22, 2023

I am on day 10 trying to wean off 50mg of Trazodone. Taking it to sleep about 6months. This is terrible. I am dizzy and weak. Very anxious. Sometimes nauseated. Have to force myself to eat Trouble walking. I am under a Dr’s care but no one helping. I got off Xanax easier. Anyone successful at this? I need hope.

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I had a very successful withdrawl off of Trazodone. I was taking 100mg nightly until I collasped in my bathroom and hit my head causing a severe concussion. That was my last time using Trazodone. After that I used lorazepam .5mg for quite a while but was eventually done. Three weeks ago I started using Amitriptlyne for headaches. I take .25mg before bed and I get relaxed and get a great night sleep. Good luck, try to get more support from your doctors office. Mine were so helpful wish the same for you.


Hi. I have been involved in taking myself off a different antidepressant, Cymbalta, for the past two years. As I became symptomatic from withdrawals, I found a few Facebook groups that have guided me through taper and provided much needed emotional support. Seems there are a lot of people getting off antidepressants but it is a slow tedious, difficult task. One group I use is called Surviving Antidepressants. You might look up Traz on Facebook to see if others are on your journey. Best to you.


thank you for your help. will try that


Thanks for comments. I am dizzy, hot and feel like I have Gerd. Terrible nightmare s! Second day off using 6 months after finding my brother died. PDTD. It almost feels like heart issues. And blood pressure has gone up to 170/98. Awful


How are you going about weaning off? A while ago I was taking 100 mg/night for sleep (two 50mg tablets) and wanted to wean off. I'd been taking it for 6-9 months. I tapered down very slowly, every two weeks I reduced my dose by by 12.5mg (1/4 of a 50mg pill). It took a while, but I didn't have any bad side effects during the taper.

I read somewhere that 20% of people have more difficulty weaning off. You could ask your pharmacist if they have any advice. Or see if you Dr could prescribe something else to take while you taper off, something that would help with withdrawal but won't give you troubles when you want to stop that. Since you didn't have trouble getting off Xanax, maybe that's a possibility.

Maybe you could substitute a low dose of Melatonin to help with sleep as you taper. I take 2.5mg/night and it helps me sleep. I don't think it has withdrawal issues.


Thank you. I am still dizzy at times. BP has come down a little. Just feeling off and anxious.
I have tendonitis in my achilles tendon & dr wanted me to start on meloxicam yesterday. I read it all ready interacts with my Losartan for BP! Not going to take it & create an additional issue!! Grief & withdrawal center front. PT for ankle.

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