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Does anyone take Trazadone for fibromyalgia pain? Does it help? If so, what dosage is safe to take?

I have been on it for 28 years. At 600mg.

The side effects made me groggy although it did work for sleep most of the time. I landed at 300 mg. That said, if you do take it, be careful not to take any Cipro, Levaquin etc with it. The two don’t mix well and you could make things worse in the long run. I actually don’t recommend that anyone take flourouquinolone antibiotics with Fibro or even without Fibro.

I have been using Trazodone for years. I take 150mg during the day and another 150mgs at night. I don’t know why a resist coming off of it. Somehow, I always think that maybe it will reduce my pain. IT DOES NOT! I have taken it for so long that it doesn’t even help me to sleep. I have read, (somewhere), that the use of Trazodone can cause pain. I have suspected that Trazodone increases my pain. CHECK THIS OUT: https://www.mayoclinic.org/drugs-supplements/trazodone-oral-route/side-effects/drg-20061280

Hi. I took Trazadone for 10 years before my diagnoses. I was off it for another 10 and was just prescribed it again. I have discovered that a very extreme cough I experienced was caused by the drug. Back in the early 2000s, I went through a battery of very invasive tests and massive amounts of drugs to try to control the cough and now find it was the Trazadone. It seems I’m allergic to it. How frustrating!!!

But that is an unusual reaction. I mention it only because, stupidly, the cough was overlooked as a side effect because it wasn’t listed by the drug company. Now, I track ALL my drugs and side effects and I encourage everyone to do the same.

So even though I was atypical, I can say that it did not help with pain. And it didn’t help me sleep.

Thanks Jes for the link. I now realize I was having a whole plethora of the other side effects as well. I can’t believe I took the drug for 10 years – I would never let that happen now. I’m not submissive to my doctor anymore. He’s not in charge of my health: he’s a partner. (And not a very good one, at that…)