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Trazodone Withdrawal and Tapering Help

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Looking for help with Trazodone Withdrawal?  Have you tried to Wean Off Trazodone but had too many symptoms?  Let our nonprofit help you with our proven, natural, holistic approach to Control Trazodone Withdrawal.  We've helped people in every state of the United States over the past 15 years. Our gentle  Taper Off Trazodone combined with natural symptoms relief is unique and proven successful.  Trazodone was approved for medical use in 1981  and Trazodone Side Effects include headaches, muscle aches, nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, stomach pain, constipation, sexual dysfunction, loss of balance, dry mouth or dry eyes, numbness, buring or tingling sensations.  Trazodone can cause a discontinuation syndrome if abruptly stopped or too rapidly reduced, our specialty is tapering off Trazodone while minimizing the symptoms throughout the withdrawal process.  Contact the experts for help in weaning off Trazodone.

How the Program and Tapering Process works for Trazodone

Our Trazodone weaning program is a slow taper that allows you to safely step down from Trazodone under the guidance of our Prescription Experts; your Physician and Pharmacist.  

The Pre-Taper is for Symptom Relief. You will not wean Trazodone until you feel better. This is where our Advanced Nutraceuticals are critical.

Point of Return provides healthy, Drug-Free Strategies to help minimize Trazodone withdrawal symptoms to improve mental and physical well-being.

Our areas of expertise are Antidepressants, Benzodiazepines, Sleeping Pills and Painkillers on a case-by-case basis.

At-Home programs are individualized based on your situation. An assessment is done once you start which allows us to individualize your gameplan based on age; length of time on the medications; health challenges; lifestyle, stress levels; additional medications; and interactions. Don't Wean Trazodone alone, with with our Prescription Drug Experts.  Start on your Point of Return today!

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- Proven Program completed At-Home with Expert Guidance

- Our secret is a Slow Taper combined with Powerful all-natural Nutraceuticals to help ease Trazodone withdrawal symptoms

- Your program is customized for your specific situation

- Professional information on herb/vitamin/over-the-counter interactions

- 15 years of experience helping people in 78 countries

- Free Expert Mentoring on our 24/7 private Discussion Board

- Free Assessment Upon Starting our Program (a $400 value)

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      Trazodone Side Effects May Include

      abdominal or stomach disorder, aches or pains in muscles and bones, anger or hostility, blurred vision, brief loss of consciousness, confusion, constipation, decreased appetite, diarrhea, dizziness or light-headedness, drowsiness, dry mouth, excitement, fainting, fast or fluttery heartbeat, fatigue, fluid retention and swelling, headache, inability to fall or stay asleep, low blood pressure, nasal or sinus congestion, nausea, nervousness, nightmares or vivid dreams, tremors, uncoordinated movements, vomiting, weight gain or loss, allergic reactions, anemia, bad taste in mouth, blood in the urine, chest pain, delayed urine flow, decreased concentration, decreased sex drive, disorientation, ejaculation problems, excess salivation, gas, general feeling of illness, hallucinations or delusions, high blood pressure, impaired memory, impaired speech, impotence, increased appetite, increased sex drive, menstrual problems, more frequent urination, muscle twitches, numbness, prolonged erections, red, tired, itchy eyes, restlessness, ringing in the ears, shortness of breath, sweating or clammy skin, tingling or pins and needles

      Trazodone Withdrawal Symptoms May Include

      aggression, anxiety, balance issues , blurred vision, brain zaps, concentration impairment, constipation, crying spells, depersonalization, diarrhea, dizziness. electric shock sensations, fatigue, flatulence, flu-like symptoms, hallucinations, hostility, highly emotional, indigestion, irritability, impaired speech, insomnia, jumpy nerves, lack of coordination, lethargy, migraine headaches / increased headaches, nausea, nervousness, over-reacting to situations, paranoia, repetitive thoughts or songs, sensory & sleep disturbances, severe internal restlessness (akathisia), stomach cramps, tremors, tinnitus (ear ringing or buzzing), tingling sensations, troubling thoughts, visual hallucinations / illusions, vivid dreams, speech or visual changes or issues, worsened depression

      Other Names for Trazodone Include: 

      Desyrel, Molipaxin, Trittico, Thombran, Trialodine

      Trazodone history and info

      Angelini Research Laboratories in Italy originally developed Trazodone in the 1960s. Trazodone is a Serotonin Antagonist and Reuptake Inhibitor (SARI) that has both anti-anxiety and antidepressant properties but also exhibited sleep inducing effects.

      University of Washington researchers found an increased risk of crashes for people taking Trazodone. This risk also included all sleeping medications.

      While Trazodone is not an SSRI, it does share many properties of Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors, including the discontinuation syndrome if the medication is stopped too rapidly.  Therefore it is always recommended to taper Trazodone slowly, particularly after long-term use.

      The FDA approved Trazodone in 1981 and it was approved worldwide under the names of Desyrel, Depyrel, Mesyrel, Mollpasin, Oleptro, Trazodil, Trazorel, Trialodine and Trittico. Trazodone is a Serotonin Antagonist and Reuptake Inhibitor (SARI) that has both anti-anxiety and antidepressant properties but also exhibited sleep inducing effects.

      University of Washington researchers found an increased risk of crashes for people taking Trazodone. This risk also included all sleeping medications. Records of 400,000 Washington state drivers who had a drug insurance benefit were followed until death or the end of the study.  According to Michael Grandner, an instructor in psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania, “Risks associated with sleeping pills have been known for some time, though this study shows some compelling real-world consequences.”  The risk of crashing related to sedative medications was similar to the crash risk while driving drunk. Trazodone was found to be the most commonly prescribed sleep medication in the study.

      Biopharma recently announced they are combining Trazodone with Bupropion to create Lorexys, a women's libido drug.

      Trazodone may be found in maternal milk in significant concentrations, but sufficient data in human studies that address safety during pregnancy or breastfeeding is lacking.

      Elevated Prolactin levels have been reported in patients taking Trazodone. Prolactin is a hormone that is best known for its role in producing milk after pregnancy.  But Prolactin is also a protein that influences over 300 separate actions in the body. Prolactin is secreted by the pituitary gland in response to eating, during sex, ovulation and also plays an important role in metabolism, regulation of the immune system and pancreatic development.

      Abruptly stopping or rapidly withdrawing Trazodone can cause blurred vision or vision disturbances, gastrointestinal symptoms, lethargy, insomnia, anxiety, agitation, irritability, and migraine headaches.

      According to the FDA:

      Discontinuation Syndrome

      Advise patients not to abruptly discontinue DESYREL and to discuss any tapering regimen with their healthcare provider. Adverse reactions can occur when DESYREL is discontinued [see Warnings and Precautions (5.8)].

      ---------------------------INDICATIONS AND USAGE----------------------­

      DESYREL is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor indicated for the treatment of major depressive disorder (MDD) (1).

      ------------------------DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION-------------------­

      Starting dose: 150 mg in divided doses daily. May be increased by 50 mg per day every three to four days. Maximum dose: 400 mg per day in divided doses (2.1).

      DESYREL should be taken shortly after a meal or light snack (2.2).

      Tablets should be swallowed whole or broken in half along the score line (2.2).

      When discontinued, gradual dose reduction is recommended (2.6).


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      *The program outlined in Point of Return is not meant to substitute your doctor, instead it is to be utilized with your physician to help you with your drug withdrawal process and with his or her consent.

      *Because prescription medications can cause severe withdrawal reactions, do not stop taking any medication without first consulting your physician. The decision to taper any medication should be discussed with your doctor and done with their consent and support. More...