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What's best for sleep/anxiety - remeron or trazodone ??

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Old 01-07-2011, 07:49 AM   #1
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What's best for sleep/anxiety - remeron or trazodone ??

Hi everyone,

I read both of these are great for sleep (which I need help with) so that's great. Is one better then the other? Some say that traz leaves a foggy feeling the next day but that remoron doesn't. Any feedback would be much appreciated..

I could also use help with my GAD. Any idea if either of these may help with anxiety??

Also, what side effects have you experienced ?


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Re: What's best for sleep/anxiety - remeron or trazodone ??

Neither are specific sleep/anxiety meds, they are antidepressants that cause sedation as a side effect.

The gold standard for sleep is either a benzodiazepine like Temazepam, or a "z drug" like Ambien. Ambien is ;ess habit forming than temazepam.

For anxiety, antidepressants can help, but for accute symptoms benzos also have a place.

I would try Remeron, its easy to take, one pill at bedtime aids sleep, and also is a full antidepressant dose (to get an antidepressant effect from trazodone, you need to take multiple pills throughout the day) if it works great, if not, then add on a benzo if and when needed.
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