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Risperdal, Klonpin, or Trazadone??

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Old 06-12-2007, 05:17 PM   #1
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Risperdal, Klonpin, or Trazadone??

I am on 20 mgs of lexapro that works well for me. I have tried all kinds of meds at night to help me sleep and Klonpin had always helped me with anxiety to help me sleep at night. Well I guess I have built up a tolerance to it and now its not working very well. My Dr said I could take Klonpin with the Trazadone and see if that works at night or I can try Risperdal. Has anyone tried any of these for insomina and did they work in combos or by themselves??

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Old 06-12-2007, 05:35 PM   #2
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Re: Risperdal, Klonpin, or Trazadone??

Klonopin with Trazodone worked for me. I took Risperdal (not for insomnia), and I had to add Trazodone. Seroquel actually worked the best for sleep, in my case.

Old 06-13-2007, 05:07 AM   #3
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Re: Risperdal, Klonpin, or Trazadone??

hi kj,

this is only my opinion, but try to stay away from antipsychotics like risperdal, if you can. i know that your dr. may start you on a very little dose (0.5mg), but you never know what it can do over time. it has a tendency to lower white blood cells in some people (hyponatremia). i've seen it happen. this is not to frigthen you, but to inform you. seroquel is newer and a bit different, and drs. now lean more towards prescribing this type of drug than the old ones...

good luck whatever you do.!!!
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Old 06-13-2007, 06:15 AM   #4
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Re: Risperdal, Klonpin, or Trazadone??

I am currently on Mirtazipine, Trazadone and effexor (which was added recently). Trazodone helped with sleep for me for quite a long time, but of course every time it stops working I have to increase it. I also tried respirodol and seroquel (spelling?). respirodol helped with sleep, but I found it made me more anxious. Seroquel didn't help at all.

But remember, this is my personal experience.

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