Trazodone Addiction

Trazodone Addiction

At Alternative to Meds Center, we’ve discovered Trazodone addiction help techniques to make this process easier, and ease withdrawal.


When a person has developed Trazodone addiction symptoms, they can face a very troubling Trazodone withdrawal processes when discontinuing their addiction. We know there are other solutions besides living your life medicated on antidepressants developing prescription medication dependency. 

Trazodone, the generic name for Desyrel, is one of the many popular medications used for depression treatment and for some people this drug may be temporarily effective for depression however, for many others, this drug can cause more harm than good with serious side effects including Trazodone addiction symptoms and subsequent Trazodone withdrawal symptoms. At first the doctors usually prescribe a small dose (100-200 mg a day), but later the dose is often increased in order to offer relief to the user of the drug. As with other addictions, a dependency upon an antidepressant can cause users to develop a quick tolerance to the drug; therefore having to increase the dosage to achieve the desired effects which the initially prescribed dosage will no longer produce.

As this cycle continues and Desyrel continues to offer relief to users of this drug from depression, insomnia, or other mental health disorder symptoms; the individual may also become dependent on the drug and eventually form a Desyrel addiction. One of the biggest disadvantages of this medication is that people may form dependence to it very quickly. If treatment with this medication ends, discontinuation may lead to antidepressant withdrawal symptoms. Users may often feel as though they were not properly warned of these possibly serious Trazodone side effects, such as Trazodone drug addiction and withdrawal problems.

This medication is not supposed be addictive or cause withdrawal problems, but for many people, when treatment with this medication is over, there may be an abrupt discontinuation of the drug.  Abruptly discontinuing use often leads to a relapse on Trazodone abuse because of the withdrawal pains. If you feel you have an antidepressant addiction and want to withdraw from this drug, you should consult a doctor or rehab for help with managing withdrawal symptoms and Trazodone addiction treatment, read more about Trazodone alternatives. Since many persons may not be aware of the possible side effects that can arise from stopping use of this drug, many people are not expecting withdrawal symptoms and feelings of cravings for the drug when they stop taking it.

Some people become aware of their dependency if they miss a dose or run out of their prescription; often realizing how dependent they are upon this drug to function properly in everyday life. Hours after skipping, missing, forgetting or reducing a dose of this antidepressant, individuals have commonly reported the following experiences: dry mouth, vomiting, nausea, headache, brain zaps, severe chest pain, impaired speech, blurred vision, loss of consciousness, discomfort, a feeling of illness, and feelings of cravings for Desyrel. Long-term use is likely to lead Trazodone addiction risks, one which many users of the drug are not even aware of. However, others are aware of it, and they know something is wrong when they are dependent upon a man-made drug to make them feel good and normal every day. Finding Trazodone addiction help can assist individuals in overcoming these problems.

Antidepressant addiction shares common factors with any other types of addiction (heroin addiction, alcohol addiction, etc), these commonalities include: with any addiction, stopping use of the drug makes you feel sick and crave the drug to make you feel better; tolerance (the need to increase dose to achieve the same effects from initial dose) to the drug occurs in any case of addiction; and you have to take the drug everyday to maintain feelings of wellbeing with any addiction. If you don’t take the drug, the feelings of well-being are gone and since the body was physically dependent upon the drug; the body may be unable to function properly and act in unusual ways (withdrawal symptoms). These are some of the things that make this addiction not much different than an alcohol or drug addiction. So if you desire to end this addiction, find help, as seeking Trazodone addiction treatment makes this whole process much more tolerable and fairly easy.

Persons who are put on antidepressant medications have usually been given the prescription prior to there being any efforts put forth to investigate why these individuals are depressed. For many people, it is during an emotionally traumatic time that they start treatment with these medications. However, years later they are still on these drugs and are struggling with antidepressant addiction issues and suffer withdrawal when trying to end use of the drug. Alternative to Meds Center targets the medical reasons that are contributing to a person’s depression.

Our program employs lab testing to identify underlying causes of why this medication was ever prescribed, cessation that will remove neurotoxins accumulated environmentally, peer support, massage therapy, medication withdrawal methods, IV amino therapies, nutritional therapy, yoga, exercise, personal training and other therapies to effectively address Trazodone addiction help. You are invited to call us and talk, and get an understanding of the sort of help available.


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