I have been on 50mg of trazadone for my insomnia for the past couple of weeks. Recently i have felt a tremendous amount of dissociation (feelings like i was very removed from my body, or if my arms and legs did not belong to me) I have felt dissociation before, but that was years ago during the height of my panic disorder. I went on Paxil and after a while most of the feelings of dissociation went away. I got off of paxil (was on it for 4 years) and several months later i began to have insomina. The doctors tried everything, but trazadone works the best. I sleep right through the night. The problem is the heightened dissociation. i have read some forums where doctors have taken thier patients off of trazadone because of increased dissocation, but the information is scant and the sources are unreliable. Of course, I´m going to talk to my doctor about this but i want to hear from another source. Can trazadone increase dissociation, even if only rarely? Or is the source something different. I was prescribed Amitryptiline before trazadone to help me sleep and the more i took the more anxious i got. I know that amitryptiline is in the same class as trazadone so i´m guessing the increased anxiety might be causing me to feel this dissociation, but i´m not a doctor, and so that could be just some phony theory of mine.
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