Browny wrote:I was on citalopram for 3 months and barely slept at all. came off them 4 weeks ago....still can't sleep properly, wake up 5 or 6 times a night, although I seem to be able to get off to sleep now whereas before I would be awake for hours and then only manage a couple of hours at most. It practically killed me!
For everyone taking citalopram & having sleep problems ; try taking your
citalopram in the early morning, & take a 25mg ( or 50 mg) pill of Trazodone
just before going to bed. Such a regimen has helped me considerably in achieving significantly better sleep.
Trazodone was originally considered an antidepressant, it is now being used as a sleep aid.
Have been following this regimen for two months, without any problems.
As far as I could discover ; by using the internet - there are no adverse reactions in using the two drugs concurrently.
Have also discussed the matter of using the two drugs concurrently with my doctor, he also told me that there appears to be no harm in this combination, providing that there is at least a twelve hour interval between taking citalopram & Trazodone.
Suggest that you discuss the two drug therapy with your doctor first.