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How to get rid of trazodone medication for anxiety and insomnia?

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i am depressed, i think mix with anxiety and insomia and i lost 30 lbs for not sleeping well... my family physician prescribed me with trazodone and setraline for my depression and he told me it was an anti-depressant medicine and i want to get rid of it these medicine to go back to my normal living and it was affected my family...i read some books and searching the internet for an answer but i got no answer...i am a Filipino and 52 yrs old and i had no medical history except my allergy from ragweed and pollen. i lived in Nevada for 18 yrs now...My late father was 86 and my late mother was 93 when they passed away...I educate myself in reading at the library and surfing the internet for an answer about my depression but no in can i get rid of this medication with no agitation...i felt agitated every time i stopped taking the setraline and i want to get rid also the trazodone without
Posted Mon, 10 Feb 2014 in Mental Health
Answered by Dr. Srikanth Reddy 1 hour later
Brief Answer: Medications are a good option Detailed Answer: Hello, Thanks for choosing health care magic for posting your query. I have gone through your question in detail and I can understand what you are going through. Medications are a good option for depression and generally don't have any significant side-effect. If sertraline is not effective then there are plenty of other antidepressants which can be helpful like venlafaxine or bupropion or fluoxetine etc. If you are very averse to medicines then there is an option of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). This therapy is taken by either a psychologist or a psychiatrist in which the therapist identifies impaired cognitions (Thoughts) and try to correct them. They are 15-20 min weekly session and there should be around 8-10 sessions to help you with your illness. Hope I am able to answer your concerns. If you have any further query, I would be glad to help you. If not, you may close the discussion and if possible you may rate the answer for me, so that I get a good feedback. In future if you wish to contact me directly, you can use the below mentioned link: Wish you good health, Kind regards Dr. Srikanth Reddy M.D.
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