I am 42 years old and have been on Citalopram for 23 years now!!
I went to my GP to tell them, that I don't think they are working anymore, as I am starting to feel really low again.
They put me on Trazadone, only a low dose to start, but within 2 weeks of taking the low dose, I began to feel extremely suicidal, detatched from myself, crying all the time, feeling a failure and that people would be better off without me etc etc!!
I went back to my GP, as I was EXTREMELY concerned about me, but he told me give the Trazadone another couple of weeks to get it into my system!! But should I feel like I will commit suicide, ring 999 or the crisis line number!
Another week had passed, and I had to ring the Crisis line. I thought this is it!! Time to say goodbye to this planet, and move onto the next!!
The crisis line told me to STOP taking the Trazadone immediately, and ring my GP.
I rung my GP, had an emergency appointment, who they then referred me to a Pyschologist for proper medication treatment.
I couldn't get an appointment to see her for 2 weeks!!!!
In the meantime, I stopped the Trazadone, and took 2.5mg of Diazepam twice a day, to try and calm me down.
After 48 hours, OMG, I started to feel human again, albeit still down in the dumps, but hey, I'd rather feel semi human, than suicidal!!
Has anyone else had this side effect from Trazadone before???? Or am I just one of the unlucky ones!!??