So I am still dealing with more daily pain than I would like, and saw a pain/rehab doctor. Among other things, he wants me to focus on my sleep, so while I have been trying not to take sleep meds, he wants me to continue, until my muscles are healed. His answer was Trazodone, which I reluctantly tried last night. After taking 100 mg, I felt groggy but not asleep, my skin was hot and prickly, I was slightly nauseous, my head was congested, and when I got out of bed the next day, my vision was blurry. Needless to say, this did not contribute much towards my "sleep better" goals. I left this message with the nurse, whose message back to me was that the Dr did not think these symptoms were related to the Trazodone. I have to disagree, though I note, I have done some searches and not found anyone posting my exact collection of ailments. So I post this just in case this happens to anyone else. I am also curious as to whether anyone has had similar symptoms. The only other time I felt like this was during my attempt to take Skelaxin last winter. Perhaps it is just my body's way of rejecting things it doesn't like.
It's now about 4 pm the next day, and I am seeing better, and feel less prickly. But it was quite a challenge to get through work today. Hopefully the extreme fatigue will help with tonight's sleep experience ... :>