If so, how many mg.s and what other details. Did u have to receive medical help, etc... I have problems with ED maybe using the right dosage might be productive?
I took nothing worse before then this one. My doctor was thinking that this might help me have some good sleep - since I do have problems fall a sleep and stay a sleep. Although I kept asking for regular sedation product that I know help for sleeping problems she kept prescribing anti-depressants that only made me depressed. I took this one night - I spend 4 hours in bed trying to fall a sleep, I got anxiety out of that, and I started to cry... I was crying until 1:30 am ... I have to wake up at 5 am. I couldn't wake up. I was disoriented, couldn't walk strait line, couldn't go to work, because I couldn't drive, my mouth was so dry and it impaired my thinking. I am someone who does want to be in control. I just wanted something to have a good night sleep and they kept treating me with all these anti-depressants that made me depressed.
And btw, I took only half of the 100mg tablet. So, you can try.It might work for you, but I know that I wouldn't recommend this one to anyone who wants to take this for sleeping problems.
The result was remarkable for me at 75mg (my doctor prescribed 100mg tabs and told me to either cut them in half, or increase the dose to 75 or 100 if needed for sleep - which is what this drug is now usually prescribed for. I can't imagine taking the dose which was prescribed for depression - I'd be in a coma for days if I took that much). I woke up with an erection about as hard as when I was 15, and as I slowly regained consciousness was vaguely aware that I'd had erections off an on much of the night. The PROBLEM with trazodone is that because it makes you sleepy, so you really don't enjoy these erections. Upon waking, I groped myself because at first I thought I must be dreaming, but I wasn't. However, the very relaxed, sleepy side effects of the drugs made it impossible to, um, go any further. After several minutes of verifying the reality of my boner, I became fully awake, by which point the otherwise pleasant side effect was gone.
However, it did reassure me that my aged plumbing worked. It is thought that trazodone's alpha1-adrenergic antagonism may be related to the production of erections (and rarely, priapism). Yohimbine, which also induces erections (but can have unpleasant side effects at the dose required for this) is an alpha2-antagonist. I will say that I sleep better on trazodone, even at 25mg, and wake without the anxiety I used to have in the morning. But 25mg doesn't make for those super boners.
I was prescribed trazodone(not sure of mg) for sleep aid. The first night I had an erection that lasted more than 8 hours. It was not the same type of erection you get from arousal. It was painful and very unpleasant. I took it again a few nights later to make sure it was the trazodone that was causing it. I had the same reaction and never took it again. I now take mirtazapine for sleep aid and it works great with no side effects.
VERY rarely, trazodone can cause either a priapism OR erectile dysfunction... which is what the original question referred to:
Frequency not reported: Delayed urine flow, impotence, increased urinary frequency, micturition disorders, priapism, retrograde ejaculation"
- Trazodone Information for Consumers
- Trazodone Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Trazodone (detailed)
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