I have been taking Seroquel for about 8 years for sleep and it doesn't work anymore. I went to my doctor today and he gave me a prescription for Trazodone, 50mg for sleep. I've heard Trazodone creates adverse reactions including nightmares so I decided to do some research of my own. I found out that one side effect is priapism, prolonged, painful erection, and that makes me wary of taking the drug. Has anyone here suffered from priapism after taking Trazodone?
I've been taking it since 1995 and NEVER had this problem. I haven't yet met anybody taking it that has ever had this problem either. It is so rare, but since it has happened in trial studies, it has to be noted as a possible side effect.
Hi, i just wanted to second that, it is extremely rare. However i understand your concern! I would suggest you speak with your doctor about this potential side effect and decide between you where you want to go from here...
There is other variables to the equation like libido raising herbs n others but yes it can happen it happened once to me take it a warm towel helps
Hi. I have been taking Trazodone for 20 years. I ave been on a steady dose of 150mgs for the most part with no issues. However It was increased to 300mgs and got Priapism. I dropped the dose back down straight away with no further issues. There was no serious long term implications other than been quite sore for 3-4 weeks afterwards.
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