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Numerous bizarre genital symptoms after trazodone


Hello everybody,

on this site I have met many people with similar problems that are currently plaguing me.

That's why I signed up here in the hope that you can help me further.

I will try to keep that in a nutshell.

In a clinic during end of 2017 I took 100-200 mg of Trazodone for the depression, anxiety and sleep disorders I was facing.

I only took the pills for a total of 9 days and stopped when I realized that I developed a variety of sexual and mental side effects.

Today, 5 months after withdraw, I still have the following symptoms:

- Testicular pain, they were worse at the beginning and are now 99% gone, but sometimes I still have pain going from the testicles to the upper crotch.

- "Chemical castration", essentially no libido

- numb genital, the testicles are almost completely numb the penis is only slightly

better. The penis root feels numb and relaxed. It's like the connection

separated between brain and penis.

- The erections are not that strong anymore. It is a bit better if I clamp the pants under my testicles. As soon as I take it away, the testicle falls down and the erection fades immediately.

- reduced sperm count

- It may sound weird, but my scrotum is more hanging now. I know that it has

something to do with heat and cold, but before that it was never so extreme.

The skin seems to be completely surplus (but no testicles shrinking)

It looks like I have the scrotum of a 100 year old.

- visible skin changes on the testicles: the skin is thin, shiny and wrinkled.

You can imagine it like parchment paper.

The skin feels also hardened, somehow "rubbery"

- Orgasms are a little less satisfying

I am a young man and everything worked perfectly before I took this garbage.

I masturbated for years 2-3 times a day, just needed to think about sex and wanted.

I know there is a ilness called PSSD that can cause such symptoms after stopping antidepressants.

On the local self-help forums, I was told it would be very unlikely to get PSSD from Trazodone because it is actually normally known to enhance sexual function and is not a proper SSRI.

Since I took SSRI for 2 years until the beginning of 2017 and had no problems during and after them, I'm very confused and frustrated.

My personal guess is that Trazodone intermeshes with the lower organs of the pelvic floor area because of his alpha-blocking effect.

I found exactly two other people with those problems after Trazodone, also people with PFS and various bodybuilders website report from smilar problems.

However, the Urloge could not find anything, he made an ultrasound, groped and measured prolactin and testosterone, everything was fine, testosterone even slightly increased!

I have been back from the hospital for a few weeks.

The doctors could not find anything.

It has been done:

MRI of the head and lumbar spine

NCS hands and feet

Lumbar puncture

Ultrasound bladder / prostate / testes

I also tried supplements like maca, lecithin and forskolin. I am athletic and eat healthy. It brings nothing at all. Previously I only needed to take a teaspoon of maca a day and was the horniest guy.

Can this really only be the pelvic floor? Did Trazodon destroy me in 9 days?

It is frightening to think that 11 pills have done so much damage and I will never again enjoy having sex again at age 24


5 Replies

Do you have a herniated disc?

My nightmare started three years ago after surgery for anal fistula. The muscles are tricky.

Try to streangthen core. I was told to have my back flat while trying to do core strengthening. This made my disc worse. Tighten core start with clam shells, laying down on back Piriformis stretch , and bridges. If it hurts your doing then wrong. I had the 2 perineal branches of pudendal nerves moved into Obterator muscles because I could not sit and I had excruciating pain. I went to three back surgeons who wouldn’t touch me. If your pudendal Nerve is pinched maybe this is the problem. I tighten the core without my back flat on floor. Good luck! I hope you figure it out. It has been three frustrating years,

Hi Hidden , I had to reach out after reading your post. I've been having a lot of the same symptoms you describe for the past ten months. I also had a lo of the same tests and scans done to rule out possibilities. Ten months in and I still am not 100 per cent certain what the heck is going on. Onset of symptoms was sudden, out of nowhere! Before this I was a happy and healthy (and horny!) guy. I miss that and I don't know if I'll ever get that back. So anyway, I would like to stay in contact to see if you are able to get to the bottom of your issue, and I can do the same for you. We may have the same thing and we can learn from each other. I definitely know how you feel, every day is hard right? Reach out if you want. Take care.



ich want reportet my status. After several trys my problems arent better. My life is fucked.

in reply to Hidden

Hi, have you had any improvements? I’m suffering with similar issues from using Finastride for 7 weeks. It’s been 18 months now and no improvement. Almost every doctor has pretty much laughed me out of the room with this. I guess where just the collateral damage of the pharma industry 🤷‍♀️ I hope you’re okay, I know how you feel living like this.


Still no improvements after over 1 1/2 years now. Any sucsess from others?

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