PSSD/PFS from 11 pills Trazodone

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Where are you from (country)?

How did you find this forum (Google search – if so, what search terms? Via link from a forum or website – if so, what page? Other?)
google search

What is your current age, height, weight?
25, 88 cm, 85 kg

What specific drug did you use (finasteride, dutasteride, saw palmetto, isotretinoin/Accutane, fluoxetine, sertraline, citalopram, leuprorelin, etc…)?

What dose did you take (eg. 1 mg/day, 1 mg every other day etc.)?
100-200 mg

What condition was being treated with the drug?
anxiety and sleep disorder

For how long did you take the drug (weeks/months/years)?
9 days

How old were you, and WHEN (date) did you start the drug?
24, 18. december 2017

How old were you when you quit, and WHEN (date) did you quit?
24, 26. december 2017

How did you quit (cold turkey or taper off)?
cold turkey

How long into your usage did you notice the onset of side effects?
second day

What side effects did you experience that have yet to resolve since discontinuation?
no libido, bad erections

Check the boxes that apply. You can save your post first, then interactively check/uncheck the boxes by clicking on them. If your symptoms change, please update your list.

[x ] Loss of Libido / Sex Drive
Erectile Dysfunction
Complete Impotence
[ x] Loss of Morning Erections
[ x] Loss of Spontaneous Erections
[ x] Loss of Nocturnal Erections
[ x] Watery Ejaculate
[x ] Reduced Ejaculate
Inability or Difficulty to Ejaculate / Orgasm
[x ] Reduced Sperm Count / Motility

[x ] Emotional Blunting / Emotionally Flat
[x ] Difficulty Focusing / Concentrating
[x ] Confusion
[x ] Memory Loss / Forgetfulness
Stumbling over Words / Losing Train of Thought
Slurring of Speech
[x ] Lack of Motivation / Feeling Passive / Complacency
Extreme Anxiety / Panic Attacks
[x ] Severe Depression / Melancholy
[x ] Suicidal Thoughts

[x ] Penile Tissue Changes (narrowing, shrinkage, wrinkled)
[x ] Penis curvature / rotation on axis
[ x] Testicular Pain
Testicular Shrinkage / Loss of Fullness
[x ] Genital numbness / sensitivity decrease
Weight Gain
Gynecomastia (male breasts)
Muscle Wastage
Muscle Weakness
Joint Pain
Dry / Dark Circles under eyes

[x ] Prostate pain
[x ] Persistent Fatigue / Exhaustion
Stomach Pains / Digestion Problems
Constipation / “Poo Pellets”
Vision - Acuity Decrease / Blurriness
Tinnitus (ringing or high pitched sound in ears)
Hearing loss
[x ] Increased hair loss
Frequent urination
Lowered body temperature

[ x] Other (please explain)
pelvic pain

What (if any) treatments have you undertaken to recover from your side effects since discontinuation of the drug?
a lot of herbs (too much ti losten them here) and Moclobemide/Buprobione/Semax /BPC-157/Urocholine/Wobenzym/4-AcO-DMT/MDMA

If you have pre or post-drug blood tests, what hormonal changes have you encountered since discontinuing the drug (please post your test results in the “Blood Tests” section and link to them in your post)?
testosterone is lower, estrogens and DHT higher

Anything not listed in the above questions you’d like to share about your experience?

Tell us your story, in your own words, about your usage and side effects experienced while on/off the drug.
It all started after taking only 11 pills of Trazodone in December 2017.

My symptoms are still today:

  • little to no existing libido (was previously very sexual)

  • Rarely morning erections

  • Pain in the lower abdomen and pelvis (radiates into testicles

and legs)

  • Penis Curve / Hard Flaccid (the penis feels hard and

like rubber, while at the same time it is totally loose at the


  • Genital numbness (it is not completely numb but definitely a

loss of skin sensitivity)

  • The scrotum is now hanging most of the time, the skin is

there sometimes shiny, wrinkled and thin (like parchment

paper) It looks like an inflammatory reaction.

  • Watery / less semen

  • I have NO problems with peeing and bowel movements!

  • no respond to alcohol and other things that gave me high libido/energy before (maca, green tea etc)

All previous doctors (neurologists and urologists) could not find anything.

It was undertaken:

  • MRI of head and lumbar spine

  • Lumbar puncture

  • Ultrasound of bladder, testicles and prostate

  • Measurement of nerve conduction velocity

  • Big blood picture

  • Comprehensive hormone test

  • Urine test

  • Prostate PSA test

  • Physiotherapy for the pelvic floor

My case is very similar to Zadig777 who was a member here and commited suicide.
I didn’t know how this could happend. I took 2 years SSRI and all was fine, and then just 11 pills fucked my life.
I am now finished with my Latin and have little hope for convalescence. What else can I do or let test?
Liver enzymes?


Did you recover from the mental sides?

Not really. Deeper depression now than ever before. Just the sleep is okay and axiety is completly away since trazodone, for this I can barely feel anything emotionally :confused:

No help here?

What medications did Zadig take?

Welcome to our forum, Trazohell!

I am sorry that you have to go through this. Here you’ll find many people who suffer from similar persistent side effects after taking Finasteride, Isotretinoin, various anti-depressants and other drugs.

Unfortunately, there is no way to test for this condition and there is no reliable and safe way to treat this condition. Finding out what is wrong with us and how to treat this condition will require basic scientific investigation that goes beyond what doctors and commercial labs can offer us.

Fortunately, though, there are still things you can do to help our cause. On this forum we have a dedicated team that is working to create more awareness of our condition and to initiate more research into the underlying cause and, hopefully, one day potential treatment options. For this we need everyone’s help here. Please consider participating in our community projects, which are presented here: Important Announcement: Two Community-Led Research Projects - Please Participate

The Survey takes around one hour of your time and can be saved on every step if you want to go through it in multiple sittings. The results will be very helpful to present systematic data with regard to the numerous symptoms that people in our community suffer from. Please also see here for more help: Have you signed up to take the post drug syndrome survey? This topic is for you

The 23andme project will cost about a 100 bucks, depending on location, and will provide genome data that may help us to find genetic similarities between patients that may predispose us for this condition. Needless to say, this would be very helpful.

Please also consider to report your adverse effects to the authorities to make them aware of the risks these drugs pose to the public. Country links can be found here:

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Thank you and good luck!

Zadig was fucked up by Trazodone too, but this should be easy to find out If you would read his story.