I have been having trouble sleeping through the night for over a year. My primary care physician first prescribed Ambien. It did not fix the problem. Then he prescribed Trazadone to help me sleep through the night. I had read that this drug has been used to treat impotence, and as an antidepressent, it has the advantage of not causing impotence. I discontinued it after 2 weeks because it did not seem to help me sleep, and it did have a negative effect on my sex life.
I don’t think it directly effected my interest in sex, but it stopped my physical sensations of sexual desire. I don’t know how else to describe the effect. The drug gave me no unpleasant sensations or feelings other than a few unusually vivid dreams. The effect of a lack of sexual sensations was worrysome because I am already suffering from impotence as a result of a prostatectomy. I really do not want the impotence to get worse. The effects of Trazodone were subtle and complex. When I stopped taking it, within 24 to 48 hours, I felt normal again. What do you experience from this medication? Do you think I may have been imagining those effects?