Common medications that can ruin your sex life

A lot can put a damper on your sex life. Some of those sexual culprits can be found in your medications.

It can be disheartening knowing that something that is supposed to make you healthier is negatively impacting another aspect of your life.
Here are 3 common medications and how they affect your libido.

Painkillers - Can affect testosterone

Opioids impair your brain’s chemicals that tell your testicles to produce testosterone. Some people's testosterone levels drop to the lowest level when they are on prescription painkillers.
The possible side effects are across the board for all opioids.
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Marijuana - Causes problems with ejaculation

While the drug is credited with improving nausea and nerve pain, it may also cause problems in bed.
A survey published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine found that men who used marijuana daily were more likely to have both premature ejaculation and delayed ejaculation. Scientists have yet to figure out why marijuana causes orgasm difficulties.

Sleeping pills - Cause of prolonged erection

Trazodone is an antidepressant and sedative that’s often prescribed to help people fall asleep. But the pill is also known to cause priapism - an erection that lasts longer than four hours. One 2015 study found that 10 out of 13 patients taking trazodone dropped out because of its side effects, including prolonged erections.

If you stay hard for that long, it means that blood is trapped in your penis. Without treatment, priapism can lead to severe pain, tissue damage, and even permanent erectile dysfunction. That’s why you need to go to the emergency room if your erection lasts longer than four hours.