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Sexual side effects from suboxone

Discussion in 'Questions About Treatment' started by RickGrimes, Feb 15, 2019.

  1. RickGrimes

    RickGrimes Member

    Hi I have been on Suboxone for 2 years now. My current does is 18mgs. Since I began this medication my libido has been non- existent. My endocrinologist put me on testosterone replacement therapy because my T-levels were around 330. The testosterone therapy has brought my levels up to an 850. I did get some relief in the beginning of my therapy but now I’m back to no libido as before. I tried Viagra and Cialis and neither of those are helping. I’m 33 years old and engaged. Has anyone had a similar experience while on Subs? If so did you find a solution because I am in dire need of help. Thank you in advance.
  2. Dominica

    Dominica Author, Writer, Recovery Advocate Community Listener

    @RickGrimes hello and welcome. i'm not familiar with suboxone... i'm sorry you're having to go through this. probably best to discuss with a physician... i do hope you find some answers... i know it must weigh on you.

    congrats on your engagement!!! that's wonderful! for now, with low libido, focus on "intimacy" in other ways perhaps. i know that might not sound so fun.... but lots of couples struggle with libido... and find other ways to connect, etc.

    anyway, best of luck!
  3. deanokat

    deanokat DrugAbuse.com Community Organizer Community Listener

    @RickGrimes... I don't have any experience with the issue you're asking about, but I found this page online that might help you:

    The Unspoken Truth About How Suboxone Affects Your Sex Life

    I don't know how factual the article is, but I thought I'd share it. I think the best thing for you to do would be, like @Dominica suggested, to discuss your situation with a doctor.

    Congrats on getting engaged. That's exciting stuff. Know that we're here to help and support you however we can.
  4. Joshstillclean

    Joshstillclean Community Champion

    Hi im josh, a recovering heroin addict among other addictions. Little over a year clean now. Just last night I sent someone this linkhttps://www.sochealth.co.uk/sp/dr/the-unspoken-truth-about-how-suboxone-affects-your-sex-life/
    I used to be on Subutex. I started at a very very high dose. At one point I was taking 32 mgs a day. Crazy. Really studies have shown that you don't need anymore than 12 max. You might have cravings but its all mental. 8 mgs stoped all physical,w/ds for me. But i was just addicted to that high dose for a while. Im 31. When I was on anything over 10 mgs I could not climax. Very frustrating, I feel for you.
    It was especially frustrating for me because I had lowered my dose just so I wouldn't be impotent!....
    Anyway, when I got down to one strip a day 8mgs, things were right back to normal.
    I had been a heavy opiate user for many years and I've always heard men complain about this with most opiates. To be honest the only one that was completely unpredictable for me was methadone.
    I could always get going but never new how it was gonna turn out.
    Hope you can lower your dose and this helps. Wish I had seem your post sooner. If nothing else you can save a lot of money.
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