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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.