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    Angry Suboxone Causing Sex Problems And Constipation, Help!

    I'm a recovering opiate addict and have been taking 16mg's of Suboxone dailly. It's working great as far as curbing my mental obcession with pain pills & other opiates but there are 2 big, bad side effects for me. When me and my wife have sex now I go and go and go. Some people may think this is a good thing and it does have it's advantages but I cannot get off. We've tried oral and straight sex and even masterbation....nothing works. If this keeps happening i'm afraid my wife is going to think she isn't satisfying me or something. Another bad thing is the Suboxone is keeping me constipated. I know any opiate cause this and i'm pretty used to constipation, being a former opiate head but i'm tired of it now. I've tried raisin bran, prune juice, X-LAX, and now stool softeners. They all worked at first but over time stopped. I need some help before I EXPLODE!!!!!!! Seriously though, please somebody help if you know what to do.

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    lol, 16mg of suboxone is relative to 260mg morphine... you should be buzzing /hard/, and therefore experiencing the obvious side effects of opiate use... constipation and difficulty reaching orgasm(although, it does feel great.)

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    Have your doctor test your bio-available testosterone level.Chronic abuse of opiates usually causes the testosterone levels to drop dramatically.
    If your level is low then the doctor can order you testosterone patches or gels.There are testosterone pills they aren't very effective when taken orally.
    Once you've been on the testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) for a few weeks you should notice an increase in your libido,energy and overall feeling better.

    For the constipation you need to get out and walk at least a couple times a day along with taking fiber.Also stay away from sweets and soft drinks as much as you can.Drink lots of water if possible.Good luck....Dave

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    Go buy a bunch of those new yogurts out called "Danon Activa". Eat one in the morning, noon, and before bed. Give it about 1 week and you will be back to normal.

    Can't help with the sex thing as that is not a symptom for most.

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    I don't think there is going to be anything you can do about the problem climaxing.. didn't you have the same problem while abusing the opiates as well? I know that if I took a high dose of opiates I would have the same problem and the entire time I had the feeling as if it was right there.. so 5 hours later it hurt to move and nothing was ever achieved.. (for me atleast).. My recomendation for the constipation is Myralax, this is a stool softener and a gental laxitive.. The second time I was on Suboxone I could not have a bowel movement for over 2 weeks.. which lead to me not being able to urinate and then I had to have a catheder in for the weekend... This was a miserable experience so my advice to you is intervene and take a laxative or something before you get to that point.

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    I had a similar problem. Now my bladder is not working hardly at all. I have to cath 3Xa day. Did you get your bladder back in shape after you lowered your dose or got your constipation under control. I also have a back problem which the doc said is causing my bladder not to function. my bupe doctor sent me to a specialist and he switched me to 30mg of Roxi every 4 hours and now I'm even worse. I am at my wits end.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sailnfl View Post
    I had a similar problem. Now my bladder is not working hardly at all. I have to cath 3Xa day. Did you get your bladder back in shape after you lowered your dose or got your constipation under control. I also have a back problem which the doc said is causing my bladder not to function. my bupe doctor sent me to a specialist and he switched me to 30mg of Roxi every 4 hours and now I'm even worse. I am at my wits end.
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    wtf is with these doc's. on way to high of a dose and now back to what brought you to your use of sub.

    Senna kot plus two pills am and two pills pm. I am sure your sub doc put you on a high dose of sub as well. Two liter of water and excerise daily.

    Less is more!!!!!!!!

    I suggest you read the post called... "I found this most informative ; suboxone.

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    When my quack of a sub doc put me on 40mg of sub the only way I could have a bowel movement is eating a very large bowl of Collars or Kale. Try this also.

    and get a enema..... put oil in it, warm it and use it. Hold it as long as you can.... if this will not do it the go to the store and get mag citrate..... blow out you bowels. then... began daily with senna and greens. Get off the roxy's or you know what will happen.

    Good luck,

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    Quote Originally Posted by sailnfl View Post
    I had a similar problem. Now my bladder is not working hardly at all. I have to cath 3Xa day. Did you get your bladder back in shape after you lowered your dose or got your constipation under control. I also have a back problem which the doc said is causing my bladder not to function. my bupe doctor sent me to a specialist and he switched me to 30mg of Roxi every 4 hours and now I'm even worse. I am at my wits end.
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    I have had almost every back problem there is I think. What back problem is causing your bladder to not function? That one I am curious to hear. Not doubting you, but that diagnosis sounds like bull doodoo to me. I could see if you had a kidney problem which was causing pain in your side or abdomen area, could be painful in the lower back/sides, but the other diagnosis sounds absurd unless I am missing something.

    You are on suboxone and the dr put you on Roxies??? I am with sister on her post. WTF is with drs??? Spend 75% of our time as patients trying to understand some of the ridiculous things that drs do. I don't understand this one. So are you still taking suboxone? and mixing Roxies?

    If you want to address this properly let's talk further. No one can help you when the drs have you doing things that are totally counterproductive to your problems. Did you not go on suboxone because you were dependent on RX opiates??? Do these drs not know your history??? God bless.

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    I am on the same dose that you are are on. I have just returned from a trip to the doctor because I was so sick from being constipated that I was dizzy and vomiting. I take a stool softener every time I take a dose of Suboxone and drink prune juice in the morning. The doctor told me to drink a bottle of magnesium citrate. I was up until 3:00 A:M with explosive diahrrea. There has to be a happy medium. I am also suffering from the sexual side effects, but am so sickfrom the constipation that I don't even care.

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    Hey all, I am taking 16-20mg of Suboxone a day for dependance of Vicodin, Percocet. I started with this about 10 months ago and it is a miracle drug. However, the Suboxone made me constipation to the point where i'd go to the bathroom once a week! I was in pain and it seemed to dry out my intestines. I even had to use suppositories in some painful cases. Laugh it up, till it happens to you. . Anyways, I tried every remedy to get rid of the constipation. Senna tea, increased fiber, stool softeners(which kinda worked) and laxatives. This continued up until about 2 weeks ago, my doctor recommended Miralax. This is a powder that dissolves into any liquid and is tasteless. I didn't think it would work, but it did. I was so happy to have a soft bowel movement I almost screamed for joy and even told my parents. What a goof I am. Miralax is OTC and is the best laxative. I had constipation as a child also so this is coming from experience. So, MIRALAX is the cure to Suboxone Constipation. Please try this to help you all out, for we will get through this together. Good luck and take care of yourselves.

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    They started me at 16mg and I had the same problem. It was WAYYY too much for me and I was taking around 400 mg. of Oxycodone daily and supplementing with >>>>>> when my scripts ran low. Talk to your Dr. about lowering your daily Sub dose and if they don't agree find another Dr. with more experience or compassion. It was pretty easy for me to get from 16 mg to 4 mg per day. Even that much is still very powerful. I know it goes against everything we learned while using other opiates (more is better!) but Sub IS different than other opiates.

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    Man, am i glad I found this! I've been on suboxone for about 2 years, and have always had a problem with constipation on it. But over the last two weeks it's been ridiculous. I also have an enlarged prostate, which makes urination difficult to begin with.
    For the last few days I've been unable to urinate to the point where I almost went to the emergency room. I thought it was something to do with my prostate, but, after reading the above posts, now I see what's going on.
    I'm going to try this Miralax today. Thanks to all for engaging in this forum.

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    Suboxone has side effects that include headaches, nausea, vomiting, anxiety and insomnia. These occur because, while being milder than other powerful narcotics, suboxin still has similar effects to more powerful narcotics such as >>>>>> and oxycontin. These side effects occur because the body is not used to a lower amount of opiates in the bloodstream
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    People on low doses SELDOM experience any of those symptoms. It's when drs prescribe 16mg a day and the likes that it makes people sick. THAT IS A FACT. It's almost always a result of TOO MUCH medication.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ColdDayInHell View Post
    Hey all, I am taking 16-20mg of Suboxone a day for dependance of Vicodin, Percocet. I started with this about 10 months ago and it is a miracle drug. However, the Suboxone made me constipation to the point where i'd go to the bathroom once a week! I was in pain and it seemed to dry out my intestines. I even had to use suppositories in some painful cases. Laugh it up, till it happens to you. . Anyways, I tried every remedy to get rid of the constipation. Senna tea, increased fiber, stool softeners(which kinda worked) and laxatives. This continued up until about 2 weeks ago, my doctor recommended Miralax. This is a powder that dissolves into any liquid and is tasteless. I didn't think it would work, but it did. I was so happy to have a soft bowel movement I almost screamed for joy and even told my parents. What a goof I am. Miralax is OTC and is the best laxative. I had constipation as a child also so this is coming from experience. So, MIRALAX is the cure to Suboxone Constipation. Please try this to help you all out, for we will get through this together. Good luck and take care of yourselves.

    -Al
    Wow, so many of us have such similar problems/side effects from Suboxone, i picked up the Miralax about a week ago and was unsure if i should take it or not, Until today happened, i am in very much pain and i am nervous, especially after reading some of these posts, i to am on about 16mg of Subs a day...i take a half in the Am half 4hours later a half round supper time then half before bed time....i am seriously considering weening off the Subs, But is just soooo freakn hard for me, it really is, im sure most of you aggree with this...,also some side affects for me are...some deppression, fatigue, def constipation and the one that saddends me most climax getting aroused...horny lol you get my point (i hope) but yea you see i am only a 28 year old female and i just feel like this just shouldnt be happening, but maybe it should ....you deal w/ the consequences i imagine...and being on Subs well maybe this is what i am just gonna have to deal with until i start slowly coming of them This saddens me, any replies advice would be great....thanx guys ...

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    I have this problem also! The constipation and low sex drive...the cons. is whats bothering me the most. I wonder if stool softener would do the trick??

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    Started on subs 2 months ago. before that had 750 oxy habit and 120 oxycontin to sleep and always had above problems. Couldn't even think about sex. went from 12mg to 2.5 now and having no problems. Couse I'm looking to get clean. Truly less is more I feel better now then I did on 12mg. Am friends with 4 others on this site and we all feel same. Please don't trust your drs. on this. You will feel better and less problems if you taper down. Grab Roberts painless taper plan and put this behind you. For YOUR life.

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    Hey. I've been dealing with the side effects of both opiate use, and now currently suboxone. I've taken the 8mg pills and films 1-2 times daily.

    Today before work, I went to shop-rite and purchased vitafusion Fiber Gummies for about 14 bucks. there are 90 gummies in the bottle.

    My co-worker who is about the same age, height, and weight of me recommended this when I was complaining about being constipated lol.

    He says that taking 2 in the morning and 2 at night, returns your b.m.'s to normal after a few days. I have taken laxatives, stool softeners, hot baths etc etc to remedy the issue and all really works but not smoothly if you know what I mean..

    So far I have taken 4 of those gummies, i am looking forward to a few days from now when I try to have a B.M. I will update this post and let you fine people know if it worked. I did some research online, and found alot of customer reviews giving it 5 stars, praising its effects of relief of constipation so I am optimistic.

    GL everybody, get off these subs lol.

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    i am recovering from opiate addiction and just recently started being prescribed subs. i've always had problems with constipation, now more than EVER. any one else have any advice? i've tried basically everything. right now i'm using magnesium citrate oral solution. i drink the entire bottle. it works pretty quickly, but makes you feel like ????.. i'd really like to try something that isn't this uncomfortable. BUT if anyone needs a quick solution to this constipation, stop at rite aid or any pharmacy and pick up a bottle. it will definitely get you started, atleast.

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    I know exactly what you're going through, and am glad to say it goes away with time. I met a girl when I first started recovery (breaking the rules of NA I know, for some reason I thought I could do it) and it was frustrating not being able to orgasm. And double-y so, cause she was my first and I thought my first time would be amazing, instead it was not what I expected at all. Anyway, as your tolerance increases you will be able to orgasm again, don't worry. Also, the constipation is not normal for suboxone use I believe, unless you just plain don't eat very much. >>>>>> would leave me pooping only once or twice a week, I know that strong full-on opiods cause that, but suboxone never did that to me. I still went regularly, although it could be I eat a large diet and plenty of fiber to go with it. There are over the counter meds that are specifically for prescription drug-related constipation, so if that doesn't work I would see if your primary doctor can refer you to a gastronenterologist. Good luck to you sir.

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    Quote Originally Posted by janome View Post
    lol, 16mg of suboxone is relative to 260mg morphine... you should be buzzing /hard/, and therefore experiencing the obvious side effects of opiate use... constipation and difficulty reaching orgasm(although, it does feel great.)
    As someone who was taking suboxone for quite some time, I must day you have no idea what you're talking about. Morphine is a completely different medication than suboxone. Even though suboxond may be considered as an opiate, it is made specifically not to get you high. For opiate users it is almost impossible to get high on this drug. In fact it is made to do the exact opposite. If one is taking suboxone and then tries to use opiates they will have no effect. It blocks the opiate receptors in the brain. I suggest before you start making outrageous accusations you should check your facts to avoid looking uneducated.
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    In my experience with sex and suboxone I feel like everyday is a new day meaning is doesnt matter how much you took the day before as long as u have sex before you take the suboxone the next day you WILL get off. Either have morning/mid-afternoon sex and take your dose right after or just start taking your dose at night. Whatever you do dont take your dose til after you have sex! If i know im going to be having sex i always wait to take my sub it makes a huge difference! hope I can help someone!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2rad View Post
    I'm a recovering opiate addict and have been taking 16mg's of Suboxone daily. It's working great as far as curbing my mental obsession with pain pills & other opiates but there are 2 big, bad side effects for me. When me and my wife have sex now I go and go and go. Some people may think this is a good thing and it does have it's advantages but I cannot get off. We've tried oral and straight sex and even masturbation....nothing works. If this keeps happening i'm afraid my wife is going to think she isn't satisfying me or something. Another bad thing is the Suboxone is keeping me constipated. I know any opiate cause this and i'm pretty used to constipation, being a former opiate head but i'm tired of it now. I've tried raisin bran, prune juice, X-LAX, and now stool softeners. They all worked at first but over time stopped. I need some help before I EXPLODE!!!!!!! Seriously though, please somebody help if you know what to do.
    Try "Mineral Oil" also try using suppositories and drink lots of fluids during the day. I know because it has happened with me too man times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RoyalFlush View Post
    Try "Mineral Oil" also try using suppositories and drink lots of fluids during the day. I know because it has happened with me too man times.

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    hey royal. check the date on that post you answered. its 5 years old.... unless the guy dropped his dose considerably, nothing would change...
    16mg is far too high. no wonder he had constipation and all the other bad side effects...

    NO ONE NEEDS 16mg of suboxone...

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    [ QUOTE=2rad;192814]I'm a recovering opiate addict and have been taking 16mg's of Suboxone dailly. It's working great as far as curbing my mental obcession with pain pills & other opiates but there are 2 big, bad side effects for me. When me and my wife have sex now I go and go and go. Some people may think this is a good thing and it does have it's advantages but I cannot get off. We've tried oral and straight sex and even masterbation....nothing works. If this keeps happening i'm afraid my wife is going to think she isn't satisfying me or something. Another bad thing is the Suboxone is keeping me constipated. I know any opiate cause this and i'm pretty used to constipation, being a former opiate head but i'm tired of it now. I've tried raisin bran, prune juice, X-LAX, and now stool softeners. They all worked at first but over time stopped. I need some help before I EXPLODE!!!!!!! Seriously though, please somebody help if you know what to do.[/QUOTE]

    no joke bro I have the same issue and I know this sounds stupid but it helps me go to the bathroom Now to sound real stupiddon't take more pills and stuff to use the bathroom take a turkey baster something at home in a drawer probably already have one this is what I do and it's free fill it full of warm water and squirt a little Up and guarantee you go with in 5 to 7 seconds it was you out of you softer than ever it's just like a water enema but free and I swear you'll be thanking me there's times where I just want to reach up and pull my s*** out cause it hurts so damn bad I know the feeling sex to take less if you can take less like 8 milligrams because when I took more than that I couldn't do anything barely get going lol

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    LOL @ the turkey baster. That's just too funny although I don't doubt it works.

    Probably best to get a new one for Thanksgiving this year.. Lol...

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    your not alone in these feelings, keep your head up youll get through it, this wont be forever.
    Quote Originally Posted by Jaklynas28 View Post
    Wow, so many of us have such similar problems/side effects from Suboxone, i picked up the Miralax about a week ago and was unsure if i should take it or not, Until today happened, i am in very much pain and i am nervous, especially after reading some of these posts, i to am on about 16mg of Subs a day...i take a half in the Am half 4hours later a half round supper time then half before bed time....i am seriously considering weening off the Subs, But is just soooo freakn hard for me, it really is, im sure most of you aggree with this...,also some side affects for me are...some deppression, fatigue, def constipation and the one that saddends me most climax getting aroused...horny lol you get my point (i hope) but yea you see i am only a 28 year old female and i just feel like this just shouldnt be happening, but maybe it should ....you deal w/ the consequences i imagine...and being on Subs well maybe this is what i am just gonna have to deal with until i start slowly coming of them This saddens me, any replies advice would be great....thanx guys ...

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