I'm switching from vicodin to methadone and I'm concerned if methadone will decrease sexual performance in men?
For some people, yes it does.
My husband for instance has lost his sex drive totally, we've had sex 2 times in the last two years... So yea about once a year. He doesn't seem to have a problem getting errect just has no interest in having sex. It does not bother me much as I too am on methadone and have no interest in having sex I get horny like once a month. Its also caused me to have major deoression and I've been sleeping close to 20 hours a day for the last 8 months.
Now we have friends who are on methadone who have no decrease in sex drive and who claim methadone has not effected their mood. My husband does not seem to be effected by the methadone mood wise ie. Depression.
I've never had depression before and have not told the doctor so I've not gotten medical professional saying my depression is related to my being on methadone. I have red on line that methadone can cause sexual dysfunction and depression and since I had no previous problems assume it IS the done causing this. If your going on methadone for pain, I suggest another method of pain management. If its to control addiction I suggest trying suboxone.
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