Does Suboxone effect your Libido?
Question posted by UNLVGRAD on 22 Oct 2010
Last updated on 14 March 2022 by Tjlee816
I am so glad someone finally mentioned this. Up until I was put on Suboxone I was more than happy with my sex drive. I still had a sex drive even with pain pills but it did affect orgasm. Desire for sex gradually decreased to the point that I quit having sex completely because of the pain. I was in my mid '50s when it started becoming painful. Since that time I have abstained and I am now 67. I definitely blame it on opiates first and Suboxone next because sex was never the same once I started taking either medication. Addiction has robbed us of so much and that's one of the most important things in a relationship. When it's gone you feel like a failure as a person in so many ways.
My husband is just not in to me anymore are sex life lasts for about 10 min
I guess Im quick to blame it on suboxone but it could be depression. But I also just dont seem to want my bf at all, and its not just him but anybody. I am going to discuss with Doctor tomorrow and if he seems to know some solution I will let ya'll know.
I dont know how it affects women but as a man I have not been affected. But again that could be from taking add stimulants and (or) testosterone cream for the first six months. Antidepressants can definitely affect ones libido. So does being depressed.
As I said elsewhere, I chose to abstain until I meet the right one but it does not preclude me from being excited most of the time. The only time my sex drive was ever low was when I was on methadone. I feel like I am 18 again. Losing my sex drive is equivalent to being a eunuch to me.
I'm on lexapro too. I honestly think it is hurting my BF's libido worse then mine :( It's making me feel worried... and needy ;). When I was just on lexapro (and no pain meds) I found it made me have less of a drive but I still managed a few times a week. Now... not even close.
Thanks for responding!
It can but it can also be a symptom of depression and all the anxiety of starting the subs. I found reading romance novels helps. It will come back. If you think you might be depressed, let your doctor know and if they prescribe an antidepressant, mention this issue and ask for a low dose and one that won't make this issue worse.
In the bunch of papers they gave me at my subox clinic, one of them lists some side effects that were reported specifically from their clinic. Loss of or reduced sex drive is the very first one listed. And to be honest... kind of embarassing but it effects mine. I never really think of having sex and ( dont know how much I can say here, what is apropriate, if I overstep please someone let me know) and being intimate with my bf when we do, its not the same if you know what I mean. I know hes suffering because of it but I just dont have the need or want to... anyone else?
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