Does Suboxone effect your Libido?
- 22 Oct 2010 by UNLVGRAD
- 24 October 2010
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?
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.
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!
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.
- Suboxone Information for Consumers
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- Side Effects of Suboxone (detailed)
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