My husband is detoxing off suboxone and I don't know how to deal with the emotional roll-a-coaster. He was always so affectionatte when he was not trying to detox. He drinks some even though he knows that he shouldn't at this point. I feel so alone and seems like when he is with me all he wants to do is sleep. If I am at work then he might wants to hang with friends, walk around the park and do things. Why is it that he seems depressed when I am around. I am his biggest supporter and yet I feel like I can't have a opinion and that he doesn't want to be with me unless he is messed up. Any suggestions???
I don't know anything definitive to tell you except maybe joining a support group for the loved ones of addicts/alcoholics, such as Al Anon. It should give you a good sounding board where you will also receive support and understanding. Believe me your husband feels weird inside and is probably scared. He may be experiencing both mental and physical symptoms. In his own way, by sleeping, he is showing you he feels safe with you and probably fears being rude, sharp or anxious with you, so he sleeps to avoid that. I know of at least 4 male suboxone patients who reported very low testosterone counts, which can affect libido and other things. You might ask him to have his doctor check to make sure that his testosterone has not bottomed out and that also will make him tired and nervous. Hope you will stay on here with us, we will be glad to support you. Good Luck Patti
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