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I am just writing to find out if suboxone can cause a decrease in sex drive.. My boyfriend has been on suboxone trying to kick a 2-year vicodin addiction. He's now tapered to 4mg (I think).. He tapered that quickly by his own decision because ever since he started trying to get off the vicodin and got on the subs, we haven't had sex (sorry for the bluntness). That makes it about 3 months now. It's causing problems in our relationship and he's swearing that it's because of the sub and he said even his doctor told him this med might cause a loss of libido. I'm wondering if any of you have experienced this or have heard of this being a possible side effect.
Hi. Is Sub the only med he's on?
Sub will reduce libido, and so will most anti-depressants.
I recommend that your bf get his testosterone levels checked. If it's just the Sub, his libido ought to return as he lowers his dose. Good luck to you two, Mic
onetwo, yes the sub can do that, I didnt get my libido back until I got down to 2mgs, and it came back with a vengeance so hang in there he probably needs you right now and when his libido returns you'll be well rested ;O)
Hey onetwo! :)
Yep it happens, and I can only assume for men, it must be harder. (no pun intended)
But, as a female (as I am) I havent noticed any change at all. When I was taking vikes, alot of vikes, my libido started to faaaaaaaaade away, but once I started bupe, it actually started coming back. So, everyone is different. However, I know for a fact that anti depressants really screw up the sex drive!!! Big time! If he is taking and of those, then that might be another cause??
My libido was already bad due to antidepressants. But Bupe pretty much put the whammy on it for a while! But as someone else said, once you lower the dose enough, it will return without a problem. So hang in there!
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