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PostPosted: Sat Jan 17, 2015 2:21 am 
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For anybody who is or has been on 2mg or under, have you been able to still keep libido somewhat existent? I only ask about 2mg and under, specifically, because I would be under 2mg (probably closer to 1mg) if I were to go ahead with Sub therapy (I have another thread in the Mood section which explains the low dose).

I've ready some pretty horrific stories of libido becoming non-existent on Subs but my question is have people found this to be dose specific? Has anybody been on a high(er) dose and then decreased it and noticed their libido returning?


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Hi hc,

Back when I first started Suboxone my doctor put me on a fairly high dose. You and I both know that opiates effect libido so yes, I did taper down and found it just a little bit helpful. Mostly what helped was talking to my Dr., getting a blood test, and then getting a script for the testosterone gel due to my low T numbers.

There are many other factors that your doctor needs to consider. Heart disease, other medications, etc. Yes, it's a touchy subject and men don't like to talk about it. It still needs to be addressed.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 18, 2015 10:48 am 
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Thanks for the response, rule.

I definitely wouldn't say I like like talking about it lol, but at this point in my life, I'm definitely more than comfortable with it. It's just another... thing, I suppose. With Hydro's, Oxy's, etc, my libido definitely wasn't great but considering I abused alcohol from 16-20 and opiates from 21-29, I'm not sure I even know what my "normal" libido is.

A few years into my Kratom use though, I had my T levels tested and they were low, so I took care of that. Got my test levels up and even with high test, I still had a shit libido.

I'm not sure where I'm going with this, just that my girlfriend has done a great job staying by my side through all of my struggles, and I have a lot, and she already has like 10x the libido I do, so I'm just hoping that a low dose of Sub doesn't completely demolish it. Outside of T levels, I don't know what else can be done to combat it if it does indeed become an issue.


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