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PostPosted: Thu Aug 31, 2017 11:44 am 
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Hi, Forum.

Simply put, If I am having difficulty achieving orgasm most of the time, and barely feel in the mood to begin with, is this something I might remedy simply by taking less suboxone every day? Sure, it might take me a few days to taper down, but if I can sexually function and not feel chemically castrated, I think that would be more than worth it. Just a lower dose. That's all.

Thanks for any advice you may have!

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D&A, it is possible that lowering your dose could have the desired effect on your libido. Opioids in general have a dampening effect on sex drive. Did you notice this when you were on your drug of choice? The difference is that for buprenorphine to be effective, a consistent level of the medication in your body is sought. You will have to find a sweet spot in your dosing of suboxone to have the medication be effective at preventing cravings/withdrawal symptoms and allowing your sex drive to be less affected.

Tapering slowly is always recommended. You haven't told us your starting dose, so it's hard to provide guidance to you. We also always recommend that you consult with your doctor before changing your dose.

If you provide more information then we could be more helpful.

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