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PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2015 8:53 am 
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Hi debbie and welcome to the forum...

You do not say what your husband's current dose is. Yes, people have reported decreased sex drive, lethargy and a kind of "sub fog" that they walk around in. The general rule of Sub treatment seems to be "less is more".

I guess the questions I would ask is:

What is his current dose?
Is he agreeable that it is time to taper?

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PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2015 11:42 am 
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Debbie- I've been on subs for about one and a half years, and my experience tells me that you CAN have your marriage back. My ex and I were married for 12 years or so, separated and divorced for the last 6 years, and just this past February, we have decided to get remarried, and our relationship is better now than what it once was. My addiction destroyed my family, and my marriage, but after counseling and medication (suboxone), I was able to turn my life around. Many posts I read talk about loss of emotion, once you're on subs, but I have the full range of emotions even after 18 months of treatment. I laugh, cry, get happy, get sad, and everything in between, when I was an addict, I was only happy when I was high, and pissed off the rest of the time. My ex and I have been to counseling together at our church for the past 3 months, and we act as though we just started dating again. I have to make a conscious effort to put time and "invest" in our relationship, and this is how it works for us. He may be on too high of a dose, but that's something the doctor and you guys should discuss. After 15 years of extreme opiate abuse, I have a future to look forward to, so hope is out there.


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