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- November 4, 2008 at 3:47 am#106875AnonymousInactive
Hey, I read one of your blogs or whatever the hell you call it about suboxone and sexual side effects. I’m a 29 year old straight male and I just started suboxone at 4mg. bid. I also take celexa 40 mg. I know opiates cause delayed orgasms, but what I’m experiencing is absolutely ridiculous. It just isn’t tolerable. My question is if the conditions lessens with a few weeks or whatever on the suboxone. I’ve been on the celexa for years, so that’s not it. And the dose I take of suboxone isn’t even all that high. Any experience you’re willing to share would be greatly appreciated.
-Dave!November 4, 2008 at 8:14 pm#106873AnonymousInactive
It didn’t have this effect on men that I have known. But Celexa did. Maybe the combination is screwing you up.
KJNovember 5, 2008 at 6:07 pm#106874AnonymousInactive
I know that my brother, whom I started on this wonderful addiction journey with, experienced some side effects while on Suboxone. He had a difficult time “peaking” during intercourse and his sexual appetite had actually slowed down. This was a negative change for him because one of the many reasons he loved the oxy’s was because of the intense sexual craving and the ability to engage in sexual activities for a long time before reaching climax. The only reason I know this is because his girlfriend is my good friend and my husband and brother are best buddies so we talk about everything. Nothing wierd going on there.
As for females, I don’t know if every female experiences sexual side effects from Suboxone but I did. I always had a healthy sexual appetite but once I started Suboxone I really didn’t even think about it. It was also very hard to climax. Eventually these side effects did go away after I was on it for over a month or so. Since I have been on Methadone I have noticed the same side effects as well. Hopefully once all this crap is out of my body completely I will be ME again and enjoy the whole process!August 17, 2012 at 1:16 am#27701AnonymousInactive
So yesterday I go and see my sub doctor since it has been a week. I told him how I felt and that I thought I was getting sick and that I think the sub makes me not feel to well and he goes and he says oh no your probaly still detoxing you need to take 24mgs. I told him no and he kept on insisting that I was.
I’ve been at 16mgs now for 6 days and I don’t think I need 24mgs. I told him that I can’t afford the extra money for the sub since it would be an extra 8 pills and he goes and gives me a paper for prescription assistance that doesnt even cover the sub…..what a joke. Long story short because my post is longer than normnal is he wants me on the sub and I said no, he said that if I want just to take 3 pills a day and call him for extra prescription if I do go ahead and do 3 a day. Well im not and I wont because I dont even want to be on this for 6months to a year or more like he said. So today im at 16mgs and tomorrow I want to go down to 12mgs and gradually decrease and not tell him because he wants me on this and eventually when im down to like 4mgs or 2mgs then I will just tell him. My question is will i feel any discomfort trying to do a taper on this?
I mean I have only been on it for 6days so that isnt to long ya know? I just want to try and cut down and get off of this as soon as possible. Let me know what you all think. My plan is to do 12 for a few days then 8 mgs for a week or less than 4 then 2 than so on. Thanks…….August 17, 2012 at 1:21 am#106821AnonymousInactive
In all honesty, I think you should listen to your doctor.
My son always has his own way of doing things. It’s gotten him in the hospital, in jail, and yes, even dead once….before he was revived.
If you went to the doctor, why not just give the doctor the opportunity to do his job…and you do yours as a patient.
Hope you’re not offended, but, you did ask. And that’s my honest opinion. For once, do what the doctor says, and stop using your own will. That’s exactly what I would say to my beloved son.
Shalom!August 17, 2012 at 1:32 am#106844AnonymousInactive
I appreciate your comment teach i truley do. Do you know anything about suboxone? I didnt and now I do. The more you take the worse off I heard that you are. I heard after 16mgs or 24mgs it does a ceiling affecta nd you cant feel the sub anymore. On a different board people have said the less you take the better. I just dont understand why this doc started me out at 8mgs then has me now at 16mgs and wants to put me at 24mgs. Im 19yrs old with a son and I honestly cant afford the extra 7pills a week. Its already over 1200 for the prescriptions and the doctor monthly and I have been workin overtime to pay for it. My main concern is that I dont want to be worse off on the suboxone than I was on oxycontin. I dont want to have worse withdrawls on this suboxone than oxy contin. I will appreciate any comments as long as you are honest. Thanks for posting teach just dont know if you are familiar with suboxone I wasnt when I went on it and Im getting more informed everyday. Im just hoping this doctor isnt in it for my money because that would be sick and sad. Thanks all nite I have to wake up at 6 for work……August 17, 2012 at 4:32 am#106840AnonymousInactive
Hello Walkwithme, …! Im on subutex…As i live in the UK its different for us as we have had it in our country for many years…!
The withdrawl your talking about is going to hurt…! Teach is right listen to the Dr, But on the flip side of that…Im ment to be on 8mg…! but i only takeing 4/6mgs n dont tell him, too much. I do it so Im in conrol of it not it in control of me. It works for me…!
The dose level your talking about is Massive to what is dished out over here. Thats a high dose please dont move down SO fast they do work properly if you use them properly…I dont even get cravings anymore…YeY…:) Try doing it 1/2 at a time every 3/4/5 days … you will feel poorley for awhlie but you’ve had a cold before im sure… if you do it properly you sould’nt feel too many symptoms.But DONT drop down that big a jump in one go as it will hurt n you might use…!
My Best Wishes Go with you…X :Val004:August 17, 2012 at 5:03 am#106826AnonymousInactive
Can you go to another doctor for a second opinion.
Also, you may want to talk to Angelgirl. She has a lot of knowledge on it.August 17, 2012 at 11:56 am#106822AnonymousInactive
My son was on suboxone for a while.
And he decided to do it his way — again.
Yea, I know about it. Don’t take a pill and you can get high on heroin that day. Play with it, cuz, he knew FAR more than the docs. About his needs and what he wanted. And he got all his information from other addicts who played the same game.
He’s in jail once more as I type. Possession of heroin. Again.
Shalom!August 17, 2012 at 3:12 pm#106839AnonymousInactive
If the amount you are taking is making you sick then I agree with DWI, find another doctor and get a second opinion. I have read a lot about Suboxone and the doctors usually won’t keep increasing the dosage, they start out at one level and taper down. I know that with my AH that his Methadone use had to be at 30mg a day or less before they would even consider giving him Suboxone and I think they were going to start him off at about 8 or 12 mg a day at that point. Of course he never went back so I don’t really know any thing else about it. Sorry I couldn’t be of more help but good luck.
GPAugust 17, 2012 at 7:26 pm#106819AnonymousInactive
Well to tell you the truth, I have avoided this thread, due to the last controversial suboxone thread.. I’m sorry about that.
The best advice I can give you, is to listen to your doctor, and if you are not
happy with what your doctor tells you, then it’s really best, when dealing with something like this, that we seek a different doctor, if at all possible if we are not happy.
Now, having said that.. My doctor wanted me at high doses too, but I wouldn’t go, I told him the same it was making me sick. He was fine with me staying at a lower dose. Really the highest I think I ever went was 8mgs.
But I recently did go down to 6, without telling him. I don’t feel at all good about it, and I am waiting to take my level down, until I see him again. I want to discuss it with him first, and see what he says, because what you want to remember is that, we are addicts, we like to control our meds. We not only want to control our meds we want to control our whole life. But we
especially want to control out meds. It’s hard to learn to trust, and I have had the same issues, (for sure) but we learn to hand over control of our meds when we really want recovery, when we want a new way of life.
I know it’s a process to learn to trust. Like I said, it is a process for me too.
But it’s best for us, and it’s what I need to do.
As for the $$ part, I don’t know what to tell you.. Keep telling your doctor that you don’t have the $$ to pay for it. Maybe he will get it. Or if you can, find a new doctor, that is willing to understand the $$ part, it is very, very expensive. But I can also tell you that sub has saved my life.
Prayers my friend,,
BeckyAugust 17, 2012 at 8:12 pm#106824AnonymousInactive
I’ve been at 16mgs now for 6 days and I don’t think I need 24mgs. I told him that I can’t afford the extra money for the sub since it would be an extra 8 pills and he goes and gives me a paper for prescription assistance that doesnt even cover the sub
I can only speak for me, but I had no problem finding money when I needed it for my drugs. When I need it for utilities, medication and other important things, thats when it is hard to find. Addicts have a great way of getting money when we want it but not always when we need it.
The more you take the worse off I heard that you are.
I hear a lot of things but it doesn’t make them all true.August 17, 2012 at 10:51 pm#106838AnonymousInactive
I was a heroin addict for longer than i can remember. Subutex is really an opiate suppressor but subuxone was the magic pill since it is an opiate suppressor and an opiate blocker simutaneosly. The best drug out there for opiate withdrawals is suboxone because it provides a temporary aid until the abuser seeks psychiatric help. It worked like a charm, releasing my off an 8ball herion withdrwals.August 18, 2012 at 12:40 am#106845AnonymousInactive
Thanks for all of your comments. I really did appreciate every one of them. I dont reeally know though about anything anymore. I’ve been tired of getting high for awhile atleast 2yrs of bein tired of it and every time i tried to quit I just went back.
This suboxone does make function though better than I would with drugs or withdrawing. The only thing is it makes me feel weird. Somedays I feel sick on it and now im just really depressed and sad.
I know it took me four almost five years to cause this addiction and I absolotely know it wont go away over night. I also know that the pills are the small part of the equation and I know im going to have to learn how to cope with everyday problems without them. It just seems so difficult though. I might get off topic but I just need to talk and vent some of my feelings, sorry but whoever is reading this just bear with me.
Im just going to talk a little bit about myself and my addiction. I started taking pills around 14 or 15 due to meligmant( i hope i spelled that right) skin cancer. The doctor gave me the pills after my surgeries and the first time I took them I loved them. After one of my surgeries my dad told me to give him two of my vicodin 5s and he would give me a percocet 10. So I did and at that moment I fell in love with oxycodone. My dad has been on pain pills for 20yrs and he does abuse them but has had 6 back operations so obtains them easily.
From that point on my father would give me 2 perc 10s daily on top of what I had already have bought. When i was about 17 he introduced me to oxycontin. For the past almost 3yrs I have been heavily hooked on oxycontin takinh 200mgs a day plus. I’ve been in and out of detox and rehab 4times (once a year since ive been 16) and I never kicked it. On christmas 2005 my son was born and when I seen him I knew there was something more to live for. Since then I been on my quest to stop pills.
I tried the cold turkery route and I went back. I went to rehab and 3 days later I relapsed. Since I’ve been out of rehab the most I have taken in a day was 75mgs. This leads me to now.
I told my sub doctor all of this and the mgs I was taking since I relapsed and he started me out on 4mgs twice a day of suboxone for my induction. The second day he told me to go on 16mgs. Now he said to go on 24mgs because he thinks I am withdrawing because I dont feel good. I honestly dont think im withdrawing I just think its the medicine.
I dont want to be dependent on suboxone but maybe this will be my way out. Im just really scared to be honest with you all to go on 24mgs because then maybe I will be stuck on the suboxone for years and I dont want that. Every other sub doctor around has a patient waiting list and this was the only doc I could find.
Sorry for going off topic but basically im still at 16mgs Im not going to go any higher but I will go lower I guess just not right now. I will put my trust in this doctor history teach and I guess I will just do things his way(except go to 24mgs) Hopefully this all works and sorry for going on and on.Also your so right alera I found money any way possible when I was using and now Im trying to be a cheap skate because I have worked for this money and it wasnt anyone elses like before(this disease is so sickening) Thanks for listening and thanks for the comments Later everybody……..August 18, 2012 at 12:43 am#106827AnonymousInactive
((((Walk With Me)))))
Keep trying and searching. You’ll find the right answer. 🙂
Many kudos for you for trying so hard!
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