Opiates and PE
I have been using opioids for five years on and off. I was naive and started chewing norcos(10mg hydrocodone) when I was 18, and I graduated to oxycontin and methadone and sometimes a little heroin when I couldn’t find anything. I never injected, and I thank the lord for giving me the strength to not go down that road. Well, after a dozen attempts to quit cold turkey, I decided to get professional help and treat my disease the proper way with medication and life style changes. That was just a little backround info.
I take 8mg of Suboxone(buprenorphine) every day; it is the medicine that I was prescribed for my addiction to opioids. Alot of people think that addiction reflects on ones character and that if a person uses drugs they are a horrible person and have a moral failing, but I am a good person who has a disease that needs to be treated accordingly.
The medication I take for my illness is no different then a patient taking medicine for diabetes or high blood pressure.
Some of you may know that opiates lower testosterone levels in men, but Suboxone(buprenorphine) is different because it only partially stimulates the natural mu(morphine/natural painkillers/endorphins) receptors in the brain resulting in virtually no effect on the testosterone levels in men. So Suboxone does not effect my testosterone, and if it does, it is only effected slightly. So my my T levels are still in the normal/high range. I am 23, my testosterone levels are high to begin with. I also take some natural supplements to boost them as well.
Well, I am just curious if there is anyone on this forum that takes Suboxone or Subutex for replacement therapy and how it has effected their PE careers and their lives?
Also, if anyone takes methadone, I would like to read their experiences as well on how it has effected their lives and PE career?