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after drug abuse- sexual health

My husband was addicted to pain pills for 5 years before weaning off those to go onto suboxone. He was on suboxone for 5 years after that. While on suboxone he could only have sex right after taking his meds otherwise he could not get it up/keep it up. He has now been clean from all drugs for 2 months now and we are still not having sex, does anyone know how much longer it will be before he will be able to get an erection and keep it, he is only 27 years old!
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The timeframe for healing is so different for each person.  Is your husband taking ANY other prescription meds or other drugs including alcohol?
Many things can affect his sexual health.  Antidepressants will do that.
Given his age, he should heal faster than some people do.  However, if he was putting a narcotic in his body for 10 years, it will more than likely take him longer than 60 days for all his brain and body functions to heal.  In fact, I'd almost guarantee it will take more than 2 months to reverse 10 yrs of drug use/abuse.  
There is an amino acid called L-Tyrosine. "It is important for overall metabolism.  It is a precursor of adrenaline and the neurotransmitters norepinephrine and dopamine, which regulate mood and stimulate metabolism AND the nervous system.  This amino acid has been used to
help people suffering from anxiety, depression, low sex drive, allergies,
and headaches, as well as persons undergoing withdrawal from drugs."
That is a quote out of a book called "Prescription for Nutritional Healing" by Phyllis A. Balch, CNC.  It is imperative not to take it without talking to a dr. IF you take an MAO inihibitor.  There are a lot of good health pages on this medhelp sight that also praise the use of L-Tyrosine.
Hope that's not TMI (too much info) for you, ha! But also hope it helps.
Time is the gag word.....but it's also a wonderful healer.
Blessings to you~
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