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<p>Hello, I'm just wondering if anyone here knows anything about the impact prescribed narcotics would have on my partners sperm. Obviously it would be better if he didn't take them, but he suffers from chronic phantom pain (due to the amputation of his leg) and there is no way he could stop taking them. Is it crazy to think that he could still get me pregnant while taking those drugs? We've been trying for about seven months now and I have to think that's got something to do with why it hasn't happened yet. He doesn't take a huge amount, but it is pretty much every day. If anyone has any insight/experience with this I'd appreciate your thoughts! Thanks!</p>
 

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<p>Hi Heatherparker, I was wondering the same thing for my DH.  He's been on prescribed anti-depressants and anti-anxiety medication for years now.  We have been trying since January, but only seriously trying this past month, still nothing!  I went to the doctor before all of this to make sure my cycle was ok, pap test, etc. And my GYN said my weight, health, cycle, looked ok and nothing should prevent me from getting pregnant.  I read a few studies from my school's library on anti-depressants (not the kind my DH is on) and it said that these men had healthy sperm when first looked at.  But after they got off the medication, they're sperm improved a great deal and had more mobility.  There wasn't much else out there, but I was searching for anti-depressants and not pain medication.  You may want to search through studies in google scholar about your DH's medication and sperm health, see what you find.  I'm in the same boat though, it would take a lot to get my DH off of his medication, if thats whats holding us back.  </p>
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<p>I'm sorry to hear about your DH's amputation, I can't imagine <img alt="greensad.gif" id="user_yui_3_4_1_2_1334244663312_163" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/greensad.gif"></p>
 
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