Meds hindering TTC

posted 3 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
6158 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

i think he should talk with the doctor that prescibed the medicine and see if there is a better alternative. 

Post # 4
5533 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2011

It would seem to me that if he is..ahem, unable to finish, then it would be extremely difficult to get pregnant. Because that is the point, getting a lot of sperm where they need to go. I agree with the PP, there are many different types of meds that may or may not have the same side effect. This is something the prescribing doc is totally used to dealing with, so get with them about it. 

Post # 6
1834 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - backyard in the woods

My DH  Effexor 2x daily, with Wellbutrin and Abilify and he is fine now, but he suffers mainly from depression with little anxiety. With just the Effexor he had issues sexually though. Once the Wellbutrin was added to the Effexor it was like night and day. I’ve read that Wellbutrin added to other anti-anxiety meds can lessen the sexual side effects. Unfortunately it will take time to figure out what works well for your DH, trial and error so to speak. It will make him feel bad until you get the meds right again, but if you want to TTC it doesn’t sound like you have much of an option. I knwo how it feells to not want to mess with it once you get the right combo/dose. Good luck.

Post # 8
5697 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

Between the two of us I’m the one on AD’s so I can’t specifically relate. But I’d do like you said, try just surprising him, and not let him know that you’re ovulating next month and see how things go. I also agree that its hard to switch meds so I would probably give it a few more cycles before considering him switching. Good luck! It only takes one good shot at any given time!

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