My OH has been taking Mophine for about 10 years now for back pain. He was on Morphine sulphate (mst) till a couple of years ago and now is taking oramoph.I've been trying to do some research but can't find any defiant answers. I was wondering if any of you knew if this has an affect on TTC?
Chronic use of such a potent medication could have an affect on ttc, whether the mother or father is taking the drug. Your best bet is to speak with both your ob/gyn or midwife as well as your OH's prescriber about any effects on fertility.
A basic google search can tell you a lot, but it may increase your fears rather than giving you any concrete answers. Good luck!
I agree with Brenn... someone who is on long term opiates most likely will have an effect on his fertility.
Talking with your OB and and possible a chronic pain team might be a good idea. There are options apart from opoids that may help his back pain. I know its very difficult when he has been taking them for such a long time. Oromorph is fast acting and it depends also how much he takes as opposed the controlled release MST.
Thanks I've talked to my oh and asked him to go see his GP about it. I think he takes 20mg a day but he used to take up to 60mg MST a day.I read it can affect hormone production ie testosterone production. OH said he had a blood test done a couple of months back and his levels were normal according to his GP. which is a positive sign. It's probably me worrying to much!
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