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Doctor insights on: Prescription Pain Killers And Opiates Leading To Infertility

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Can taking prescription pain killers and opiates cause infertility?

Can taking prescription pain killers and opiates cause infertility?

Men yes, women maybe: Men on short-term or long-term prescription or illegal opiates can have decreases in luteinizing hormone (lh) levels, lower testosterone levels, and lower sperm counts and/or reduced sperm quality (motility or morphology). We know less about effects on women. Long-acting opiates (pills or patches) can cause low hormones, absent periods (amenorrhea) or irregular cycles. See http://1.Usa.Gov/gznxys. ...Read more

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Dr. Khurram Rehman
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Infertility (Definition)

Infertility is defined medically as the inability to conceive a baby after 12 months of ...Read more


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How many people take prescription pain killers in the U.S.?

How many people take prescription pain killers in the U.S.?

A lot: 80% of all the narcotics prescribed for pain in the world are prescribed in the United States ...Read more

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How does one get a prescription for pain killers?

How does one get a prescription for pain killers?

Pain killers: Firstly you need to be evaluated by your doctor or a pain specialist - they will determine if you need a prescription pain medication. Not every pan requires a strong medication. Secondly whatever is written please use as directed only make no changes unless this has been approved by the doctor. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how I could stop taking prescription pain killers?

Can you tell me how I could stop taking prescription pain killers?

Slow taper: You need to see the doctor who is giving you the pain pills.Most pain meds need to be tapered off. ...Read more

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Need docs help! I am addicted to opiate pain killers what do I do?

Need docs help! I am addicted to opiate pain killers what do I do?

Good that you: admitted that you have an issue. Suggest going through a formal detox program that will follow you afterwards through narcotics anonymous. You will also need to change your life, meaning friends/family that may have been involved in your lifestyle. Also consider not getting yourself in situations where the urge can come back. Its now your choice to take care of yourself. Good Luck! ...Read more

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Is it better to drink than to task\e prescription pain killers for chronic pains

Is it better to drink than to task\e prescription pain killers for chronic pains

No: Drinking alcohol is not a treatment for chronic pain. There are risks to taking prescription pain medications as well. If you are thinking of drinking to cope with your pain, it is important that you be evaluated by a pain psychologist who can better help you to cope with your pain. Then, treatment by a pain specialist would be likely be more effective. ...Read more

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Need docs help! I am addicted to opiate pain killers all of them the high what do I do?

Need docs help! I am addicted to opiate pain killers all of them the high what do I do?

Good that you: admitted that you have an issue. Suggest going through a formal detox program that will follow you afterwards through narcotics anonymous. You will also need to change your life, meaning friends/family that may have been involved in your lifestyle. Also consider not getting yourself in situations where the urge can come back. Its now your choice to take care of yourself. Good Luck! ...Read more

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My mom is addicted to prescription pain killers and what to do?

My mom is addicted to prescription pain killers and what to do?

Your Job: Your job in this common and sad situation is to express your concern and love for your mother and then to get yourself help such as is offered in al-anon. It is your mother's job to get help. Nagging, begging, pleading will not usually result in your mother getting help, unfortunately. There is a really good program to help your mom just south of portland known as hazelden. It is in newberg, or. ...Read more

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Do you need to get a prescription for pain killers?

Depends: For narcotics you will need a prescription. Aspirin, tylenol (acetaminophen) and some non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications will not require a prescription. ...Read more

Dr. Richard Pollard
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Opiates (Definition)

Opiates are a type of drug including pain medicines like morphine and ...Read more


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