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I just started doing some reading and I read a little about this when my husband and I first started trying a year ago - that anti-depressants decrease sperm motility. Anyone else out there who has a husband on an anti-depressant? My DH takes Celexa. I had asked my OB/GYN about it last year but he said that he hasn't heard of that causing fertility problems but now I am coming across many studies saying that it does, and about a month after the men stop taking the drug the fertility issues disappear. I wonder if this is why we are on month #4 of TTC, when last year when I had my MC it only took 1 month (he had only been on the drug for about a month then and I am guessing it hadn't yet affected his sperm, or maybe it had and thats why I had the MC?)
I have no idea. Maybe you can ask the doctor who prescribed it? If they prescribe it often they might know a little bit more about then your OB/GYN. Also you can check to see if that it a known side effect.
The studies that you read are they specifically for Celexa or anti-depressants in general? I would stick to studies about Celexa specifically. Without looking anything up myself, different ingredients cause different side effects obviously and I know that med companies and doctors are trying different combinations of things to solve depression and other mental health issues. So Celexa might not be the "norm" anti-depressant.
The few studies I looked at this morning were for anti-depressants that were selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) and they all mentioned that they included celexa in their study since it is also an SSRI. My husband said he had mentioned to his Dr also that we were TTC and asked if that would affect anything and he also said no. If I find studies on this but the Dr's are saying no what do I do? Should I make an appt and print out some of the studies and bring them with?
You can always have your doctor run an s/a to rule any problems out. You timed things really well last cycle. You could try adding in Robitussin to your routine. It would help with making nice friendly CM for dh's swimmers. I don't know. You could bring in the studies to your doctor too if you are really concerned.