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My boyfriend has been robotripping for a few years and as a result he has a lowered sperm count, will this effect the outcome of our child?

robotripping is the abuse of DXM, an ingredient in a lot of different cough syrups.

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Why would you have a baby with a drug addict? I hope he has stopped using and decided to be a responsible parent. Your child deserves two responsible parents. Life is difficult enough. Sorry to be preachy but there are too many children as it is on government assistance.

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I'm not pregnant. I'm also still a virgin. Its just that condoms and birth control aren't 100% safe and I wanna make sure that if or when I do sleep with him that my child wouldn't be effected by the dxm. He is in rehab now getting help though.
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Ok that's good to hear. If he's getting help then I would not worry about long term effects or birth defects from his drug abuse. Glad he is getting help and you are being responsible!
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Okay, thank you(:
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well if he has a lowered sperm county he may not be *able* to get your pregnant it depends on how low it is.. it will most likely take longer to get pregnant. However if you are concerned about the child getting some sort of disorder or disease *because* of the drug abuse that is not likely, Children can have problems if the *mother* does drugs while pregnant but drug abuse generally doesn't affect sperm on a genetic level.

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Thank you(:
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I hope I'm not interrupting, but Deana, can I ask you a medical question? It's not an emergency at all but it's troubling.
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what's up Marcus?
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I'm not going to tell the whole story so please don't take this as an emergency, but I think I'm having a medicine reaction. I have slow thinking, disorientation, chills, and the worst part is something in my body is telling me I need sleep right now but something else in me is preventing me from going to sleep. What can I do?
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What I mean by that is I'm very very tired but I can't sleep because some internal thing wakes me up.
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if you think this is related to a medication you def need to contact your doctor or a phramacist.. if the diorentation gets worse go to the ER,.. If you break out in a rash or have shortness of breath go to the ER ... medication reactions are nothing mess around with buddy.. get help as soon as possible, if nothing else call a pharmacy (walgreens is often open 24hrs and the Pharmacist will answer Q's like this even if you don't get your meds there)
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Okay. Thanks, Ms. Deana.
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Lol my thinking is so messed up I can't tell if I'm acting completely normal.
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Sperm count shouldn't effect the child's outcome but whether getting your pregnant easier.

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He cant get you pregnant if he can the baby will probably have an disorder

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If he has low sperm count it well be hard for you to even get pregnant.

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Well, having a father on drugs can definitely affect a child. On top of that you two aren't married. That's not stable environment for young one to grow.

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Well if he's cleaned up then good. It takes 3 months for sperm to be made so make sure he's been clean since then before trying for a child.

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