Would any of the drugs after transplant potentially cause birth defects or other problems?
I never had any children during dialysis or after transplant but can say that desire and ability were never affected by either. I can recall mentally undressing more than a few dialysis nurses during treatment. Once I told one that she probably looked good in a bikini...that was a lapse of judgement and I regretted the comment immediately but...she probably does look good in one.
I just read somewhere (kidney.org maybe) that sperm counts can drop in a man on dialysis. Joe went to the doctor yesterday and talked to them about testing to see what's what. I guess we'll see. If it's not an option, on to adoption!
Because we've been trying for over 5 years. I have problems ovulating, which we know from experience can be fixed with certain medications. But we are probably going to need to have fairly expensive procedures done if we want to get pregnant, and it would be nice to know if there's anything to work with, before we spend that money.
Just an FYI, I did find out that with Lyrica, one of the meds Joe is taking for restless legs, you must consult your doctor before trying to have children. I think it may cause birth defects.
Quote from: Sara on August 30, 2006, 11:33:29 AMJust an FYI, I did find out that with Lyrica, one of the meds Joe is taking for restless legs, you must consult your doctor before trying to have children. I think it may cause birth defects. REALLY? wow great thanks for posting that, maybe you should also mention that in the RLS thread as well.