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Old 12-11-2002, 03:35 PM   #1
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My husband is currently taking Depakote for his complex partial seizures. He was taking 11 250mg pills a day and since his operation to implant the VNS device he is slowly being taken off the pill and is currently down to 7 250mg pills a day.

My question is this, have any other men been taking this medication also been trying to get their wife or significant other pregnant? When I got pregnant with our first child my husband was taking Dilantin but since he has been on Depakote his sperm count is not enough to count. Has any other man had the same problem?

 
Old 12-11-2002, 05:16 PM   #2
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I was on Depakote and Nuronton for a long time and my Wife got pregnent with our son then I changed to Triliptal (Much better drug) and my Wife got pregnent with twins with out even trying ;-) go figure

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Old 12-11-2002, 07:33 PM   #3
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How high of a dose were you taking and for how long?

 
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Good question I will see if I can find that but I was on it for years. I would guess 15 years or more

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Old 12-17-2002, 10:50 AM   #5
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Hopefully weaning off Depakote will bring the counts back up. DId you happen to ask the neuro about this? they report problems with meds only if they hear about them. If this is documented more men may want to steer away from it while trying to start a family!!

Good luck on getting pregnant!!!
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Old 02-24-2003, 07:51 PM   #6
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The only thing Depakote did to me was make me fat and angry! I switched to Tegretol XR

 
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