My husband is 41 years old and has been taking oxycontin for the past 4 years for cronic pain/pain management. We have been married 17 years and have always had a healthy sex life. Recently things have changed. We have sex only once to twice a month at most. He is having trouble getting/maintaining an erection and is also having trouble with premature ejaculation if we get that far. We have never had any of these problems in the past. I was looking for some answers on the web and found that possibly the long term oxycontin use has caused lower testosterone levels. Could this be a cause? Should I ask him to have these levels checked? I am not sure how to approach this VERY sensitive subject without hurting his feelings. Any other suggestions?
Published On: July 24, 2007