I have been taking 5 mg of oxycodone for my back.
3 Jan 2013
Hi sarahjan, As others have indicated, your baby may be born addicted to this medication, it's horrible for an adult to go thru withdrawal, but a baby is especially sensitive to the symptoms of w/d.
YET, you are taking a small amount, 5mgs is quite small.
Just remember this, everything you take into your body, your baby also takes in. That may help you to stop taking oxy for your back pain. But please, do this with your doctor's help! Don't do this on your own, going off of any opiate is unpleasant, so get your doc involved!
Best wishes to you and your baby,
4 Jan 2013
Hi Sarahjan, and welcome. I can see where some people get a bit "heated", esp. when you work with children who are born addicted, or as me, a special education teacher who sees the result of a mother taking drugs while pregnant. Regardless, we do want to help. Are you getting these meds by a doctor because of chronic pain? Don't worry, no judgement, and we will help you get off of the drugs if you aren't. MacIntosh was correct when she says that everything that the mother takes, the baby gets, and five mg may be a small amount, but think how much the fetus weighs. A doctor is the best answer to your question, and they will not judge either, as they want to help you and your baby as much as possible. I have seen people in chronic pain go through with pregnancy, while taking narcotics, but the baby does go through w/d and it is not pleasant to watch. I think that is where the emotion comes into play.
They can give the baby meds to help with the w/d, but the best thing is to not take anything during pregnancy. Please let us know what we can do to help you, and congratulations to you about your pregnancy. I truly believe that babies are G-d's way of saying that the world must go on :-)
23 Sep 2015
No it is A CLASS B this is my third pregnancy I have lupus,fybro and degenerative disc disease I just turned 30 I've been on pain management ten years and now take 20mg, ALL my doctors have said it IS Safe during pregnancy because it's immediate release it doesn't have time to fully hit the baby, of course I still did research because pain and withdraw cam cause a MC. my son was born no issues wide awake and alert no withdraw from the class b meds . Then last preg I lost in feb I didn't take them which severe pain can cause miscarriage so now this baby I've taken my meds but only take them if needed I won't take more then 3pr day cause I'm supposed to take 1 every 4hrs. doc said baby's perfect and i could tell everyone
Your a good mommy fir researching things kid so keep your head up and good luck ,and don't listen to negative people sweetie listen to your most docs they know whats is best for us and our babies so ALWAYS ask questions the only wrong question is the one not asked.
24 Nov 2015
Obviously this was posted forever ago, but it is still popping up in a search engine! Therefore, I'd like to add my personal experience. However, first, before cupcake should judge... she needs to live day-to-day with a chronic illness. I have chronic migraines and cluster headaches prior to pregnancy. Pregnancy makes them far worse! I was told by my OB AND neurologist to come off my amitriptyline, meloxicam and imitrex. Instead, they wanted me to take 10mg of oxycodone daily BC they considered it safer than the others. I tried to go without meds, and I've spent hours crying about the choice I've made and the effects it'll have. However, when you've been given one option... sometimes that's the only choice to be made. I've spoken honestly to my doctor about my anxiety and worry about dependency, and decided to start weaning off up until birth. No choice is easy, but your body being in pain and stressed can also have negative effects on the baby.
You know your pain, and if you have no other option, beating yourself up about that choice won't make it any better :)
9 Jun 2015
Hey guys I am 4 months pregnant, and have been seeing an IM SPECIALIST for my back pain... which he perscribes me with percocits.
With my first pregnancy. . I had been given an epidural 3 times during labor.. I believe the fact that students were administering the epidurals played a heavy part in the resulting continuous back pain that I have been experiencing for the last 3 years. . My son is now 3...
I am also a hairstylist and am standing on feet for sometimes 12 hrs a day, 5 days a week..being top heavy runs in family as well... I have been through physical therapy and other things to try to ease my pain... but none of it worked.. now that I am pregnant with my 2nd child I have spoken with my OBGYN. and he says it's fine that I take percocits , as it will not harm my baby.. all though I do plan to wein myself off the pills a couple months before birth
12 Jan 2016
Every woman pregnant has her own health conditions and medications. When a medical professional prescribes pain medications long term it is because she is in serious pain. The pharmaceutical companies produce these drugs for people hurting. Even in pregnancy sometimes women need pain meds like oxycodone because even though they have become pregnant their medical issues persist. I understand what the woman was saying about her concerns for her unborn baby but her pain is real and needs to be addressed by a dr. Being in pain raises blood pressure which in turn affects an unborn baby. When mommy hurt it hurts the baby too in different ways. No one has the right to judge a person for taking medications prescribed during pregnancy. Also nasty accusations of taking meds not prescribed because someone doesnt like it is idiotic and wrong. Each woman decides what is right for her in conjunction with what her treating physician decides. I have serious medical problems and very real pain.
I do not feel the need to defend my decision to continue my pain management regimine to anyone. My doctor and me know what is best for us both me and my unborn baby. I think people with negative judgemental things to say on here should find another outlet to express their personal negative opinions. To all the monmies to be you are doing what is best for you dont feel guilty or let negative Nellies bring you down.You and your babies will be fine and listen ONLY TO YOUR DOCTOR NOT IDIOTS !!! Have a great day all of you.
3 Jan 2013
Continued use of this medication will result in your baby being born dependant and requiring special care and detoxification prior to release from the hospital. You need to have an open, honest discussion with your ob dr to decide the best course of action for you and your baby.
Congratulations and best wishes to you and your baby! :)
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