... JUST found out in pregnant, I was completely clean off everything in the month (I'm guessing) I got pregnant (still waiting to for sonogram), but before I knew I was expecting, there was 3-4 weeks I was consistently taking 5-12 a day, along with smoking 1/2 a pack of cigarettes... I'm scared because I can't get in to see a doctor for 2 more weeks, and I don't mean to sound superficial but this is our first baby and if there's something seriously wrong, were still early enough on to have options... we want this baby so bad, but I'm terrified I've done too much damage. I've tapered waaaay down since finding out, but I know withdrawals can cause miscarriage, and like I said, I'm scared that I've caused harm, but I already love this baby. Please help ease my mind, or be honest with me, I've been up till 5am for the last 3 nights googling/researching side effects, birth defects, miscarriage, etc. any input is much appreciated!
29 Jan 2013
Hydrocodone isn't totally prohibited in pregnancy, however its not a good idea if you can do without it. Therefore cut down as far as you can without suffering withdrawal before your appt with your doc, and be sure you tell him about it. Smoking can cause the baby to be smaller, so its a good idea to try to get rid of that habit too. You may find help with that with e-cigs. You still have "cig" to smoke that gives you water vapor to inhale, without getting the harmful tars of a cigarette. I've had alot of luck with them cutting way down.
4 Feb 2013
Hi.i know from experience that there are some docs that prescribe this during pregnancy... try to just relax... don't worry... WD would b much worse on the baby than the med itself... just let your dr know and try to cut back... a friend of mine her dr switched her from Vicodin to Percocet while she was pregnant... during her last 3 pregnancies... and all her babies were just fine... but please let your dr know... because now if they find that in your system or the baby's they will try to remove your child from the home... so let him know and if he doesn't want to help then find a dr that will,,, if you have anymore questions you can message me directly:) Ty
5 Feb 2013
Yes, you can use norco throughout your pregnancy if it's needed, however, you need to taper down to as low a dose as possible. Your OB Dr needs to be aware of the use, and dosage, throughout the pregnancy. If you continue to use narcotics until you baby's birth, your baby will be born addicted and will have to be detoxed. While he/she will be helped with medication, they will still suffer some effects of withdrawal. And you should expect they'll spend an extended stay in the NICU, often up to a month or more. In some states it's the law that if a baby is born addicted to drugs, prescribed or not, Child Protective Services will be called in and an investigation conducted. This will not end at the hospital level, but will include at least one scheduled, and normally one surprise, home visit. You might want to check your state's laws concerning this.
I wish you a very happy and healthy pregnancy and the birth of a happy and healthy baby!
1 Jun 2013
Glad to hear your doing well with the new MEDS and the pregnancy. I know the hardest thing in the world is to be honest about stuff like that cuz we all get ashamed of our addictions often !!! But you did the right thing and it possible saved you and your babies life ! So good luck and let us know how you both are doing
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