I am 38 weeks pregnant. 2 1/2 weeks ago I was finally diagnosed with SPD (a very painful separation and mis-alignment of the pubic joint) which has been causing back spasms and sciatic pain for a couple of months. After discussing this with my PCP, he prescribed me 40 Lortab 7.5/500 with 1 refill at that time, and told me to call for another refill if I run out. I'll be running out this weekend which puts my average daily dose at 4-5 pills a day. Is this reasonable? Can I ask for a refill tomorrow morning or have I been taking too many?
9 Oct 2010
I copied this information for you. I felt you should be fully informed. However, if your doctor and you have decided the benefits outweigh the risks, then please do not suffer in pain. I wish you and your baby well and hope you have a healthy happy baby.
"Special information if you are pregnant or breastfeeding"
The effects of Vicodin in pregnancy have not been adequately studied. Do not take Lortab if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant unless you are directed to do so by your doctor. Drug dependence occurs in newborns when the mother has taken Lortab regularly prior to delivery. If you take it shortly before delivery, the baby's breathing may be slowed. Acetaminophen does, and hydrocodone may, appear in breast milk and could affect a nursing infant. If Lortab is essential to your health, your doctor may advise you to discontinue breastfeeding your baby until your treatment is finished.
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10 Oct 2010
By the way they were prescribed, you are using them at a reasonable rate. You could use as many as 12 per day - using 2 every 4 hours. Sounds like a very painful condition - I am curious also as to whether you will be having a C-section? Do you know what treatments you will be needing after your baby is born to realign the pubic joint? I imagine you will need something done to correct this. Be sure to remind your doctor that you have been taking the Lortab every day, and how much, so he/she will alert the Neonatal staff in case they need to know for the baby. According to Christine's post, your baby may need some special precautions because you have the Lortab in your body while pregnant. It's always good to remind everyone concerned so you and your baby gets the best care possible! God bless you and your baby - ElizaJane.
9 Oct 2010
I wouldn't worry too much, your taking it as directed and you trust your doctor. If your really worried ask your pediatriction. I don't think that pain medication penetrates the amniotic sac. I be more worried about the stress your causing yourself, relax and let the doctors do their jobs. Good luck honey, is this your first? Congratulations!
9 Oct 2010
At this point in your preg I would not be that worried, you only have what? abut 2 weeks left. The baby is now just waiting to come into the world, Right now it's up to you MOM that needs to relax and usually twored the end when your about to go into labor a woman has an insinct everything has to be clean, and they go on this non stop cleaning mode to get ready for the baby, Don't put yourself in that position, however if your in that much pain, which I know you must hence the fact I am going to be asking all a question shortly with a little bit about the sciatic in it, however I like to try to answer post first before i post that I seem I can be of help. I gather due to your discovery your gonna deliver by c section y/n The thought of not gives me the hebe ge be's when I think of what you were dx'd with.
anyway you are so very close that your on the right track, I think it would be a lot different if the baby was not fully developed and it was early on in your pregnancy, for me I had to take phenobarbatol for seizures through ought 6 out of 9 months of my first preg and that was really frighting for me, and the doc however at the time I was so high risk there was not much more they could do for my condition. and I was not able to even have a c section.
Let us know if its a girl or boy, and I know cos My Lord told me your baby and you are gonna be just great!
your guardian angel
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