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im addicted to oxys and methadone and i think im prego
im addicted to oxys and methadone and i think im prego
what do u do? do withdrawls make u miscarriage? can someone plz help me
well your having a tough day,I been addicted to all the drugs,just not PG,at the time.Have you been to the doctor yet.If not, go there.
We can help you thru the rest.let us know!!!
Hi. Well, I must say you are in a tough spot. First of all, withdrawals can ABSOLUTELY cause a miscarriage. I was addicted to Oxy's when I got pregnant with my doctor. He actually told me to enroll in a Methadone Maintenance program and it was the best thing I ever did. Methadone IS safe to take while you are pregnant, but only if you are under a doctor's care. DO NOT take it without doctor supervision. My daughter was born totally healthy and NOT addicted to the Methadone. Some babies have very mild abstinence syndrome between 7-14 days after birth, but it just depends. You will be in my thoughts and prayers. Talk to your doctor about Methadone Maintenance. It saved me and my child's life.
Originally Posted by jennmkillgore
We finally ALMOST agree on something. Methadone is the best option if she is to stay on opiate replacement therapy on a maintenance basis. It's much safer than oxy. But I still say she would be better off with no w/d symptoms and detoxing with subutex. I made the same comments on her other identical post. Methadone is not the answer for everything. I do agree she should discuss this with her dr immediately.
Methadone maintenance is the gold standard of treatment for pregnant opioid addicted women. I would strongly suggest you visit THIS site:
This is a forum for pregnant moms on methadone and it is run by an expert in the field, an RN with decades of experience in working with moms on methadone and she can give you solid advice and resources.
I just need to throw in my 2 cents here.
If I was putting my childs life and my own life in someones hands
I would listen to Robert, and I think the rest of this forum would agree
I totally agree that methadone has been considered the way to go with pregnancies on opiates for some years. If it's either oxy or methadone it's not even up for discussion ... it's methadone. And severe w/ds are not healthy for the baby either. We agree on that. It's just that a pregnant mother doesn't have to subject the baby to either one today. People are paranoid about doing something that is new and that has them stopping all opiate drugs God forbid. Buprenorphine (subutex) is an opiate but the whole process would be done long before the pregnant mother was into even the second trimester. Just think logically about that. Ask the dr and see what they say. I hope she talks to a dr who actually knows what subutex is. If doing methadone the baby will still be dependent on methadone when he/she is born.
Withdrawal from either one can definitely make you miscarry. Methadone is given to pregnant mothers addicted to opiates for this reason. It has been proven safe and effective for the unborn fetus but this is when given under a doctors care. Babies born to mothers on Methadone are sometimes born addicted to it but there is a plan in place to detox the baby safely. Here are some links that discuss pregnancy and Methadone. http://www.methadoneandpregnancy.com/
Originally Posted by fxyldy88
I suggest going to a Methadone clinic ASAP. Expectant Moms are priority at these clinics. Be truthful about your addiction. Also, I would stop taking the Oxycontin right now. The Methadone should prevent any withdrawal and is safer for the baby. OC is NOT!
The chances of HARM to the fetus due to withdrawal or further illicit use are too great.....you need to either be on Suboxone or Methadone for your entire pregnancy. Detox or taper is just NOT safe for your baby....and neither is the UP AND DOWN of illicit use.
Robert may very well be a very trusted and knowledgeable poster--but in this case what he is suggesting goes against what both doctors and addiction specialist say to do for pregnant moms in active opiate addiction.
Withdrawal is possible during pregnancy-but it puts you at huge risk for miscarriage even if medically supervised. Not to mention, this will be a hugely stressful time for you! If you have a hard time staying abstinent before pregnancy, it will be nearly impossible now. YOu can go in with the best of intentions and love your baby with all your heart and still not be able to stop.
And just because you stay on methadone or subs during your pregnancy doesn't mean you will have to continue maintenance afterwards. Right now though, its whats best for the baby and that is all that matters.
So far there have been seven people post on this thread in 18 hours and nothing new and enlightening has really been determined. Everyone pretty much agrees that methadone has always been the way to go in years past when a mom is pregnant and dependent on opiates. Every person who has replied has the very best of intentions. Everyone on the forum could post their opinion and the bottom line is still that this mom-to-be needs to go see her dr immediately and do what they say. There is too much at stake. This most likely won't be the first pregnancy that the dr has seen with an opiate dependent mother. The dr needs to tell her what to do. I hope she gets in to see the dr immediately to make a plan.
this is the mom to be fxyldy88
okay guys i havent been to the dr. yet i am positive i am pregnant i have to go to the health department for a test so i can give it to my dr. i should be going here soon though im still very worried you guys have helped me except for melinda 7.5, what do u mean im putten my life and my childs in someones hands i dont know im not doing that i just wanted some advice thank you but still i know everyone is sayen that methadone is the best but i heard it depresses a babys oxygen level im sooo scared see i have a daughter who at the time i was not an addict but i did do opiates every once in awhile through out my pregnancy and when she was born all i could do is cry and pray to god and thank him that i didnt hurt my baby and she came out healthy but now i am an addict and i want to quit the pills but i dont want to chance losen the baby so will i still put stress on the baby if i stopped the oc and like started to cut my doses a lil bit do u think >> be able to get off the pills w/o hurten the baby by doing that or should i stick to my dose so there is no stress on the baby? im only about a month pregnant and i hear the first trimester is the most important on a baby so yeah im scared of suboxen bc i hear they can through u into withdrawls real quick and bad so if anyone has some more advice for me >> be so greatful for any help thank u guys so much and god bless u all
Hope your doing ok.
sometimes things dont come out right when there written down on paper.
Im just scard for you. I have only been clean for 3 weeks and robert helped me get there,so if I was going to pick someone to help you it would be him.
I only want the best for you.god bless,you will be in my prayers.
okay thanx everyone,fxyldy
sorry melinda if i was being rude i read ur comment b4 that one and realized u wasnt tryen to be rude to me so i apologize for that okay someone said just to tell my doctor right okay well last time i did have a talk w/ him about the pain i was in and i had told him i was on percocet and they told me no dont do any of those they prescribed me floricet or something like that and i had to take like 3 or 4 of those for the pain to go away so therefore i had to hide frm him that i was doing tabs and percs every time i was in pain but like i said i wasnt an addict then and i dont know what he'll say this time im scared if i tell him i am an addict that he'll tell me just to stop cold turkey and try to take my babies away frm me if any of it is inh my system is that dumb for me to think? thank u robert for all the knowledgable advice i hope your still checken on this thread to help me some more lol and zenith im checken out that site you recommended right now so did no one agree that i should try to lower my doses or does that to cause to much stress i know these are all questions for a doctor but like i said im scared to tell him i have my reasons you know them and plus i still have a minor warrant i need to pay off frm back when i was 17 that i thought was dropped until recently i just dont want my babies being took away frm me they are my life yall know what im sayen thanx again everyone!!!
thanx for the advice so im sorry im a lil slow are you saying it is not safe for me to try to ween myself off by shortening my doses
Robert will be on here soon. are you doing ok
I have been thinking about you all day.
I wish i could tell you what to do, but im new at this to.LOL
But if ya ever just need to talk Im a great listener.
on here all the time .its part of my recoverey.( cant spell sorry)
Talk to ya soon,
I remember about 3 weeks ago.i was so scared,then robert answered my post.
It changed my hole outlook,and gave me the power to quit, but I not pg.
My baby is 16. she is starting collage this year,dont know how she got so smart,So iknow how you feel about loosing your kids,Its scary.just to think it.
I know every thing will work out it allways does.and you are looking for help so you wil find it.Let me know if i can help in any way...
Sorry to bring bad news but withdrawals will cause a miscarriage.I was 6 weeks pregnant and in the 3rd day of withdrawal when I miscarried.I was totally freaked out when my doctor told me I would be better off shooting >>>>>> than trying to quit cold- turkey.He told me to cut back and to only use enough to stay well and that trying to quit this early in a pregnancy would cause too much stress on the fetus and I would miscarry.Well, I thought he must be a quack and decided to quit cold- turkey and found out he was right.He said that Methadone was a good option at 12 weeks when the chance of miscarriage was not as high.Apparently Methadone is safe during pregnancy and at low doses does not cross the placenta and the baby would not be born addicted.I have since started the Methadone program and have seen 3 babies born healthy with the mother on Methadone.I wish I had listened to him and not let fear motivate my decision.One more piece of advice if you decide to keep using opiates or to go on methadone be honest about it with anyone providing medical care for you , thre are drugs that they will give you during pregnancy called opiod antagonists (e.x. Stadol,Toradol, Nubain,Ultram and Talwin) and these drugs will throw you into serious,immediate withdrawal if you have the smallest amount of opiate in your system.I experienced that with my miscarriage , I thought that at three days clean I disn't have that concern, it made my withdrawal unbearable. I also want to add real quick that I know it's horrible to think your child will be born addicted,but opiates are not like crack ,you won't be causing any physcial or mental defects,at worst your baby will be born with mild withdrawal symptoms similar to having a cold with a cough. I hope this info. helps you and I wish you the best of luck!
May God Bless you and your child,
Last edited by tracey1278; 10-28-2008 at 08:16 AM.
Reason: Forgot to say something important.
I am so sorry to hear your story. Thank you so much for posting. I pray that God will direct other moms to this thread so they might see what can happen if a person is misinformed. It's terrible that you had to experience such a tragedy. I wish that I had the right words to say, just don't know what they would be. I will keep you in my prayers. God bless.