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    Hi. I just found out last night that I am pregnant. I am guessing about 5 weeks. I have been on 16 mg of Sub for 3 weeks now. Weeks before that I was taking between 15 and 60 g of percocet daily. does anyone know what effect this could have on the baby? I'm not even sure as of yet if I am going to keep it, but I am leaning towards keeping it. I'm really nervous that I could hurt the baby if I stay on Sub, if I haven't already.

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    Sub is not good for babies....biggest issue is that the baby will be born addicted. Other problem is that withdrawls can cause a miscarriage.

    My suggestion would be to step up your tapering...being very mindful of withdrawl symptoms...if they get overly severe you should slow down. If you absolutely cannot taper in time...you made need to consider methadone. Methadone is the standard for pregnant women...and although still addicting to the unborn....has not been found to cause birth defects or other issues.

    Take a good multivitamin starting today! This is the easiest thing you can do to avoid birth defects...

    Go see an OBgyn asap and explain to him or her your predicament....women get pregnant while on medication all the time.

    Since you haven't decided on whether you're going to keep it....consider talking to Planned Parenthood. They can counsel you and don't lean too strongly in either direction (keep or not keep)....whatever you decide they can help you.

    I know...they counseled me through my pregnancy and now I have a healthy 5 year old!

    Good Luck and let me know....you can also email me anytime:

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    I am starting my 3rd day on the drug. I am addicted to oxycodene. The doc started me on .5mg of Sub and 2 oxycodene every 12 hrs for one week, then I increase the Sub and decrease the oxy. I have been doing my research and would like all the info I can get...any help would be greatly appreciated. So far, so good, I am feeling somewhat better already, just knowing I came clean with my doc and sought help.

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    my friend went through this ordeal when she got pregnant.she was off of oxycontin for 1 year and was illegally taking suboxone. at the time, she was afraid to go to the doctor to seek help so she was illegally taking someone elses prescription. at any rate, she eventually by accident got pregnant.she decided to keep the baby but of course this time around, decided that she must tell the dr. for the baby's sake. The dr of course was proud of her confession, and she is now 6 months and dr. has her on subutex. unfortunately, due to the alarming news, the dr. told her that by law he would have to report her case to child care services because of the mothers drug use. so now she truly is doing the right thing for her and her child and plans on staying clean after the pregnacy too but she will have to deal with child care services the minute she has that child and this really terrifies her. i guess i can understand the drs point, but i feel so bad for her because she knew she was doing the right thing by telling him but now she regrets knowing that she will have to deal with the aftermath and she figures, why should she have even told him in the first place if all he did ws keep her on sub because he decided she would be safe through the pregnancy anyway.

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    She is in treatment for her opiate addiction. CPS should not cause a big problem for her as long as she is staying in treatment. They don't take babies from mothers who are being treated successfully. She would have to blow it before she would have problems. Tell her to relax and not make herself sick with worry as it's not healthy for the baby. We all have to answer for our bad choices in some way but as long as she does well CPS isn't going to do anything. God bless.
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    I am a Board Certified Addiction Medicine specialist who has taken care of about a dozen patients who are taking or have taken Subutex during pregnancy. I have not had a single adverse outcome with the medication used during pregnancy and the babies are born without the withdrawal syndrome seen with those who are born to mothers who take methadone during pregnancy. The danger of stopping Suboxone or Subutex, especially early in pregnancy, is that the sudden "cold turkey" withdrawal can cause a miscarriage. There is a lot of disinformation and bad information on the internet regarding this, so be wary of where you get information about pregnancy or even about Suboxone or Subutex in general. I have heard patients state that they have found sites that say that the withdrawal from Suboxone is worse than that from methadone, that it is worse for you than >>>>>>, etc, etc. The truth of the matter is that if people are experiencing problems such as difficulty in weaning off of it, they probably are trying it on their own or from information on the internet or just have a doctor who doesn't know that much about the medication in the first place. After all, a doctor only needs to take an eight hour course about Suboxone in order to become licensed to prescribe it.
    Suboxone is a class C medication meaning that it has not been shown to be safe or harmful in pregnancy. It is recommended, however, that Subutex (buprenorphine alone) be used instead of Suboxone (buprenorphine and naloxone). Naloxone is also a class C medication, so the idea is to expose the fetus to only one medication instead of two. A colleague at Wayne State University who is an OB/GYN as well as a Board Certified Addiction Medicine specialist, is conducting studies about the safety of Subutex in pregnancy. So far, after four years of treating pregnant women with Subutex, he has not found any harmful effects of Subutex on the baby or the pregnancy. I have had one patient who previously had six miscarriages before she came to treatment, not one live birth. She became pregnant after about six months on Suboxone and was switched to Subutex immediately. She not only carried the baby to term, but has a very healthy daughter who is frighteningly intelligent and developing very normally or even, as far as motor and intellectual skills, is ahead of where she would be expected to be at her age (now 17 months). I hope this information is helpful. You can email me directly if you have any questions about any of this or if you are reading this and are or planning to become pregnant and are taking Suboxone.
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    Medoc, your post is extremely reassuring to me right now. As, I got off the phone with my midwife this afternoon, I was in tears! I am about 6 weeks pregnant with my 4th baby. I have been on suboxone for a little over a year and have tapered down to 7mg a day now. We unexpectedly got pregnant and my midwife has deeply scared me. ( I am starting on Subutex tomorrow.) Midwife said that I need to cooperate with several invasive tests to be sure the baby is not deformed. I have always had uneventful pregnancies and births and do not agree with invasive testing while I'm pregnant. In a very judgemental way, she infered that it was very selfish to get pregnant while on this drug. I am so upset. I do not want to have these screenings. Midwife even said, "what if the news is very detrimental"? What kind of question is that???
    Medoc,THANK YOU! After reading your post, I feel more confident that everything will be okay and that our new little miracle will be just fine. IMO, our only major stress should be how we are going to pay for college tuition!

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    Hello pmdreams! Try and stay calm. I think the midwife is just trying to take precautions to make sure you deliver a healthy baby. If you don't like your midwife, call an OB doc and make an appt to get a second opinion. Maybe 7mg a day is a lot for someone who is pregnant. for sure get a second opinion from someone else. Good luck and please keep us posted.

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    Although I believe the midwife has the baby's best interests at heart, I also believe she was being very judgmental, probably due to ignorance about drugs and addiction. You don't need that right now. Methadone has been the standard during pregnancy but that's only because it's been around so long, they've done much testing. While the tests aren't complete as far as subutex is concerned, it appears that worst case scenario is the baby will be born addicted, as with methadone. That is easily treated in the hospital and not a definite anyway. Going cold turkey is definitely the worst thing you can do for the baby. I would suggest that you taper down in dose. 7 mg. is quite a high dose. There should be absolutely no problem coming down from 7 to 2 mgs. slowly. You won't know the difference. With sub less is usually more and doctor's routinely perscribe too much. They only need to take an 8 hour class to perscribe this drug and unfortunately, they aren't very knowledgable.

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    Wink hey im alicia...

    Killah:
    i was reading all your posts and i wanted to know if maybe we caould chat sometime...i am taking sub. too and i have a few questions and a few thoughts. i thought maybe we could help one another out.

    i have been looking for a support group like this for so long now, i can't believe I really found one!! it would just be really nice to have some friends who are going through the same thing. its so hard when ppl don't get you or your life just b/c of a medicine. i hate that b/c if it wasn't for suboxone...I WOULDN'T HAVE ANY DAYS CLEAN, and maybe not even be here today, so I am SOOOOOOOOO GREATFUL for this life saving drug! And who knows, maybe it will take me a few years on this drug until I can STAND on MY OWN. I still can't trust myself(that is so hard to addmit sometimes), but I know one day, I WILL be able to STAND IN MY OWN & STAY CLEAN...so thats all that matters.
    You do what you think is right! Maybe, your not ready to tapper off yet, or maybe you are, just don't let other ppl tell you what you should and shouldn't be doing!

    My sister is pregnant too, and she sometimes still needs to take her sub. once in awhile, and we have researched and talked to doctors,,,everyone is different, and sometimes you need that little bit of extra help...and THAT'S OK!!!!!

    I REALLY HOPE you contact me back, it would be really nice! thanks for taking time to read my post! hang in there...you have support!!

    ok ttys, take care and be safe!
    alicia~
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    Hi, Alicia, this thread is from 2007, I don't think Killah will contact you. I suggest starting a new thread. .

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    Default Subs are not to be tapered over years!!!

    I am in this same field with medoc....But the problem I see with Suboxone are that some doctors giving long-term care for a medicine that is generally tapered very quickly. I cannot understand this method doctors are practicing. He is correct that there should be more qualifications in dispensing this medicine, and for the individual that has been on this medication for a year may need to see another specialist. The medication is not intended to be tapered over a year. I wonder what drug history she may have had. At what mg was she started? For any of those who may be using these medications for long periods of time, I strongly encourage that you seek a second opinion. The purpose of the treatment is to end the dependency, not to continue it....There have been reported cases of medical negligance when docs are facilitating habits for cash. Patients feel better, and assume that all is well. Then, when it is time to detox from the Subs patients realize they are more addicted than ever. It's a poor stigma in a system that needs to be overhauled. Others are more likely to not get help if they begin to see and hear these horror stories. AT what cost are your doctors being paid? I wish you all of you the best.

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    Quote Originally Posted by medoc View Post
    I am a Board Certified Addiction Medicine specialist who has taken care of about a dozen patients who are taking or have taken Subutex during pregnancy. I have not had a single adverse outcome with the medication used during pregnancy and the babies are born without the withdrawal syndrome seen with those who are born to mothers who take methadone during pregnancy. The danger of stopping Suboxone or Subutex, especially early in pregnancy, is that the sudden "cold turkey" withdrawal can cause a miscarriage. There is a lot of disinformation and bad information on the internet regarding this, so be wary of where you get information about pregnancy or even about Suboxone or Subutex in general. I have heard patients state that they have found sites that say that the withdrawal from Suboxone is worse than that from methadone, that it is worse for you than >>>>>>, etc, etc. The truth of the matter is that if people are experiencing problems such as difficulty in weaning off of it, they probably are trying it on their own or from information on the internet or just have a doctor who doesn't know that much about the medication in the first place. After all, a doctor only needs to take an eight hour course about Suboxone in order to become licensed to prescribe it.
    Suboxone is a class C medication meaning that it has not been shown to be safe or harmful in pregnancy. It is recommended, however, that Subutex (buprenorphine alone) be used instead of Suboxone (buprenorphine and naloxone). Naloxone is also a class C medication, so the idea is to expose the fetus to only one medication instead of two. A colleague at Wayne State University who is an OB/GYN as well as a Board Certified Addiction Medicine specialist, is conducting studies about the safety of Subutex in pregnancy. So far, after four years of treating pregnant women with Subutex, he has not found any harmful effects of Subutex on the baby or the pregnancy. I have had one patient who previously had six miscarriages before she came to treatment, not one live birth. She became pregnant after about six months on Suboxone and was switched to Subutex immediately. She not only carried the baby to term, but has a very healthy daughter who is frighteningly intelligent and developing very normally or even, as far as motor and intellectual skills, is ahead of where she would be expected to be at her age (now 17 months). I hope this information is helpful. You can email me directly if you have any questions about any of this or if you are reading this and are or planning to become pregnant and are taking Suboxone.
    Thank you i just found out i am pregnant and i am on the suboxone and i was freaking out and i feel better knowing there is an alernative that may be safer. I just don't know how to talk to my doctor about it, i don't know how he feels about perscibeing the alernative!!!

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    Hi
    I was clean off all drugs for about 8 years went back to school and started a new career. I relapsed and couldnt stay clean so I opted to try suboxone. I just took a pregnancy test today and have been on 8mg for about 1 month. I must be at least 2 or 3 weeks pregnant and I am afraid. I am 42 years old and have one child that is 14 . when i was pregnant with her I was on methadone. I dont know what to do.

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    Default My baby boy was born very healthy and I took SUBOXONE

    I was taking suboxine while pregnant and had a healthy baby boy, who weighed 7lbs The drug kept me clean and sober. The medical staff at UCLA was trying to find something wrong with my baby and couldn't. They looked down upon me for taking the medication and called CPS. My son is doing great and so am I. He is ahead at four months and already meeting his 6 month milestones. I stared at 16mg and went down to 2mg during the course of nine months. I am so thankful for this drug and that is was safe for my baby. I was nervous my whole pregnancy. My doctor is amazing. If anyone lives in Los Angeles and needs a good doctor let me know. He has 20 plus years of addiction specialty.

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    Default Beautiful Healthy Baby Boy born on SUBOXONE

    Quote Originally Posted by beautifulbabyboy View Post
    I was taking suboxine while pregnant and had a healthy baby boy, who weighed 7lbs The drug kept me clean and sober. The medical staff at UCLA was trying to find something wrong with my baby and couldn't. They looked down upon me for taking the medication and called CPS. CPS can go F&^% themselves

    My son is doing great and so am I. He is ahead at four months and already meeting his 6 month milestones. I stared at 16mg and went down to 2mg during the course of nine months. I am so thankful for this drug and that is was safe for my baby. I was nervous my whole pregnancy. My doctor is amazing. If anyone lives in Los Angeles and needs a good doctor let me know. He has 20 plus years of addiction specialty.


    Im so thankful for the gift I have been given

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    Hi, I just read your post and I am about 5 weeks pregnant and on suboxone and my sub doctor told me to do a rapid taper within a week so I tried that and the next day when I was not supposed to take any subs I felt even worse withdrawal symptoms and I just wanna make sure it would be ok to continue with suboxone until I can be able to not take it and feel ok. I obviously dont wanna harm my unborn child. Please help! Thank you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KLC10 View Post
    Hi, I just read your post and I am about 5 weeks pregnant and on suboxone and my sub doctor told me to do a rapid taper within a week so I tried that and the next day when I was not supposed to take any subs I felt even worse withdrawal symptoms and I just wanna make sure it would be ok to continue with suboxone until I can be able to not take it and feel ok. I obviously dont wanna harm my unborn child. Please help! Thank you.

    -KLC10




    How long have you been taking subs? If it's for very long then your baby would be safer if you switched to methadone which is much safer for pregnancy. You should be discussing this with your OBGYN rather than a sub dr. I promise that I know I'm correct.

    A rapid taper in the first trimester can be very dangerous. Your OBGYN will tell you the same thing I'm saying. She won't judge you, but will help you in the proper manner. I would do this immediately.

    Congratulations on your pregnancy. But you need to talk to the dr that knows what is best for your baby. God bless.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Killah View Post
    Hi. I just found out last night that I am pregnant. I am guessing about 5 weeks. I have been on 16 mg of Sub for 3 weeks now. Weeks before that I was taking between 15 and 60 g of percocet daily. does anyone know what effect this could have on the baby? I'm not even sure as of yet if I am going to keep it, but I am leaning towards keeping it. I'm really nervous that I could hurt the baby if I stay on Sub, if I haven't already.
    Hi, I wounder do you still have your baby? How did the ultrsound go if you had one?
    Look you should definately have the baby if he/she does not have server abnormalities. I have terminated, I have had a chromasomal abnormality and I also have a perfect baby boy and am pregnant again.
    I am an associate with a company that manufactures the most amazing suppliments in the world proprietry patented, discovered by doctors and backed by science that is the worlds leaders. These all natural food products, unlike anything in the health food stores, micro nutrients that only this breakthrough science has. Using phyto chemicals from roots and rare foods and minerals world wide.
    These products help an underdeveloped fetus and underdeveloped born babies, they create stem cells. They restore the immune system by enabeling the body to communicate properly with corrected cellulare messages.
    The results from these products are stagering and undoubtedly they should be tried before termination.
    Pending, I had a lethal type of abnormality where survival was not in the basics of the blue print.
    I don't know your financial sit or or work capabilities.
    So keep that baby if it is viable. Take Care

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    I am also taking suboxone and am pregnant. I am pregnant with my 2nd child, about 7 weeks along now, taking 24mg a day when I found out. I'm trying to taper off. Does anyone else have any more advice on this subject? My doctor said he will switch me to subutex asap, it makes me sick though. Medoc, do you have a direct email so I can ask you some questions? I have heard all kinds of things, I would like a straight answer from an expert. Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by embethtravis View Post
    I am also taking suboxone and am pregnant. I am pregnant with my 2nd child, about 7 weeks along now, taking 24mg a day when I found out. I'm trying to taper off. Does anyone else have any more advice on this subject? My doctor said he will switch me to subutex asap, it makes me sick though. Medoc, do you have a direct email so I can ask you some questions? I have heard all kinds of things, I would like a straight answer from an expert. Thanks!



    Medoc posted one time during 2009 only. You won't likely receive a reply from a post that old with none since.
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    Default Pregnancy and Suboxone...it's going to be ok :)

    I STRONGLY urge all woman to talk to their personally trusted Suboxone professional. Truth is that above all recovery medication, Subutex, which is what your doctor should switch you to for the duration of your pregnancy since it does not have the blocking agent Naloxeone, has been studied and studied, and the studies have shown time and time again it is the ONLY medication so far the baby is not born addicted and does not go through withdraw symptoms. That is why Suboxone is the drug of choice for recovery now for us. The post from meddoc years ago is very informative and accurate, please do not stress about some of the others. I have worked in medicine for 10 years and am a 2 year recovering hydrocodone addict. I have spoken with my addiction specialist as well, who has confirmed even before I read this page that the withdraw of the baby is an extremely minimal concern and has not been seen to be a problem with anyone under her or her colleges care. Also remember, stigmatisms DO arise with doctors, and since special courses and registration is needed to be a prescribing subutex physician, many doctors and pharmasist know very very little about the medication. Arm yourself with as much info as you can so you can inform your OB properly about the care you will need. Do not always leave it up to what they tell you, they have to learn things just as we do! Also, as I will, express your concerns about being treated improperly post delivery, especially in the case of c-section. You will need proper pain management and you are entitled to it. Just work closely at least with your trusted Addiction doctor. Mine is willing to write a letter to explain to the OB what subutex is, what I will need, and how to handle my post op. I hope this helps someone. You are very not alone! And I would also like to add I am 6 months pregnant and through ultrasounds, my son is growing fine, no abnormalities or problems found and is at a great size and approximate weight for his gestational age That should be very encouraging, as I have had a Level 2 ultrasound and it's going just as well as my first prenancy before I had any kind of addiction problem!
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    Quote Originally Posted by beautifulbabyboy View Post

    Im so thankful for the gift I have been given
    GOOD FOR YOU. THIS SHOULD BE ANOTHER REASSURNCE FOR ALL SUBOXONE TAKING MOTHERS TO BE! THANK YOU FOR YOUR POST! I wish people would stop posting to switch to methodone, you are giving dangerous false information. Please Please stop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2ndbabe View Post
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    I was clean off all drugs for about 8 years went back to school and started a new career. I relapsed and couldnt stay clean so I opted to try suboxone. I just took a pregnancy test today and have been on 8mg for about 1 month. I must be at least 2 or 3 weeks pregnant and I am afraid. I am 42 years old and have one child that is 14 . when i was pregnant with her I was on methadone. I dont know what to do.
    please read medoc's post from above, it is the most accurate. Do not pay attention to posts about switching to methodone! it is incorrect. you will read many of us have had or are having heathly babies on suboxone, Only thing is that, your doctor should discuss switching to Subutex for the duration of pregnancy. Same effect, but it does not have the naloxone blocking agent medication so you will be able to receive proper pain management for labor and recovery, especially if you need or decide to have c-section.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pmdreams View Post
    Medoc, your post is extremely reassuring to me right now. As, I got off the phone with my midwife this afternoon, I was in tears! I am about 6 weeks pregnant with my 4th baby. I have been on suboxone for a little over a year and have tapered down to 7mg a day now. We unexpectedly got pregnant and my midwife has deeply scared me. ( I am starting on Subutex tomorrow.) Midwife said that I need to cooperate with several invasive tests to be sure the baby is not deformed. I have always had uneventful pregnancies and births and do not agree with invasive testing while I'm pregnant. In a very judgemental way, she infered that it was very selfish to get pregnant while on this drug. I am so upset. I do not want to have these screenings. Midwife even said, "what if the news is very detrimental"? What kind of question is that???
    Medoc,THANK YOU! After reading your post, I feel more confident that everything will be okay and that our new little miracle will be just fine. IMO, our only major stress should be how we are going to pay for college tuition!
    Also, in response the persons response to you about maybe changing midwives, the OB/GYN I worked with offered a midwife, which was great because she was amazing and will deliver, but you still have the option that if complications in pregnancy arrive, such as fetal distress, the midwife has immediate access to a doctor who knows your history so they can assist or take over delivery.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beautifulbabyboy View Post

    Im so thankful for the gift I have been given
    Hi dear, so happy that heard you and your baby is healthy now, I'm pregnant and wondering if I can take suboxine, I don't know any doctor, and also I dont want my husband knows this, waiting for reply, thanks

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    Hi dear, so happy that heard you and your baby is healthy now, I'm pregnant and wondering if I can take suboxine, I don't know any doctor, and also I dont want my husband knows this, waiting for reply, thanks
    Hi dear, so happy that heard you and your baby is healthy now, I'm pregnant and wondering if I can take suboxone, I don't know any doctor, and also I dont want my husband knows this, waiting for reply, thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by meisoojoon View Post
    Hi dear, so happy that heard you and your baby is healthy now, I'm pregnant and wondering if I can take suboxone, I don't know any doctor, and also I dont want my husband knows this, waiting for reply, thanks



    If you're pregnant it is safer for the baby if you use subutex rather than suboxone which also has naloxone as an active ingredient. Talk with your OBGYN immediately and they will tell you the same thing I assure you. You won't be the first opiate dependent your OBGYN has dealt with. If you are change drs. I pray all goes well for you and the baby. And congratulations.. God bless.
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    Hi,
    I have just recently found out I am 6wks pregnant. I am currently on suboxone (8mgs), would it be best for me to see my doctor and ask him to change my prescription to something else that would be better for the babies health..
    Thanks ��

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unsure-and-need-help View Post
    Hi,
    I have just recently found out I am 6wks pregnant. I am currently on suboxone (8mgs), would it be best for me to see my doctor and ask him to change my prescription to something else that would be better for the babies health..
    Thanks ��


    Yes, you need to be on subutex. I've tapered a BUNCH of ladies off subutex while they were pregnant even though drs don't like to do it. They are just covering themselves for any possible liability, but I can assure that I'm correct and others on this forum will back me on this. We can have you clean in not too long at all. Your OBGYN needs to know you're on this medication as the naloxone in the suboxone is not good for the baby where subutex is pure buprenorphine and represents no danger to a slow taper. You've got plenty of time to be clean and for the baby to be clean way before you're due. God bless.
    I am not a dr. My statements are based on years of experience and related education. Consult with the professional of your choice regarding matters of concern.

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