I have been reading these for a year now and have never joined in as I have noticed many can be very judgmental and cruel. In anycase I am giving in as 1 year ago I suffered a massive trauma to my body adn fell over 110 feet from a bridge and suffered numerous injuries including dis-locating my hip. I have been tapared from Oxcicontins to Oxcicodones to Hydrocodones and am on 7-10 a day. I found out yesterday that I am pregnant and am terrified that this is going to affect the helpless life growing inside of me and fear the possabilities. I immediately called my Dr. yesterday as soon as I knew and he said NO, do not stop taking anything except the syraquil, continue youre Lyrica, Soma, Klonopin and Hydrocodone and I will see you next week. I called an OBGYN who advised do as your doctor said and we can see you as soon as 2 weeks .. HELP, I cannot go 2 more weeks taking ten tens a day knowing I have a child in me, it doesnt seem OK :( :( please just advice I do not need the judgmental comments - thank you
Some times it is safer to keep taking a medication like this rather than to go through withdrawals from stopping the meds cold turkey. There is a thing in pregnancy that is a benefit to risk ratio. If the benefit outweighs the risk you continue doing what you are doing. If the risk outweighs the benefit you stop. Your Dr has determined it is better for you to continue. You did the right thing by calling your Dr and OB-GYN and notifying them of what meds you were taking. If they say to continue the meds then it will be ok. Babies are given meds too. Women are sometimes put under anethesia when they are pregnant. It all comes down to the benefit vs. risk factor. I had to take meds during my pregnancies too and my boys are both fine. They do have some ADD and ADHD and sometimes I wonder if it was the meds but a lot of kids have that whose mothers never took anything. It is easy to beat yourself up and worry when you are pregnant. After my ultrasounds were done and I saw my babies were developed just fine then I worried about their brains. They are both very smart kids. I took hydrocodone during my pregnancy with my second boy and he is brilliant! If your Drs feel it is right, they will wean you down before the baby is born. If the Drs say it is ok, then dont stress!!! You sound like you have a reasonable reason to be on pain meds and sometimes being in pain or going through withdrawals is more dangerous to your pregnancy than taking the medicine. Take only the minimum of what you need to be comfortable and leave it at that!
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