I have a sever joint disease called Ehlers Danlose Syndrome Type 3, aslo degenerative scoliosis, and mitral valve prolapse with my heart, that has been hurting quite bad here lately. I am in a great deal of pain. I am 9 weeks pregnant...
Congratulations on your wee one !! I know you are in severe pain, but for the sake of your babe, do NOT take opiates while pregnant. It can harm that sweet baby. I believe Tylenol is the only safe med one can take while pregnant... but I was preggers almost 16 years ago, so I could be wrong on this. Perhaps a call to your OB is in order.
Best wishes to you and your baby,
It sounds very painful! I hope you'll be under the care of a specialist during your pregnancy. And congratulations! I copied the following information for your convenience. I hope you find it useful. Best wishes to you for a healthy, happy baby.
"Acetaminophen/oxycodone Pregnancy Warnings"
Two cases of acetaminophen overdose in late pregnancy have been reported. In both cases neither the neonate nor the mother suffered hepatic toxicity. Investigations have revealed conflicting results with regards to the pharmacokinetic disposition of acetaminophen in pregnancy women. One study has suggested that the oral clearance of acetaminophen is 58% higher and the elimination half-life is 28% longer in pregnant women. Another study has suggested that the elimination half-life is not different in patients who are pregnant. That study also suggested that the volume of distribution of acetaminophen may be higher in pregnant women. One study has suggested that acetaminophen in typical oral doses may result in a reduced production of prostacyclin in pregnant women. That study also suggested that acetaminophen does not affect thromboxane production.
Acetaminophen-oxycodone has been assigned to pregnancy category C by the FDA. Acetaminophen is routinely used for short-term pain relief and fever in all stages of pregnancy. Acetaminophen is believed to be safe in pregnancy when used intermittently for short durations. Use of narcotic analgesics in late pregnancy is associated with the risk of neonatal withdrawal. There are no controlled data in human pregnancy. Acetaminophen-oxycodone containing products should only be given during pregnancy when there are no alternatives and benefit outweighs risk.
I was prescribed tylenol 3 with codiene in my last trimester due to my pubic ligament splitting apart because the weight of my unborn child. As far as vicodin or percocet goes I know you can take either one of them while pregnant but your daily dosage wont be as high as if you were not pregnant. Doctors to not want you taking either of them while pregnant but because some women who are in severe pain get pregnant its better them stay on the meds but at a lower dosage just to keep them from withdrawaling during pregnancy because withdrawals during pregnancy can be more fatal for the infant and the mother. Your Ob/gyn should be able to let you know more. Some ob/gyn's prefer one drug over the other while pregnant.
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