I am now 16 weeks pregnant. I have sever sciatica and low back pain due to herniated discs in low back. Anyway I Agreed to drop my dose on 5mg oxycodone to 3 a day. Well it does literally nothing even with tylenol. I started 2 two to 3 times a day this week n realized my bottle doesn't say 1-2 anymore. I only have 1 dose left n no refill for a week. I want to talk to Dr but don't want to lose contract . I'm not sure what to do. Any advice? I can pass a ua as I don't use anything recreational like but still worried
I had terrible sciatica when I was pregnant. I had no meds because I was pregnant. I found that hot baths helped allot. Even if you have a pain contract your obstetrician should okay anything you are prescribed. All you can do is tell your dr the truth. You get allot more trust if he knows you won't lie to him. You should not have to go through withdrawal now it can harm the baby
Does your pain Dr know that you are now pregnant? Everything you take crosses the placenta and effects your baby too. Your OB doc AND your pain doc both need to know what you are on and that you are pregnant respectively. This is not to say you cant have pain meds if your condition warrants that risk to you (being in pain) is worse than the risk of drug exposure to your baby. If you take this drug throughout your pregnancy up until childbirth, your child will be born dependent on this drug and extra precautions will need to be observed at birth so it is very important that both docs are fully informed. Sciatica is tough and being pregnant with sciatica is even tougher especially towards the end of pregnancy when there will be more pressure on your low back from the growing baby.
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