..she also tells me she can not take herbs and was also told she has MURSA? Everything I have found she says she can't take and now on subs and drug Veass??? like Ritlin? She also has a inhailer and now a very unplanned perg ant aprox. 2 months along, what can I suggest besides see a Dr. she has not made an app. I am terrified for her and the unborn ??I
It sounds like a pregnancy could be very dangerous for both her and the baby. She needs to see her doc, now. She really can't take anything not prescribed by her doc, because of her liver. If she has MRSA if its active she needs it treated. I'm wondering if the doc wouldn't recommend an abortion in her condition.
Dear Dr.Me, most people who are not familiar with Suboxone, don't know this, but she Really really needs to let her suboxone dr know ASAP that she is pregnant, as some drs prefer to switch moms to be to Subutex. She will also need a dr who is experienced in high risk pregnancies and opiate addiction/suboxone patients. Her subs dr should be able to help her find an OB who is used to treating patients who are high risk, have medical issues, and on opiated replacement therapy. MRSA is very serious all on its own, having hep c makes is harder to give meds to the patient, as the liver is already inflamed and weakened. The liver processes many of the medications we take, if the liver is compromised by a serious condition like Hep C, the less medication a person is on, the easier it is for the damaged liver to function. Pregnant mothers need to be on as little medication as possible, as the developing baby also receives those medications.
So have her call her suboxone dr first, and have that dr call in a specialist to care for her during pregnancy, or if she terminates, either situation has more risks for someone with a compromised liver. The key to this is to probably get her off of some of the medications and lower her dose of some and possibly switch her to subutex, that is for the Subs dr to call. Some cases of MRSA are treated with antibiotics, some are briefly treated with antibiotics and then the drs tries to let the persons immune system kick in and finish the job, either way, the suboxone dr needs to know the patient is this sick and also pregnant. Of course, she should not drink alcohol or take Tylenol. As both take tolls on the liver. Infectious disease drs treat patients with hep c, the subs dr may call one in, especially since she has MRSA also. Encourage her to be honest with her suboxone dr about ALL the medications she takes, the MRSA and the hep C and also the pregnancy, this girl in in a delicate situation indeed. Patti
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