... narcotics all my life the past 3years I have been taking Dilaudid, well I just found out I'm 3weeks pregnant & I would really like to get away from the meds for my babies sake but realized there quite addicting. Any suggestions?
This situation is going on all over the world, it is not your fault, you didn' task for the disease, AND IT IS VERY PAINFUL necessitating the use of opiates to control you pain with sickle-cell flare-ups. Let me ask you a question, whatever are you going to take if and when you have another sickle-cell crisis? This is a topic to best be discussed with your ob/gyn and I would advise getting an appointment as soon as possible so that the doc will follow you through out the pregnancy. And another thing, depending on how often your crises are and how long it takes for symptoms to resolve with transfusions and pain medication, I would be making sure I was taking the best possible care of myself in order to prevent attacks from your disease and to make a plump, happy, healthy baby. Opiates now and then are not going to hurt your child. Think of all the junkies strung out on heroin that have kids, it's not the drug that is the culprit in all of the problems thus associated, it is mostly the environment in which these children are raised.
Good luck and have a happy healthy baby,
I have two sons that have Sickle cell disease and I have been fighting like hell to get pain medicine for them. They say that its common for the parents to take or sell the medication that the children are given, but that aint got nothing to do with me. They had them on Vicodin but just switched to 5mg oxycodone. Its works for my nine year old but not my 14 year old. He is in pain everyday and I cant stand it. They act as if they dont want to help him!!!
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