I broke my L3 and L5 when i was 16, now 20. i have had 3 ephiderals, that didnt seem to help for more than about 2-3 hours. I went under surgery (2yrs in april) and now am suffering from more pain then before. i have tried many different types of pain meds i take 40mg of opana 2-3x a day. and that is the only thing that seems to help. if i end up running out early i suffer from terrible withdrawls. I just found out that i am about 5-6 weeks pregnant and i have asked a couple dr.'s about taking the opana while pregnant and they told me not to stop taking anything that i am taking cause the withdrawls would be worse for the baby then taking them... i dont know what i should do? please help!!!
If you have to take them for pain (which is understandable), I would try to take the least amount possible if you can, maybe lower the strength? Or, maybe your doc can come up with a safer alternative medication during your prenancy. As long as you keep the lines of communication open with your doctor, and maintain a healthy diet and prenatal regimen, maybe physical therapy and rest, you will be doing the best for yourself and your baby. I wish you both the best...
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