I've been taking about 1mg of suboxane and I found out that I am 8 weeks pregant. Iwas wondering how bad the effects would be on my baby• I'm slowly cutting back but its very hard
You need to discuss this with your OB-GYN. Sometimes it is more harmful to go through withdrawals while pregnant. Really, by this time, the baby's brain, heart, spinal cord and most major organs are already formed. Be honest with your OB and let him know, also let the prescriber of the suboxone know you are pregnant. They will advise you best as to what to do.
Definitely let suboxone doctor know asap and ask if you can be switched to subutex. Thankfully you are on a low dose, there is debate here on the site and amongst doctors about suboxone use in pregnant women. You may be asked to taper off, it is going to depend on your 2 doctor's opinions. I suggest you go to the forum and also ask member Robert_325 by starting a thread. He is very very knowledgeable about suboxone. His opinion would be a good one. You can also click on his avatar and ask him a private question, give him a day or so to answer you. He prefers the forum, but will answer you as soon as he can. Congrats on the baby. You are in my prayers. Patti PS make sure you call subs doctor asap and let ob know as well asap.
I know of three babies just within my family and friend's families born addicted to this drug within months of each other, I want to know what the effects are on these children. I have also just found out that Barnstable, Ma has the highest number of babies born addicted. This drug is being just as abused as oxycodone, where can I go to find a voice???
There is an article on this very subject, today, sunday april 10, on msnbc.com under the health section. It is from an article originally printed in the New York Times, entitled "Newly Born, Addicted to Painkillers." It does mention Bupenorphine, which is the active ingredient in subutex, suboxone also has this and naloxone. It says that they are not for sure why a patient taking a large amount of bupe might have a baby who does not have withdrawal, but a patient on a low dose may have a baby who does have withdrawal. It doesn't mention it causing birth defects or anything like that, but it also said, that the effects of pain killers, methadone, bupe is unknown and they are still studying it.You do need to tell your doctor, they had several doctors saying that they changed their minds about using these meds to treat an opiate dependent mom to be and began to use it. Your doctor will want to know. It also says the nurses in the hospital recognized the high pitched reedy wail of a withdrawing baby and know what is going on.
They will know. They found methadone in my labs and my son's labs (thank god i have a doc that trusts me). And about the nurses recognizing the high pitched scream, It's true. It's very noticeable.I don't think I will ever forget that horrible little high pitched scream. I hate myself.
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