I'm a former opiate user and found that suboxone helps prevent me from relapsing. Only been on subies a lil over 2 weeks now and life is bareable now; however I don't want to put my unborn child in harm altough it's class c, there are still possibilities of withdrawal for baby. Should I take chances and get off subies since I haven't been taking them too long? Or are the risk taking subies better than the risk of me relapsing on opiates! Other meds I'm on during pregnancy are lexipro 10mg and very seldom clonazapam 2mg only if I feel as if I'm about to seize cause do have seizure disorder. Dang, listing all my problems don't seem as if I should be having baby in 1st place:(
Pregnant, you have no idea how lucky you are!!! I got clean 3 years ago to get pregnant only to find out I can't have children. It was for the best of course I'm a nurse now and married to an amazing man!!
I would take the chance and stay on the subs a relapse right now or even after a baby can ruin both lives. Working in a hosp I've seen many babies born to parents on methadone and subs who have no sign of WD and go home perfectly healthy. There are the few who have some wd but no ill effects. Not like what can happen to a baby born addicted or worse having a special needs child.
Congrats congrats congrats and if you ever need help with that baby let me know I'd be glad to!!! Send some of that babu dust my way!!!
Subutex is the substitute of suboxone for those that are pregnant. It is basically the same thing except it doesn't have narcan in it (the ingredient harmful to the baby) so if you're brand new on suboxone i would suggest you talk to your doctor about it... of course relapsing would be worse while you are with child... although it would've been best to be careful of not getting pregnant so new in recovery! gonna need a support group and sponsor to make it work... also, you should'nt be on klonopin while on suboxone so your doctor should change your meds. i'm a nurse and have nNEVER seen klonopin (clonazepam) prescribed for seizures... not saying it's not possible, there are just many other non-narcotic options! you have to take control of your recovery and get all the information possible... good luck to you and your recovery
I am pregnant and switching to subutex ASAP. My 20 month old twins were born on Methadone and I'm so glad I don't have to go that route this time bc I think the subutex is going to make pregnancy much easier. I have been clean since I found out I was pregnant with the twins so I think this will change your life for the better, Congrats.
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