Addiction: Substance Abuse Community
Subutex withdrawals and pregnant
About This Community:

This community is a place to share information and support with others who are trying to stop using drugs, prescription drugs, alcohol, tobacco or other addictive substances. Discuss with others, the symptoms of addiction, addiction recovery, ways to quit like tapering and cold turkey, and withdrawal symptoms. If you are interested in general "chat", please visit our Addiction Social Community.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Subutex withdrawals and pregnant

I have been on subutex since about 8 weeks pregnant and am now 24 weeks. When I went thru detox at the hospital they watched me take the meds so I took as much as I could and spit out the rest, it was too much. Now I take only a small peice of an 8mg tab 2x a day. (I am supposed to be at 4mg 2x daily) I have been working with my IOP program, they are really great. When I told them I was thinking about weaning off of these meds the last month so the baby is born clean they said this could cause brain damage. Up until now I thought the major risk of getting off the subs while pregnant was pre mature labor (The reason why I was planning to wait until the last month.) I am worried about my baby if I stay on this little bit of subutes and am worried if I come off of it.
Blank
Avatar_m_tn
Listen to your doctor. The subutex will not hurt the baby, as long as the doctors are ready at birth, but withdrawal will. Even if there's no brain damage, the baby feels the withdrawal just like you do. Please don't take this in your own hands. Staying on a low dose through the birth is your best option now. Depending on the doctors protocol, the baby will detox after birth, when lungs and brain have developed more. Your breast milk will have the subs in it also, so the baby will slowly taper with you. Keep yourself comfortable and enjoy your new child, what an amazing thing. Congratulations on the new family member.
Avatar_m_tn
Listen to your doctor. The subutex will not hurt the baby, as long as the doctors are ready at birth, but withdrawal will. Even if there's no brain damage, the baby feels the withdrawal just like you do. Please don't take this in your own hands. Staying on a low dose through the birth is your best option now. Depending on the doctors protocol, the baby will detox after birth, when lungs and brain have developed more. Your breast milk will have the subs in it also, so the baby will slowly taper with you. Keep yourself comfortable and enjoy your new child, what an amazing thing. Congratulations on the new family member.
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Addiction: Substance Abuse Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Emotional Eating Control: How to St...
Aug 28 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
New Cannabis Article from NORTH Mag...
Jul 20 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
3 Reasons Why You are Still Binge E...
Jul 14 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
Top Addiction Answerers
271792_tn?1334983257
Blank
IBKleen
Cumberland Plateau, TN
1827057_tn?1397523877
Blank
ricart70
IN
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
motye51
4522800_tn?1405696702
Blank
VICourageous
ID
1235186_tn?1339127464
Blank
atthebeach
on the beach, NJ
3197167_tn?1348972206
Blank
clean_in_ks
KS