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opiate addiction and pregnancy

Vicki, contrary to what some people say.  Vicoden or Lorecet is not extremely harmful to the baby.  Actually my sister's doctor gave it to her when she was pregnant for migranes (migraines).  The problem is the amount of tylenol and it being harmful to you.  Try to cut down and also call a nurse or doctor hotline.  That way you do not have to worry about talking face to face with someone in the medical field.  I went through exactly what you are going through and have two healthy twin girls that are 15 months old.  I am happy to say that I have been clean for some time and love it.  If you need any advise or to talk my email is
***@****     Stay away from the methadone though I am not sure if it harms the fetus.
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my son is 5 months.i was living on the streets shooting heroin found out i was pregnant.the dr told me its not the narcotic but the cut that is harmful.i will tell u detoxing pregnant can be especially deadly to a fetus.i went on the meth program they refused to detox me pregnant.my son was 6 weeks early and had to be weened from meth to morphine(short acting) 14 days he spent in the nicu 2 in the nursery and today is is as wonderful and perfect but they do experiance withdrawls i saw it with my own eyes and it was rough.
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I don't know how much vicodin (hydrocodone) you are taking but I was actually prescribed vicodin during the last 4 months of my pregnancy.  It is safe to take but don't take it if you don't need it.  I had debilitating pelvic and back pain so I had to take it but I NEVER took more than what was prescribed.
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I am sure that meth is harmful to the fetus.   However, prescription opiates are not as long as you are not taking a crazy amout in a day.  The opiate in prescription medication does not pass through the fetus wall.  I also used when I was pregnant and when I went to the doctor they said it isn't harmful.  I am not advertising to use when you are pregnant just saying don't beat yourself up about it and try and get help.  Anything you take an abundant amount of could possible cause problems with the fetus.  I say get help but if it is a prescription opiate it does not cross the fetal wall.
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What do you know about being 22 weeks pregnant and addicted to Roxicodone? About 60 mg a day?
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I have severe anxiety and back pain (I was scheduled for back surgery when I found out I was pregnant) and have been talking a lot more than prescribed of my pain meds (I am prescribed hydrocodone 10-325 6 times a day- some days I have taken 20, some less than 6, more often then not I probably took around ten/day as the pain became unbearable in late pregnancy and because I'm selfish/weak). I am also on Xanax and klonopin (low doses since I became pregnant which my doctors are aware). My Ob has been aware if this since day one - everything except over-taking the pain meds. I was told by NICU that my baby will have to withdraw regardless of whether or not I withdrew prior to giving birth. I thought I could withdraw and avoid that but apparently not. So they are already scheduled to induce me this Thursday so that the hospital staff is there it help me and my baby (they are afraid my back cannot take the strain of giving birth as well so they wanted all the specialists, including anesthesiologist and NICU on stand-by), my question is this - I stopped over-taking my pain pills today and have five days until inducement- do I need to tell my Ob that ive been over-taking them? I know it's best to be honest but please continue reading: I asked NICU if the dose mattered in relation to the detox as I planned on getting off all my meds entirely so I could take my baby home as I didn't want her to detox at the hospital as I've heard it's easier with her inside of me. I was told that the dose and even the length if time I'm off if them doesn't matter and she will detox anyway so I didn't say anything.  I asked how they will know how much to detox her and they stated all babies are different so they will increase/decrease according to her response to dosage. I don't want my baby taken from me (would they when the father and I are together and he does not have any issues with drugs?). I just don't want to risk losing my baby when I've been told already by NICU that my doses should never have been limited in the first place given my condition amid because the outcome will be the same. I've been in extreme anxiety and pain die it misinformation this entire time, not to mention living in constant guilt. I just want to know that if they are already preparing a detox is it 100% necessary for me to explain that I overtook the meds on particularly bad days? Thank you to all of those that took the time to read this and respond. I want to do what's best for my baby and I'm of course terrified of losing her as well. I was also told by NICU that they are mostly concerned about the anxiety meds (which I have not over-taken) due to detox causing seizures. Hydrocodone withdrawal is typically lack of sleep, irritability, etc but not seizures/shock/etc. I feel I've been given a lot go contradicting information about my meds and the detox from the start (initially they had me withdraw completely and I was told this should never have happened or would have made a difference) and don't know where to go from here.
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