I just found out I am 5 weeks pregnant and I take norco. I have a severe pancreatitis disorder. It is not alcohol related, I was born with it. I get pancreatitis bouts about 2 times a month to where I cannot eat and I'm in a lot of pain. I have to stay home and I just cry because it hurts so much. I don't go to the hospital anymore because my doctor thinks that when I have a flare up I can take care of it at home and not have to have the added stress of not being home and comfortable. On the days that I feel "better" I still have pain, but it is manageable so I can work and try to be normal. I am really concerned about about this pain med issue. I take two to three pills daily and when I am sick I take more. I do not want to hurt my baby, but what do I do if I am in pain? Is this effecting my unborn fetus right now? I don't think it is good to take pain meds while pregnant, but how do I take care of myself and baby too? Also, if I stop what will happen to me and baby? Help! Has anyone else experienced this? Is your baby fine? What were your doctor suggestions. I see a doctor in a few days, but I am going crazy with worry now. Please help! This my first pregnancy, I am 32, married and very happy. I would never forgive myself if I endangered my baby or myself.
Norco or better known in the u.s. as lortab is a class c drug.
Class C Drug: Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
However I take two class c drugs daily while im pregnant and my dd turned out fine and im sure my #2 will as well. During the last part of your pregnancy they will have to ween you off of this and put u on something else to prevent withdrawl and breathing problems in the baby when its born.
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