Addiction: Substance Abuse Community
32.1k Members
11980580 tn?1422576118

Quitting Methadone During Pregnancy

Hi, Im currently 35 weeks pregnant. Im on 2 mg of methadone at the moment. I have been tapering myself for the past couple months from 15 mg. I made it this far. My doctor advises that I quit before birth. I didn't notice any withdrawal symptoms until now. My chest feels heavy and I sweat and can't sleep. Who else has successfully quit methadone from a very low dose? How were the withdrawals? Please tell your full stories. I rarely came across any successful stories during pregnancy. I read alot of pregnant women were afraid to quit and were advised to raise their dose instead of quit. I personally feel better that I lowered.
1 Responses
Avatar universal
Your best not goin thro withdtawal whilst preg u can put the baby n too much disttess n not to scare u but i can cause pre term labour.i would stay on a stable dose n c ur gp asap.im preg n on subutex n ive bin told by my doc that i ave to stay at a stable dose or the baby will feel the withdrawals n cause the baby too much distress in the womb.see ur doc chick.sending u luck n best wishes.oh n congrats on ur pregnancy.xx
Have an Answer?
Top Addiction Answerers
495284 tn?1333894042
City of Dominatrix, MN
Avatar universal
phoenix, AZ
Learn About Top Answerers
Didn't find the answer you were looking for?
Ask a question
Popular Resources
Is treating glaucoma with marijuana all hype, or can hemp actually help?
If you think marijuana has no ill effects on your health, this article from Missouri Medicine may make you think again.
Julia Aharonov, DO, reveals the quickest way to beat drug withdrawal.
Tricks to help you quit for good.
For people with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), the COVID-19 pandemic can be particularly challenging.
A list of national and international resources and hotlines to help connect you to needed health and medical services.