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Hi I was just wondering if anyone could help me, I am four weeks pregnant and have 1 daughter and have had two miscarriages and I have endometrious very bad , I have had two surgeries in the last two years. I also have severe nerve damage in my neck as well as vertabra # 3 and 6 are messed up bad, I have muscle spasms constantly actsully all the time and I have been on medication for 3 years for the pain , oh yeah I also have Fibermoglyia and P.D.S.D. But I am always in pain! So I've been taking hydrocodone or percoet for the last 3 years and also take xanax and I just wanted to know is this going to hurt my baby? I do not want to go through a miscarriage again and I want this baby so bad... My OBGYN says its fine to take them in moderation and I'm just not sure if thats okay? Ive went without taking them and ended up in the hospital because it was so bad, not from withdraws just them pain...Please reassure me this is okay....My doctor did say once I get futher along I will have to cut back so the baby wont be addicted?Please help

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I agree with Spade you should cut back on the Xanax, but you should be fine with the hydrocodone. As you pregnancy progresses you might want to seek some alternitive pain relief options so that you can cut back on the meds a little bit. Maybe massage or accupuncture (sp?).

Good luck in your pregnancy.
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Xanax is a Class D drug which means it has been shown that it can have an adverse effect on developing baby - you really need to do a risk-benefit analysis but typically, any Class D medication should be avoided during pregnancy.  Ask your doctor about Vistaril - this is a much safer drug that can help w/ anxiety/panic/sleeplessness during pregnancy and would be preferable to Xanax.  There are also antidepressants that might be useful to help with some of your symptoms during pregnancy.

Hydrocodone and percocet are Class C medications which means that studies in animals show it has no adverse effects on fetus but no well-controlled or documented studies have been performed in humans.  Class C drugs are often prescribed to pregnant women when benefits outweigh the risks which sounds like it is  the case w/ your pain management.

The Xanax is really the one to watch out for.  How much do you take and how often?  This is not something that can be stopped abruptly due to dependency and severe withdrawal symptoms.
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