What medications did you take during pregnancy?

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ohthepain
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   Posted 12/18/2007 10:20 AM (GMT -7)   
I am curious what medications anyone took while pregnant!!!
 
I am 5 weeks along and right now they have left me on my Duragesic patch, Percocet, Omperazole (acid refllux) and my OB put me on Ambien to help me sleep & try to comabt some of the fatigue issues since I can't take my fatigue med.
 
I am nervous about taking anything but I know I need to function and my doctor is monitoring me VERY closely. I've only know I am preg for 9 days and I have already had 2 ultrasounds and have a 3rd scheduled for Dec 27th. My pain doc dropped me like a bad habit as soon as I told him I was pregnant (even though I told me what my OB said I could take he still refuses to treat me) so my OB is sending me to a pain doc she knows just to consult on the meds we left in palce and to make sure there isn't something better/safer that I should be on instead. She is also sending me to some specialist but for the life of me I cannot remember what kind of doctor it is.
 
Thanks for the input everyone!!
 ~Carina
 

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-Benjamin Franklin


Mochiah
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   Posted 12/18/2007 2:43 PM (GMT -7)   
I hope this helps some until someone who has had chronic pain during pregnancy comes along.

My medical book shows that your Duragesic is "uncertain safety in pregnancy, no human studies were performed" and that it is "believed to be safe during lactation." For your Percocet it shows the same during pregnancy, but for lactation it is "generally regarded as unsafe." It also says "for patients with chronic pain all opioids are considered unsafe for prolonged periods or in higher doses at term."

I was given this book by a doctor I worked for, so I know it is one that they use or have used as a reference.

Wayyyy back when I was pregnant I was only allowed to use Sudafed and occasional Tylenol....luckily I didn't have chronic pain until years later. During my daughter's pregnancy a few years ago her OB had given her Vicodin or Lortab for occasional use, she was just starting with her back pain (she's following in mama's footsteps with a bad spine).
Mochiah/a.k.a. Sue
cervical fusion 2006, with great result
lumbar fusion 2005, with continued pain 


ohthepain
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   Posted 12/20/2007 6:38 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for the info. I know that the reason doctors tell you not to take meds during pregnancy is b/c most haven't been tested for their safety. I mean, come on, lets face it, who wants to offer up their baby for experimentation right? My docotor made a very good point though. She told me that if mom is in distress from the pain then that will put more stress on the baby and can lead to complications. I know that I'm certainly not the first to ever take these meds during pregnancy but I do want to ehar other people's experiences with it. One of my sister's friends has some pretty serious chronic pain issues so she is going to call me so I can talk to her a little bit also. I just need some reassurance I think. She got told by her pain doc (who went on and on and on) that her OB/GYN was a complete moron for letting her take those meds during pregnancy then he prescribed her Naproxen of all things....something that is KNOWN to cause miscarriage, and he gave it to someone who was already high risk, thankfully her pharmacist wouldn't fill it and sent her back to her OB/GYN.
 

~Carina  

 

"Any society that would give up a little liberty to gain a little security will deserve neither and lose both."

     --Benjamin Franklin

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Pregnant: Due August 18, 2008

Fibromyalgia, Bulging Discs (L4, L5-S1), DDD, Spinal Stenosis, Facet Joint Disease (Overgrowth), Arthritis (Cervical, Thorasic & Lumbar), Acid Reflux

 

 


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