Pregnant and on pain medication

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   Posted 8/12/2008 1:21 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you everyone who replied to my post! I just came from my PM doctor and they want me to stay on the patches throughout the pregnancy. They spoke with my OBGYN and they are working together. I'm very relieved to have the doctor say the medication is safe and now I can focus on getting better and good nutrition for the baby. Thanks to all you guys who put my mind at ease and relax me a little bit until I got to see the doctor. I was really worried about the baby. I know this is going to be hard, but my husband and I are so excited about this baby :-)
2002 Carpal Tunnel Surgery, Plantar fasciitis, Migraines / Daily Headaches, 2005 Gastric Bypass surgery (200 lb weight loss), 2006 Hernia repair (due to wls), one week later complications and an emergency surgery Bowel obstruction, March 2008 another Hernia repair, chronic back and leg pain all over muscle pain (doctors say it's related to fast weight loss and loss of laxity in muscles etc, Nerve damage / pain in back legs and arms / hands, herniated discs and spinal stenosis in lower back, high blood pressure, anemia, constant throbbing/rushing/heartbeat sound in right ear(doctors have no idea what this is), anxiety and depression most likely related to chronic pain.

Have been on so many different medications! Currently 75mg Fentaynal patch, 600mgs Neurontin 3xday, Immitrex as needed, Avapro, Prozac 80 mgs, percocet for break through pain as needed, Skelaxin as needed, Zanaflex (at night to sleep and muscle Relaxer)

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   Posted 8/12/2008 2:28 PM (GMT -6)   
That's great news, hopeless! Just be sure to follow all your doctor's orders regardless of how difficult that may be. Try also to begin enlisting some help from family and friends. If they are asked now what they can do to help through the pregnancy and after delivery, they everyone can make plans accordingly, rather than at the last minute. I'd assume you may need some help, even if for TLC. There may be time you need to spend in bed more than others (maybe not!). Now is a good time to prepare. And get excited!


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   Posted 8/12/2008 2:48 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey I wanted to chime in that you need to discuss giving birth with your doctors. When hubby and I were attempting to become pregnant it was discussed that due to the possible chances of how birth would effect my spine they might automatically go to a c-section. Make sure you and your doctor talk about this before you get too far along.

PS I'm very happy for you, and dreaming of the day I can have the same fears about medication and a baby. *hugs*
"When we come to the edge of the light we know, and are about to step off into the darkness of the unknown, of one thing we can be sure; either God will provide something solid to stand on... or we will be taught to fly.'"

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Rx: Kadian 50mg - every 12 hours, Percocet 5/325 - up to 4 daily, Baclofen 10mg - 3 daily, Amitriptylene 200mg - at bedtime, Prevacid Solutabs - 1 daily, various vitamins.

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   Posted 8/12/2008 7:55 PM (GMT -6)   

I just wanted to congratulate you. I hope you don't mind that I shortened your screen name here. I think this seems a little more fitting for you now! :-)

Best wishes for you.

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   Posted 8/13/2008 12:58 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Hope,

(I like the new name too Ry)!

Congratulations on the upcoming birth and for the good news from the doctors about your medications. Things can seem so overwhelming at times, right? --Especially when you are pregnant.

My daughter is having her second baby and we are also so very excited! Tuesday, we are going for a 3D/4D ultrasound to determine the sex of the baby. She already had the traditional one last week and the sex could not be determined, but they said the baby was normal and developing nicely. She is in her fifth month. So we too, had good news to celebrate!!

Anyway, sorry I got sidetracked--excitable Grandma, you have to forgive me.

Take good care of yourself and ask for help and say yes when it is offered. Someone who doesn't suffer with chronic pain needs help with a newborn, so you need to have help as well. You know it!!

God bless you and your hubby and the baby.

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