Clonidine pregnancy

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How much clonidine to help with cravings for percoset? To use as a taper. thanks.
My doc was happy to give me clonidine and an antidepressant to help me through. Like most of us, we usually self-medicate with opiates for some kind of depression. He says start those 2-3 weeks before I jump off the opiates. That puts me a few days behind my schedule quit date, but he says it will help immensely. Also...anyone have experience with baclofen or clonidine? Some say baclofen is 1000x better then clonidine...any experience?
Has anyone any experience with Clonidine and Lassix in pregnancy? Do they cause miscarriages?
You HAVE to tell your OBGYN, it's the only safe thing. And don't go to a dealer for medication, that can be way worse than telling your OB you're hooked...because if something happened to you legally and they found out you were pregnant AND taking drugs illegally, you WOULD most likely lose your child...as opposed to going to your OB with the truth and letting them help you sort this out.
My husband and I are meeting with my neurologist in August to discuss our options for pregnancy. Based on our past discussions, he would prefer that I am 100% off of my tourrette's medications before stopping our birth control to avoid any possible birth defects if we are to get pregnant quickly. I am looking to hear from other women with Tourrette's that are pregnant, or have had children, to see how they dealth with it and the how their medication was monitored.
Stimulant medications are not recommended for use during pregnancy unless the risk to the mother outweighs the risk to the developing fetus. Antidepressants are another story, however. You really need to think about and discuss this carefully. Studies have shown that depression during pregnancy can cause serious problems both to the mother and developmentally for their offspring.
I know the best thing is not to take any medication while being pregnant In the future I hope to have children but I don't think I will be able to stop my medication. I am taking Nadolol 20mg and clonidine 0.1mg do you know if it is possible or safe to take these medicines while being pregnant If not do you know of any safe alternitives Thank you H.
cooper ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Dear H Cooper I have not seen clonidine used in pregnancy. I have used beta blockers other than nadolol in pregnant women. If you have cardiac conditions requiring medication, you should discuss the situation with a high-risk ob/gyn doctor before conceiving. Your medications can then be optimized before pregnancy. I hope this has been useful. I wish you the best of luck. Feel free to write back.
I have hypertension and have a pregnancy safe blood pressure medication that I was taking - the cardio said my bp had gone low enough that I didn't have to take the medication every day, I just had monitor it and take it as needed. Well, this morning I woke up with a bad headache which is usually a sign that the bp is elevating, so I took my bp pill. I have had zero withdrawls all day. No joke. I have taken half a norco and that is all.
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"In conclusion, there are not enough data on use of stimulant medications in pregnancy to allow definitive conclusions about their reproductive safety. Available data for Amphetamines suggest no increase in the risk of malformation when used at therapeutic doses, while infants might have slightly lower birth weights. Human data on Methylphenidate is limited and we cannot rule out the risk of malformation given the available information.
) to help with w/d. What is that and where can i get that? Is it safe with pregnancy? Also, I wanted to know if any of you have heard of Tramadol? I have that at home and only use these pills to get by a couple of hours if I am waiting for more percs. Have any of you tried to taper down, using Tramadol? Did it work? Ive been using for almost 2 years now, how long are the withdrawals expected to last, when tapering down? I am stilll soooooo scared!!!! Thanks in advance!
When i first got them I hardly took any but I was given them through my pregnancy and the amount I took dramatically increased after he was born.I convinced myself I needed them so bad but I would take up to15a day.I was getting mine,buying them off the streets and bumming from my mom.My husband was gone3days I had45gone within2&a half days I decided it had to end for my2year old and my husband.I went cold turkey.I took clonidine to help w/withdrawls.
My only sober period being a pregnancy. I feel so defeated. I was rx'ed suboxone and clonidine back in the summer. I have been taking the clonidine as rx'ed (for the last two days)but don't want to start back on the suboxone...I hate the way CT feels...I already feel bad but just seem to sit around and wait for it to engulf me as I know so well it will when i stop finding 5 mg hydo here and there. I watched my hubbie w/d from suboxone for months. It was painful to watch.
I went through with the pregnancy. the T3 was still prescribed by my doctor and my OB was looking after me and the baby closely. In April 2008 we found that I had an estimated 10 kidney stones in my right kidney that began to move and caused indescribable pain. I never gained any weight and even lost weight with this pregnancy (my 6th). I was hospitalized several times, on heavy doses of morphine, demerol, and still the T3.
Any time I would run out (before going to re-hab) I would have all the usual symptoms of withdrawal. This last time I quit was soon as I found out I was pregnant (at 1 month of pregnancy) and for some reason I didn't have basically any withdrawal. I was in a state run detox place that didn't give any meds to anyone detoxing, let alone myself since I was pregnant. But after day two and I still wasn't feeling sick I was confused. I mean I was a little uncomfortable....
I know I got myself into this mess, and I should have to go through some pain, but I can't miss work, my wife is VERY hormonal with the pregnancy and I don't want my w/d's upsetting her (getting snippy), and to be completely honest, I'm a total wimp when it comes to pain. I want out....I really believe that the mental part won't be much of an issue because of that. Thanks!
that helped on one side, ended up getting pregnant 6 weeks later, my OB kept me on oxycodone during my pregnancy because I had totally resolved all the pain issues I had. That kept the pain down, but my baby was born 14 weeks prematurely due to my kidney problems (he's doing wonderfully now) I am nursing, the neonatologists weren't concerned about the narcotics because such a small amount gets through the breastmilk.
this is not a time to take your health into your own hands. your doctor is right it is PERFECTLY safe to take during pregnancy if you are doing so under a doctor's supervision and taking it as directed...I've had to take vicodin with all 3 of my pregnancies and I have 2 healthy kids and one healthy one on the way (currently having to take norco which is essentially vicodin). Please, do not stop cold turkey.
urs I'm 72 hours off suboxone and feeling horrible thought after 3 days I would be feeling better, ok now when the Dr gave me suboxone she also gave me clonidine I haven't taken any my question is can I take one just to get some kind of rest?? Will it harm my baby if I take just one?? If I'm feeling this bad what is my baby going through?? I'm scared, confused, nervous! I don't know what to do should I go back on suboxone?? I don't wanna live on drugs and I don't wanna feel like poop either!
Are there any medicines that may raise you cholesterol. I take nadolol, clonidine and flovent. I am not currently taking the clonidine but was taking it when the blood work was done. I am hoping to have children some day I am already concerned about the Bp upon standing do I also have to worry about the cholesterol during pregnancy.
I was on percocet my entire pregnancy and even though I was able to wean off to nothing before my daughter was born, my dr who knkew about it and prescribed it for me, said that there wouldn'tbe a problem. Just get down to the lowest dose you can but do not stop c/t at this point because at 30 weeks it could send you into pre-term labor and that little one is clearly not ready to comeo ut yet. I also wanted to add that IF the baby does come out addcited the docs acn easily take care of it.
I am suffering so much, i feel like i will have a mental breakdown, i did no drugs at all during my pregnancy or during the birth of either or my children, they have both been on medication, the younger one is now on Litium, Respidol and Clonidine HCL I feel he would be okay if the other boy were not in the household, i don't know what to do....i could be here all day writing all the things that he has done....HELP!
I have taken hydrocodone (lortab) on and off thru my entire pregnancy, usually 1-3, 5mg a day. They were prescribed to me for my headaches, but I probably take them more than i should. I am currently 26 wks, and i am down to my last prescription of them. i am not going to request a refill this time. i just really need some advice and some support as i stop this medicine in the coming week.
I would just recommend taking to your doctor about a taper schedule, relax and enjoy your pregnancy and not worry if you can. What is always recommended in pregnancy is you only take medication that is absolutely needed. Which in your case for now it's safer to continue the norco and continue to taper off as the doctor says. Also know just because you have taken norco durning your pregnancy doesn't mean anything will be wrong with your baby either.
delivered csection on 3/14/08. have chronic bp 7 yrs, under control during pregnancy, took clonidine .1 bid. was loaded with fluid prior, including hespan (volume expander). From Friday to saturday hbg dropped from 11.9 to 7.5. i was tacky and shaky, given 2 units of blood and more fluid. finally on sunday night i was swollen (for the first time in pregnancy) so bad i couldn't get flip flops on, was hearing fluid in my ears, they came in and shut it off.
Treatment involves beta adrenergic blockers such as propranolol (Inderal), alpha2-adrenergic agonists such as clonidine, antidepressants, valproic acid (an anticonvulsant and mood stabilizer), and benzodiazepines (sedatives and anti-anxiety drugs). Hope I have provided you with sufficient information. In case you need any more, then pls post us. Take care and regards.
It gives some general information along with supplements that help with the withdrawal symptoms. The only thing I would add to this list is a blood pressure drug named clonidine. It effectively lowers the blood pressure and lessens many of the withdrawal symptoms. Most any doctor will prescribe it if you’re honest as to why you need it. Discuss dosages and frequency with your doctor. Thomas Recipe: 1. Valium (or another benzodiazepine such as Klonopin, Librium, Ativan or Xanax).
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