Morphine side effects in pregnancy

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If you only had the morphine they gave you in the ER, you will probably be fine. It was probably a very small amount, and you had it for an injury. What I would do, is call your ob/gyn just so they are aware of the situation. Any time a doctor other than my OB precribed meds, I always called my OB to make sure they agreed with the medications.
I have been taking Savella for three months. The drug is incredible in relieving fibromyalgia pain. However, the side effects are horrible. Horrible sweats and hot flashes, constipation, insomnia, nausea, and during the past week I have passed out four times. I have decreased my dosage from 100 mg. to 12.5 mg. per day. I have decided that this drug is dangerous. Just read the hundreds of reviews. Savella reacts with different people in different ways.
Because I had bf her later and she took in morphine, she was unable to fully vomit the soy formula out and got very sick. She ended up jaundiced. The meds they give you to turn your bowels off really worked on me and I had to take another med to turn them back on. The was more painful than my decision to forgo pain meds for my daughter's sake. I had to be taken care of. I needed help in and out of bed and my recliner for nearly a week.
When I was reading for information on the internet, I don't think I read that much information as far as how long it would be in your system. I did read in a book, that states that the side effects would only last for as long as you take the medication. But today, I am feel horrible. I don’t know when to test, because I have been irregular, for the past 6 months. December , I had a cycle for 16 days. Then nothing until March 4th.
I have a 8 year old that was born in 2003 and that pregnancy was no meds at all..I started having severe neck pain again which was probably around when my son was 2 or 3 years old which led me in having to make a decision wether to have neck surgery again to fix it which i was told by 3 doctors or be on pain meds..I of course went on pain meds not wanting to have surgery again on my neck..
anyone familiar or heard, know, experienced taking subutex while pregnant? i am now on 1mg per day and there is limited studies. please help.
I had morphine when I was induced & it was horrible! Although it made me feel great to the point I forgot I was in labor, after a few minutes I started having a very hard time breathing & was put on oxygen. It made me so out of it too to the point I couldn't really comprehend what the nurses were telling me & it made my body feel so weak I could hardly push! The baby was definitely fine though she came out with no problems & I was able to hold her right away!
He said the methadone is best if a patient needs to stay on pain meds while pregnant because there is a lot of research that has evaluated its effects on fetal development and long term effects (often because of mothers who are on methadone maintenance therapy for addiction during pregnancy). He said the morphine is ok too..but that there isn't as much research out there on it. I came off all the morphine and cut my methadone down by a 1/2.
It is way better for the mother to be comfortable during this process than it is to go through it quickly. If you are later on in your pregnancy, again I stress to be honest with your dr. They can and should help you and if you are honest there is less chance of you getting into trouble and having your baby taken away. If you are so late into your pregnancy that stopping isn't an option, take as little as possible, pray and talk to your dr. Hopefully, it won't be an issue.
Hi I have suffered with chronic pain for 8 years and I recently explained to my pain clinic that I wanted to try for a baby , they took me off my normal tablet form off pain relief and put me on the fentanyl patch, non of the other pain relief medications are safe during pregnancy, I also visited my obstetrician who backed up the pain clinic and although advise medication free is the only way to ensure no possible side effects that the patch is the safest way forward for a pregnancy.
i was wondering if anyone had info on what the w/drawal side-effects may be for my newborn as i have used it my entire pregnancy. my pelvis was destroyed in a motorcycle accident and the extreme pain keeps me from normal activities and a decent-if any-quality of life. especially since i also have a 5 year old. if anyone has info, any input would be great.
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The only side effect for the baby will be a dependancy on opiates for which he will be treated in hospital as soon as he is born. I think the treatment is morphine. I will spend a week in hospital while the baby is monitored for withdrawals. The withdrawals for the baby are not dose-dependant. No one knows whether or not he will suffer from withdrawals, but we are prepared for that eventuality. Perhaps this will help you. The only difference being subutex or mehtadone...
After you click on it, you will find the Pregnancy member forum on your left hand side and the Professional Pregnancy Forum on your right hand side. Please take care good luck with your Pregnancy.
Oh that would be so exciting for you to give life!{and have morning}..What would we call this baby? hmmmm ...Hepurn..Audrey...oh gezz it might be a boy...Adam or Michael..I could go on and on but only good things to you tallblonde.
I am not absentminded in the least bit because I have gotten used to the side effects. I did feel really guilty about taking the meds while pregnant, but the pregnancy was not planned. If you really need the meds and take them appropriately then there is no reason why you can't take them under a doctors supervision.
I have been on many different meds while pregnant most related to a herniated disk in my back. I can tell you from experience that in moderation it is safe. Trust in your doctor as long as they are aware of the pregnancy, they will reference "Drugs in Pregnancy and Lactation" which gives the category for all meds and possible effect.
I'll tell you, the withdrawal effects are not pleasant. I'm having severe anxiety borderline panic attacks in public with severe trembling all over and headaches. I'm concerned for fetal development though, and would cut off even sooner if it weren't for seizure risk. Fortunately, I'm a teacher and off this summer, so I can be a bit of a hermit while I tear free of this drug. Wish I would have tried to go off when i first started trying to conceive. Good luck to you all!
I started taking the percocet mid pregnancy and stopped taking it in the 8th month. However, my dr never once brought up addiction. Have you googled lortab and pregancy to see what comes up? I would get a second opinion on the addiction part. Find out for sure if there is a possibility that the baby will be addicted. Feeling guilty the rest of your pregnancy will not be good for you. Being pregnant and in pain is hard enough. Or, you could press your dr on the issue.
Like I said, about 4 months into pregnancy, progesterone must've kicked in and endo started shrinking in size about 1 cm each week. Pregnancy does not cure endo completely, made it go away latter part of pregnancy but endo will come back. It *****...
I'm not late for my period because I stopped having them completely after I got this put in. Are all these just side-effects? They aren't listed. I was also thinking that maybe a HPT would be negative if it was ectopic or because of the hormones from the BC. How many of you actually got pregnant?
methocarbamol (muscle relaxant) my doses are from 8-22 pills a day but I have managed to get it down to 4-6 pills/day since discovering my pregnancy 2 weeks ago. I am considering an in-patient rehab for 28 days but they do a methadone taper and that scares me with the pregnancy. Anyone know of a resource to find a good taper schedule??
I don't have high blood pressure normally, not even in my last pregnancy. A little high is normal in every pregnant woman. It was extremely high though when I was in labor, from the GBS. I am worried about it. Thank you for everything. You're right, I should tell my OB/GYN. There are so many smart, caring people in here & I'm thankful for everyone. All this means so much to me. Thank you.
Xanax is a pregnancy category D meaning that it has very high potential for neurological effects on the baby- and the stage she is in now (the first trimester) is when the brainstem is developing... I would/did quit ct if at all possible. Most definately, you should talk to your OB, since none of us on here are an OB doctor!
I found out I was pregnant while in my third year of Sub treatment - so it's not like I switched. My main goal for getting off Subutex is selfish - bash me as you like - I want pain relief during and AFTER giving birth. The option I was given was quite scary - an epidural for THREE DAYS!! I'm a wuss when it comes to pain, but I don't want an epidural for 3 days!! After I had my daughter 3 yrs ago I was given percs - 10 days worth - and was fine. An Epidural means I can't move!!
I cannot afford a reversal and I wish someone would have explained the side-effects to me when I was considering this in the first place. I hope to have another child and I am just asking for prayer. Please lift us (my husband and I) up as we lift you all up and maybe one day I can write in and say I got the desire of my heart.
I have pain in lower back on left side, left hip pain, left pelvic pain and pain down the left leg at times. It comes and goes. Gets real bad,(when I put weight on left leg) then can ease up within minutes with changing position. I had similar trouble when I was about 30 but it went away. Any ideas? I am 47 now.
i have the same thing, yet it is in on the top of my hip the right side, my "preferred" side... quite annoying, tho must admit, started back on weight traing yesterday for 1st time in 2 years..
The doc said to take Chlor-Trimetron allergy which is safe in early pregnancy, and of course tylenol. I needed something to dry me up. I am taking the tablets when it is absolutely necessary, I usually never take anything, I use only natural herbs and remedies but one must be careful using herbs during pregnancy because some can cause contractions and lead to miscarriage. I followed what my doc suggested and it is taking a while to go away probably because I am really taking very few pills.
I believe the drugs stay in the placenta and in the baby, not the amniotic fluid. I could be wrong but I think that the opiates would still be in the baby's system and it may be possible that the baby will be born addicted. I sure do hope she comes clean on this as the baby may need special treatment when it is born. Someone please correct me if I am wrong on this. So sad, poor baby......
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