Percocet withdrawal in newborns

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OK I know I need to ask a professional but they go by the book and statistics anyways and I don't really want to call the NICU and ask personally, BUT how long does the effects of withdrawal last in a newborn that has a tolerance like mine? Everyone says that it is all mental and that it goes in 6 days and it isn't really "that bad" so... a newborn does not have the mental craving of drugs as adults do, they don't have stress and anxiety so does it last 72 hours? 6 days? 4 days?
Also, when I go to give birth, I'm sure they will be looking for signs of withdrawal and such but if I ask to keep it private, will they discuss matters in front of my family. I do not want them to kno about any of this. My sister will be in the delivery room. Also will they test the meconium & if so, they may find marijuana (I smoked once), will CPS get involved after they see that along with the opiates?
Newborns can have seizures from opiate withdrawal. She was in the nicu for 2 weeks weaning off fenalbarbital(or something like that for seizures). I was so angry!!!! I should have been more aware of what I was doing, but I was in so much pain and trusted my dr. I thought maybe it was such a low dose for a short time I would be ok. Sorry for rambling my story. Please talk to ur dr and get off the meds as quickly and safely as possible. They won't label I anything if u were perscribed!!
I am not approving of those things, only placing the withdrawal in context. My biggest concern when a patient has a baby while staying on buprenorphine maintenance (I have had a number of patients do so) is that the nurses will make the patients guilty and miserable. I have seen firsthand a nursery with a large number of crying infants... and the nurses will scold the mother of the 'withdrawing' baby, even if the other babies are far more fussy!
It's not known whether Percocet causes permanent harm, but it has been linked to breathing problems and drug withdrawal symptoms in newborns. From what you said about the subutex, it sounds like you know that you have a problem. You need to understand that if you keep taking Percocet after the doctor has asked you to stop, you are giving your problem to that baby. Stopping now won't undo it, but you can avoid making it worse.
According to the fda, percocet does not seem to cause certain birth defects, however it has been known to cause breathing problems in newborns, and newborns are often born addicted to/dependent on the medication if the mother takes it regularly throughout her pregnancy. Newborns often go through opiate withdrawal in that situation which causes a number of symptoms, which may include seizures and disruption of mother/infant relationship and/or bonding among many other symptoms.
newborns. In 2009, nearly 1,000 babies born in Florida hospitals were treated for drug-withdrawal syndrome. They're irritable. They don't eat well. They can spend days, even weeks, detoxing. And the number is skyrocketing. From 2006 to 2009, there was a 173 percent increase in newborns treated at hospitals for drug-withdrawal syndrome in Florida, according to Agency for Health Care Administration records obtained by the Orlando Sentinel........
You should get in touch with your OB/midwife and get them involved in this situation. Abrupt withdrawal will be very unpleasant to you, but it could be damaging to your pregnancy. If you taper opiates now both you and the baby will be completely drug free by the time of delivery. Tapering means slowly cutting the dose by a quarter or a half a pill a day every several days, as well as extending the periods between the doses.
It's either category B or c (I got sites that said both) and the REAL harm it could cause would be withdrawal, addiction and sedation in newborns is all. That's why they'd wean you down in your last month of pregnancy. You can take it if you need it and you SHOULD if the pain is really bad.
In fact, it's the opposite. Studies have shown that moderate daily intake of opiates doesn't cause withdrawal symptoms in newborns. I am being prescribed 3.5 10/325 mg Vicodin to use daily until I give birth. My doctors primary concern is my usage staying steady. Her concern is NOT whether the baby will go through withdrawals because it is highly unlikely.
(In addition, they may cause labored breathing in newborns when taken for labor pain.) Due to concerns about birth defects, it may be safer for a woman to be off narcotics while she is expecting. Narcotics do pass into the breast milk. However, they have not been reported to cause problems in nursing infants. Do some research on this topic. Look into it for your baby at least. Do you really want to risk bringing a sick baby into this world?
The hospital needs to know in case the baby is wd'g. Most hospitals check for drugs in newborns now so it is best to be honest with your doctor, That way there are no surprises and you and baby will be safe.
I'm not trying to worry you, but my aunt used to work in the nursery/nicu of the hospital in my area, and her job was to check on the newborns, and she would have to contact doctors and let them know of babies with withdrawal symptoms and she was forced to make phone calls resulting in mothers not getting to have their babies.
( i fractured vertabraes about 5 years ago...and have been living with the constant dull ache in my lower back for years. some days more unbearable then others. i havent had insurance since i was 18....living on my own, waitressing, school....couldnt really afford it. my boyfriend got his wisdom teeth pulled and they prescribed him percocet 5 mg tablets. he said they worked great for the pain and couldnt feel a thing.
I get relief from the 2percocet every 4hours, but it only lasts about 2hours and takes 1hours to kick in. So I'm only getting relief 2 out of every for 4hours. So the best option is something long lasting. I recently tried morphine, but didn't react well to it, also the doctor that told my obgyn the dose to give me, must have miscalculated something, I went from taking 6Omgs of oxycodone a day. to 15mgs of morphine sulfate a day which was 5mgs 3times a day...
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When I got pregnant they moved me up to percocet 5's with absolutely no tylenol in them, just pure percocet. I got sick of always being ****** up and not being able to control myself. I went cold turkey off of them. It took about a week to get back where I was. But that didn't last long. As my pregnancy wore on my body, handled the pain very poorly, and just a month later I was back on hydro 5/500's. I started out really good, taking them as I was supposed to.
You don't want your baby to go through withdrawals. Although they can easily treat the withdrawals in newborns you don't want to have to medicate your child as soon as they come into the world. Babies who are suffering from withdrawls have trouble eating, sleeping and they have a poor sucking reflex. It's not pretty as they cry excessively. I was prescribed pain killers throughout my pregnancy and waened down VERY SLOWLY with the help of my ob/gyn.
-- Oh I just re-read your post and you have stopped -- good for you, and rest assured, there is very little chance of birth defects (I can give you a phone number or a website to a place called Motherisk, their nurses will tell you narcotics are safe in moderate doses). I highly doubt you will have a baby with withdrawal. I took a few pills the day I went into labour and my baby is perfect. NO withdrawal symptoms. Scored 9 on agpars and he needed zero help other than a bath at the hospital.
I work with newborns and Labor and delivery. I want to give you a heads up that if you are in to natural (no pain medication) child birth, great! But, if you want help with your labor pain, the drugs we give to people who have taken high doses of narcatics do not work for them well.
Low birth weight is a leading cause of infant deaths, resulting in more than 300,000 deaths annually among newborns in the United States. * In general, pregnant smokers eat more than pregnant nonsmokers, yet their babies weigh less than babies of nonsmokers. This weight deficit is smaller if smokers quit early in their pregnancy. * Smoking by the mother causes SIDS.
Usually when a woman is pregnant a doctor will not only advise her to stay on the maintenance dose throughout the pregnancy, but to also possibly increase her dose as she gains more body weight later on. The reasoning is that doctors cannot treat a fetus in withdrawal but can effectively treat a baby once it has been born.
The baby will be tested at birth and if opiates are found in walks CPS. The doctors and nurses need to know this in case the baby is having wd. Stopping cold turkey is hard on this baby. What you feel, he feels. Please do what is right for both you and this baby. Addiction is a mental game and we do preach aftercare here. There are many forms of aftercare, NA/AA, therapists, addiction counselors, ministers etc. Have you thought about this at all?
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