Suboxone and neonatal withdrawal

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I have been doing some research on suboxone and infant withdrawal and so far have found that infants do not go through any withdrawal sysptoms. But it's not good enough for me. If there is anyone out there that could help me with what to do or give any advice please help me!!!
What they are not being told is that they are simply switching one opiate to another. In fact, both methadone and Suboxone are longer acting and more addicting then even heroin itself. I do agree that shooting heroin is extremely dangerous and can lead to horrific consequences and in some instances it is preferable to place an addict on Suboxone or methadone to avoid those risks.
Adverse events associated with the neonatal withdrawal syndrome included hypertonia, neonatal tremor, neonatal agitation, and myoclonus, and there have been reports of convulsions, apnea, respiratory depression, and bradycardia. Talk to your Doc and have a specified treatment and counseling done.Keep me updated.
Alcohol consumption leads to Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. Pain pills, heroin, methadone and Suboxone, if not tapered during pregnancy, will leave the baby addicted at birth. Cocaine use can lead to insufficient blood supply to the baby and death of the fetus in the womb. If you quit before you are pregnant, none of these will be a concern. You will not have to worry about telling anything to the obstetrician or midwife, and you will not have to worry about what they may suspect.
I am about 9 weeks pregnant and am a recovering addict. i have been on suboxone for 3 years and now on subutex because of baby. my dr. told me that after the birth the baby would have to be in neonatal icu for atleast 24 hours. is this correct? i've read about many pregnancies on subutex and all seem to have turned out just fine, how often does something go wrong and what are the risks to baby?
I asked her about this and she said that getting on a methadone treatment before birth would help you AND the baby with withdrawal. Methadone is the safest opiate during pregnancy and will help you and the baby with withdrawal. Also, if you start the methadone treatment now then Social Services is less likely to get involved. In some states (like SC for instance) the baby will be taken away if your baby proves positive for illegal drugs (including legal drugs without a prescription).
I am becoming somewhat frustrated with the way a lot of my colleagues practice medicine. Disenchanted, angry would be the other words that could be used. We all get ostensibly that same training and all of us are supposedly in it to help our patients. So, how come have I been getting so many letters lately on my addiction forum from desperate people unable to quit taking the tramadol pills that their own kind doctors have so freely prescribed for them?
When babies are born with opiares in their system they exhibit what is called neonatal abstinence syndrome. Withdrawal symptoms are treated with medications such as paregoric and phenobarbital, and studies are ongoing about using clonidine to treat such symptoms because of the impact it has on norepinephrine, a neurotransmitter that is released in large quantities during withdrawal.
Another pregnant patient was maintained on opiates (dose was even increased I think 3 times during her pregnancy by the MD due to withdrawal causing fetal distress) and when she delivered, her baby stayed in the hospital and was detoxed. The hospital called our rehab (it was outpatient) and asked had she been compliant and honest about her addiction since she came to us. We said yes, and a week later she brought her baby home. I'd say get honest, and get honest now.
Your baby will be in withdrawals after birth and will have be spend time in the Neonatal ICU to go through those withdrawal. If you choose to nurse your baby while you are still on methadone, there have been documented cases of babies dieing due to respiratory suppression (they stop breathing). You need to get your OB/GYN involved in this and if s/he is not familiar with this process, find one who is. You should not be on methadone during pregnancy.
Your baby will be in withdrawals after birth and will have be spend time in the Neonatal ICU to go through those withdrawal. If you choose to nurse your baby while you are still on methadone, there have been documented cases of babies dying due to respiratory suppression (they stop breathing). You need to get your OB/GYN involved in this and if s/he is not familiar with this process, find one who is. You should not be on methadone during pregnancy.
Your baby will be in withdrawals after birth and will have be spend time in the Neonatal ICU to go through those withdrawal. If you choose to nurse your baby while you are still on methadone, there have been documented cases of babies dieing due to respiratory suppression (they stop breathing). You need to get your OB/GYN involved in this and if s/he is not familiar with this process, find one who is. You should not be on methadone during pregnancy.
Your baby will be in withdrawals after birth and will have be spend time in the Neonatal ICU to go through those withdrawal. If you choose to nurse your baby while you are still on methadone, there have been documented cases of babies dieing due to respiratory suppression (they stop breathing). You need to get your OB/GYN involved in this and if s/he is not familiar with this process, find one who is. You should not be on methadone during pregnancy.
When doctors choose to prescribe buprenorphine to pregnant women, they will customarily prescribe Subutex (buprenorphine only) rather than Suboxone (buprenorphine and naloxone), to reduce the risks of precipitated withdrawal on the fetus.
Your baby will be in withdrawals after birth and will have be spend time in the Neonatal ICU to go through those withdrawal. If you choose to nurse your baby while you are still on methadone, there have been documented cases of babies dieing due to respiratory suppression (they stop breathing). You need to get your OB/GYN involved in this and if s/he is not familiar with this process, find one who is. You should not be on methadone during pregnancy.
I am sure you want what is best for your baby and so do I. Methadone is and opiate, you are still opiate dependent and if you continue to be on methadone through your pregnancy, your child will also be born opiate dependent. Your baby will be in withdrawals after birth and will have be spend time in the Neonatal ICU to go through those withdrawal.
Your baby will be in withdrawals after birth and will have be spend time in the Neonatal ICU to go through those withdrawal. If you choose to nurse your baby while you are still on methadone, there have been documented cases of babies dying due to respiratory depression (they stop breathing). You need to get your OB/GYN involved in this and if s/he is not familiar with this process, find one who is. You should not be on methadone during pregnancy.
i am now on 1mg per day and there is limited studies. please help.
I'm terrifified cps will step in and take my baby. My fiancée and I are trying so hard to change our lives and at first I was scared to have this baby, the closer it comes to my delivery date the more I can fee we are doing the best thing possible bringing this baby girk into our lives.
hey i really wanna know how your pregnancy and the birth went iam taking suboxone and iam at a quarter , and im only 8 weeks prego . i told my doctor and noooo they wont take the baby!!!!! as a matter of fact they REALLY help you to get things going and tell you how to take it and set you up with a really good doctor because you are high risk pregnacy!
It is a holiday weekend and it is slow. It sounds as though the baby is going through withdrawal. The sneezing is an indication as well as the sleeplessness. What do the doctors say? I don't know what to say about his mom taking him. It seems very soon and like you said, he is on a schedule now and needs to adhere to it. I don't know if you have temporary custody? There are so many variables. Please stay here and wait to here from others. Take care.
I suprisingly got pregnant now almost 11 weeks. I was on a med called Suboxone for my Chronic Pain and at 8 weeks when I found out I was pregnant, I was instructed immediately to wean off the med. So I did. That was hard. Now that I am off of what was helping my pain, I am in severe pelvic pain mostly Right sided, right groin that radiates down to my foot. I was in so much pain 2 days ago, I thought I was going to have to go to the er. My obgyn attempted to call my pain dr.
then started to do some research and the things im reading about the withdrawal symptoms and small head and low birth weight and lower than average development and the risk of cp or downs syndrome!!! im freaking out and she wont tell me the dosage she is on or anything! im absolutely destroyed and i dont know what to do! please someone help me?
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