Vicodin in first trimester of pregnancy

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time to take it in pregnancy is the 2nd trimester. The first trimester the baby is devolping rapidly and theres a higher risk of miscarriage and the 3rd trimester you want to avoid it if you can because of the wd for the baby. I took vicodin in my pregnancy and was worried about the same things you are. Fourtnely I was able to quit 2 weeks before my pregnancy and it didnt effect the baby and she sufferd no ill effects from it.
I was told by the dr it is safe in pregnancy and actually was given stadol NS during my first preg in 92. But does it help with w/ds? I don't anticipate big w/ds because I am tapering down -- but when I am on 2 a day for 3 days, and then 1 a day for 3 days and flush the rest -- will I have withdrawals and will the stadol help? The taper has been over a 3 week period and I have been "addicted" to the taper -- ie following my schedule religiously...
I am newly married for the first time and am considering a pregnancy in the near future, but want to ensure that all chemicals are out of my body (this will remain the case even after my child arrives), my concern is how long does it take to get these drugs completely out of my system, knowing that there was a time recently - prior to our wedding - when I was taking up to 3 to 4 extra strength Vicodins per day or 6 to 8 regular strength per day. It's a sad truth, and it's embarrassing.
I used cocaine through the first trimester of my first pregnancy and she turned out brilliant.
My ob said it's ok to take it from time to time as need it, but I found out that it's category c in FDA list. I am realy worried now, and wondering if any of you have taken it during pregnancy.
I don't know about in early pregnancy, but I was prescribed vicodin in my last trimester because of 2 herniated discs. My perinatologist told me to take 1 to 2 every 4 hours as needed (I'm not sure of the mg) and that it was safe and anti inflammatories weren't. Talk to your Dr. because you need to have a plan and your Dr. is the only one who can weigh the risks and benefits and decide with you how to proceed. Good luck.
Prior to that I had been on large doses of tylenol and also vicodin. Now, granted mine was in the 3rd trimester and the 1st trimester is when there is so much neurological development that 3rd is probably safer than 1st, BUT I was on it during pregnancy. I was also on anti-coagulants and other stuff while in the hospital for a month (again...I'm pregnant again because why????? :0)).
develop a physical dependence on and if so, if tapering down the medication below this threshold in the last few weeks of pregnancy would be appropriate in your particular case. Here is a link in which a similar question to yours was answered by a doctor (remove spaces between http when using this link): h t t p://www.netwellness.org/question.cfm/69057.
I am 4 days away from my sceduled c-section, ive been taking 3 vicodin a day due to headaches. I worry every moment of everyday that my baby will go thru withdrawls when born. what r the chances of that happening and would it be any better in i suffered the next four days and not take them?
I am 39 weeks pregnant and like most women have suffered from back pain and migraines throughout much of my pregnancy. I have had 2 obs due to a recent move, they have both perscribed me vicodin. My current doctor subscribed me another refill on my current perscription of vicodin last week 38 weeks. I am going to be induced next week. Myquestion is what are the effects that my baby could have. I am so worried that something will happen to my baby.
I have worked in OB for over 5yrs and for pregnant moms in pain Lortab is what we gave them, one of the safest pain meds given in pregnancy. Does not cause birth defects and studies have been done on pregnant women.
I only get them when I am pregnant (it happened with my first pregnancy too). I took vicodin and was so scared my first pregnancy. It took away the excitement because I was scared I was hurting my baby. My son was born with no ill effects. In regards to the imitrex comment my doctor said the drug is too new and he wouldn't give it to a pregnant woman. As long as you take no more vicodin than what is prescribed you should be fine. Good luck!
But now im freaking out cuz I have taken about 4 5mg vicodin daily the entire pregnancy. I was prescribed it for pain after my back surgery. I know everything develops in the first trimester so im wondering how much harm i caused my baby. My dr isnt being very helpfull, just says not to worry cuz there is nothing that could be done now. Has anyone taken that much vicodin in the first trimester??? any advice would be great. I feel terrible.....
Vicodin is actually ok to take during pregnancy if you are prescribed them for pain and take the smallest dose. I was in a car accident during the first trimester of my last pregnancy and was prescribed vicodin. Doctor said as long as I took it in moderation and only when needed that it shouldn't do any harm. But like with everything during pregnancy, the best thing to do would be to contact your doctor and see what they think and maybe get an ultrasound to reassure yourself.
Definately discuss it with your Ob/GYN they may give you something thats not as strong. Also check out safefetus.com for info on different drugs.
hey, Im in the same boat as yourself. I was on pain meds bc ofn my back before my pregnancy, and once I became pregnant, they kept me on a strict dose. I am 27 wks pregnant, and am tapering at this point. The only consistent thing my docs have told me about pain meds and pregnancy is that as long as you are taking it as prescribed, it is a class B med, which is safe.
However, the other side of the particular story is that many doctors do prescribe Zoloft during pregnancy, in fact it is the drug women get moved onto when they must have something for their anxiety and are being taken off Paxil because of pregnancy. My high-risk doc said, "It's a Class C drug, but I do know a lot of babies born to mommies on Zoloft." So it does not necessarily mean your doc who prescribed it is a quack.
I've heard of doctors just weening the baby off once it's born. I have also been put on vicodin (in my first trimester due to severe back pain and severe upper abdominal pain) I am now on tylenol with codeine. I've also seem many docs due to moving. They all say something different which worried me, but I guess if they perscribed the meds, then it should be fine. How long have you been on the vicodin? I'm just curious to hear what your doc has told you b/c mine have been so wishy washy.
I am 24 weeks pregnant. I took prescribed vicodin in my first trimester while I did not know I was pregnant. My first OB visit while pregnant was at the end of my third month. I notified her that I was taken vicodin and she said it was not a problem. She also told me not to continue to take vicodin. Some days I would not take any and some days I would take one or two depending on the pain. I quit cold turkey about two weeks ago.
I'm 36 wks pregnant with my first and I was prescribed vicodin before my pregnancy. My OB is aware that I was taking them but she is one of the doctors that no matter what refuses to give her patients anything besides telling them to take Tylenol. I stopped taking them cold turkey this past Monday, it's now Wednesday. I've been having the withdrawl symptoms hot/cold sweats, restless legs, not being able to sleep.
Its probably worse for you to have reoccuring infections and pain then the vicodin at this point. Try not to worry on top of feeling like crap (I know much easier said than done). I hope they can get that tooth out soon to give you some relief!
com it says vicodin is a class B Either animal-reproduction studies have not demonstrated a fetal risk but there are no controlled studies in pregnant women, or animal-reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect (other than a decrease in fertility) that was not confirmed in controlled studies in women in the first trimester (and there is no evidence of a risk in later trimesters) But if used in higher doses it is a class D There is positive evidence of human fetal risk, but the ben
(He said tht they only do it once your out of the first trimester). The only thing that he could do was numb my mouth, which didnt work very well b/c I was still in pain then to top it off I could take anything but regular tylenol for pain which dont work for me either. I was horrible either way whether the tooth stayed in or whether they took it out but after the first day I was fine. Not sure if this is what u were askin but I just thought I'd share it with u...
Vicodin is perfectly safe to take during pregnancy as long as you dont over do it. Just take the amount thye prescribed and you should be fine.
if any of these seem very off they test the first stool (meconium) for evidence of the mother's drug use during pregnancy. On the basis of this CPS will get involved. if you are honest with your doctor whether you like him/her or not they will be prepared to deal with your baby and the possible signs of withdrawal. honesty is the best scenario in this situation.
yeah, my doctor told me about all that stuff but its mainly in the first trimester that it is the most dangerous. I only took 1 mg again yesterday and if i don't need it i definitely won't take it. I know its addicting too and the baby could have withdrawal symptoms from that as well so I am just using it if absolutely necessary because i figure its better than being super anxious. So today is another day with only 5 pills and i am really trying. I'll keep ya posted. thanks for the info!
anyone familiar or heard, know, experienced taking subutex while pregnant? i am now on 1mg per day and there is limited studies. please help.
Vicodin withdrawals while 5 months pregnant... Jun 05, 2011 07:32PM in the Addiction: Substance Abuse Community I have been battling severe fibromyalgia and ic/pfd since I was 15 years old. I am now 29 and terrified. I am going on 5 months. I need to know what I can take that will be safe to go thru this horrendous sick feeling. Today is day 3 and I am vomiting, runs, sweats, irritability, restless, insomnia, sinuses, and headache and all-over muscle pain.
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