Vicodin in third trimester

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Vicodin is safe, my o.b. said I need to taper off it during my third trimester (so the baby is not born addicted). Tapering is important to do during preg., instead of stopping cold, because withdrawal can cause your bloodpressure and heartrate to increase, as well as potentially dangerous swings in mood, and sleeping problems, caused by the serotonin decrease that happens when you suddenly stop taking vicodin. Please note, besides o.b.
Vicodin is safe, my o.b. said I need to taper off it during my third trimester (so the baby is not born addicted). Tapering is important to do during preg., instead of stopping cold, because withdrawal can cause your bloodpressure and heartrate to increase, as well as potentially dangerous swings in mood, and sleeping problems, caused by the serotonin decrease that happens when you suddenly stop taking vicodin. Please note, besides o.b.
, and I have nerve damage (the surgery was to help this) that I'm still recovering from, so my o.b. has had me on vicodin 4/day since my second trimester. My o.b. said that they don't really use the fda categories anymore, but instead look specifically at the test results and past history of any complications caused by vicodin. Also, any meds that have not had human testing are automatically placed on the category c list, regardless. Vicodin is safe, my o.b.
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'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.
They do like you to taper off towards the third trimester mainly because they are concerned about addiction in the baby. The biggest issue is at delivery. The baby may have breathing issues. As long as the dr.'s are aware you have been taking the drug, they are able to treat the baby. Typically there are no long term affects from the withdrawl. If you can stop taking them, that is obviously the best but it also depends on the reason you are taking them. Vicodin, percocette, etc..
Also, any meds that have not had human testing are automatically placed on the category c list, regardless. Vicodin is safe, my o.b. said I need to taper off it during my third trimester (so the baby is not born addicted). Tapering is important to do during preg.
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 was on vicodin throughout my second and third trimester with my son. My ob/gyn prescribed it for severe pain in my lower back, I have hardware the entire length of my spine, and a spinal fusion. I used 10 mg twice a day, everyday until 36 weeks, then I quit cold turkey as well, my choice, not my docs. I had withdrawal symptoms they lasted about a week. My son was born absolutely fine, he's almost six months old and he's fine.
I have had a problem controlling myself when it comes to prescription pain pills for years. I was clean for quite a while, but ironically when I called my neurologist (I have terrible chronic headaches) to tell him I'm pregnant, he told me to stop taking all my meds and that he would call something in that I could take while pregnant. Well, the "something" he called in was 90 vicodin with 4 refills!
I am a pharmacist and can tell you that Vicodin is safe in pregnancy, but moderation is the key! Only take if absolutely necesary (and I know that kidney stones are painful). I have known many pregnant women who have taken Vicodin with no adverse effects on the fetus.
, and I have nerve damage (the surgery was to help this) that I'm still recovering from, so my o.b. has had me on vicodin 4/day since my second trimester. My o.b. said that they don't really use the fda categories anymore, but instead look specifically at the test results and past history of any complications caused by vicodin. Also, any meds that have not had human testing are automatically placed on the category c list, regardless. Vicodin is safe, my o.b.
my ob/gyn put me on fiorcet during my second trimester, but my neuro changed it to vicodin. I'm really scared taking all of these medications during pregnancy? does anyone out there know for sure if it wouldn't harm the baby. I'm in so much pain. I don't know what 2 do. I've been online looking everywhere for info abt those drugs, but it's so confusing. Anyone out there please respond.
I was on oxy before I got pregnant for severe nerve damage in my back, and decided to drop to vicodin. During my second trimester I went cold turkey and quit. I felt great and was learning to cope with the pain I was in. About a month ago I got another script from my doctor and I've been taking it every day since. After a tragic incident that I went through, I took it to get high. Now i'm up to 10 - 5/500's at a time. I only take that dose once a day, and I space it at least 24hrs apart.
Not saying that this is good, but based upon the probably 40 hours of research I have done, there is no increase in birth defects, but if taken in the third trimester it can cause addiction in the baby and low birth weight. I DO NOT want to have my baby go through detox. I figure if I stop now I can take the pain and none for my little one. I am certainly not saying that xanax and vics are healthy for a fetus. I mean really who knows. Heck, you can't take asprin while pregnant.
Generally speaking, you would want to taper down the Vicodin by the time you are going into your third trimester and hopefully avoid taking Vicodin during your third trimester. However, depending on how often you need to take the vicodin and how many you are taking per day, stopping vicodin can cause withdrawal which would not be good for you or your baby during your pregnancy.
Hello, I was really hoping to hear from someone who has chronic back pain and has taken tramadol and/or Vicodin/Hydrocodone while pregnant. A few years back I was in a terrible car accident leaving me with 3 herniated discs, 2 bulging discs, degenerative disc disease, fibromyalgia, and Interstitial Cystitis - so needless to say I am in a GREAT deal of pain and I am also 15 weeks pregnant!
There is some research to suggest that a newborn whose mother has taken Vicodin regularly through her pregnancy, prior to delivery, may experience some symptoms of withdrawal. In addition, taken late in the third trimester just before delivery may cause the baby’s breathing to be slowed.If you are taking Vicodin and discover that you have become pregnant, you should contact your health care provider.
Im in my third trimester and I had all 4 wisdom teeth pulled last week and it took about 20 minutes. They use a different kind of novacaine and only a certain amount that is safer for pregnant women. The only other difference is normally u get vicodin for the pain after but tylenol with codeine is the only safe pain med for pregnancy. My ob sent me with a letter of approval for what I can take. It is completely safe to do while pregnant and also in the third trimester.
, and I have nerve damage (the surgery was to help this) that I'm still recovering from, so my o.b. has had me on vicodin 4/day since my second trimester. My o.b. said that they don't really use the fda categories anymore, but instead look specifically at the test results and past history of any complications caused by vicodin. Also, any meds that have not had human testing are automatically placed on the category c list, regardless. Vicodin is safe, my o.b.
sweetangel, the reason the 2nd trimester is safe is because all of the vital organs and nervous system are formed in the 1st trimester. Narcotics would have a major affect on that development in the 1st trimester. During the 2nd trimester the baby is still affected and damage can still be done to the already forming organs. And the baby will, in essence, be taking the drug with the mother, no matter what stage of pregnancy.
I can't sleep at all and that only adds to the vicious pain cycle but she refuses to do anything. I'm frustrated and in the most pain I've ever been in in 10 years!!! I can't switch OBs at this point, I am too close to delivery. I am a nurse and full-time mother but I am taking it as easy as I can... Does anyone have any suggestions??? Thank you...
I have severe migraines which got a lot worse after I became pregnant. I saw a neurologist early on in the pregnacy and he said that Vicodin/Norco was my best option and that "plenty of healthy babies are born to mothers on Vicodin". I got up to 6-8 pills a day during my second trimester, but around 30 weeks I started to cut down and I asked my OB/GYN about the risks of remaining on the medication through the third trimester.
The best way to make sure the baby doesn't detox is to slowly ween yourself off at the end of your second trimester/beginning of your third. I know tons of women dealing with the same problems as us and their babies have come out perfectly fine and normal.
If you were taking it every day you'd have to worry about the baby getting addicted, but once or twice a week won't hurt the baby. I did tons of research on vicodin after they gave it to me in the first trimester for a severe bladder infection. It's a class C, but only because they don't think it would be right to test the effects on pregnant women and unborn babies. There haven't been any studies to prove that it will hurt either one of you. Just my two cents.
Its fine to take tylenol with codine even in the third trimester. I got it prescribed to me as well when I had to get dental things done. I'm sure if you doctor didn't think it was safe wouldn't have prescribed it to you.
I soon was prescribed vicodin then narco because the extreme amount of tylenol in the vicodin. Narco is the same drug but with less tylenol. I have now been on this drug for almost two years and I to wanted to become pregnant. At first I thought I could take myself off of the medication but my pain was to severe to tolorate.
I believe some can even cause miscarriage. Some are safe to use during the second and third trimester but diluted in a carrier oil, I used lavender in my third on the advice of an aromatherapist, it was very calming. It is best to consult a qualified aromatherapist before using any essential oil during pregnancy.
Ugh I have had a two of those nasty infections and that pain can drive you insane. It may sound really gross but all that pressure and pain you feel in there is a glob of infected mucus. I got mine out by standing in the hottest shower I could tolerate and directed the water directly on the side of my face that was infected. The hot water and the steam will loosen that mucus plug.
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