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methadone taper while pregnant
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My Taper story- BG: I was severely addicted to pain pills and started taking methadone in a MMT Clinic in August of 2014. Before I knew it i went all the way up to 75mg of liquid daily. I became tired of being chained to the clinic having to do U/A's and counseling weekly. No one in my life knew of my addiction to pills or that I went to MMT clinic in the first place so I had to constantly lie to everyone where I was going to get my dose daily, it became to much. Not to mention how unhealthy and sickly I had started to look. I eventually made the decision to begin to slowly taper off before I knew I was even pregnant. I wanted to give some positive reassurance for any woman trying to do a successful taper off methadone while pregnant.. I did it at 28 weeks (last dose of-1mg-) and ha... ...
Updated 7 months ago in Methadone.
Wed, Jun 07 '17, 5:42 PM
Pregnant-taking Methadone, Clonidine, and Lamictal
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My daughter is 6 months pregnant. She is taking 80 mg of methadone a day through a local clinic while recovering from a H addiction. She also takes clonidine for tourette tics. I have noticed that her tics are worse than ever and realized it may be due to the lamictal. The lamictal is for her anxiety and possible bi polar. She stopped the lamictal cold turkey a few days ago. I am worried about that and the side effects that could cause to her and the baby. I had wanted to talk to the doctor before hand. She is 24 and impossible to communicate with. She recently moved back home (an out and back in and still cussing and fussing-etc)... We put up with the behavior for the baby and our 3 year old granddaughters safety. I also realize my daughter is sick and desperately want to help her. My ... ...
Updated 6 months ago in Methadone.
Tue, Jul 18 '17, 3:40 AM
am 39 on methadone can i still get pregnant
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I am on methadone am 39yrs old i want another baby is it possible to get pregnant. ## Yes, you can still become pregnant. However, once you are pregnant, your doctor may want you to switch to a different medication, because there may be some risks associated with taking it, while pregnant. The FDA classifies this medication as a narcotic analgesic, so it has the potential to be habit forming and may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, drowsiness, dry mouth and constipation. You may be better served by checking into it, before trying to become pregnant. Is there anything else I can help with? ...
Updated 2 years ago in Methadone.
Tue, Dec 29 '15, 2:47 PM
Methadone an klonopin while being pregnant
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I have been on methadone for seven years. Thru a clinic. I also am prescribed many anti depressants as well as 2 mg klonopin. I just found out iam 10 weeks pregnant. What should i do? Does me taking both these medications affect my baby? Where di i go to research this. I do not eant to hurt my baby at all. Any advice? ## Methadone is usually not stopped during pregnancy, if the mother has been on it for a long time, though the baby may experience some side effects, when it is born and could also suffer some minor withdrawals. However, suddenly stopping it can be far more dangerous, because if you go into severe withdrawals it could result in miscarriage, according to the NIH. Benzodiazepines, such as Klonopin, should usually not be taken during the first trimester, however, abruptly sto... ...
Updated 1 year ago in Methadone.
Thu, Oct 27 '16, 6:21 AM
pregnant need dr in sc to prescribe my methadone
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I was currently on methadone program for 6 years off n on but 3 this past time and had quit then started using drugs again now found out I am pregnant and trying to do right and find a Dr close and asap to get back on methadone BC I cannot afford clinic I have medicaid n need help ## I live in Sc close to winnsboro and was at crossroads treatment in Columbia Sc but I need a dr ## Hello, Amanda! How are you? I'm sorry, but a clinic is your only option for addiction treatment. It would be illegal for a private practice doctor to prescribe it for you, that can only be done by those specially trained in its use for such. The FDA classifies this medication as a narcotic analgesic, so it has the potential to be habit forming and may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, drowsines... ...
Updated 2 years ago in Methadone.
Mon, Mar 16 '15, 11:55 AM
Im pregnant, should i still be taking methadones?
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i need answers! ## NOOOOO!!!! ## NO ARE YOU FREAKING NUTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ## If you are pregnant already don't listen to them talk to your doctor first.When I was pregnant my doctor told me not to stop taking my methadone because it will make the fetus go into shock and die,causing me to miss carry.So I stayed on and I had a healthy baby.The only problem with that is that my baby had to take methadone for 2 weeks.(If your on a higher dose it might take longer if your on a lower dose it might be shorter).If your not pregnant already you should get off first it would be best you can breastfeed then(Methadone passes through breast milk). ## please email me about this pregnancy because i was on methadone the whole 9 months an... ...
Updated 5 years ago in Methadone.
Sat, Jul 28 '12, 3:10 AM
is it safe to taper off of methadone while pregnant
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I currently am thirteen weeks pregnant and am taking fifty five mg of methadone for about a month or so now. I no longer want to take this medication since i am no longer having withdrawl symptoms, but the clinic i am currently a attending is telling me that i am not going to be able to cold turkey or start tapering off methadone util i am at eighteen weeks of my pregnancy due to the saftey of my child and possible fetal harm caused by withdrawl stress. I am not entirely convinced that the staff at the clinic im attending is being a hundred percent truthful with me because of rumors floating around about how they staff only wants the money that the people attending bring in. PLEASE SOMEONE HELP ME!!!!! Like i stated earlier, i no long want to take methadone after reading all of the hirr... ...
Updated 1 month ago in Methadone.
Wed, Dec 13 '17, 11:05 PM
pregnancy and methadone
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Okay so ive been on methadone for about a year. 90mg. But then i got pregnant. I am currently 6 months. I had to go up A LOT to feel okay during the day. I was on 140mg. I haven't went to my clinic for a week because the methadone started making me sick. I was throwing up all day and i couldn't eat it was horrible, so i stopped going. I still feel uncomfortable during the day but nothing too bad. How long will it take the methadone to get out of my system? I have my boyfriend who will be watching over me and taking care of me and everything. I just wanna know has anyone done this? I have 3 months before i give birth, my due date is august 2nd. I just wanna know advice anyone? ## The whole point of taking methadone while one is pregnant, is to not be in any kind of withdrawal whi... ...
Updated 1 year ago in Methadone.
Fri, May 13 '16, 8:48 PM
pregnant and needing help
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I've been on Suboxone since April 2012. Last week I found out I am pregnant, and am about four weeks along. I called my doctor who prescribes the Suboxone, and she has left me with a difficult ultimatem. She has prescribed subutex for a week, and then my treatment is up to me. I either need to go to methadone clinic (which is too far for me to drive daily, and id have to win the lotto to afford it) or risk a miscarriage by not taking anything. She will only help me for a week. I've contacted the Suboxone hotline, and women can take subutex or methadone while pregnant with less risk than Suboxone. Where can I look.for another doctor? I feel like no one will want to treat me since my doc is basically throwing me out. If anyone has any suggestions or ideas of where I can look.for.h... ...
Updated 5 years ago in Subutex.
Tue, Nov 27 '12, 11:26 AM
methadone, bipolar
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Hello! Ok so, i was diagnosed with several mood disorders including bipolar disorder, depression, anxiety, ocd, and borderline personality disorder. I have been on alot of different medicationsls and quit takong everuthing after i became pregnant. I decided after i started the methadone clinic and got into church that i was misdiagnosed due to drug use and whatnot, becuase my moods were stabilized, my anxiety and paraniodness got better. Now im detoxong out of the clinic, i have about 4 more months to go, and ive read several articles about methadone helping with bipolar. Now im scared that i really coild have this. I mean i do have mood swings and anxiety but its controllable, not lyk before. What do yu think? ## Hello Hope! How are you? I do understand your concern. When I was on pain... ...
Updated 3 years ago in Methadone.
Thu, Nov 06 '14, 12:32 AM
please help me am on methadone desperate to get pregnant 39 yrs old is it too late
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Please help i am 39 yrs old am on methadone so is my partner is it possible to still get pregnant were on a reduction detox please help xthank you ## Yes it is I've had 2 children on methadone & just found out I am 5wks along with another. You should talk to your dr maybe something else is keeping you from conceiving! Good Luck hun. ## Methadone stopped my period my boyfriend is very fertile can I get pregnant without my period? ## I'm 33 years old I never got menstrual cycle someone suggested me for taking pregabalin capsule will this capsule helps me please suggest me as early as possible ...
Updated 3 months ago in Methadone.
Mon, Oct 09 '17, 1:40 AM
loose methadone weight
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How do I loose the weight I have gained on methadone? I am 5'2" and almost 180lbs. I have NEVER weighed this much not even during my only time being pregnant. So I take 150mg per day of methadone and I am desperate to get this weight off or even jump start my metabolism back up. Before the methadone my top weight was NEVER over 115 lbs. Please help me!!! ## Hello, Susie! How are you? I'm very sorry about the weight issue. However, most people don't lose any, unless their dose is lowered, or they completely come off of Methadone. The FDA classifies this medication as a narcotic analgesic, so it has the potential to be habit forming and may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, drowsiness, dry mouth and constipation. Do you watch your diet and get lots of exercise... ...
Updated 2 years ago in Methadone.
Tue, Aug 25 '15, 4:45 PM
I am 4 months pregnant and just started taking Methadone for pain after being hooked on oxycodone and oxycontin sense before pregnancy.
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I just started taking methadone a couple days ago for pain because I was in a pain clinic taking Oxycodone (perks) and Oxycontin (extended release perks) both at 10mg 3x a day but I would take more than prescribed because it didnt help my pain at that amount alone. Then I found out i am pregnant and those meds are category B in the FDA database so its safer to take them while pregnant but I missed one appointment at the pain center that i didnt even know about they made an appointment for me without seeing if i could make it and didnt notify me prior to the appointment day so of course i missed it. Then they kicked me out and said i refused a pill count that i didnt even know i had i mean C'MON thats stupid. but anyway before that happened my doctor put me on this Butrans patch 5 mi... ...
Updated 4 months ago in Methadone.
Sun, Sep 10 '17, 4:48 AM
baby methadone withdrawal
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Please help. My doctor had me on percoset 10/325 4 times a day. That was for over a year. Well I found out I was pregnant and the doctors promised me it was ok for me to take them. Well I started not taking as many cause I wanted to stop for my baby. I started getting sick and at first had no clue why. The doctor told me I was going thru withdrawel and I couldn't stop taking the meds while I was pregnant cause it could hurt me and the baby. Long story short they recommended me start methadone while I was pregnant. Well my baby was five weeks early they said more than likely it had nothing to do with the methadone. He was fine at first. He weighed 5 pds 6 oz. After a few days the nurses said he started showing signs of withdrawal. They started him on methadone. He was in that hospita... ...
Updated 1 year ago in Methadone.
Mon, Jan 16 '17, 10:47 PM
Pregnant Women beware
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Fyi to anyone considering subutex or suboxone while pregnant-beware that your baby is passed your opiates. I took lortab and subutex while pregnant weaned off of all 8 weeks prior to delivery and my son has autism. I know that no one knows what causes autism, but it's not worth your experimentation! beware! if you don't stop before delivery your baby will have withdrawl and the hospital will know for sure. take good care. ## I am 36 weeks pregnant, and have been on oxycodon for the entire time. I managed to get down to 45 mg, about a month ago, but told my doctors about my addiction bc i couldnt kick the habit myself. The doctor refered me to the methadone clinic but i didnt want to take methadone cause i can abuse it. Just got on subutex. 2 8mg tablets a day. Im so scared about... ...
Updated 1 year ago in Subutex.
Sun, Sep 04 '16, 12:23 PM
Starting to SLOWLY taper off of methadone.
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It's a breath of fresh air to read when people get off of the methadone with ease, but I do hope I get a response. I am in the same boat as everyone. I'm 36 and up until I started MMT I was genetically TINY, never weighing over 110lbs. I have gained 85 lbs. 85!!! I went from being a pretty girl to having zero self esteem. I love fashion and have always looked my best. Although my face hasn't changed (too much) I look pregnant. I'm so unhappy about it. I'm fat and just cannot stand to look at myself. I workout and limit my sugar to 13 grams per day, yet nothing helps. My life should be at it's best right now. 2 years ago while our daughter Olivia was just 6 months old, she and I lost her father to an OD. I've remained clean, am a great mother and am currently in ...
Updated 8 months ago in Methadone.
Sun, Apr 30 '17, 7:00 AM
georgia & florida suboxone & methadone doctors
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I am 14 wks pregnant & need to b on one of these medications to bring my baby safely into the worls, but can't find any!!!!! My son is now 5 & I was on subutex the whole pregnancy & with GREAT results for him especially.... plz help me find a list of doctors taking new patients like now either n N. FL OR S. GA pretty pkz!!!! ## Honey there are 4 methadone clinics at the GA and TN state line. 3 in GA 1 in TN. If you need one further down say close to Atlanta or even further GA has them everywhere trust me. Google methadone clinics in GA or FL. They will list them all with the numbers. Look on the map find one closes to you and go. You can go for free cause your pregnant BUT when you have your baby if you do not pay something they will ween you off. Or you won't get ta... ...
Updated 2 years ago in Suboxone.
Mon, Oct 12 '15, 1:12 PM
find a doctor that prescribes methadone in nc
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Looking for a doctor who will prescribe methadone in the Charlotte, nc area. I have real pain due to a car accident back in 2000 when I broke my pelvis. I moved from Jersey to Nc and got the pain meds off of someone else and when I became pregnant I was told to go to a methadone clinic. I had no idea what I was doing or that I could easily have gone to pain management. I'm willing to drive almost anywhere within reason for a doctor who can give me methadone. I've tried subutex and suboxone but neither work. Please help ## Unfortunately, if you have gone to a Methadone clinic in the past, then that is in your medical records and a regular doctor will not be able to prescribe it for you. Whether you need it for pain or not, your prior addiction treatment is what will restrict them... ...
Updated 4 months ago in Methadone.
Fri, Sep 15 '17, 4:05 PM
is therea conversion from methadone to diladid
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I'm a woman with sickle cell disease and I'm 12weeks pregnant and they have me on a very high dose of methadone is there a conversion from methadone to dilidad ## Hello, Jennifer! How are you? The reason they have you on Methadone is because it's considered safer to take while pregnant, so no one is going to be willing got prescribed Dilaudid for you. This is a narcotic analgesic, so it has the potential to be habit forming and may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, drowsiness, dry mouth and constipation. What dose do they have you taking? ...
Updated 3 years ago in Methadone.
Tue, May 20 '14, 12:01 PM
Methadone detoxing with chronic pain disease... Need advice!
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I have severe case of Fibromyalgia with many flare ups where the pain becomes s bad I end up in the ER on dilaudid via IV. I became pregnant 6yrs ago and had been taking percocet for 2 years and was when I became pregnant so my OB/GYN advised on start on the methadone maintenance program. By the end of my term the clinic had me up to 175mg's. Recently I detoxed down 2 mg’s a week and now I am at 46mg's. It hurts something terrible. My PCP said after i’m thru detoxing that he will put me on a Vicodin patch s not to have to take pills again. My issue is as I go down even lower (I am holding at 46mg’s right now) I know my pain is going to be 100 times worse! My body cannot handle it and also I have a 6yr old daughter to take care of. I thought about a detox hospit... ...
Updated 4 months ago in Methadone.
Sun, Sep 17 '17, 9:42 PM

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