| | Pregnancy and Opiates
I am in the same situation. I have Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, a painful connective tissue disorder and was taking 3 norcos 10/325 a day when I became pregnant. My Pain management doctor quickly switched me to Oxycodone 5mg which is a class B medicine. Since I have been pregnant I went through withdrawals twice. Oh yeah, I am pregnant with twins too. When I went from norco to oxy, I went through withdrawal symptoms. It was not fun.
Anyway, my OB knows I take the medicine and talked to my pain management doctor. He told my doctor he should not have let me go through withdrawals while pregnant while my pm doc thought he was doing the right thing but was actually putting my babies in danger. So long story short, I am 14 weeks pregnant and my OB wants to wait and try to wean me off closer to birth IF I CAN. If I am too uncomfortable he doesn't want me going through it. My problem is the withdrawal gets bad. I don;t want my babies to be born addicted to OXY but at the same time, detox is very dangerous in pregnancy. I also considered suboxone, but given my pain issues that prevent me from getting any pain relief and that would be bad. I know I am having a c-section too so I will need drugs. I know many people who gave birth on subutex and their kids are great. I don't think either one is better unless you are constantly going from high to low on opiates then sub would be better b/c it keep an even amount in your system which is better for the baby. Hope this helps. You can pm me too if you ever want to talk.