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I wanted to know if ANYONE knew about taking vicodin pain meds while pregnant. I called and made an OBGYN appt today.......but since Im a new patient and havent been seen yet they legally cannot tell me if its ok.

I just found out this weekend, I'd be 4 weeks pregnant

Im not sure if the med will hurt the baby, Im not sure if coming off the med will hurt it either.........Ive been on it for 7months 2x's a day for my Fibro.

Just wanted to see if anyone had any experience with this or knows the answer.

I only took 1 today and its been 10 hrs and my body is really hurting !!!

Hope
I did call my Gps office today the GP's office said he can only advise me on what he has me on, he cannot say a thing concerning the vicodin.

Soooooo, I call the PM Dr.........I explained everything to the receptionist......told her 4 weeks preggers and I need to know ASAP. I have one pill left for tomorrow and my appt isnt til Saturday. I even told her if Im to wean off Id go to the regular Vicodin 5/500 instead of the Vicodin Es 7.5/750. I told her I will do what is best for my baby! I will not take these the entire pregnancy, I want off asap......but in the less stressful way for the baby. Baby comes first :)

She said she will email him.......if he was SMART he would contact an obstetrician and see what would be in the best interest of the baby.........but since he doesn't have a brain he probably wont.

Im prepared for his nurse to call back and tell me "COLD TURKEY"...so I will be in hell for a week but I am strong and there is no better reason to stop than this :)

Thanks to all of you for all the support at a scary and exciting time in my life.

Hope
Well my primary dr told me to come off of the Neurontin and celexa now, but he could not advise me on the Vicodin ES because he isn't the prescribing Dr.

I called my Pain management dr and told the receptionist what is going on.......I told her even to wean me off with vicodin 5/500 because its a lower dosage than the ES. I never heard back from the Dr.......I called back and she said he still didn't come in, she sounded very irritated with this Dr.......appearantly there were alot of people she needed to call back and he never checks in!

So I wont know until tomorrow.........I took my last pill tonight.....I waited until I felt really sick. Withdrawl feels like a horrible flu! And the aches and headaches along with nausea OMG its horrible. This on only 2 a day! How do people come off of these when they take way more than this! I think my 2 a day was alot, but some days I felt like I needed 3!!!!

I will keep you informed. Im hoping since its sooo early in the pregnancy it won't affect the baby. Id like to do a slow wean, but with this dr I doubt its going to be an option.

I called the GYNE office again today........no one was in! Ugh do I pick horrible drs or what!

Im on the addiction/recovery board hoping since they been thru withdrawl they will be able to help me thru this. I was afraid they would turn me away because I wasnt addicted and I was on just 2 a day, but they are very supportive :)

Hope
Ummm I was on medication prior.......I just found out THIS SATURDAY im pregnant!!!!!!! The moment I found out I was on the phone trying to find out how to GET OFF.........THE SAFEST WAY FOR MY BABY!

I was over at the addiction board because they have gone thru WITHDRAWL! Ive only been on 2 vicodins a day for 7 months. Im NOT a junkie!

I think you need to reread my posts!!!!!!!!!!!!! I have had fibro for 8yrs and the last 2 years I needed HELP!

So I shouldnt have ever been on pain medication????? Because I MIGHT get pregnant?

I make YOU mad?????? Then I apologize to you for taking a medicine prescribed for my pain by my doctor and then finding out a few days ago that Im pregnant!
Ummm I was on medication prior.......I just found out THIS SATURDAY im pregnant!!!!!!! The moment I found out I was on the phone trying to find out how to GET OFF.........THE SAFEST WAY FOR MY BABY!

I was over at the addiction board because they have gone thru WITHDRAWL! Ive only been on 2 vicodins a day for 7 months. Im NOT a junkie!

I think you need to reread my posts!!!!!!!!!!!!! I have had fibro for 8yrs and the last 2 years I needed HELP!

So I shouldnt have ever been on pain medication????? Because I MIGHT get pregnant?

I make YOU mad?????? Then I apologize to you for taking a medicine prescribed for my pain by my doctor and then finding out a few days ago that Im pregnant!

If you see looking for support as whining then I am truely sorry........Ive never been on any meds before with my other 3 and this is SCARING ME! I don't know what is the safest way to get off of them!
Good...now you're mad too. Take that anger and channel it toward good to give you strength to do what you have to do already. Two Vicodin a day isn't going to cause you that much trouble. You'll feel uncomfortable for a few days...you know the drill....restless, achy legs, feeling unwell, maybe a little nausia, but all of that will pass. Do what you know you have to do!!
Take it easy Hope,
We are supposed to be here to support you and we will. No one knows how much pain you are in, plus trying to lower your meds or get off them, plus being pregnant ! I surely wouldnt want to be in your shoes right now ! Well maybe the baby part ;) Congratulations !

Listen to what your Doctor tells you. You could possible throw your body in shock, if he thinks its ok to wean for now and its not going to hurt the baby than by all means wean. If you have been off them for a couple of days and your dealing with it for the moment than good for you !

The worst thing about the vicodin is that the baby can get addicted to them and i know thats not what you want, but seven months is a long time for you to stop cold Turkey. I remembered when you didnt have them the last time, how upset you were. The anxiety is not good for you or your baby.

When you get to ob/gym ask him about the Tylenol 3 and save them for the really bad times, or just let them know about the fibro and perhaps there is a safe medicine you can take. When i was pregnant and i had the headache that had me in tears all the time, he gave me feurocet, (probably not spelling that correctly) and i was very nervous about taking them but it really would get unbearable at times. Work with your Doctor, try other things like warm baths, hot towels, put some candles burning in your bedroom, make it soft and glowing put on some music, and try to relax as much as you can.

Keep yourself calm right now, do the best you can with yourself, dont be hard on yourself til you get straightened out and you will. I have confidence in you Hope, just take it slow, come on the boards when things are getting rough and vent away. If your upsetting Kate than perhaps she should no longer read your thread because with everything on your mind, you dont need to feel anymore upset than you already do. Let me know what i can do for you Sweetie, i will be here for you, i promise but dont forget we all have bad days and you may have to wait a day or two, depending on whats going on here. Good luck for now, stay strong in your mind......;) sending you some buddies to hang out with you for now......:angel: :angel: :angel: :angel:
Here's what is going on..........

Well my Pain management dr sent me pills but not the 7.5 vicodin.....he sent the 5mgs. He said do 2 for 3 days then 1 for 2 days.

I talked to the obgyn nurse before the pills came. Since I got my appt moved up to Monday she wanted me to stay on the 7.5 2xs a day.........I told her that is NOT possible, so she said then go ahead and wean as prescribed and the dr will decide whats best for you and the baby when he sees you.

She doesnt want me doing cold turkey under no circumstances ... the OBGYN will decide.

Thats my update.........oh I'm still having withdrawl! Because Its only 10mg a day as suppose to the 15. I have horrible headaches, but I think this is from the pregnancy.

Still praying over here!
Hi everyone

Im doing better, the taper is working MUCH better on my body than the cold turkey. Im doing one today, and I took it early so now Im drinking lots of water and green tea (decaf) to help flush out the toxins.

I will do another one tomorrow then it will be halfs........I should be done by Monday. Hopefully since I tapered when im done with the halfs I really shouldn't have any w/ds from them.......I don't think half of 5mg vicodin is really gonna do anything.

I got rid of my headache (well mostly).......I just keep remembering what I read online........my baby is getting no nutrients from me yet, that should happen in a week or two.

I'll keep u all updated

Hope
Well Im still withdrawling.........not sure what the withdrawls are from, vicodin, celexa or neurontin. If I wasnt tapering the vicodin I don't know where Id be right now. The headaches have gone away for now, so that helps out alot.

Im drinking lots of water and the green tea and sleeping LOTS!

Just a few days longer and I should be able to see the light :)
Hi everyone..........Im doing ok, my anxiety is really bad.

I had stomache pains yesterday (but I have IBS too and that is how it got diagnosed because of my tummy pains) BUT to be safe I went to the ER.....waited 2 hours! They said everything felt fine but I should get a transvaginal ultrasound to make sure.

I called there today (nurse told me to) and they are closed well DUH its sunday. The receptionist at the hospital said if the nurse practioner thought it was an emergency then she could have called in a sonogram tech and had it done right there and then! They did even draw blood to check my hcg levels.

Well I have an appt tomorrow with my obgyn @ 2:30.........I let him know about my lil hospital visit.

But considering Ive had these pains before and Im really at no risk for ectopical pregnancy Im trying to be very positive. The only real withdrawl symptoms I have left is the cold / hot thing and anxiety.

The nurse did yell at me though .... She told me I should have never came off my Vicodin until I saw the obgyn! I told her no one would tell me what was safe or not (in the medical field) so I figured it was best to come off.

Thanks to all of you for thinking of me...........Im going to go lay down and TRY and relax.