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PostPosted: Thu Sep 29, 2011 3:08 pm 
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[font=Comic Sans MS]i am wondering who got off sub while they were pregnant & how they did it.. i will be 24 weeks tomorrow and down to 1 mg.. i really need to hear that it can be done because i am freakin out! i do not want to have my son on suboxone and i am determined to get off of it soon.. i am taking 1 mg of the 8 mg strips... so please if you have experience or advice either comment back on here or pm me.. [/font]

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Yep. I found out I was pregnant at the end of June. I spent from then til last week tapering down to .25. I jumped last Tuesday and the wds were nothing like I had built up in my mind! Yes, the first few days were crappy but nothing severe. My advice would be get as low as you can then jump. Have a solid aftercare plan and just go for it. I think I was able to escape getting hit with severe wds because I had "paid my dues" in tapering so long. Glad I did. My biggest fear was that I would get hit with bad wds and not make it off and risk my baby being born addicted. The relief I feel now is HUGE.

Of course I will always have it in my mind that I'm an addict. Always will be. But I think everything I've been through these last few years taught me a lot about myself. That's why I know I need solid aftercare to help me stay clean. Getting off wasn't easy but it's worth it!! I feel like I can finally enjoy my pregnancy now :)

There's another member "Valleygirl" who did it too. I'll try and dig up the thread for you :)


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awsesome please do!! what mg were u at when u started tapering down?! and did the withdrawals do anything to the baby?? that is what i am so scared about. i am so scared i am going to lose my son.. and i see ppl tell me i can do this and not to worry and then there are ppl who tell me dont do it and freaks me out saying i could miscarry or deliver still born.. i am determined to get off of this b4 i have him i am just so scared its going to hurt him!! i feel so confident about it and then i see something telling me not to and i freak out again!

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Hi dollbaby,

Yes, freebird is right...I did get off subs while pregnant. I jumped at 13 weeks at 2mgs! My doc told me this was ok at first, but then when I started getting into pretty bad withdrawal wanted to slow my taper. I had already been off for a few days, so just stuck it out. My baby and I are both fine. I am not a completely success story, as I am back on a low dose hydrocodone under my doctors care, however. I will be 26 weeks on Friday.

I would think being on such a low dose, 1mg, you should be able to taper a little lower and get off. I don't want to give advice by any means, but I know nothing could have stopped me from getting off of them and it sounds like you are the same. Free-bird did this the right way and tapered down to a reasonable dose and didn't experience what I did. Even what I did experience during sub withdrawals, I never, ever felt like me or my baby was at risk. I was under 2 separate doctors care though (OB and pain specialist) and they monitored the baby very close. It was definitely uncomfortable, but do-able. If I had to do it over again, I would have tapered lower, but I didn't know at the time.

Please keep in touch. I know how scary this is first hand. I also know that I have another withdrawal to do this pregnancy with the hydros, but hoping with the low dose and doctor assisted tapering it won't be that bad. I know many others on here will disagree with the doctors and my choice, but I have to listen to my physicians since they are caring for me/my baby. I would also suggest being honest with your OB. You might want to tell her why you were afraid to say anything, etc. I know it helped me TONS knowing I could pick up the phone and let them know how I felt that day. I am rooting for you! Hang in there :)

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