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PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2014 8:35 pm 
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WOW where do I start?! Well first off like i said, I am 33 weeks pregnant & I am prescribed 2-3 8mg a day by a legit doctor in WV. I will deliver my first child in a hospital in VA around April 3rd :D I am VERY VERY nervous that since i am on such a high dose my child will for sure experience NAS. Also, my family doesn't know, including the child's father, & I just know CPS will get involved. Which I believe is kind of wrong since I am trying to do what is best for my child. & I am not doing anything illegal. OMG are my parents & everyone going to be SO very disappointed & PISSED! UGHH! I hate it....but my daughter is more important than them & their opinions. Maybe I should tell them? It is just that they are very christian & very judge like and my stepmother is very "holier than thou" & gossips like no tomorrow! The world will know about me in a matter of minutes! (opinions on telling them?) Anyhow, I HAVE to taper back! Which is going to be really very hard. I was taking 2 8mg tablets a day & recently I have really felt like i needed to do more....so i now take 3 a day & every so often i will just do 2. Anyway, I am very happy to find this forum because it is great to know that i am not alone, & just to see others stories helps to keep me strong. I have an appt with my addiction specialist on Tuesday, the 18th. We are going to talk about me tapering down. I almost wish she could be there with me when I give birth. She is so amazing & so smart & confident in my abilities & her own! I suppose I have all the common fears, just as most women do! But I am SURE that there is no way you can take a drug everyday while pregnant & expect your baby to come into the world experiencing no symptoms of w/d. I just do not see how that could be. So I will pray & hope for the best, but I know in my heart I had better try & prepare myself for the worst. I will ABSOLUTELY update this forum after I deliver...I want to make as many ppl aware of this as possible. Otherwise, I eat as healthy as possible, & I also double up on vitamins & STAY very active! ...I do need to drink more water though...that is VERY important! I want to try to make her chances the BEST that I can! Thanks for reading & please share any comments or advice! Good luck to all! Much Love!


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2014 10:32 pm 
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Be sure to read up on other's opinions on the forum. You will also find many articles about buprenorphine and pregnancy at my blog, SuboxoneTalkZone. For BOTH, check out the site, http://www.suboxsearch.com. You can search EITHER the forum or blog, on any topic. In this case, enter 'pregnancy' for my blog, and you will get a bunch of my posts.... or do the same for the forum, and read about the experiences of many other people.

I would be surprised, and pissed, if CPS was involved. They are notified, at times, when people are using buprenorphine 'from the street'.... but there is NO WAY that you should be reported to them for taking the proper medication. Likewise, you deserve privacy. If I was in your shoes, I would ask for a meeting with one of the hospital VPs, or perhaps with the person in charge of quality assurance; I would let that person know, directly, that you expect your privacy rights to be honored, or you will be finding an attorney. I know that with addiction, everyone is afraid that they have done something wrong.... but from the legal standpoint, addiction is a disease, like other diseases---- and you have certain protections, including the right to privacy of your health information. I keep hoping SOMEONE will sue the jerks who don't get it.

Good luck!


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Wow. Thank you so much for the advice! I have been wanting to speak with someone at the hospital but until now I was unsure of whom I should try & contact! So thanks so much for that! You had better believe that if they try to pull some stupid shit with me that I am not the type to shut my mouth & take it!! My doctor also empowers me to take a stance as well! & you are very right, perscribed or not...there is a lot of false guilt involved & feelings of being ashamed. Maybe if more people were a little more knowledgeable & open minded to what were trying to accomplish in our lives a lot of us would not feel this way. Like we need to hide our achievements & milestones that we have made. I would love to let my family know!!! My mother will know before i deliver because i want her to have my back & know the situation...i just hope she does have my back!! Anyhow, thanks so much again! & I will keep everyone updated on the progress I make before delivery & afterwards! (I plan on quitting totally within my 6 weeks of maternity leave) :mrgreen: thanks & Much love! This forum is amazing & I will for sure check out the others!!!


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Thursday & Friday I did 2. Saturday I did only 1 all day & then Sunday I felt a little rough so I did 2. Today I have done 1. I have been very tired today...I have my appt tomorrow with my doctor but it will probably be postponed due to snow. :-( anyways...just getting lots of rest & treating myself well. I really want to at least be down to 8mg or less by delivery! I think I will feel more confident in myself if I meet this goal. But I am very in tuned with my body & knowing what I need & what I can & cannot do!!! I will also speak with my doctor about this soon :-) best of luck to everyone!!!


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I woke up at 3:30am with REALLY BAD contractions or braxton hicks. It was terrible. But I knew what was going on so I didnt freak out. Saw my doctor...she was amazing as usual. Made sure there wasn't a lot of protein in my urine. She is sending the results to my Obgyn...they work together. Im going to keep my dose low. Only do 1 for awhile & see how that goes. Maybe if I stay at one for awhile I can then drop a little lower than that!! She sees no issues arising with me tapering down my dose....she really supports me doing this!! Which is amazing! I had a veryy rough morning but now with the support I have gotten I feel much much better! She also thinks I should go to the hospital & make myself & my situation known! She also made it very clear to contact her if anything was unusual & let her know if I jeed her to directly contact my obgyn :-) shes awesome! Going to the hospital is my next step! For sure! Thanks & Good luck!!!! <3


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I think the best thing to do is work out a plan with your addictionologist. It's hard to do a quick taper during pregnancy because your baby will feel the negative impacts as well. It wasn't hard for me to taper from 16 to 8. 8-4 was some emotional issues. So I wouldn't recommend an expecting mother to jump from 8-4. If I were you, I would make a plan with the dr. Keep in mind you can breast feed and taper with your baby with minimal side effects. And like the dr said, you have your right to privacy. Call ahead and speak to the supervisor so that no one is given out your medical information. Have the nurse to make a note on your chart to only talk about this subject when you are alone. Make sure she gives this info to the next nurse coming on duty. It's ok to exercise YOUR right for privacy. Anyone who breeches the HIPPA privacy law should be terminated. Good luck!!!


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