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PostPosted: Mon Jul 08, 2013 12:02 am 
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I was wondering for those who have given birth and stayed on sub, when did you take your next dose after the epidural? And did you breastfeed? I plan to and im down to 1-2mg a day but I wondered if I can take a dose the day after baby is born?


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2013 11:58 am 
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Well if anyone who stayed on the sub can tell me when they were allowed to take their next dose after the epidural and delivery?? My doctor doesn't really have the answer clearly to this question. I was put on suboxone 3 yrs ago after being switched from methadone (my drug of choice), when I found out I was preg I got in at 12 weeks with an ob that prescribes subutex, he has slowly tapered me down from 16mgs a day to 1-2 mg a day. I am so worried about the baby being born sick and all the NICU stories are so heartbreaking. I am planning on staying on the sub after baby's born but I didn't know if the meds in the epidural could cause problems for me taking my sub. Do I have to wait a certain number of hours after the epidural. If anyone can help I really appreciate it!! Thank you!


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2013 3:28 pm 
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Hi babyrob2013,

Sorry you haven't had a response back from some members who have been in your situation. They are here, just not right now. It is a working day you know so give us some time.

Do you know what was in the epidural? Not that it matters much. The usual advice of switching back to Suboxone after being on pain medication is, if you had some Norco or lower strength Oxycodone the night before, try to wait until noon to re-induce back onto Suboxone. You don't normally need to wait for the onset of withdrawals like you did the first time inducing on Sub. That is, unless you've been on pain medication for a long time, which I don't think is the case with you. The longer you can wait, the better. I was on Lortab 10's for two weeks after a surgery and had no problem inducing back the way I explained.

Also, you know the baby will get Suboxone through you breast feeding, right? Your baby receives whatever medications you are on, albeit a smaller dose of course. So yes, he will be physically addicted to your Sub. The good news is, you are on a nice low dose. If I were you, I'd taper as low as you can stand it.

The best advice I can give is to tell you to go see your Suboxone doctor and discuss the breastfeeding thing and see what he says. I'm just a guy who has been reading posts for several years. I am no expert.

One more thing. I am going to delete your other thread that is asking the same thing. One thread is enough. Please be patient and other women will post back to you.

Congratulations on having your baby!

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 01, 2013 1:40 pm 
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I was given Demerol after my c-section. About 18 hours later the doctor stopped the Demerol and told me to start on my Subutex again so I did. I didn't have any problems switching back to it, besides being in a lot of pain. My baby is in NICU suffering through withdrawals now. I thought I would be allowed to breastfeed but they said no.


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