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Pain Pills You Can Take While Pregnant
What are the chances of getting pregnant if a guy doesn't even "finish"? He takes a lot of pain pills and im not sure if that has something to do with
Pulling out: The pullout method has an extremely high failure rate. If you continue with this method you will most likely get pregnant eventually. Consider starting birth control. You also mentions that your boyfriend may have a problem with pain pill addiction. Think about if this is the right time to have a baby with this man. Encourage him to get help. ...Read more
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
What other pain pills I can take besides tylenol (acetaminophen) if I don't have any? I'm pregnant
Depends: Tylenol (acetaminophen) is generally safe. Certain anti-inflammatory medications such as Ibuprofen can be used early in the pregnancy but whether such a medication can be used by you specifically depends on 1. How far along you are, 2. Your underlying medical conditions (blood pressure, etc.), 3. Other medications that you might be taking. The cardinal rule for medications during pregnancy is ask your ob. ...Read more
Opioids to fetus: There are definite risks before 12-13 weeks. However after this time frame the real risk is creating an opioid dependent baby who after birth will have a serious risk of withdrawal if the opioid that was used during the pregnancy is not received. Withdrawal can be quite a risky situation for a newborn. ...Read more
Infertility & meds: If you are planning a pregnancy, and use high doses of narcotics for pain, it's best to talk to your pain management doctor about weaning off the medication before you try for pregnancy. Being on the medications shouldn't make it harder for you to get pregnant, but they can make a pregnancy more complicated and can cause problems for your baby. Talk to your ob-gyn for more information as well. ...Read more
I was in 2 major car accidents, I've been taking pain pills my entire pregnancy. I'm 35 weeks, if I quit now will my baby be addicted?
If you quit now: You may go into premature labor and your baby may go through withdrawal in utero however if you continue as at present the baby may have neonatal abstinence syndrome at birth it's a catch 22 you should find a board certified addictionologist in ABAM to help slowly wean your meds and get the best result ...Read more
Went to dr. They said I have a terminal pregnancy but they gave me pain pills and sent me home but the blood clots keep gettin bigger should I go back?
Hemorrhaging?: If you are hemorrhaging you may need medical intervention. ...Read more
Talk to your doctor: It depends on the type of medication and how many and how often you are taking them. Stopping cold turkey is likely not dangerous in itself, but can be stressful, which is not good for pregnancy. You should talk to your doctor about the best way to safely wean off pills. ...Read more
18 wks pregnant with constant Left lower back pain. Goes away while sleeping but reoccurs during the day. No pain pills, don't want to become dependent?
Tylenol if safe.: You won't become dependent on it, but you should visit your doctor to determine the cause of your pain. That it's worse when you're active during the day hints at a musculoskeletal cause; once any other possibilities like infection or pregnancy issues are ruled out, you could also try massage, acupuncture/acupressure, ice, heat, or specific stretching exercises. Good luck! ...Read more
Robs in pain pills: Yes they can be taken together. Keep in mind that the side effects of both can be more pronounced. Make you do also drink, drive or operate machinery. ...Read more
Alternate: Every 4-6 hours for acute pain up to 2 weeks. ...Read more
What are ways to help with pain associated with endometriosis? I take seasonque & it helps a little. What are other ways besides taking pain pills?
You may need surgery: To remove the endometriosis, the newest method is remover of the visceral peritoneum by the robot or at the least cauterization or laser of the endometriosis and also you can get on depo-lupron to help shrink the endo, but u can only stay on this med for 6-12 months at the most, please make an appt to see your gyn, if u take pills u need to take them continuously and have no periods. ...Read more
I am addicted to pain pills and I want to know how long it takes for my body to start to feel normal again?
Since I've been on pain pills for years and will be the rest of my life. Why does it matter if I'm addicted? I have to take them anyway.
Need education: You are confusing some things. Addiction is a behavior that can result in a destructive lifestyle. Addiction will result in craving the medications and overuse of medications despite prescription guidelines and physician recommendations. Taking a medication everyday for a medical condition in not an addiction. It does matter if addiction sets in. This will ultimately end up with a bad ending. ...Read more
If a recovering addict with 4 years clean has surgery & has to take pain pills, how does she do it without getting re-addicted? I can't take the pain!
Avoid narcotics: This requires a frank conversation with your sponsor and your doc. There are some great non-narcotic pain relievers that you can use. Unfortunately, your history of opioid abuse has likely decreased your pain tolerance. You might have to endure a little more post-op pain than someone who can take opioids. In the end, you need to maintain your sobriety. Call your sponsor and then call your doc. ...Read more
Yes I have been having constipation due to the opium pain pills I have to take for my pain! Can you recommend a good medication I can take daily! Thx?
OIC: Opioids block the bowl opioid receptors. Hence most of the standard medications really do not work well. Certainly you can try them. The best is a specific bowel opioid antagonist called MOVANTIK 25mg per day. This works well and does not cross the blood brain barrier so the pain relief will still be there. Another one is an injectable called Relistor (methylnaltrexone) which works the same way. ...Read more
Want to take pain pill even if not in pain. Pills don't do too much for the pain anymore. Recently have just want to take them just to take them. Help?
It may surprise you that you are exhibiting addictive behaviors. It may be time to stop and if you cannot stop it is time to get into someplace to help you both detox and to learn why this happened to you.
There are drug detox options for you in new hampshire. Your physician may also have some recommendations for you to safely stop this behavior. ...Read more
Rather than taking pain medication for an extended period of time, it may be in your best interest to eliminate processed foods as much as possible and get 90% of your caloric intake from foods high in nutrients.
Tmd is often a symptom of sleep apnea, so an evaluation by your physician for this malady may also be helpful. ...Read more
Could the amount of pain pills I take affect how the anesthetics will work for me during back surgery?
I need a rootcanal, my face swelled, the ER said its ok to take all pain pills together, I have been. Today I threw them up. Why?
Side effects: Some of the pills are causing bad effects. Probably the one that has codeine. Speak with your doctor to change the meds. Make sure you eat well and are hydrated. ...Read more
It depends...: Sleeping pills and many (but not all) pain pills have the potential to cause sedation, wooziness and unsteadiness, among other things. Taking them together can magnify these effects. So while it is sometimes necessary to take both, try to limit how much and how often you do this. Check with your doctor to find out if the particular medications you have can cause these effects. ...Read more
Why do you want that: It is not ok, and why you want to take it. ...Read more
What will happen if you take hydrocodone and oxycodone together? What will happen if you take these 2 pain pills at the same time?
Not a good idea: Mixing these medications can have unpredictable effects. F you take both, you may increase the likelihood of side effects. The most serious side effect of these opiate narcotic pain medications is slowing or stopping of breathing (respiratory depression) which could cause death. Better to stick with one medication and adjust the amount you take to achieve pain relief as directed by your physician. ...Read more
When I get sad or lonely I feel the only option in the moment. Is to get high on pain pills or take an adderal. My sadness happens more at night?
The Disease: Addiction is really a brain disease and is not really about the substances that are used to get high; the substances that are used to escape; the substances that are used to feel better. The problem with the disease is that it is progressive leading one to more and more isolation and even death. There is hope. There really is a solution. Please reach out to ask for help from your family doctor. ...Read more