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by Helen518
Wed Nov 07, 2012 4:12 pm
Forum: Special Populations: Pediatric, Pregnancy, Secondary, etc.
Topic: Pregnant and Miserable - Back to Methadone??
Replies: 66
Views: 27717

Re: Pregnant and Miserable - Back to Methadone??

I don't think I ever posted my outcome. My twin girls were born on August 17, 2011. Baby A was 6 pounds 5 oz and baby B was 4 pounds 7 oz. They were born by planned c section at 38 weeks 0 days. Baby B had restricted growth and was monitored for the last 6-8 weeks frequently via ultrasound. She was ...
by Helen518
Fri Apr 08, 2011 6:25 pm
Forum: Special Populations: Pediatric, Pregnancy, Secondary, etc.
Topic: Pregnant and Miserable - Back to Methadone??
Replies: 66
Views: 27717

Congratulations!! So glad to hear this!! I feel reassured and optimistic about my and my babies futures . .. !
by Helen518
Mon Apr 04, 2011 1:28 pm
Forum: Special Populations: Pediatric, Pregnancy, Secondary, etc.
Topic: Pregnant and Miserable - Back to Methadone??
Replies: 66
Views: 27717

Good luck Tomorrow, Julie!
by Helen518
Sun Mar 27, 2011 5:11 pm
Forum: Special Populations: Pediatric, Pregnancy, Secondary, etc.
Topic: Pregnant and Miserable - Back to Methadone??
Replies: 66
Views: 27717

Yes, I for one am reallly grateful you have shared your experience! It has helped me know what questions to ask and how to prepare! I am at 17 weeks with twins now, on 15 mg methadone daily, same as before the pregnancy, and so far so good - only one bad RLS episode yesterday due to me forgetting a ...
by Helen518
Fri Jan 07, 2011 6:28 pm
Forum: Special Populations: Pediatric, Pregnancy, Secondary, etc.
Topic: Pregnant and Miserable - Back to Methadone??
Replies: 66
Views: 27717

Good luck! I heard of another gal who took requip thru her whole pregnancy and the baby was fine. I can't take requip or mirapex for more than 3 days in a row or I get augmentation. ONce in a while when my involuntary movements got really bad I would take a mirapex but it started to make me puke aga...
by Helen518
Mon Jan 03, 2011 3:37 pm
Forum: Special Populations: Pediatric, Pregnancy, Secondary, etc.
Topic: Pregnant and Miserable - Back to Methadone??
Replies: 66
Views: 27717

Thanks. I definitely am not going to taper any time soon if at all . . . I put a call in to my neuro to find out if he knows anything. I called the perinatologists office and they had not heard of the parents being investigated when babies are born to methadone patients. She thought it would be a si...
by Helen518
Mon Jan 03, 2011 2:55 pm
Forum: Special Populations: Pediatric, Pregnancy, Secondary, etc.
Topic: Pregnant and Miserable - Back to Methadone??
Replies: 66
Views: 27717

In nearly same boat as you . . .

I am taking methadone 15 mg a day (5 mg 3 times a day) and am pregnant with twins. It is early days - I am only 5 weeks (I had IVF and that is why I know it is twins already - I had an ultrasound on 12/31.) I did not know that all parents who deliver babies with opiods in their system are investigat...
by Helen518
Wed Jul 07, 2010 6:30 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Anyone been told u spend 2 much time talk about your health?
Replies: 30
Views: 2746

I started this thread and posted that awful story about my father in law saying that there's no point asking me how I am cuz it's never good. My first feeling up on reading it this morning was that I have come a long way and improved quite a bit. I asked my DH if he agreed. He turned it into a joke ...
by Helen518
Fri Nov 20, 2009 8:47 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: methadone and prozac
Replies: 6
Views: 626

ADD meds for depression/anxiety?

My neuro got back to me and said that there should be no bad effect of prozac, though it will likely aggravate my legs. What about ritalin or something like that? I've been told over the years multiple times that my attention problems are due to preoccupation and anxiety not ADHD, but can ritalin he...
by Helen518
Fri Nov 20, 2009 7:07 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: methadone and prozac
Replies: 6
Views: 626

Thanks for your concern, Zach. Scatterbrained-ness and carelessness has been a lifelong problem for me, back as far as age 8. It gets much worse when I am under stress. ANxiety/depression started to be aproblem around age 11, I think. Since age 22, I've been on and off antidpressants. When I am on t...
by Helen518
Fri Nov 20, 2009 2:47 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: methadone and prozac
Replies: 6
Views: 626

methadone and prozac

Hi All, Long time since I've logged in. I'm really falling apart and missing my antidpressant (14 months since I've been off it). I take 15 mg of methadone a day. My Psych is suggesting 20 mg prozac per day. however, I read that methadone and prozac may not be a good combination. I have a call in to...
by Helen518
Wed Jun 17, 2009 1:27 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Has anyone given up day-time meds?/opiates/sleepiness
Replies: 20
Views: 1739

I am going to pretend it is a business trip--I've done tons of those. The only problem is that I need someone else to drive me there because I can't be trusted on the road for more than an hour at a time (the drive is 1.5 hours if the traffic is good). If I was in bumper to bumper traffic for more t...
by Helen518
Tue Jun 16, 2009 1:03 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Anyone been told u spend 2 much time talk about your health?
Replies: 30
Views: 2746

Johnny, I am so sorry to hear that. It must feel awful. If people only understood how awful it feels. My Psychiatrist has experienced it a few times and so it very empathetic. My husband, initially, could not understand how it could cause so much discomfort. He gets it now, but only to a degree. I a...
by Helen518
Tue Jun 16, 2009 12:51 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Has anyone given up day-time meds?/opiates/sleepiness
Replies: 20
Views: 1739

Thanks, Ann. I chose Klonopin because I thought I'd be more likely to sleep thru the night. But I do have about seven 0.5mg lorazepams I could try those. I read something this morning that disturbed me. A study that concluded that folks with central sleep apnea due to opiates are not recommended to ...
by Helen518
Mon Jun 15, 2009 6:25 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Anyone been told u spend 2 much time talk about your health?
Replies: 30
Views: 2746

Thanks for all the tips and insights, everyone. I am so glad that this was a topic others were thinking about. I made a conscious effort this weekend to have the health conversations in my head instead of with others! That seemed to help. WHen my FIL asked me how I was doing on Sunday morning I said...

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