Can a woman whose been taking subutex her whole pregnancy breastfeed her baby while taking it?
I did ask my doc and he said he didn’t remember and had to research it. He prescribes it.
I figure it would be passed through to the baby through breastmilk but its also passed to the baby through the whole pregnancy….so I don’t see a difference.
Voting Question: If you mix subutex and suboxone at the exact same time are there any dangers from that?
My question is for someone who takes each one regularly and whom has a tolerance to both, just is worried about taking both together, not one today and the other tomorrow, but like both at the exact same time
The reason that the drugs are not working has nothing to do with the fact that you were on the Subutex, it has to do with the fact that your body had developed a tolerance to high amounts of drugs, therefore that smaller amounts you are given are not going to have much of an effect on your body.
dizzy, my advice to you is to make sure you speak to your doctor, including whomever is doing your surgery and make them away of what you were taking, why you were taking it and what dosages your body had a tolerance to.
By doing this, your doctor can decide what would be the best drug to use for you for after surgery pain relief and how much will need to be used.
However, if you were using the Subutex to beat an addiction, no doctor is going to give you large amounts of opiates and risk starting your addiction all over again. So don’t expect them to give you a high dosage that will relieve all of your pain. They will most likely give you something mild to take at home, once you leave the hospital and recommend other methods to help relieve the pain without large doses of drugs.
Weeks ago I posted a few new ideas—things like a memorial wall for victims of opioid dependence, and a ‘wall of shame’ for doctors who are known for reckless prescribing of opioids. I mentioned these ideas over at SuboxForum as well.
I received good feedback from readers here, and from members there. Sometimes the best feedback is the hardest to hear; I’ll get excited about a certain plan of action, and like anyone, I don’t like it when someone rains on my parade.
One of my addiction docs from years ago was big on ‘sober thinking.’ Back then, it seemed as if anything I came up with that pushed the boundaries was in need of more ‘sober thinking.’ I wondered if ‘sober thinking’ was simply code for ‘I don’t want to say yes to your idea, and maybe that was the case in SOME instances. But I now recognize a part of myself that acts quickly, impulsively, with great optimism, and with little regard for risks. ‘Sober thinking’ is simply letting an idea sit in one’s mind for a few days or even weeks, and keeping a truly open mind to the comments that one receives about the idea.
I won’t spell out who wrote to me, but I’ll thank the people who did—who risked my ire by giving their honest opinions. I mentioned a memorial page; some people pointed out that a memorial on an addiction-related web page may add to the pain and shame felt by family members. As for my ‘doctor wall of shame’, I was reminded that every story has two sides, and it may be more useful to simply provide referenced information that would allow readers to make up their minds without my own coloring of the facts. I want to thank the people who wrote, and let them know that they made a difference—and the site will be better because of their efforts.
Instead of the earlier ideas, I added what I am calling the ‘consequences’ page. The page will contain news stories identified to Google as having ‘drug overdose’ in their tags. The information will be replaced every 24 hours or so. I experimented with a couple different intervals and found that no day went by without a significant amount of news under that tag—a rather compelling statistic!
Click on ‘consequences’ to check it out, and let me know what you think!