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Feeling guilty-updated!

for taking doctor prescribed pain reliever. I'm sure it's worse then tylenol too. Wth my first pregnancy I was so healthy and active and no issues. I never took anything.

As for this pregnancy, I had horrible m/s ..had the flu and now I have buritis of the hip and sciatica. I really cannot walk and am in so much pain that I cry alot. I finally went to the doctor and he gave me some anti inflammatory and some pain relievers. I really hate to take them but I am desperate. It gets so painful to walk anywhere and aches all night.

I really hope this baby is healthy when he comes out... I feel so bad, but I have to be able to walk too. ughhhh!

So I talked to a couple family members and they said not to take the pain killers. So then I felt really bad! Luckily, I had only taken one and it didn't even make me feel better so I decided they wern't worth it. It also made me so weak that I fell on the bathroom floor and made it worse!
I might try some other remedies until the steriod kicks in. Like a massage and rest.
Thanks for all your help. I don't think anyone that's not pregnant understand. I have realized that I can't do alot right now until I figure out what's going on, but I just want to go baby shopping and alot of getting ready for his arrival so it's frustrating! My DF thinks I have gone nuts because I cry all the time. Love these hormones!

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Don't beat yourself up. The best thing you can do is take care of yourself. The doc would not have prescribed you the medication if it were unsafe for the baby. I say relax and try to feel better.

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Baby needs a healthy mama! Just take care of yourself.

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Take care of yourself! I have allergy induced asthma.. sometimes I need to take an inhaler. It is a class C with some possible side effects.. but my OB said "If mommy can't breathe, baby can't breathe." If your doctor thinks you need the pain killer, by all means, take it!

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I'm so sorry you're in pain. As the other mamas said, the Dr wouldn't prescribe them if they were known to be harmful. You have to take care of yourself.

Sciatica can sometimes be helped by pregnancy massage, have you asked your MD, OB or Chiropractor about that? Ice on your hips (for the bursitis) or on your buttocks (for the sciatica) can help reduce some inflammation too (no longer than 20 min at a time though.)

Hope you feel better! Smile

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Back pain is NO fun! Well, any pain is no fun. You're better off feeling healhty than in pain. If you're really worried about it, ask the pharmasist. I've found that dr.'s do make mistakes - OFTEN and the meds are what the pharmasist specializes in. Abby's pediatrician screwed up the dosage on the Xopenex Rx. The pharmacy saw it, but since I'm a pro at that stuff I knew it was WAY wrong as well. If both Dr. and pharmacy say it's OK, then I'd trust it and use it when you need it.

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Hope you get some relief. I have horrible migraines during the 1st trimester. They gave me a narcotic which is a class C. I took it when I need it otherwise I could not function.

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I've been sick with this LO too! I've been subscribed antibiotics 3 times already and not to mention the m/s plus a stomach bug! Our LO's are very tough. My nurse said that they still get all the good stuff and we have to suffer! I'm sure ours are just fine! I hope you feel better soon!

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I second everyone else

The best thing for your baby is a happy, healthy mother who is active and moving about. Because you are in pain, you are under a lot of stress. If the medication helps ease that stress, it will benefit you and the baby. I also agree that a doctor wouldn't recommend a dangerous medication.

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I have fibromyalgia and had to take ultram during my first pregnancy. It's a category C, but I just couldn't function. I took the smallest amount I needed to function and then supplemented with tylenol and hot showers. I tried other "safer" drugs, but ultimately couldn't find anything else that would work.
Luckily now I'm a SAHM and I can rest plenty and if I have a bad day I can sit on the couch and do a minimal amount so I can do without medication.
It sucks to have to take something and worry about what it could do. I used to say if I was in that much pain, it couldn't be good for the baby though.
I hope you can get some relief. Smile

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I also hope you find relief and do what's best for you. I am also in severe pain as my pubic bone has separated in the front (came apart during last trimester with my last pregnancy). Each day that goes by the more pain I am in, feels like a knife in my pubic bone everytime I move. My doctor keeps telling me to take advil/tylenol but I'm not taking anything as I am able to rest a lot and take it easy. Fortunately I'm still able to sleep and not be in pain as long as I'm still. Take it easy!!

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I hope you feel better soon! I see a chiro for sciatica while I'm pg, for me it really helps. Maybe you could try that?

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You have to do what is right for you. When I was pregnant with Robbie I was on narcotic pain meds for 12 weeks. I had pregnancy induced gall stones and Robbie's feet were at my gall bladder - not fun at all. Of those 12 weeks - 5 were admitted into anti-natal ward. Robbie was perfectly healthy and was only in the NICU due to jaundice - he was born at 36w1d. He had no withdrawl - which I was so happy for.

Not anything I wanted to do but had to do. It was a hard choice but I talked with neonatologists/OBs/nurses before going ahead. I wish I didn't have to take the meds but the other option was surgery which could have meant a loss of the pregnancy.

Robbie is 6 in 24 days, a smart/healthy/typical boy.