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I have been in your position and I know how you feel, however I am going to repeat what my Dr., whom I get suboxone from, told me just last week. Then you will have the information to make a educated decision. It is illegal to prescribe suboxone to anyone who is pregnant. The program that I have been in for over a year, caught alot of heat, when one of the patients who had been taking suboxone, was found out to be pregnant. I understand that you are worried about the withdrawal affecting the fetus, but if you are getting through 28 days of the month without taking anything, I doubt you would withdrawal if you stopped taking those 2 suboxone. Your body starts going into withdrawals once the medicine has left your system, if I skip a day of my suboxone- I can tell the next day by how my body reacts. If you are really taking 2 a month, you would be going weeks at a time without taking anything. Your body would have already adjusted to not having the suboxone in your system. Your just starting the cycle over again when u take one. This seems like an odd amount to be taking and feeling like you really need them. However, I'm not gonna judge your situation. I do know from doing research, that their are other medicine options for people who are addicted and pregnant. I read online that some addicts are prescribed methadone when they are pregnant, instead of suboxone. Im not sure how accurate that statement is, but if you really need something you could google it and see what others have been prescribed. Regardless once ur due date approaches, I am sure that most Dr.s lower ur dose and try to wean you off any medicine at all, otherwise your baby will be born addicted to meds as well. It will be in your babys system when they are born, and they will have withdrawals once they are not in your womb anymore, and not getting their dose of medicine through you. I would consider all of this and decide what option works for you, if your worried now, your concern will only get worse, the further along you get. Guilt is a hard thing to live with.
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