I have been taking oxycodone 5mg 3-4 times per day since before my 5 month old was born for a severe injury. I have decided to stop taking this crap and look for an alternative.
I breastfeed my son. I have been told by all the doctors that it is such a low dose that it won't have any affect on him. They say I don't need to worry about withdrawals.
I swear he is experiencing some. Today is day 2. He is very sleepy, watery eyes, sneezing, cranky. It could just be a cold, but it is a big coincedence considering last time I stopped for a few days the same thing happened.
I am very worried and kicking myself for listening to the doctors. They kept saying when I was pregnant that it was fine. The risk of neonatal withdrawal was low at such a low dose... and that if he had any withdrawal at all it would be hardly anything. The pedi and my doctor have been insisting only a little goes into the breastmilk... what should I do?
Asked by Anonymous at 8:55 PM on Mar. 22, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)
Answer by Anonymous at 8:57 PM on Mar. 22, 2009
Answer by gdiamante at 9:03 PM on Mar. 22, 2009
Those symptoms sound like cold or allergy symptoms more than withdrawal symptoms. Google withdrawal symptoms in infants and see what you get. I just can't imagine sneezing or watery eyes being one of them. My son has had allergies since he was a baby...this time of year, his eyes are red and watery 24/7 (even with his meds). I'd check into that. Good luck. I'm sure everything will be fine.
Answer by momjoy1027 at 9:11 PM on Mar. 22, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 9:25 PM on Mar. 22, 2009
Answer by ShadesofGrey at 11:09 PM on Mar. 22, 2009
Answer by casper4991 at 9:02 PM on Mar. 23, 2009
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