I had spinal surgery in August 2009 for a herniated disk in my neck. Since becoming pregnant, the pain in my neck (no pun intended. lol.) has gotten increasingly worse. It causes pain all the way down my spine an has also triggered my migraines with a vengeance.
I went back to my orthopedist, the same dr. that performed my previous surgery, and he found that the disk below the one that I had surgery to fix is now herniated. Well, that explains the pain, but I refuse to have that surgery ever again, much less now that I am 17 weeks pregnant.
He prescribed me Percocet and told me to take 5 mg. twice a day. He said that it was totally safe at this point in pregnancy. That REALLY surprised me and obviously worries me. I did some research and everything that I have found confirms what he said. I am still not convinced.
Has anyone else been prescribed or taken pain medicine while pregnant? If not, what would you do?
Asked by Anonymous at 11:40 AM on Nov. 16, 2009 in Pregnancy
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