I've got prescription co-codamol tablets from pre-pregnancy which I've not been taking even though in pain because the midwife told me not to, but a doctor I then saw because of suspected hypertension (which fortunately I don't have) said they give codeine to people on the ante-natal clinic "like smarties". From reading various threads on here and elsewhere it seems that the second trimester is the safest time to take codeine if you have to.
I hope you feel better soon! I don't know much about degenerating fibroids but it looks like as long as you get plenty of rest while the pain is bad, it shouldn't last for more than a few days?
I got some prescribed as well when I had my last (painful) sinus infection and the GP said it's perfectly safe as long as I take it strictly according to instructions - I only ended up taking 4 tablets over 4 days when the headache was unbearable but if you need to just take them. It's true - the 2nd trimester is the safest time to take them, my MW said you have to be careful in the 3rd trimester and also not to take them for a prolonged period which, I am sure you won;t be doing. Hope you feel better! xxxx
I took dihydrocodeine during the last 4 months of my pregnancy with my DS1. My DS1 was/is fine.
Midwife in hospital the day before my c-section did ask how often I was taking the pills as she said that if I'd been taking them at maximum dosage that my DS could be born addicted to them. But no doctor had said this to me. . She did say he would be fine just maybe a bit jittery and unsettled for a few days.
Thankfully I had only been taking them, when I HAD to.
In my last pg I had co-codamol at 20 weeks when I had sinusitis and codeine in the last couple of months to suppress the cough from a chest infection. DS is now 4 and it doesn't seem to have damaged him.
I am 36 weeks and have been prescribed Codeine by my Obs for SPD. I have been taking for about the last 10 weeks and am on 60/500 cocodamol 4 times a day. I raised the same concerns with my obs and GP and both said 'it is fine'. My community midwife has also reassured me.
Some days, if I am not feeling too bad I take half doses, or try and skip the pills in the middle of the day, but I often find that if I don't take it I can barely stand OR sit OR lie down!
thank you for your response. it is really reassuring for me that it seems it does not have a lasting effect on children. I minimalised the dose to the essential one, so this calmed me down too. However, to be honest I am terrified that I may need a max dose in the future, as fibroids tend to die hard / slowly. Once again, thank you.