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How To Discontinue Methadone And Xanax Safely During Pregnancy?

I am 24 years old, I recently found out I m pregnant. I haven t been able to get into the doctor as it is New Year s Day. This pregnancy was unplanned. I take 10-20mg of methadone every morning and .5mg of xanax twice daily. What do I do to safely stop taking these medications?
Tue, 9 Jan 2018
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Hi there, I have understood your concern and I will suggest you the best possible treatment options.

First of all do not panic.

It is good to hear that you are interested in enjoying motherhood.
And it's great to know that you are thinking of getting rid of substance abuse.

I will suggest you get proper counseling done at deaddiction centre. You will be guided about withdrawal symptoms and how to tackle them . At the same time, you will be guided how to avoid further indulgence in future.

I will suggest you to opt for a healthy lifestyle changes. Opt for a healthy diet and regular exercise regimen. Include more portions of fruits, vegetables and salads in daily diet. Use of Folic acid and vitamin B 12 supplements regularly is advisable as it helps to prevent various complications during pregnancy and delivery.

Think positive.
Meditate regularly.
Indulge in recreational activities like music, painting or any other art related activity.

May God bless you with a bundle of Joy.
I hope this helps you.
Thanks.
Dr. Purushottam Neurgaonkar

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How To Discontinue Methadone And Xanax Safely During Pregnancy?

Hi there, I have understood your concern and I will suggest you the best possible treatment options. First of all do not panic. It is good to hear that you are interested in enjoying motherhood. And it s great to know that you are thinking of getting rid of substance abuse. I will suggest you get proper counseling done at deaddiction centre. You will be guided about withdrawal symptoms and how to tackle them . At the same time, you will be guided how to avoid further indulgence in future. I will suggest you to opt for a healthy lifestyle changes. Opt for a healthy diet and regular exercise regimen. Include more portions of fruits, vegetables and salads in daily diet. Use of Folic acid and vitamin B 12 supplements regularly is advisable as it helps to prevent various complications during pregnancy and delivery. Think positive. Meditate regularly. Indulge in recreational activities like music, painting or any other art related activity. May God bless you with a bundle of Joy. I hope this helps you. Thanks. Dr. Purushottam Neurgaonkar