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Meth use while pregnant warning

Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/5315924.stm

new research links meth use during pregnancy to under-weight new borns.

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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    ...goes without saying really doesnt it
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Lol, really. Why spend millions reasearching something that should be common sense in the first place?
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    So what drug is ok during pregnancy?
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    So what drug is ok during pregnancy?

    Paracetamol :p
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Tweety wrote:
    Paracetamol :p
    Just wait, they'll figure out that it actually causes problems in liver development or something!
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Although the research is pointless, the message is pretty accurate...though mega-obvious! I mean come on, if you are a full fledged drug addict and woman, getting pregnant when you might keep taking drugs is not a good idea is it.
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    SkiveSkive Posts: 15,287 Skive's The Limit
    So what drug is ok during pregnancy?

    Thalidomide
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Skive wrote:
    Thalidomide

    :lol: :thumb:
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Bullseye wrote:
    Although the research is pointless, the message is pretty accurate...though mega-obvious! I mean come on, if you are a full fledged drug addict and woman, getting pregnant when you might keep taking drugs is not a good idea is it.


    Yeah right, but it's not that easy to just stop is it...:chin:
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    JadedJaded Posts: 2,682 Boards Guru
    Originally Posted by Skive
    Thalidomide

    Charming Skive. Did you know they are using it to treat multiple myeloma, a form of bone marrow cancer, as well as now investigating it for use in treating HIV-related symptoms by reducing inflammation (blocking TNF), prostate cancer, glioblastoma, lymphoma, and Crohn's disease? Wikipedia knows all...
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Yeah right, but it's not that easy to just stop is it...:chin:

    Well Duh!
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    SkiveSkive Posts: 15,287 Skive's The Limit
    LadyJade wrote:
    Charming Skive.

    :lol:
    LadyJade wrote:
    Did you know they are using it to treat multiple myeloma, a form of bone marrow cancer, as well as now investigating it for use in treating HIV-related symptoms by reducing inflammation (blocking TNF), prostate cancer, glioblastoma, lymphoma, and Crohn's disease? Wikipedia knows all...

    Actually I did recently see something recently on TV about it being a reinvented wonder drug, and it's new use for HIV and Cancer, though people seemed hesitant because of it's history.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    So what drug is ok during pregnancy?

    LSD, probably, though of course it could warp the mind of the baby.

    And ketamine doesnt seem to harm the baby either, but again you're taking a risk.
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    JadedJaded Posts: 2,682 Boards Guru
    Although LSD is derived from ergot alkaloids, which is known to cause uterine contractions.

    General rule of thumb is to say that there is no conclusive proof that any illegal drugs are not going to damage the foetus, so its a big risk for a pregnant woman to take.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    LadyJade wrote:
    Although LSD is derived from ergot alkaloids, which is known to cause uterine contractions

    Yes, but its in such tiny amounts its almost impossible for it to do any physical damage.

    However, you are totally right, I wouldnt by any means say that illegal drug use is safe, let alone safe for a pregnant woman.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    if u need telling that drugs are bad for you whilst preggas (never mind when u aint!) then u dont deserve to be a mum IMO :)
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    budda wrote:
    LSD, probably, though of course it could warp the mind of the baby.

    And ketamine doesnt seem to harm the baby either, but again you're taking a risk.
    LSD IS apparently one of the safer ones although its hard to say because most people who take acid in pregnancy are likely to have taken other stuff too.
    The worst by far of the illegals is cocaine. huge risk of foetal defects, mscarriage, stillbirth etc.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    LSD IS apparently one of the safer ones although its hard to say because most people who take acid in pregnancy are likely to have taken other stuff too.
    The worst by far of the illegals is cocaine. huge risk of foetal defects, mscarriage, stillbirth etc.

    Yes and no. Much was made of 'crack babies' and cocaine is certainly not good for the baby, but to say its much worse than the others isnt right. Its the whole package, its not just the cocaine, but the diet and lifestyle of a full on crack user which causes the problems. If the mother was a heavy meth user the effect would be quite similar.
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