Hey everyone. This is an extremely tpuchy subject for me.... I had my first child (unplanned) on methadone. I did npt use any other drugs and took it like it was prescribed. She was born with no withdrawals at all. However at 3 months old she developed congenital nystagmus(a eye disorder that makes the eyes shake horizontally back and forth). She is now 3 years old still has it and i am pregnant with my second child this time i was taking birth control so I was not thinking or hoping to get pregnant on this ever again. I also have done so much better on methadone than I was when ive been off of it. Well ive been looking more and more into babies born on methadone to see if there has ever been a connection. Tonight I found a very disturbing article that said they did a study linking nystagmus to methadone maintainance. Least to say I have been bawling uncomtrollably. Has any other moms had their kids on methadone and besides NAS have the had any other developmental problems?? Please put my mind at ease because I feel like dying right now.
Thank you for all your responses. This was very hard for me to write. Please so not judge as I am already being extremely hard on myself and will never forgive myself as it is.