Post # 1
I am so lost. I hope someone will be able to respond or help. My miscarriage is not passing. I also don’t know why it’s not working …..anyone here not passing despite several doses of medication? Here’s kind of a background of what’s going on… I was at 4 weeks. Doctor prescribed 800mcg misoprostol buccally 4 hrs later same (but I took vaginally because nothing happened with the buccal other than cramps) the second does, TEN hours later, intense cramping a few clots passed. Spotted. Nothing. Went back to doctor. Everything still intact except for the yolk sac Gave me 1200mcg to take again buccally or vaginally, 24 hrs apart. Took the first vaginally last night. Intense cramping about 7/10 for hours. One drop of blood. Stupid, I called the doctor they said buccal was faster into my system. Took the next dose bucally this morning. That was three hours ago and I have chills and a headache. After FOUR doses of this stuff, I am thinking my body is just immune to it. I have an intensely sensitive cervix (passed out during both iud insertions with misoprostol!) in the past. In Canada they don’t fully put you out for a D&C it’s called twilight sedation. Has anyone had this?? Especially with a sensitive cervix? Experiences? I am terrified for the pain and my future fertility. What about delayed reactions to the medications? The doctor said she’d seen delayed reactions of days or weeks.
Post # 2
calgaryweddingphotographer1: I am sorry you are going through this. It must be very frustrating for you during this difficult time.
Here is some information about the use of Misoprostol:
You will see that it is not 100 % effective and that it can take up to 4 weeks to be effective.
If you have to have a D&C, you could ask the OB for a general anaesthetic. If that is not possible, you could request that they give you some midazolam (a relative of valium) with a side effect of giving you amnesia, so even if you do have some discomfort during the D&C, you won’t remember it.
Hoping things go well for you.
Post # 3
At this point, I think you need a D and C. If you were in England, this would be very simple to obtain… you simply turn up to A and E, say that you are pregnant and having bleeding/cramps, wait until you get an emergency ultrasound, and then sooner or later someone will offer you a D and C pretty much on the spot.
However, I realise that things can be different in the US. Wish I could help more. Could you get a referral?
Post # 4
I am so, so sorry for your loss. I took misoprostol with no luck for my first miscarriage and ended up having a D&C after several trips to the ER in horrible pain without everything fully passing. I’ve had two D&Cs and was fully out for both but there was very little pain afterwards. One D&C should not effect your future fertility.
I would speak to your doctor about your fears and what you’re experiencing now. A D&C might be better for you physically and emotionally (not having to wait weeks). If you need someone to talk to, please, please feel free to message me. I’m so sorry you are going through this right now. You’ll definitely be in my thoughts and prayers.