(Closed) Methotrexate for Ectopic

posted 5 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I am so, so sorry. I do not know enough about this and hope that someone more knowledgable comes along. My thoughts are with you, please know that. 

 

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

@KateByDesign:  I’m sorry you have to go through this. I had an ectopic in August and took Methotrexate. I had pretty bad pains prior, which led to the diagnosis of the ectopic. I did not have severe cramping after the shot. Is the pain on the side where the ectopic is or is it more cramping? Prior to the ectopic being diagnosed, I had bleeding and severe cramping, which made me think it was a chemical pregnancy. Are they monitoring your HCG levels? I think a rupture would feel more localized to one side, but if you are in severe pain, I would go to the ER.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I had to take double doses and nothing happened! They prescribed me tylonal with codin and that stuff knocked me out for like 20 hours though!

My doctor wanted me to have severe cranping, and I was expecting it, but nothing happened for me… 

Post # 7
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Bumble bee

@KateByDesign:  So sorry to hear you have to go through this πŸ™  ((hugs))

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@KateByDesign:  Ohhh, I forgot to add they also gave me anti-nasaue pills as my doc said vomiting would most likely be a side effect…. So that makes sense.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 1998

I’m so sorry that you have to go through this.  

I hope that the pain eases up on you soon 

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I don’t have any experience with metho and ectopics, but I have had many miscarriages, so I wanted to jump in and say I’m so sorry for your loss.  My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

My drug information resource (Lexicomp) says this:

“You will be more susceptible to infection. May cause sensitivity to sunlight, nausea, vomiting, drowsiness, dizziness, numbness, blurred vision, loss of hair (may be reversible), color change of skin, permanent sterility, or mouth sores. Report immediately any new skin rash, eruptions, redness, or peeling; respiratory difficulty, fever, or cough; rapid heartbeat or palpitations; black or tarry stools; fever; chills; unusual bleeding or bruising; persistent GI disturbances (abdominal pain, diarrhea, constipation); or pain on urination or change in urinary patterns.”

Sorry that’s all I can really tell you. Maybe call your doctor and see if they can’t call you in some Zofran for your nausea?

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@KateByDesign:  I had moderate cramping and no nausea.  Is the cramping like period cramping, like stomach cramping (like before you throw up with the flu) or does it feel like your ab muscles are sore (like after an intense ab workout). My doctor told me that uterine (period) cramping could be intense- what they consider 8-10 on the pain scale- because your uterus is shedding that additional lining that was built up over the previous weeks of pregnancy. She described it as a normal period PLUS extra pain for each week of pregnancy because there was more lining.  This will account for the large amounts of bleeding too.  Also, I’ve used tampons for as long as I can remember, and seeing all that blood on a pad looked like A TON! I was told unless I was bleeding THROUGH an “ultra” pad in two hours it was considered normal.

If you are concerned, I would go to the ER. There is no harm in getting checked out if it will give you peace of mind. I am so so sorry you have to go through this. It’s a terrible club to be a part of, but there are lots of us here to listen, support and offer advice.  Most importantly, take care of yourself- physically and emotionally right now.

xoxo

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@KateByDesign:  glad our experience could help. I remember feeling REALLY helpless too- and here I am 37 weeks pregnant and ready for baby! You will get through this and you WILL be a mom- I TRUELY believe it! Take care of yourself and feel free to message me any time:)

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