(Closed) TTC after Methotrexate?

posted 6 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Some of the women on the TTC After Loss board on FF who had ectopic losses reported that you are only meant to try again after one normal period if your folate levels have completely rebounded. The reason some doctors say to wait three months is so that your lining has time to rebuild and your folate rebounds more naturally.

I’ve seen women go with either decision and have healthy pregnancies on FF, but if you plan on trying in a cycle make sure you talk to your doctor about how to supplement your folate level.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I don’t have any personal experience, but I researched this when the doctor’s were concerned my pregnancy was ectopic. From what I understand, you cannot take folate supplements until methotrexate treatment is complete. Methotrexate acts by stopping the growth of rapidly dividing cells such as in cancers and embryos. It does this by deleting the person’s folate which is essential for the growth of these types of cells. My understanding is that after treatment is complete, you can start supplementing again and can generally start trying when folate levels are normal as @FutureJessicaMcB: said). I do think this generally takes 3 months, but maybe you could try sooner if your levels were monitored and were proven to be normal at an earlier date?

@MRSLMA:  How are you doing?? I have been thinking about you daily. Any new lab results?

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@MRSLMA:  no, I totally hear ya on the foot stopping! I was already jaded before my BFP, since I am super close with her and she had a MC… I was scared from the get go with mine, which may have actually helped me a little bit (though it still hurt like hell).

What was your hcg level when they did the ultrasound?

ETA: Supposedly ultrasound is really only diagnostic of an ectopic when hcg is over 1000 – 1500 and the uterus isn’t showing anything. With someone skilled, they can sometimes see a gestational sac at 800 hcg.

If you have a DNC, I’m assuming they’d test the contents, and if they didn’t find anything there, they’d assume an ectopic and have you take the meds??

Would you have much of a copay with a D&C? My sister’s copay for her D&C ended up being $1000. That might be something to consider when making a decision… the copay of the meds might be less, if that matters to you.

So sorry!!!!!!!!!!

 

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

@MRSLMA:  

I’m so sorry for what you’re going through.

Just as a warning, this pregnancy I was told my levels were rising abnormally and they couldn’t see anything at 5w5d. They were convinced it was ectopic and tried to force me into the options they’re giving you. I made them wait overnight, and the next day my baby was visible by ultrasound in my uterus and totally fine. Going for 8 weeks today and  just got an ultrasound with a h/b of 141. ALWAYS question your doctors, you have more to lose than them if they’re wrong!

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 1999

@FutureJessicaMcB:  She already took the shot, I am not sure your comment will make her feel any better at this point.

 

@MRSLMA:  I am so sorry for what you are going through. I agave choemotherapy for several years and would have women in the same situation as you come in to get the injections. I would think the methotrexate would be out of your system and your body would be recovered to go after one cycle.

Post # 11
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

@MRSLMA:  You made the right decision for you.

I can tell you that waiting the 3 months, might be best for your mental status as well, forget about the medical reasons.

I had 2 miscarriages in a short period of time and I still wonder if I had waited if the 2nd baby would have stuck. It was amazingly crushing. Letting yourself heal mentally is my best advice, then decide what is the best decision for you physically.

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

@MRSLMA: OMG I completely misread, I thought you were still thinking about it! So sorry for my stupid comment!

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@MRSLMA:  I just wanted to say I’m so sorry.

Post # 16
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@MRSLMA:  I am so sorry, this has been such an emotional rollercoaster for you and your husband 🙁 *Hugs*

I didn’t take the shot, both of my MCs were natural, but we chose to wait because I knew that if I conceived again right away and that pregnancy ended in another MC I would blame myself for it and not be able to get past it. Just something to think about. Please feel free to PM me anytime!!!

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