Mifepristone..."The Abortion Pill": The Facts

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Mifepristone..."The Abortion Pill": The Facts

Sujatha Sebastian

On September 28, 2000 the Food and Drug Administration after several years of research approved Mifepristone, better known as the "abortion pill", for distribution in the United States. The FDA's decision will have a definite impact on women's health care in the United States. There will be social and medical repercussions. The drug has caused controversy not only in antiabortion groups, but in Pro-Choice groups as well. Critics are worried that an abortion available in pill form will be "too easy". They are worried that use of the pill will be abused. What many people do not realize is that while Mifepristone will be beneficial to women's health care, it is not without side effects. In light of all the recent coverage that the "abortion pill" has been given in the media, and all the misinformation surrounding it, I decided researching that Mifepristone would be interesting and helpful. The purpose of my paper is to discover how Mifepristone works, how it is administered, and to look at its side effects. I want to demonstrate the benefit Mifepristone will be to women's health care, while showing that it is not an "easy" solution to abortion.

"Mifepristone, formerly known as RU-486, is a medical alternative to aspiration abortion."(1) It works by blocking progesterone from being absorbed into the uterus. When this happens the uterus sheds the endometrium (lining in the uterus, therefore inducing menstruation. (2 When Mifepristone is used as a method for abortion is it administered as part of a three step process. The first step is that 200 mg of Mifepristone is given orally in a doctor's office. Then within 24 to 48 hours the patient is given 400 mg a drug called Misoprostol either orally or in a suppository form. Misoprostol, which is a synthetic hormone, is used to get the cervix to soften and dilate as well as getting the uterus to relax. The embryo is then expelled.(2) This is supposed to happen approximately fours hours after the administration of the drug. The final step is an examination by a medical professional to make sure the abortion is complete. (2)

There are restrictions as to who can use this medical method of abortion. It is only intended for women to use up to nine weeks after their last menstruation period. Women who are under 18 or over 35, epileptic, diabetics, or suffering from heart, lung, kidney, liver, stomach or intestinal disorders are ineligible. As are women who have taken steroids within the past 12 months, or deemed overweight or a heavy smoker. Women who have used an IUD or hormonal contraceptive within three months prior to conception are not allowed to take Mifepristone as well.(2)

Like any drug or medical method there are side effects to using Mifepristone and Misoprostol. It is the number of side effects and degree of each that critics argue about. The FDA has determined that taking Mifepristone does cause various degrees of pain. Short term physical effects can be pelvic pain, vaginal bleeding, nausea, diarrhea, and fatigue.(2) There are psychological side effects as well. In some cases products of the conception are visualized. (3)

The use of Mifepristone will have a definite impact on reproductive freedom in this country and the world. (3) It is seen as less invasive procedure which gives the woman more freedom and privacy. In the United States it has been reported by the Alan Guttmacher Institute that eighty-nine percent of the abortions occur in the first 12 weeks of pregnancy. Mifepristone will allow women another option to terminate a pregnancy in its early stages. (2) Twenty-four percent of the world's population lives in places where abortion is not legal. (3) As a result a significant population of women perform their own abortions or receive illegal abortions which kills them. The medical method of abortion would allow women in these areas of the world to receive a safe method of abortion.

A major issue that critics of Mifepristone have is that they feel that the drug will allow abortions to become "too easy". But the drug is only administered in a medical office and requires at least three visits. The last visit is an examination to see that the abortion is complete and that the mother is in good health. Before the patient is given Mifeprex tablets (Mifepristone) she must sign an agreement in which she acknowledges that there are side effects, that there is a three step process, and that 5 to 8 women out of every hundred do not have successful medical abortions and need surgical abortions . (5) Critics worry that the drug will cause an increase in the number of women who have abortions. Supporters of the drug cite the fact that in France, where the drug is manufactured and was first administered, there has not been an increase in the abortion rate. (2)

Mifepristone will change the way that abortions are administered. This method gives a woman more autonomy and does not require her to go through surgical procedure. It can also prevent pregnancy by taken as soon as a day after she has had intercourse. This new method will allow more women to have access to safe abortions. Mifepristone opens the door to a new area of medicine in which previously surgical procedures are now approached in a medical manner. Whether in support of or against Mifepristone one has to recognize the new technology the drug represents.

One of the problems I had when researching information was finding unbiased information. Both pro and anti Mifepristone groups used "research" and statistics to their benefit. Distinguishing the difference between opinion and fact was difficult. This is especially true because there is not a lot of accurate information about Mifepristone published by reliable sources. This is due to the fact that Mifepristone has just recently been approved by the Food and Drug Administration. Mifepristone that will be beneficial to women's health care and medicine. But one must realize that it is not without side effects and cannot be seen as an "easy" solution to abortion.

 

WWW Sources

1)www.plannedparenthood.org/mifepristone.html, Mifepristone

2)www.rascalnut.com/naral.ohio/RU486.html, The Facts about Mifepristone (RU 486)

3)www.mja.com.au/public/issues/sep15/henshaw/henshaw.html, Mifepristone

4)http://jinx.sis.unsw.edu.au/~greenlft/1994/137/137p28htm, "Abortion Pill": A Woman's Right to Choose by, Kath Gelber

5)www.popcouncil.orgrhpdev/mifeprex/patient%5Fagreement.html,The Patient Agreement Mifeprex (Mifepristone) Tablets

6) www.pages.map.com/lroberge/ru486.htm, RU486: The Hidden Effects by Lawrence F. Roberge

6) www.nrlc.org/ru486/propsedFDAregs.html, RU486 *Please note that some of the sources read during my research were from biased sources (the National Right to Life Committee web site for example). Facts were not used from these sources in my paper. These sources were instead used to discover the arguments anti-Mifepristone groups had and to see the false information they were publishing about the drug.

 

 

Continuing conversation
(to contribute your own observations/thoughts, post a comment below)

08/06/2005, from a Reader on the Web

I took that pill and almost blead to death now i have have to say it's not as easy as it sounds it is very painful like child birth but more blooder atleast for me i now have endromitrious and may have to have my women parts removed i had nothing before i took those pills i'm 37 so i'm just saying better think it out before you take it because it's dangerious i have a son who is 18 it was easier for me to have him then go through childbirth than taking those pills becuse i'm still not well and it has been 7 months


10/10/2005, from a Reader on the Web

For what it's worth, I though I'd share my personal experience using Mifepristone almost a month ago.. After having made the difficult choice to abort, I learned of this pill as an alternative option to having the traditional surgical procedure. Of course, as anyone would, I opted to try the pill because it seemed -less- painful and was something I could do in the privacy of my own home. After having been given the first pill, Mifepristone, at the doctors office on a Friday afternoon, I finished out my day at work with minimal side-effects at that point. The Mifepristone made me slightly sick to my stomach, but compared to the ongoing morning sickness I'd been going through, it wasn't so bad. (ha ha) Misoprostol was the next step, given to me in the form of 4 tablets, to be inserted vaginally myself at home. I was also given a full bottle of Vicodin, as well as a bottle of 800mg Ibuprophen for the pain the doctor anticipated I would encounter (this worried me a little). Late Satuday afternoon, I'd say around 4:30pm, scared to death not knowing what to expect once everything started, and knowing I couldn't turn back now, I inserted the tablets and took 1 Vicodin as directed. About 30 minutes from the time I did this I began to have cramping comparable to what you would feel during a typical menstrual period.. but not for long. Within an hour I had severe cramping.. I'd been warned the pain could equal that of actual child-birth contractions, and this must have been it. (I've never had a child, so I can only imagine) I was to the point of feeling like I would pass out if the pain didn't let up when I passed the first, and largest, portion of what -was- the pregnancy.. Many people will tell you that all you'll see is blood and clots, and it's unlikely anything will look like actual tissue.. but mine sure did.. Large masses of gray tissue were expelled for the following numerous hours. Somewhere close to midnight that night I felt relief enough to know it was over.. or so I thought. 4 days after this, while I -should- have been feeling more or less back to normal, I began to experience increasing pain in my abdomen. I called and spoke with my doctor about this, but felt as though she didn't seem concerned at all. No more than 2 hours after hanging up the phone I developed a fever that shot through the roof out of nowhere, and my heart began beating unbelieveably TOO fast. The "increasing pain" in my abdomen now had me laying in bed, hardly able to move. I called my mother who left work and rushed to my home to get me. I couldn't even get out of bed to let her in when she arrived I hurt so bad. I ended up in the emergency room that afternoon with a heartbeat of 143 beats/min.. (Check your own and then you'll see just how high 143 is) and a 103 temperature I ended up fighting to keep away for the next 4 days. To make a long story short, that first afternoon I spent over 8 hours in a treatment room in the emergency area before they got my vitals under control and discovered the cause of everything.. The abortion pill I used began attacking my own body in a sense, and began a horrendous infection in my uterus. In the end I spent a week in the hospital on 3 of the most potent anti-biotics available, as well as some heavy-duty narcotic pain killers, while specialists from the surrounding hospitals kept watch over me constantly. It's now been almost a month since then, and I still have to have blood work done, as well as ultrasounds every now and then to keep monitoring my recovery. I have constant sharp pains in my abdomen and have been told the scar tissue left over from the infection may now keep me from becoming pregnant in the future.. It's all so much to deal with, and honestly, I don't think I've come to terms with everything yet. It still feels like a bad dream. Regardless of my experience with the pill and side effects it caused me, I can still step back and look at the broad picture of things.. The majority of women who use this method have no problems, and for them, this is a good way to go. I really do think it's a better choice for most, than to have the surgical abortion.. BUT - be warned.. It's not "easy" using the pill, and there's no way to know how you're body will react to it. I never knew I'd go through the things I did because of it. This is definitely not something to be looked at as the "new contraceptive" either, as some are saying. It's so risky, putting your body through something like this. It could take a toll on you that will effect the rest of your life. Like me.. Will I ever be able to have kids after everything that happened? Every woman out there should begin by being aware of how to avoid an unwanted pregnancy from the start. Such as life happens, and most protection only offers 99.9% effectiveness, we forget that's NOT 100%.. If you still become pregnant and choose to abort, do your homework.. read about all possibilities, and all side effects for each.. then decide what's best for you. I think the pill is a great option.. but be careful, it's certainly not without it's flaws.

 

Additional comments made prior to 2007
It has been almost 2 months since I had made the painful decision to get an abortion. I am only 18 years old so you could imagine hoe scary it was for me. After they examined me and told me how far I was they put me in this rome with a female doctor so I can take the oral pill that actually determines the pregnancy. When I took that pill, I felt fine until I had to get something in my stomach, I couldn't even eat my stomach was turning so bad. the doctor told me that I could insert the four pills vaginally anytime between then and 48 hours after the visit. I decided to insert them that night to get it over with and about an hour after it was literally hell. I was vomiting,bleeding perfusely, and experiencing pain more severe then I had ever felt before. To make a long story shorter, it has been about 2 months and I still haven't exactl stopped bleeding. I am young and afaid to go get checked because of it, and my life will never be the same. I had no choice my situation at the time wasn't what I wanted and now I will always regret it ... Reader on the web, 12 August 2007

 

 

I used the pill around february of '07. I was 6 1/2 weeks and I guess I didnt really know what I was getting myself into. I took the first pill which I had no side effects to. When I took the second one the next day, it was almost immediate cramping. Basically the worst cramps I had ever had. I was puking, had diarrea, and was in so much pain I was balled up on the couch crying. I guess I was a "lucky" one because my horrible cramps only lasted about an hour until I passed the birth tissue and then they subsided. Although I bled for a month after that (most of it not heavy), I completly regret it to this day. All I can ever think about is a perfectly beautiful child is now in a sewer somewhere. It's horrible, but thats how I think of it now. I wish I could go back and change things. I wish I never did it. All I hope is that it didnt hurt my chances of having a child in the future ... Reader on the web, 13 September 2007

Comments

Serendip Visitor's picture

Worried

I took mifepristone 3 tablets in a box that was 30 hours ago all i felt 12hours ago was very bad period pains. I haven't seen any blood . I have been asked to take two tablets of misoprostol 200 microgram each after 72 hours what should i expert between now till i take my next pills ? Live in a remote part of west africa and the nurse who have me this pills has gone back to the city and i can't get hold of her on the telephone . I swallowed my mifepristone on an empty stomach . What are does cramps and pains i felt and will i see any blood before i take my misoprostol ?

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worried

i have just done the same, i think u let the next tablets dissolve in ur cheeks for 30 mins then swallow, hope this helps and hope all goes well

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My Experience

Im 20 years old and i found out i was pregnant at 6 weeks and 3 days. I was physically and emotionally unstable to take care of a baby. Most of you are thinking "well you should of kept your legs close!" And you are absolutely right and not alone used better protection. Now i have to deal with the situation and i did. I chose the medical abortion.

I went to planned parenthood on 3/21 and at 2:00 they gave me the first set of pills. I felt fine except for a little nausea. They prescribed me coedine#3 for the pain, doxycycline for infection and promethazine for nausea. The next day after i took the 2nd set of pills. I started bleeding immediately and the cramps were mild at first. I took the coedine but it seems like the cramps got worse.It really didnt phase me much bc im used to heavy periods and cramping. I cramped for about 4-6 hours. Afterwards i bled for exactly one week and cramped alot. I passed some clots too but nothing major.
I will say if your used to heavy cramping and heavy periods it may be a little easier for you because you know what type of pain to expect. If your not, it may be the worse experience of your life. My follow up appt is monday I will post a update.

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were you able to function on

were you able to function on the second day or did you have to stay in bed? tomorrow is my second day and i am scared.

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unbiased experience - updates to follow

i took the first pill on 4/12/11. I took the other four (swallowed two and put the other two between cheek and gums until i decided to move them under my tongue). why? because in addition to the instructions saying we could do that, many people do not know that dissolving medications under the tongue speeds up the effect of the medication. and i just want to get this over with. the information on here is scary, some of it more realistic, but im sure experiences vary. so i took the other four pills today 4/14/11 at 7pm. It is now 10pm. i have bled, passed some small and medium sized clots. i am cramping, but nothing major. i was prescribed vicodin but have not taken it yet and don't plan to because i an unsure how my body will react to it as i have never taken vicodin before and i have a high tolerance of pain. one weird thing i do feel is a hunger like pain in my stomach. i am unsure if my body finds the medication irritating or what. i have slight nausea. i am sleepy but am afraid of passing too much blood while i sleep. i will stay up until at least 1 or 2am because from what i've read, it usually takes six hours to pass everything. i will update in a couple of hours

Serendip Visitor's picture

You are amazing... All of you

You are amazing... All of you are... The strength i actually takes to share your stories, especially this one basically giving blow by blow updates... I have taken the mifepristone but I am almost afraid to take the misoprostol... I know I have to, but it does curb my apprehensiveness. I am a mother of 4 and my youngest is 2 years old... I was on birth control that failed, (the Nuva Ring) and now I am stuck with this decision. It's hard... I will probably take them in the next hour or so but reading postings of scenarios that went totally wrong are what's affecting my ability to just finish what I started. I am honestly scared out of my mind...

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I feel you on this!!

I took the pill around 10:20am yesterday 4/21/2011, and I was suppose to insert the others that night. I still haven't did it. I have read so many stories, and I am so scared to take thinking something will go wrong. I'm thinking maybe I should've just taken it and stayed off the internet.. There are good stories, and there are bad stories. I just don't know what to do.. I did starting bleeding today, so I know the part about blocking the progesterone is true! I start passing clots at work without taking the other 4 pills.. I am not sure that I will take the rest of the pills. I am too scared. I have two children, and I don't want to throw my life away because of my decision.. Let me know if you decide to take them, and how it worked for you? Thanks and good luck

Serendip Visitor's picture

Don't be afraid...

I'm sorry I didn't get back to this... I took them that day within the hour. I checked out some various methods of administration for the misoprostol and I think that helped a lot. I took 2 pills by letting them dissolve between my gums and mouth for about 30 mins and then swallowed the remainder. I took the other 2 in the same manner 2 hours later. Within an hour of taking the second dose, I started bleeding. The cramping was mild because of the spacing of the doses, it didn't seem as sudden. Needless to say, everything went extremely well. It has now been a week, and I spot occasionally but nothing major. IT IS REALLY NOT AS BAD AS SOME OF THE ACCOUNTS MAKE IT SEEM. What we have to remember is everyone's body is different and everyone responds to medication differently. My cramping felt more like labor contractions instead of a barrage of extreme pain. I read warnings about using the misoprotol vaginally because it may not fully dissolve and raises the possibility of infection. Be careful, and stay alert. You know your body and what you can handle. Best wishes and good luck.

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iam 3-4 months pregnany

i checked with my doctor today and she told im 3-4 months pregnant. Im 24 years and very thin. My height is 5.2" and i weighed 37 kilos. I want to abort this baby bcz im unmarried and its illegal in uae. Can u please suggest me what type of method i can use? Im really worried now. Can u please tell me whether i can do it here or i have to go india and do it? Please tell me about the cost also. Thanks.

Haley's picture

3-4 months? It will be painful

I don't think you should do it. I understand all your concerns. That's why I aborted at 6 weeks 4 days. Even though my b/f & I are together and have been for 9 yrs before the abortion, I was afraid to face people as the unmarried pregnant girl. Even as early as 6 weeks - the baby resembled more of a tadpole than a human baby, but I have so many regrets. But as the baby gets bigger and you get further along the risks of complications get higher and the procedure becomes more painful with longer recovery time. You said "go to India" so I assume it's taboo in your culture to have a baby & not be married. There are adoption agencies that will fly you out to California and pay all your expenses and let you choose an adoptive family for the baby when it's born. If it was earlier on in your pregnancy it would be a lit simpler physically even though, depending on your personality it might still have been really tough emotionally, although everyone's different & have no regrets after. They just think of it as a procedure & then it's done. But there;s a reason it's illegal to have an abortion at 3-4 months. It's just not a good idea. Good luck whatever you decide to do. Just know there are places that will help you & help keep it a secret if you want & you just return without your baby after giving it up for adoption. There are other organizations that will just help you financially if you want to keep the baby in the end & not give it up for adoption & help you get medical help, etc. Keep looking online. Don't put your life in danger by going to some doc in a foreign country w. little to no regulation. Good luck

Serendip Visitor's picture

abortion pill

I took an abortion pill I guess it was different because I only took I pill with one follow up. It was like having a period and that was it. I went to work and didn't miss out on any daily routines. There was not tissue during the bleeding. Maybe just a few blood clots. I did not have a bad experiance. Besides the fact that I had had an abortion and didn't have the bad memory of a procedure

Shafiq Kamal's picture

Abuse with Sex Workers

With these type of drugs easily available and approved by the board. It could lead to drastic abuse especially to sex workers in various countries. They can use them to easily abort their pregnancy instead of going to the hospital for proper abortion. I strongly suggest that the board disapprove this drug and discontinue productions of it. It will strongly decrease tendency of abortions especially to sex workers or even teenagers who get pregnant at a young age.

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My Experience

I'm 30 years old and already have 4 children. My doctor advised me after my last child to not have anymore children because of complications from my 3rd and 4th, and that I should have my tubes tied due. I should have listened but something inside of me said "maybe just one more in 5 or so years". After nearly 3 years being on the pill, I became pregnant while on the pill. At this point my husband and I talked it over and decided we really didn't want to risk it.

I went to a Planned Parenthood center to get the abortion pill. It wasn't as simple as that. After nothing showing up on the ultrasound, they had to take blood and urine sample to be sure I was pregnant, and if I was it wasn't a ectopic pregnancy. A week later I came back since the pregnancy did show up in the blood work, but still nothing on the ultra sound. A third time I came back a few days later and finally it shown up, and they were able to administer the medication. The first pill I took in the office. All this one did was stop the hormones. The next day at exactly 24 hours after, I took 4 ibuprofen (equally 800mg) then placed 4 mifepristone in my cheeks - 2 on each side as instructed, I was to allow them to melt in my mouth for a half hour (and I won't like, they didn't take great, tasted like chalk), I did start to feel light cramping before the half hour was up, but nothing too terrible.

When the half hour passed I washed the remaining bit down with water and waited. Aside from mild to moderate cramping nothing happened for several hours. Finally about 4 1/2 hours later I did start to bleed lightly. I began to think "did this work?" Several hours after that I did begin to bleed a little heavier but still nothing like what I expected - it was like a mild period at most.

The coming days however it was somewhat different. I did begin to bleed heavier and seeing small to thick clots (as large as golf balls in a few instances)and 2 days after I did get very bad cramping that I did have to take the prescription codeine the clinician prescribed. I bleed heavy that entire night, then then next day it was moderate again, with some cramping. For 3 days after I bleed at times heavy, and sometimes did have strong stomach cramps, with the exception of that one night, the pain was eased with the use of just 2 ibuprofen. I was still bleeding lightly when I went back for my follow up, but it was light.

I now have an appointment with my obgyn to have my tubes permanently tied. While the pill seems less invasive then a surgical abortion, I would not recommend the pill to anyone, if for whatever reason you choose to terminate a pregnancy, the surgical way would probably be much easier on you.

Clay Matthew's picture

Chronic pain

Prescription drugs are safe for persons who have prescribed them. This is because a physician has evaluated these people and has prescribed them the appropriate dose to treat a specific medical condition. The doctor also will be told exactly how should take the drug, including what things should avoid when take you, such as alcohol, tobacco or other drugs. Doctors are also aware of the potentially dangerous side effects of some medications, why do monitor their patients closely if they submit any of these effects.

Clay Matthew

Bee's picture

I sick and tired

I'm sick and tired of people saying to "stop" scaring women with there stories of abortion. Everyones bodies are different and some may go through the abortion like its nothing but I'm 18 and did the medical abortion on April 1 2011. And I must say it was a pretty hard experience. It was after I took the 4 pills I was already having light cramping which very soon started to get worse I woke my boyfriend and was in agonizing pain. I was screaming and crying and I could feel the contractions come and go. This lasted about an hour and a half it's now the fourth day and I'm still bleeding heavily and still have cramping here and there it's late so I'll get on tomorrow and post my whole experience on here.
But everyone stop saying people stories are fake I have been reading everyone stories and I relate more to the painful stories
The girls that went through this experience like it was nothing consider yourself lucky! Cause i wasn't lucky at all!

Serendip Visitor's picture

My experience 4 weeks later

Hi I just wanted to share my personal experience with deciding to go with the medical abortion vs the surgical. I went in March 4th after deciding and really thinking long and hard about what to do with my pregnancy. I am a full time pre-med major student and work part time. Leaving no time or money to have a baby. I heard of so many things from different people about regrets and guilt. I have to say from my personal experience, I definitely don't have any guilt or regrets. To my personal situation I think it was the best decision I made. I got it early enough so it was still in the gestation period. As for the actual physical experience, well its been a month and I am still bleeding and it is very annoying. The heavy bleeding and severe cramping was only for the first 3 days after I took the 4 pills in my cheeks. The pain is not that bad though, I think I only took the Ibuprofin twice and that was it.

Megerrz 's picture

After having sex with my

After having sex with my boyfriend i found that there was discharge on the outside of the condom. He tested to see if there ws a hole in the condom and he doesnt think there was. However, his sperm couldhave came out ofthe bottom ofthe condom. We're not sure if its his or mine, what should we do? Would taking The Pill stop me from getting pregnant?

Serendip Visitor's picture

right after the accident

I wish I saw this post sooner. I hope you took the morning after pill. To prevent pregnancy right after an accident, you go to any pharmacies, show them your ID, you have to be at least 18 to purchase the drug, might vary on states. It works for first days but its better if you take it sooner. The pills that people took on this forum is the abortion pill, not a prevention pill. But I heard some stories about using it as a prevention but not so sure how that works.

DAK's picture

need help...

Hi there, I took the termination pill on 22nd and 23rd of March. The 1st couple of hours were nightmare but I didn't bleed very heavily, hopefully because i discovered it early in...anyway it's been nearly 2 weeks now and I pretty much stopped bleeding. I went out on Friday and had quite a few drinks woke up on Sat with a bad stomachache that stayed with me till now... I am not sure if it was caused by alcohol or weather or not it is normal, please help. I am freaking out...:-(

sabi's picture

still positive after the pill

I took the pill three days ago and i still test positive but am still blinding and soo mush pain what should i do to stop it.

melanie's picture

Rooter going to test positive

Rooter going to test positive for a while until your hormones go back to normal. Usually by the time your period comes through. Soaking 2 or more pads within 1-2 hours is a cause for concern after 3 days. I would suggest phoning your doctor for a home visit our failing that, your nearest out of hours gp or emergency department. You may have an infection or it may just be that your body is taking too long to terminate the pregnancy, if this is the case you may need some help.
you still need help anyway so I would suggest phoning someone for advice.

Serendip Visitor's picture

Do not believe the other stories!

I chose to take the abortion pill, when I discovered I was pregnant with someone I had been dating for less than four weeks. It was not an easy decision, since I do want kids, but it was the right one for me at the time. I starting reading these reviews and was getting really nervous about the amount of blood and pain everyone was writing about. The day I went to the clinic, I was 6 weeks pregnant, they gave me the 1st pill and I was really nauseas all day, but I still managed to work a 10 hour day. The next morning, I took two Tylenol 3, 30 minutes before I put the 4 pills into my cheeks. About 30 minutes later I started cramping. They were a little stronger than menstral cramps, but once the tylenol 3 kicked in I was not in any pain at all. There was less blood than a regular period and though it lasted about 10 hours, I took 2 Tylenol 3 every 4 hours and I was not in any pain and basically slept all day. I wanted to write this to let others know that most of these crazy stories cannot be true, and do not be scared. You get to be alone, in the privacy of your own home and that was much better for me than to be in some clinic with a bunch of people I didn't know. A little painful yes, but nothing any woman cannot handle.

Serendip Visitor's picture

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Well if you read about it it says most people have no problem but obviously these lasses did and there not just "crazy stories" plus not everyone is in their own home I have to stay in hospital.

Serendip Visitor's picture

somethings not right

first, i question some of these stories especially the one saying all she can think about is a baby going down the sewage. That is a thought that should have been an initial one. With that said i took a pills jan 15 , jan 16 put the 4 in my cheeks , had cramping and nothing compared to birth, within 2hours i passed some tissue. Bleeding heavier than usual for the following week. No issues for the next wk. Starting on the3rd wk i had on and off cramping along with back pain. Went to e.r they did an ultrasound said they did not see anything else and the bleeding should stop n 2 or 3 days. It didnt but i didnt have clots or bothersome bleeding. That next wk would have been my appointment but i had court and didnt feel he need to go when the e.r said there was nothing left. A wk to the day after e.r. Visit without warning or symptoms i passed the largest of the clots,tissue or what have u.to sum it up i was going to go to an ob doc and speak with them. I finally stopd bleeding like 4 days ago. Bled for over two and a half months.

melanie's picture

Please don't panic

After my post on tues 3/22, I have received so many emails regarding people posting after me with their decision. Some are quite upsetting and some fly through the whole process. I would just like to say, If you are planning on terminating your pregnancy, my advice would be to prepare beforehand.
As with any medical proceedure, the more healthy you are, physically and mentally, then the process may not be as bad as you think.
That is quite difficult for me to say considering that all but one of my pregnancies were lost to nature, but every single one, including the terrible time I had at 21 weeks ended terrible, the simple reason being, I had an underlying medical condition which was never diagnosed.
Make sure you get prepared, and please, dont panic when the bleeding starts as you will not know what to do apart from run round wondering if you are ok. All this can make it worse. Please rest as much as humanly possible, dont go back to work until you feel ok to do so.
Some people like me cant help it because they are single mothers, but im sure if there is an older child around the house they can help if 4 words are spoken 'mums not very well'. Younger children also love a bit of 'mummy & me' time too. They love loading the dishwasher or washing machine, try it, it's quite fun to watch..
Also if you do have dependants, walk slowly round you're house.

ann's picture

medical abortion..

hello im 20years old and for reason i dont want to share with the world i decided to have a medical abortion..i was 7 weeks pregnant, i took the first pill at 9.00am on sunday morning got through the day okay just felt tired and a bit sick, then at 9 this morning i left the next pills dissolve in my mouth, by 11 i started to bleed and have cramps..i went and sat on the toilet and there was loads of blood coming out of me but no clots, i went back to bed and put a heating pad on me to help with the pain.i took another dew trips to the bathroom cause the blood was more than a normal period.i had to take my final 2tablets at 1 so i done that and straight after i felt the cramps get worse. By 1.40 the pain was the worst it was all day and while i was sitting on the toilet i seen this something pass that was about 4cm long and a bit thick, since then my cramps arent as bad but im stil bleeding more than a normal period but not bad enough to fill my sanitary pads like everyone else has been talking about. Does this mean i passed the baby already. Im worried incase i dont have a complete abortion.. Any responses would be great. Thanks

Serendip Visitor's picture

I just took the 4 misoprostol

I just took the 4 misoprostol orally on Wednesday. Before taking them, I had read so many horror stories from women online that I almost didn't take them. However I sucked it up and did it. Half an hour after taking them I had the worst cramps of my life. I took some pain killers, curled up in bed and passed out once the pain killers kicked in. After about a 3 hrs nap, I woke up and went to the bathroom and bled quite a bit, with some small clots. However, no huge ones "the size of lemons" like some people have. My pregnancy was only at 6 weeks two days though. I took pain killers around the clock every 6 hours, and besides the initial cramping that happened Wednesday, I've been pain free ever since. It's now Sunday, only 4 days after taking the pills. I'm still bleeding but it's like a normal period, maybe even lighter.

I just wanted to post to let women who are debating going through this that, while every woman is different, not every medical abortion is a horror story. I am very happy with my decision. While I didn't enjoy the cramping and it was uncomfortable, it wasn't unbearable. A small price to pay for such a quick and easy procedure.

As for my reasons to abort - I had been with my boyfriend for 10 months when I found out I was pregnant. He was at college, but was very supportive and we decided to talk over all our options once he came home for spring break. However, that didn't happen. Three days after telling my boyfriend I was pregnant, he left me. There is more to the breakup than just the fact that I was pregnant, but I'll leave it at that for now. I decided to abort and he said he would pay for half; I haven't seen a dime from him. This Thursday, the day after I took the pills, he claimed he never wanted to speak to me again, called me a "dumb slut," among other horrible things. I realize now he had only been faking support and sincerity because he was worried I wouldn't terminate if he did otherwise. While I was hurt by his actions, in no way has it made me regret my choice. I am perfectly happy and so far everything seems to be going wonderfully as far as the abortion is concerned. I'm going in next Monday for my follow up checkup.

I wish you all well and the same easyness that I've had with my situation.

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how r u feeling now

Thank you for sharing your story. I am 30 and preparing for my consult on tuesday .. a bit worried but not ready to have a child..
Be strong and we learn from our experiences... I am sorry your guy acted like this..but truly men never get it. I learned that takin women's history. Some men are great..but majority aren't. My guy laughed and said I hope your not prego..because I'd hire someone to punch you in the stomach.. then calls himself a nice guy...
Jokin or not you don't say that to anyone..so Im scared to tell him im prego.. and just going ahead with my girls at my side.
So how do u feel?

baby g's picture

pls help

took 6tabs of cytotec yesterday i just experieced slight bleeding after 1 to 2 hours.in the evening i passed a dark stool in the evening im just wondering if it didnt work

SingleMomma's picture

Glad Im Not The Only One

Im 20 years old and haave a 2 year old son. Im very greatful to have him and making the option to abort was very emotional only because i know that this baby could have made me as happy as my son now. Unfortunatlly im a single parent and have to work and go to school to get ahead for my son and myself. Having another baby would have only complicated and added more difficult obsticles in my way. Its hard, and having another would break me especially since it wouldnt be with my first sons father :( . Anyways i took the pill on 3/24/11 i took the first pill at the office the located 4 pills in between my gums in my mouth. a few hours later i started cramping and had light bleeding. I was probably around 3-4 weeks so im assuming thats why i didnt bleed as bad. so far everything is good... i bleed more on my regular period. I never thought i would of made this choice but being in this position i fully understand others, im glad im not alone.

never again's picture

hmmm

I have two children, 8 and 6. I just took the pill a few months ago, (first abortion, regret) and I just wanna say to the person that said you have to push, lol that's silly. You do NOT push. If you are like she did, that's weird? Yes it does just expell itself. Depending on how far along you are, you will see it if you pay close attention. No pushing needed, its the same as having a miscarriage.

Serendip Visitor's picture

worried?

Im 19 and I just finished the pill, I started this past sunday, and i return this following sunday for my final appointment,

anyways I was curious if anyone had insight on my situation.

I took the first pill, went to work and college, and was fine.

The next day I took the second pill, and I had the worst cramps ever, due to the fact i usually never cramp, anyways, I was bleeding heavy for the entire day on tues, weds. was light and normal, and thurs it began up again at night bad cramps, heavy bleeding,......

Here we are at friday and my cramps were completely unbearable I left work early, and I've been bleeding again...

when does it end?
Should i keep at the ibuprofen?

Its my first abortion, and I'm a full time college student with a part time job, having a baby is in my future but completely impossible now, and my long term boyfriend has a hard enough time in the economy living on his own also..

We all have our reasons for our decisions, so I think everyone should keep that to themselves, however if you have information on helping each other get through the process then I honestly would appreciate you speaking up .

Thank you

Rose Solomon's picture

it is a prayer

I want to take pill on friday and i have seen difirent things that happen to my fellow women are parsing through, am praing to God to for give me and take the pain way late it be in a easy way this my five weeks of pragnancy i hoppe it will not be a hevy bleeding thank you

June's picture

My Review on the Pill (NOT AS BAD!!!)

Hey everyone,
I am here to write a review on the Pill. I took it about a week ago and before I went through with it, I read though most of these stories and was TERRIFIED. I even considered the surgical method because of all I read. Unfortunately, I was less than four weeks and when I went to get my ultrasound, they barely saw ANYTHING in me so my only option was the pill. I wanted to wait for as long as I could to get the surgical but the longer I did, the less happy I was about bearing a child. SO I went ahead and took the pill at the clinic. I fell a little nauseous when I was driving back, but that's the only effect. 24 hours later, I had to take the second set of pills. Prior to that, I woke up and prepared myself mentally and physically. I usually have cramps during my period so I told myself I was going to be okay. AT 12:00 am, i took the anti nausea pill, at 12:30pm I took the second set of the abortion pills. I was instructed to put two each between my cheeks and gums and I did so. At 1:00 I took Ibuprofen. About five minutes after I took the Ibuprofen, I felt like I had to take a shit, and I did. I started bleeding about one hour after taking the pill. Quite honestly, the cramps were NOT as bad as I thought they were going to be. The cramps were less painful than my regular period cramps. I think it's because I took the Ibuprofen(600). . . I bled and I did have some clots, but because I realized the pregnancy so early, they weren't as thick. I have been bleeding ever since and as the days go by, the bleeding becomes lighter. As I type (3/25/11) my bleeding is very very light. I think it will cease in the next few days. As I was told, it is normal to bleed for one to two weeks after the taking the pill.
Do I regret my decision? Quite honestly, I don't. I am actually extremely happy with my decision because I wasn't ready to have a kid at this point in my life. I am 21, a senior in college, want to go to grad school, not financially or emotionally or mentally stable to support a kid. I know I have to take precaution in my actions and that I will be doing till i'm ready to have a kid. The funny thing is I took Plan B 48 hours after the incident happen (cos I'm paranoid like that lol), but because I miscalculated my ovulation period, I definitely got preggos. I'm glad I realized it very early and hope it never happens again. Honestly, do what you want to do if it will make you happy. If you are not ready to have a kid and u happen to get pregnant, terminate the pregnancy. It's your body!

Infinite149's picture

:-)

I could not agree more with your statement about taking charge of your body!! Going through 9 mos. of pregnancy, the whole childbirth experience, and then actually taking on the role of motherhood is a HUGE HUGE HUGE responsibility, and should not be taken lightly!!! I myself took the abortion pill March 26, 2010, and as I already have a 6 year old son and was NOT ready in any way (I'm still in school etc.),having another child just was NOT an option!! The experience was emotional and pretty painful at one point (during the extreme cramps before the blood clots came), but honestly, its not something that cannot be handled, as childbirth and actually HAVING a baby and dealing with all that is MUCH more intense and yes, painful!!! And for these women who think it's a magic pill that POOF! makes the pregnancy go away quickly and cleanly--they are deluding themselves in the first place! Abortion is not a pretty experience, it not something people wake up in the morning saying they want to do that day! It is a difficult choice to be made! But i did feel super relieved after doing it, and a year later I am grateful that I don't have another child, because i just plain and simple wasnt ready, and I'm sure not going to feel guilty or bad about it! It is what it is!!!! Anyway, thanks for your insight, I couldn't agree with your views more!!!

Serendip Visitor's picture

Its your body

I understand the concern of having a baby you can't support, but it seems that almost everyone here has felt guilty about it. I almost had abortion, but chose adoption instead when the lady doing ultrasound accidentally showed me the monitor, and I saw a babys head. she said I wasn't supposed to see it, she should have had the monitor turned the other way. I was so mad that they would conceal info from me that it was a baby. I went home and thew up. My sis had an abortion because she felt pushed into a corner. I have a happy little 10 year old boy that I get to see about once a year, and I have my own family now. My sis still feels a lot of guilt, and I wish I could help her... anyway, it may be YOUR body but you're ignoring a lot of facts, like its not really just your body, you have a little baby body in there. And my poor little sister figured that out too late. Me, adoption, no guilty. Sis: abortion, lots of guilt. My baby is blessing someone's family right now, its easy for me, but not for my sweet little sister. I think abortion is cruel to the mother and her body, and her emotions. Physically, mentally, emtionally cruel to mother.

June's picture

Reply to "its your body"

Everyone has their personal opinion on pregnancy termination. I am very happy with my decision and quite honestly, no matter what anyone says to make me feel bad about my decision, I'll be happy with my choice. If I want to have kids, I will when i'm prepared. Quite unfortunate I had to terminate my first, but it's quite assured that I will be cautious next time, by taking birth control medications if I'll be having unprotected sex. For now, I'll have a stack of condoms and refuse to have sex without a condom if i'm not in a serious relationship. I don't regret my decision and I don't think I will, unless it left me infertile ( I don't plan on having kids on my own anyways).

June's picture

Update on "My Review on the Pill (NOT AS BAD!!!)"

Hey y'all, I just wanted to say that I finally stopped bleeding. As I was told, I was going to bleed for a whole week and as of yesterday, Sunday March 27th 2011, I stopped bleeding. That's exactly a week from when I took the four pills. I'll be going in for my follow-up appointment this coming Saturday for an ultrasound. According to the blood work, the process was successful, but knowing me, I want to make sure nothing is in me so I will still go in for my follow up.
Will update next Saturday :)

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the abortion pill

hi, im 27 years old and i took the abortion pill. i want to let you girls know a little bit of what im going through so that you can know how this works. i will get straight to the point. i took the pill 12/27/2011 i went for my 1st follow up and they told me my hormones were still showing positive (this is supposed to be normal) so i later went to my second follow up (around the end of january) and i was told everything was negative. i was told i was going to get my normal period by february 12-15,2011. its been months now (today is 3/24/2011) and i still have not got my period. i had discharge in february and called them and they said it was normal. so im going to call my regular doctor and tell him whats going on and after my check up, i will give you guys an update. also i want to let you guys know that ive been breaking out ever since taking the pill. all over my back and all over my face. my face has cleared up alot and so has my back but just when i think its over the acne comes back. ive never in my life have had problems w/ acne and now this is happening and it happened right after the pill thats why i know its associated with the pill.

Serendip Visitor's picture

Pill

After reading all of these awful stories, I had to post my experience. I have had 4 abortions. I had two surgical abortions in college. I then got married and had three children and had 2 abortions by pill. I was in a very abusive relationship with the same guy this whole time and each time I got pregnant I felt like I would never have a way out if I kept having children. I wasn't thinking clearly at all during that time. I believe I was wrong and will pay for my decisions, but I do not judge anyone else because I am not one to judge at all. I did not like the surgical abortions. They were not that painful but I just hated the experience and I hated having to be in that place for that many hours. I had no problems with the pill both times I took it. I was very nauseous, and bled A LOT. DO NOT try to go to work after inserting the medicine. You will be bleeding way heavier than a period and it will come on fast. I did not look in the toilet and examine what was coming out. I had already beat myself up and cursed myself enough. I bled heavy for one or two days and then it was like a normal period. There is a lot less bleeding with surgical abortion. I havee gone through childbirth 3 times and I did not think the pill was bad at all. I did it in the privacy of my own home. I cried to myself. No one had to be with me and share the blame with me. When I got my checkup I was fine both times. Even though I have given my life to God and changed my thinking on abortion, I am careful to never judge other people.

melanie's picture

top this

With having 10 pregnancies which 3 turned out full term, my last 2 pregnancies put me off hospitals, doctors and maternity wards for the the rest of my life!
Usually its a hit or miss with me and I either carry full term or lose in the 1st 12wks, but every one I have to go bk in for a d&c a cpl of weeks after. that was up until 2 yrs ago. I was pregnant and from 10 weeks right up until 21 weeks I bled constantly with reoccurring infections. after several trips to the hospital they kept saying everything was fine and wait for 20wk scan. On this scan my waters had completely gone. The decision was out of my hands to terminate the pregnancy because my own life was at risk too. They admitted me the next day. Lovely room. They had given me oral tablets the day before but with so much bleeding I was rushed in ahead of the admission time. The bleeding calmed so they gave me 2 internal tabs.
I had no pain, or cramps. a few hrs later, 2 more. still nothing. They kept doing this untill I had reached the max. They couldnt give me any more. I was still bleeding. They decided to give me them orally considering the internals were doing nothing.
3 times I was given the orals. Then, smack bang 2am the pain hit! It was like this for 6 hours. My baby was born, but the cord snapped and half was still inside with the placenta. Even that didnt want to come out. What they thought was the placenta was actually huge clots. Drifting in and out of conciousness I went in surgery to have it taken out manually.
4 units of blood needed to be put back in, I was black and blue from them trying to get needles into drained veins.
What should have been a 2 day proceedure took 5 days to complete. Even after I came home I had another d&c 2 weeks later. I also tripped over my back doorstep so I had a bruised foot too!
That took 2 years to get over, until I found myself pregnant 18 weeks ago. Guess what? Bleeding started at 10 weeks, reoccuring infections. Carried on for 2 weeks so I decided not to go through that hell again.
I turned down the abortion pill after what happened last time and opted to go for general anaesthetic.
6 weeks on I am still bleeding, light though, but I do have a feeling I have to go in again for another d&c.

Serendip Visitor's picture

Do not scare yourself

I wanted to write about my experience with the abortion pill. I had read up on a lot of reviews to prepare myself for what might happen, and I think I scared myself into the worst.

I was about 6 weeks and I had had a lot of morning sickness. So much that I thought I might have Hyperemesis Gravidarum. I hadn't been able to keep any food or liquids down. When I had made my decision with my husband, I made my appointment for the clinic on a Friday, and was told it'd take about 2 hours. I asked not to see the ultrasound, took the Mifeprex in front of the clinician and came home with a brown bag of the Cytotec pills (4), Phenergan for the nausea, an antibiotic, and a prescription for Tylenol 3 because I'm allergic to Vicodin. It was the longest 24 hours of my life after that. I still couldn't keep any food or water down, I was so desperately hungry but felt like I hadn't eaten in 2 days. The Phenergan didn't help with the nausea either. I was in bed the entire time because every time I got up, I had to throw up. (I'm 5'3" and 108 lbs, my body doesn't do too well with meds, and I expected this...I can only take half a Tylenol 3 without getting sick, and can't even take a whole Centrum vitamin without throwing up)

When the 24 hours rolled around, I had just awoke from a nap, so I went upstairs and took the 4 Cytotec pills - put two on either side of my cheek and let them dissolve. Because I couldn't keep anything down and was pretty much dehydrated, I didn't have any saliva to dissolve the pills. I kept drinking Gatorade to help dissolve the pills. And they are really chalky. Think Tums, but 5x's worse. For the first 2 hours, I didn't bleed. I felt the cramps coming on, and I could tell something was happening, but no blood. I waited for the 'contractions' that I had read from some comments - nothing. I must have sat on the toilet for an hour until I realized that nothing was going to happen. I sat in bed scared that I'd be those few where the pill didn't work. I put on a pad, went downstairs and got a heating pad and came back upstairs and actually fell asleep. When I woke up, the cramps got worse. It was like a really really bad period. I only took half a Tylenol 3 to get the pain under control.

I went to sit on the toilet as a precaution, and then I started to bleed - while I was vomiting into the trash. Be sure to have the trash right next to you, because you will throw up EVERYTHING...and when there's nothing left to throw up, your body will still want you to throw up - bile and everything. I know, it sounds gross, but prepare yourself. I never had the huge blood clots, I never had the gray tissue matter as described by other commenters, I never had lemon sized clots. It was more like when you're on your period, and you go pee, and sometimes you pass clots. It lasted for another 2 hours and then the cramps went away. After the cramps started to die down, I was finally able to eat (I had taken the second pills at 2:30 pm, and the cramps stopped at about 7 pm). My first meal in almost 3 days where I didn't throw it up. I slept all through the night.

I woke up this morning, and I feel a whole lot better. No nausea, I ate three meals in a span of 4 hours, I could do chores around the house.

Every woman will react differently to the pill, but, it is safe to prepare yourself for the worst. I was afraid of having the feeling of childbirth and bleeding to death, but like I said, I scared myself. Do not scare yourself by reading these comments. Be sure you have someone there with you when you take the second set of pills, make sure you have pain killers, have a trash can next to you in the bathroom, get a heating pad or fill an empty 2-liter soda bottle full of hot water to use as a heating pad...And take everything you read with a pinch of salt. Good luck to you and the choice you make.

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Do not scare yourself UPDATE

After I posted this last night, I DID pass some the gray matter and some extra tissue. Both at separate times. By reading the other reviews, and by what I went thru, I can see that you aren't going to pass the tissue all at one time. Obviously, this part has to happen as it is most likely the sac and the placenta. So, be sure you pass the tissues to be sure that your uterus is emptying itself.

Erika's picture

.....

When I say this is the worst feeling to ever deal with. First I must say I am heart broken but, it was the best thing for me. So I just got the MTP Kit online it was only $45 plus $15 for shipping. I didn't think it was going to work but it shocked the hell out of me. but anyways I received the pills [March.8th.2011] in the mail I took the [Mifepristone at 3:38 pm] & I inserted the [Misoprostol vaginally at 9:00 pm] I had a lil cramping at first..&bout 30 minutes later it started cramping a lil more. So I got up to use the bath room. &still nothing happened. I kelp using it& some clear stuff like water started coming out. I layed back down&i just starting cramping really bad. I wanted to cry I was feeling real hot&started sweating I could barely walk back to the bath room. I had gas..I ran some water&sat in the tub cause the pain was killing me&i started throwing up when I got out the tub and the bleeding got heavier I was on the toilet throwing up&doing the number 2. Ugh; it was terrible I felt a contraction and the next thing you know a lot of blood started coming out and I seen feet&i tried to pull it out I almost passed out from all the blood and seeing those feet so I had another contraction come through and I pushed and the head and cord came on out. I thought it was over but the after birth was waiting. So I pushed and it slid right on out. I didn't think it was going to be like that. But man.. Be careful guys and rap it up cause I have learned my lesson I'm not trying to scare u guys cause everybody pain was totally different.

Serendip Visitor's picture

The abortion pill

What website did u order from

Serendip Visitor's picture

Wanted to order also

What website did you use to order the pills?

melanie's picture

Ordering

I wouldn't order if I were you. there may be a serious side effect if health is not that great or you have a health problem you may not know about.

Serendip Visitor's picture

I have ordered.

Concerned Lady... I did get my order in, I almost didn't take the pill after reading all of the results. After making sure I was able to go ahead and have the abortion pill I went ahead and did just that I did take some helpful pointers from some ladies whom said to take painkillers, for me at least it made a HUGE difference in my experience. Mine was NOT painful one at all and very quick it went from 1st Oral pill sat@ 7pm slept all night -2nd dose 2 in the vagina for 400 mg Sun@9am I got my 1st heavy flow with clots and finally Mon@7:30am the complete fetus with remaining clots. I'm still bleeding some but nothing major not every situation is going to be the same, so you should know with in( your self) if you're ready both mentally and physically for this HUGE decision in your life because it is Yours!!!

Serendip Visitor's picture

2 completely different experiences

Hi first time i used the pill method was 10 years ago. Back then I remember going to PP and doing the "routine": check in, blood work, sonogram and then a counselor. I remember being terrified of the surgical procedure because I was told they use a vacuum and would mess up my uterus. I already had 3 babies aged 2, 13 months and 2 months. I was in an abusive relationship and the guy tried to keep me pregnant so I could never leave. I asked if it would hurt and the counselor said it should feel like really strong period cramps and nothing like childbirth and that tylenol would be just fine. SHE LIED! I had all of my kids drug free and it didnt hurt nearly as much. I almost od'd on oc painkillers. They gave me nothing except the rest of the regimen to take at home. I swore never again.
However here I am 10yrs later. I had another baby drug free and as I write this I'm having my induced miscarriage. I took one pill on the doctors office and had to insert 4 vaginally at home. The place I went to had an info sheet that explained why they administer the drugs the way they do. (to cause less stress on your digestive track). The gave me antibiotics and a prescription for percocet and a pack of bc. The flyer said it is impossible to make it through this without painkillers, it also warned of nausea and diarrhea. The nausea was my least concern because for me morning sickness has no end. I took two percocet and once I felt them kick in I inserted the 4 pills. I've passed a bunch of clots and stuff and I must say that my only complaint is not feeling anything besides insanely itchy from the percocet. I'm sorry that many of you did not receive proper pain management or advice on what to expect. At the place where i went to this time the counselor told me to eat a lot before doing this even thought this is routine for them I wasn't rushed and they made sure I scheduled a follow up appointment. I know some people want to know why do it this time, its because i have very high risk pregnancies and my now estranged husband tried to kill me twice (different guy) and I won't make it this time around.

drea's picture

update

I had the abortion pill over a month ago. And I posted my story.after I went for my checkup. The pill have done its job and I was sent home . A week after my check up I began bleeding more than I ever had. Blood was juss drippin with huge blood clots.like they were about 4 inches big. I freaked out call my doc. Told them and they asked me to come Immediaty to the clinic. Once I got there they put me in for a dilation and curette procedure. After that I woke up in the recovery room. I spotted for a couple of days. And now I guess im ok. This experience has bin awful for me. I'm so sorry for my actions. Im a sinner. Please think it thru. A child is gods gift. When god ask you "wheres that gift I sent you?" What are you going to respond to our father. I ask my god for forgiveness. I wish all you a safe n happy life. Email me for any questions yu may have...kushlova951@gmail.com

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