I just wanted to put my story out there. I found out that I was pregnant when I was a week late for my period. I was on birth control and me and my partner used condoms. Out of all the precautions, I still became pregnant. I believe I am too young for a family and have some health problems, so carrying full term would have been risky. Anyway, I wanted to put out this story for anyone who might be scared or looking for some information on the procedure itself and the aftermath. Here is the story:
I went to the womens clinic on 9/15/12 for the first initial appointment. The people were very nice. I found out I was 4 weeks pregnant. Also, they did an ultrasound, blood tests, and financial screening. I was nervous, but all my questions were answered. I went home and read every thread I could on the process. Some were scary, which is one reason why I knew I wanted to document everything.
On 9/18/12- I went to the clinic to get the first pill (Mifeprex), which ends any pregnancy hormones in your body from developing. I got some mild cramps, but nothing terrible. I went to the store to get everything I needed for the next day. I got some Sprite, picked up my medication (the mifepristone, the loratabs, and the anti-nausea medicine. I was instructed to start the next step of the process after 12 the next day.
On 9/19/12- I ate a peanut butter and jelly sandwich at 10:00 am, with some crackers. I knew that I would want something on my stomach. @11:00 am- I took the anti nausea medicine with one pain pill. At 1150 - inserted four pills in mouth and was sitting up in bed with electric blanket on high. The pills did not taste chalky. I kept Sprite and a water bottle beside my bed. I am watching tv. If your mouth gets dry, try drinking from a water bottle since the mouth is a little small and is easier to get smaller sips. By 12:39 pm- I was quite nervous because the pills were now fully dissolved, but I had no cramping. Of all the posts I had read, they all said by 20 mins, the cramps had started. By 1:30, the cramps started but they were not that bad and I was just laying down. I think the pills kicked in because I took a nap from 145-245. I was awaken at 250 because the bleeding started and so I ran to the bathroom. This is when I passed the first clot. It was painful. I was laying on the floor, and stayed here until about 4:00. During that time, I witnessed extreme cramps, but they would come and go. I did have diarrhea and threw up, but nothing that cannot be handled. I would say to make sure you take the medicine. I think this is what made the cramps somewhat bearable. On a scale of 1-10, I would say that the worse cramps were a 8. By 5:00, I was exhausted, so I laid down. I took another Loratab at 5:30, and fell asleep.
I went to work the next day and felt fine. I bled very heavily for about 2.5 weeks. The bleeding would come and go, but after 2.5 weeks, I was fine. My follow up appointment was on 10/11/12. The lady said that the test came out negative and I was fine. I felt relieved. I was told that my period would return between 6-8 weeks. I must tell you that after the 2.5 weeks, my boyfriend and I had sex, and he did finish inside me. I knew I didnt want to go through something like this again, so I went out the next day and took the plan b.
Weeks went by and days went by and my period never came. I took about 12 pregnancy tests and they would all come up negative. I was a nervous wreck! Finally, on 12/3/12, my period came. That is about 10 weeks and 5 days.