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by EPT Host 20
Mon Nov 29, 2021 9:54 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Lower Abdomen Pain following surgery
Replies: 6
Views: 127

Re: Lower Abdomen Pain following surgery

Dear HappyDaysAhead, I am so sorry to hear you are having pains, I am glad you are having investigations and I hope tomorrow brings you answers. Above all, be kind to yourself, Sending much love, Karen x The Ectopic Pregnancy Trust Registered Charity Number: 1071811 Ectopic pregnancy patient informa...
by EPT Host 20
Sun Nov 28, 2021 8:51 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Lower Abdomen Pain following surgery
Replies: 6
Views: 127

Re: Lower Abdomen Pain following surgery

Dear Linzi, I am so sorry to hear of your ectopic pregnancy and loss, Pain such as this is common following surgery, your body has been through a lot and it will take time to settle down. Having said this if you get any oozing around your incision sites or start developing a temperature, please seek...
by EPT Host 20
Sun Nov 28, 2021 8:48 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Separation Pains?
Replies: 1
Views: 69

Re: Separation Pains?

Dear Cate, I am so sorry to hear of your ectopic pregnancy and loss, Whilst I haven't heard of the term separation pain, it is common to experience pain following treatment with methotrexate. It appears methotrexate is given slightly differently in Canada, but I presume they are following you up wit...
by EPT Host 20
Tue Nov 23, 2021 9:21 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Will this get easier?
Replies: 1
Views: 126

Re: Will this get easier?

Dear Hayley, I am so sorry to hear of your ectopic pregnancy and loss, When we experience ectopic pregnancy we are suddenly faced with a life threatening emergency and it's treatment, reduction in fertility, concerns about the future and the loss of our babies. Experiencing any one of these is an or...
by EPT Host 20
Mon Nov 22, 2021 7:57 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: I've blocked it out
Replies: 12
Views: 11902

Re: I've blocked it out

Dear littleriver, I am so sorry to hear of your ectopic pregnancy and loss. From you own words, I can only imagine what a frightening experience this was and I am sorry you have had to go through this. Unfortunately I am not medically trained so be give you specific advice, however as far as I am aw...
by EPT Host 20
Sun Nov 14, 2021 7:06 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Periods.
Replies: 1
Views: 144

Re: Periods.

Dear MarieLouise, I am so sorry to hear of your ectopic pregnancy and loss, Periods can take a few months to get back a pattern and flow that is more normal for us. This is one of the reasons why we advise waiting for two menstrual cycles. It is important to allow time for your body to recover and e...
by EPT Host 20
Sun Nov 14, 2021 7:01 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: No Symptoms
Replies: 1
Views: 134

Re: No Symptoms

Dear linzi, I am so sorry to hear of your ectopic pregnancy and loss, We do hear from ladies who experience ectopic pregnancy with very little or no symptoms although this is generally not common. I can understand what a shock this must have been for you do please take the time you need to recover b...
by EPT Host 20
Sun Nov 14, 2021 6:55 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Bad tummy 8 weeks after methotrexate
Replies: 2
Views: 86

Re: Bad tummy 8 weeks after methotrexate

Dear Smerrett, I am so sorry to hear of your ectopic pregnancy and loss, Unfortunately I am not medically trained so cannot give you specific advice on your queries. Tummy upsets and diarrhoea are side effects of methotrexate however if they aren't settling or worsening, please seek medical advice. ...
by EPT Host 20
Sun Nov 14, 2021 6:34 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Serious mental health issues after methotrexate
Replies: 3
Views: 170

Re: Serious mental health issues after methotrexate

Dear Idge, I am so sorry to hear of your ectopic pregnancy and loss, I've never wanted to reach out and give someone a hug so much. From your own words, I can imagine what a frightening ordeal this has been and I am so sorry you have had to go through this. When we experience ectopic pregnancy we ar...
by EPT Host 20
Wed Nov 10, 2021 9:08 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Feeling so lost after Methotrexate
Replies: 2
Views: 125

Re: Feeling so lost after Methotrexate

Dear Abbie, I am so sorry to hear of your ectopic pregnancy and loss, As Imogen has mentioned it is normal for hCG to rise in the day 4 bloods following Methotrexate as the action of the drug is not instantaneous. They will be looking for a reduction in your next bloods. We would advise not to do an...
by EPT Host 20
Mon Nov 08, 2021 9:12 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Just had my 2nd ectopic both tubes removed
Replies: 1
Views: 160

Re: Just had my 2nd ectopic both tubes removed

Dear Gemma, I am so, so sorry to hear of your ectopic pregnancies and losses. To experience one loss is difficult, to deal with multiple losses is heartbreaking and my heart truly goes out to you. From your own words, I can only imagine how scary this all was and I'm so sorry you have had to go thro...
by EPT Host 20
Mon Nov 08, 2021 8:55 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Folate supplement
Replies: 2
Views: 126

Re: Folate supplement

dear Faris, Unless you have been informed otherwise by your medical team, I would advise taking the usual pre pregnancy dose of folic acid for 12 weeks before trying to conceive. Information on dosages recommend by the NHS can be found here- https://www.nhs.uk/pregnancy/keeping-well/vitamins-supplem...
by EPT Host 20
Mon Nov 08, 2021 8:49 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Recovery question
Replies: 4
Views: 226

Re: Recovery question

Dear ladies I would say this is very individual for us, but most people generally have 4-6 weeks recovery time from surgery. If you are wanting to get back to work, could you do a phased approach? Work half days or only a few days for the first few weeks to see how you go and slowly build it up as y...
by EPT Host 20
Mon Nov 08, 2021 8:43 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Methotrexate
Replies: 1
Views: 121

Re: Methotrexate

Dear Viain, I am so sorry to hear of your ectopic pregnancies and losses. To experience one loss is difficult, to deal with multiple losses is heartbreaking and my heart truly goes out to you. Unfortunately I am not medically trained so cannot give you specific advice on your symptoms, I am not awar...
by EPT Host 20
Mon Nov 08, 2021 8:27 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: TTC After Methotrexate
Replies: 1
Views: 122

Re: TTC After Methotrexate

Dear Hjbreward, I am so sorry to hear of your ectopic pregnancy and loss. In the UK, we do not routinely test folate levels in the blood following methotrexate. Taking folic acid supplements for 12 weeks after your hCG levels have returned to zero will be enough to bring levels up to normal again, u...
by EPT Host 20
Mon Nov 08, 2021 8:23 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Methotrexate
Replies: 3
Views: 152

Re: Methotrexate

Dear Hannah, I am so sorry to hear of your ectopic pregnancy and loss. I went back to work about a week after having methotrexate and in hindsight it was hard to early. I was also surprised by the sheer level of exhaustion I felt. When we experience ectopic pregnancy we are suddenly faced with a lif...
by EPT Host 20
Mon Nov 01, 2021 8:45 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: First period after surgery
Replies: 2
Views: 201

Re: First period after surgery

Dear clawyaw, I am so sorry to hear of your ectopic pregnancy and loss, some women do not bleed a lot following treatment for ectopic pregnancy, it depends how much endometrium was built up and how high hCG levels became. Your periods can take a while to re-establish - they can re-start anything bet...
by EPT Host 20
Mon Nov 01, 2021 8:28 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Horrible periods still almost a year later
Replies: 1
Views: 125

Re: Horrible periods still almost a year later

Dear burch, I am so sorry to hear of your ectopic pregnancy and loss and continued discomfort. I too experienced pain frequently after my ectopic pregnancy. I spoke to my GP who referred me to the gynaecology department where I was going to have further investigations, but became pregnant prior to t...
by EPT Host 20
Mon Nov 01, 2021 8:14 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Pelvic inflammatory disease
Replies: 1
Views: 143

Re: Pelvic inflammatory disease

Dear SBKM, I am so sorry to hear of your ectopic pregnancy and loss. Pelvic inflammatory disease is a broad umbrella term for infections of the upper genital tract including womb, ovaries and tubes. They can often be diagnosed through having vaginal swabs taken. A lot are caused by sexually transmit...
by EPT Host 20
Mon Nov 01, 2021 7:55 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Is all this normal?
Replies: 3
Views: 289

Re: Is all this normal?

Dear Alyssa, I am so sorry to hear of your ectopic pregnancies and losses. To experience one loss is difficult, to deal with multiple losses is heartbreaking and my heart truly goes out to you. It is normal to feel discomfort following Methotrexate injection, I did too and I found that it worsened a...