I sadly experienced an abdominal ectopic on Friday 5th October at 6 weeks along. The doctors were unsure of the exact location, they believe somewhere between the left ovary and fallopian tube.
I presented no pain or any other symptoms but some light spotting - I just woke up one morning and didn’t feel pregnant any more, my doctor sent me for a scan and confirmed my fears.
I was admitted on friday 5th oct to the Oncology Ward, immediately prepped and administered Methorexate by intravenous drip for 12 hours. I was constantly monitored with immediate concerns of damage to kidneys - so took “a URAL supplement” every 4 hrs to keep oh levels down and constant blood pressure checks.
After 12 hours took a “stopper” pill to prevent MTX from working - I was under VERY strict instructions to take 1 pill every 4 fours for 16 hours. I was discharged on Sunday around 2pm.
I experienced some light to heavy bleeding - but no pain apart from a cramp that lasted all of 2 minutes while in hospital… UNTIL last night that is…11 days later… I was sitting a my desk working at my computer when I had the most severe stomach pains i have EVER had - the pain was lower in my abdomen - both sides and middle lower - I broke out into a sweat which immediately drenched my clothing - I was down on my side - knees up towards my chest doing my best not to 1. Move. 2. Scream 3. Vomit for approx an hour… Absolutely TERRIFYING… I took two panadol as soon as i could - propped some pillows on the floor for me to sit on, hubby got hot water bottle for my tummy and I sat very sit for 3-4 hours waiting for the pain to subside…
I am not bleeding, and seem ok now… any ideas ladies… do i need to be concerned? I know that in hindsight I should have gone to to ER but could move… I am also interested to know why Methotrexate was not administered in one or two shots as mentioned in earlier posts…
Sadly my only knowledge of Methotrexate is by way of “take home brochure”
Pixie :babydust: :babydust: :babydust: