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by EPT Host 20
Sun Apr 07, 2024 10:02 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Third ectopic - need hope
Replies: 1
Views: 87

Re: Third ectopic - need hope

Dear em, Whispered congratulations on your pregnancy, After an ectopic pregnancy, finding we are pregnant again can be a mix of emotions and I can completely understand your feeling nervous. It is perfectly normal to feel scared after the ordeal you have endured. I also felt twinges and aches after ...
by EPT Host 20
Sun Apr 07, 2024 9:57 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Getting pregnant after ectopic
Replies: 1
Views: 43

Re: Getting pregnant after ectopic

Dear Jeffcxx, I am so sorry to hear of your ectopic pregnancy and losses. Experiencing one loss is difficult, dealing with multiple losses is heartbreaking and my heart truly goes out to you. I very much understand that strong desire to conceive. I appreciate how frustrating it can be if it isn't ha...
by EPT Host 20
Sat Apr 06, 2024 11:09 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Ectopic pregnancy recovery
Replies: 2
Views: 72

Re: Ectopic pregnancy recovery

Dear Bo_Bemma, I am so sorry to hear of your ectopic pregnancy loss and miscarriage losses. To experience one loss is difficult, dealing with multiple losses is heartbreaking and my heart truly goes out to you. It is difficult to bounce back to that optimism and excitement following losses. I know w...
by EPT Host 20
Tue Apr 02, 2024 10:24 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Success story
Replies: 8
Views: 152

Re: Success story

Dear Chloe, Congratulations on your pregnancy. Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experiences. You can already see the positive impact it has. Wishing you a smooth pregnancy and sending much love, Karen x The Ectopic Pregnancy Trust Registered Charity Number: 1071811 The EPT is awar...
by EPT Host 20
Tue Apr 02, 2024 10:20 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Trust your gut.
Replies: 1
Views: 66

Re: Trust your gut.

Dear Natalie, I am so sorry to hear of your ectopic pregnancies and losses. Experiencing one loss is difficult, to deal with multiple losses is heartbreaking. From your own words I can only imagine what a frightening experience this must have been and my heart truly goes out to you. You are absolute...
by EPT Host 20
Tue Apr 02, 2024 9:32 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Wanting another baby after loss
Replies: 2
Views: 105

Re: Wanting another baby after loss

Dear Terri, I am so sorry to hear of your ectopic pregnancy loss, We hear from many women who struggle with news about pregnancy from their friends and families. This is very normal and I was the same after my loss. When I had my ectopic pregnancy I had to attend a family function and a close family...
by EPT Host 20
Mon Apr 01, 2024 12:24 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Period after ectopic
Replies: 1
Views: 66

Re: Period after ectopic

Dear buckley, I am so sorry to hear of your ectopic pregnancy loss, Unfortunately we are unable to provide personalised medical advice. I have however added NHS information on PCOS and infrequent or no periods can be a symptom. https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/polycystic-ovary-syndrome-pcos/ Not having...
by EPT Host 20
Wed Mar 27, 2024 10:19 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Side effects after methotrexate
Replies: 1
Views: 108

Re: Side effects after methotrexate

Dear Kaz, I am so sorry to hear of your ectopic pregnancy loss and the worrying time you have been through. When we experience ectopic pregnancy we are suddenly faced with a life threatening emergency and it's treatment, possible reduction in fertility, concerns about the future and the loss of our ...
by EPT Host 20
Tue Mar 26, 2024 8:12 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: “Ectopic”
Replies: 2
Views: 101

Re: “Ectopic”

Dear Enfys, I am so sorry to hear of your ectopic pregnancy loss, You are not alone in feeling this way, we hear from many people (and I include myself in this) who say they feel their ectopic pregnancy and treatment was very medicalised and there was little reference to their baby loss. I am so sor...
by EPT Host 20
Sun Mar 24, 2024 11:26 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Pain after hcg returns to 0
Replies: 1
Views: 113

Re: Pain after hcg returns to 0

Dear rs, I am so sorry to hear of your ectopic pregnancy loss, I would say that abdominal pains are normal post ectopic pregnancy, chest of shoulder pains can be normal after surgery but as you have not had surgery, I would get these pains checked out by a medical professional just to be on the safe...
by EPT Host 20
Thu Mar 21, 2024 9:36 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: When should I have a period?
Replies: 1
Views: 166

Re: When should I have a period?

Dear Rbev, I am so sorry to hear of your ectopic pregnancy loss, Your menstrual periods after an ectopic pregnancy can take a while to re-establish. Periods can restart any time between four and ten weeks after treatment. Most find that their first period arrives sometime around week six or seven af...
by EPT Host 20
Tue Mar 19, 2024 9:52 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: When can I start trying again after methotrexate?
Replies: 4
Views: 214

Re: When can I start trying again after methotrexate?

Hi Hannah, I'm afraid I don't. Folic acid can interfere with the absorption of methotrexate, which is why it is stopped during treatment with methotrexate as we want the methotrexate to work as best as it can. Methotrexate however is a folate antagonist which means it reduces how well folic acid wor...
by EPT Host 20
Tue Mar 19, 2024 9:36 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Recovering after ectopic pregnancy
Replies: 9
Views: 660

Re: Recovering after ectopic pregnancy

Dear Mariaidris, I am so sorry to hear of your ectopic pregnancy loss, You are still in the early days of your Recovery and pain is quite common following surgery. Your tummy can also feel swollen and painful and again this can be normal. We would advise to use the painkillers you have been given pe...
by EPT Host 20
Mon Mar 18, 2024 8:38 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: When can I start trying again after methotrexate?
Replies: 4
Views: 214

Re: When can I start trying again after methotrexate?

Dear Hannah, Some hospitals do have their own regulations, but as far as the Trust is aware on evidence available, It makes no difference whether you have had one or 2 doses of methotrexate. You wait until your hCG levels have fallen to pre pregnancy levels and then take folic acid supplements for 1...
by EPT Host 20
Mon Mar 18, 2024 8:31 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: What happens once bloods go down to normal after methotrexate treatment?
Replies: 2
Views: 146

Re: What happens once bloods go down to normal after methotrexate treatment?

Dear Rach, I am so sorry to hear of your ectopic pregnancy loss, Your blood hCG levels are more accurate than urine pregnancy tests, so when they are down to pre pregnancy levels, you won't need to do a urine test. It is not normal practice in the UK to have a scan following methotrexate treatment. ...
by EPT Host 20
Sun Mar 17, 2024 6:25 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Two week wait for negative still positive!
Replies: 1
Views: 126

Re: Two week wait for negative still positive!

Dear powerthroughagain, I am so sorry to hear of your ectopic pregnancy loss, If your levels are still positive, I would suggest contacting your medical team. I am sorry that I cannot provide individualized medical advice and the decision on 'what next' would ultimately depend upon how high your lev...
by EPT Host 20
Mon Mar 11, 2024 7:20 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Remains
Replies: 2
Views: 184

Re: Remains

Dear buckly, I am so sorry to hear of your ectopic pregnancy loss. I cannot agree with Enfys more, at the time of surgery, you can have so much to think about in an emergency situation. You really aren't given the time to consider all of your options. From the bottom of my heart, you have done nothi...
by EPT Host 20
Mon Mar 11, 2024 7:05 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Scared to get pregnant again after my ectopic
Replies: 12
Views: 9743

Re: Scared to get pregnant again after my ectopic

Dear Persephone, I am so sorry to hear of your ectopic pregnancy loss, It is normal to feel anxious about the future. We experience a mix of emotions from wanting to try again to being petrified of what may lie ahead. We never forget our experience or babies, but we can learn to accept what happened...
by EPT Host 20
Sun Mar 10, 2024 10:37 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Period after surgery
Replies: 5
Views: 246

Re: Period after surgery

Dear dannimary, I am so sorry to hear of your ectopic pregnancy loss. As you had surgery surgery, you are absolutely fine to start folic acid now, but as you say, take it for 12weeks before trying to conceive. I think that as your hCG has just reached pre pregnancy levels, this bleed is due to your ...
by EPT Host 20
Thu Mar 07, 2024 10:02 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Management options - scared
Replies: 15
Views: 646

Re: Management options - scared

Dear Enfys, I am so sorry to hear of this, it is something we at the Trust are trying to change by educating healthcare professionals as it is something we sadly hear all too often. As a gentle message, some people need longer than 2 weeks off work also, sometimes up to 6 weeks, so do not push yours...