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by EPT Host 22
Fri Jul 28, 2023 10:07 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Struggling
Replies: 18
Views: 5295

Re: Struggling

Hi Shellyk81, My heart goes out to you reading this post. I am so sorry to hear you suffered a second ectopic pregnancy and loss. It is difficult to bear, even when we understand what is happening. I also had two ectopic pregnancies and felt so much emotion around how unfair it felt and unexplained ...
by EPT Host 22
Fri Jul 14, 2023 9:02 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Has the embryo stopped growing or is it still growing
Replies: 4
Views: 2435

Re: Has the embryo stopped growing or is it still growing

Hi Annieanxious, I replied on a different thread, but I also wanted to respond here to this question. With the mtx treatment and declining hcg levels, the pregnancy will no longer be growing. It's important to continue to monitor your symptoms until you reach nonpregnant levels, under 5mIU/mL. Pleas...
by EPT Host 22
Fri Jul 14, 2023 8:58 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Methotrexate waiting game
Replies: 1
Views: 1768

Re: Methotrexate waiting game

Dear Annieanxious, I'm so sorry to hear you are suffering from an ectopic pregnancy and going through this worrying time. I know how hard it can be to wait for levels to decrease. Putting yourself first right now and looking after your health and wellness is important. I know it can be difficult, an...
by EPT Host 22
Fri Jun 30, 2023 2:47 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Exercise during expectant management
Replies: 6
Views: 2940

Re: Exercise during expectant management

Hi thisgirlcan, I just wanted to check-in and see how you are getting on. As I'm not medically qualified, I can't answer to your specific situation. However, I would definitely encourage you to check in with your GPs or Doctors on the yoga and travel options. It is likely their answers will be deter...
by EPT Host 22
Fri Jun 23, 2023 11:25 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Exercise during expectant management
Replies: 6
Views: 2940

Re: Exercise during expectant management

Hi thisgirlcan111, I am so sorry to hear you are experiencing this ectopic pregnancy and loss. I know this can be a confusing time and will do my best to answer your questions. In regards to exercise, the Trust suggests that you do not undertake any strenuous exercise or lift heavy weights while hCG...
by EPT Host 22
Fri Jun 09, 2023 12:09 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Coming up to what would of been due date
Replies: 1
Views: 1698

Re: Coming up to what would of been due date

Hi Amy97, My heart goes out to you right now, as I know too well how the approaching due dates can feel. I'm glad you've taken some time off of work to be with yourself. Our grief is a process and there will be triggers along the way that we cannot always expect. It continues to be important to be k...
by EPT Host 22
Fri Jun 02, 2023 9:32 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Periods after methotrexate
Replies: 1
Views: 1707

Re: Periods after methotrexate

Hi Abee29, I'm so sorry to hear of your ectopic pregnancy and loss. I'll do my best to help answer your questions. The first period can occur up to ten weeks after the ectopic pregnancy although it may not be like your normal menstrual period. It might be heavier or lighter and it may be more painfu...
by EPT Host 22
Fri May 26, 2023 9:20 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Energy levels
Replies: 3
Views: 2186

Re: Energy levels

Hi Stacey Louise, I am so sorry to hear of your ectopic pregnancy and loss. Experiencing an ectopic pregnancy is a huge ordeal and you are in the early stages of recovery. Your body needs time to heal from your surgery which is in itself a grueling task. You have also had to process the loss of your...
by EPT Host 22
Fri May 05, 2023 10:01 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Plateauing hcg and then slight rise
Replies: 8
Views: 4737

Re: Plateauing hcg and then slight rise

Hi Abbxx, I know how worrying this period can be. The waiting in early pregnancy is particularly difficult as we seek some certainty of what will come. You are doing everything correct to get your scan booked in and connect to the early pregnancy services. Many of us are anxious as we ttc and in fut...
by EPT Host 22
Fri May 05, 2023 9:56 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: I cant believe whats happened to me :(
Replies: 4
Views: 4094

Re: I cant believe whats happened to me :(

Hi Lozza93, I am so sorry to hear that you suffering from this ectopic pregnancy and loss. Ectopic pregnancies are physically and emotionally traumatic, and they can leave us with many questions. I want you to know that there is nothing you did to cause the ectopic pregnancy nor sadly, nothing we ca...
by EPT Host 22
Fri Apr 28, 2023 10:47 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: My body, my cycle, feels different post ectopic
Replies: 30
Views: 16925

Re: My body, my cycle, feels different post ectopic

Hi everyone, Thank you for supporting one another. Unfortunately, as part of the forum rules and for your own safety, we are unable to allow the sharing of personal information: Personal information – for your own safety, please do not post personal information in the body of the text on any post yo...
by EPT Host 22
Fri Apr 28, 2023 9:09 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Surgery and alcohol
Replies: 1
Views: 2606

Re: Surgery and alcohol

Hi Tessmuser, I am so sorry to hear about your recent surgery. Unfortunately, I am not medically qualified to comment on your specific situation. I recommend following up with your GP on the question, as the answer may depend upon the treatments you received. Please know that we are here for you wit...
by EPT Host 22
Fri Apr 28, 2023 9:04 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: 1 week post surgery
Replies: 1
Views: 2599

Re: 1 week post surgery

Hi Vik, I’m so sorry to hear of your ectopic pregnancy and losses. You have had a massive physical and emotional upheaval, and recovery from ectopic pregnancy will take time. Everyone's path is unique, and there is no set timeframe for emotional recovery. There are no "musts" or "shou...
by EPT Host 22
Fri Apr 07, 2023 8:41 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: HCG fluctuating in expectant management
Replies: 5
Views: 3961

Re: HCG fluctuating in expectant management

Hi Chloe95, I am so sorry to hear of your ectopic pregnancy loss, We do hear from women with an odd spike in hCG levels or levels that plateau for a while before settling with expectant and medical management with methotrexate. It is difficult to predict how quickly our levels will fall; for some, i...
by EPT Host 22
Fri Mar 31, 2023 11:59 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Mild shoulder tip pain on day 2 of methotexate
Replies: 2
Views: 2529

Re: Mild shoulder tip pain on day 2 of methotexate

Hi LJP37, I'm so sorry you are going through this worrying time. I just wanted to check in and see how you are doing. Have the symptoms remained the same or any changes? I know how challenging this time period can be, especially in a 2nd ectopic pregnancy. As best as you can, I hope you can find way...
by EPT Host 22
Fri Mar 17, 2023 8:32 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Can I get pregnant with one tube
Replies: 5
Views: 5495

Re: Can I get pregnant with one tube

Hi Sunflower12345, I am so sorry to hear you have suffered this ectopic pregnancy and loss. Your surgery is still very recent, and it's very natural to have many questions. An ectopic pregnancy is both a physical and emotional trauma. I will do my best to answer your questions. First, I want you to ...
by EPT Host 22
Fri Mar 10, 2023 8:48 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Does this sound like Ectopic? Would hcg levels rise this much in 48 hours if it was?
Replies: 1
Views: 1461

Re: Does this sound like Ectopic? Would hcg levels rise this much in 48 hours if it was?

Hi Purpleflowers14, I know how worrying this period can be. The waiting in early pregnancy is particularly difficult as we seek some certainty of what will come. You are doing everything correct to get your scan booked in and connect to the early pregnancy services. Many of us are anxious as we ttc ...
by EPT Host 22
Fri Mar 10, 2023 8:35 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Life after Ectopic
Replies: 10
Views: 4592

Re: Life after Ectopic

Hi Amy97, I am so sorry to hear of your ectopic pregnancy and loss. The physical and emotional loss can leave us with so many questions. Generally, the Trust and other medical professionals advise you to wait for at least three months or two full menstrual cycles (periods) before trying to conceive ...
by EPT Host 22
Fri Mar 10, 2023 8:26 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Folic acid
Replies: 1
Views: 1228

Re: Folic acid

HI Jtaylor222, I'm so sorry to hear you have suffered an ectopic pregnancy and loss. While I'm not medically qualified to comment on your specific situation, I wanted to share the Trust's guidance on ttc after MTX. If you have had either one or two injections of methotrexate, you should wait until y...
by EPT Host 22
Fri Mar 10, 2023 8:22 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Brown discharge and pain 3 months post surgery
Replies: 1
Views: 1195

Re: Brown discharge and pain 3 months post surgery

Hi CTuck15, I am so sorry to hear you are going through this worrying time. Your ectopic was still quite recent and its natural to have concerns regarding bleeding, pregnancy, and ttc afterwards. I am not medically qualified to comment on your specific situation. However, I would encourage you to re...