Oh! MEMEMEMEME! I went through one of those in late January. Okay, here's the deal: Methotrexate is able to get rid of a pregnancy in your tube because of what the drug actually does. It's used for cancer - it blocks the regeneration of cells. Since an early pregnancy is nothing but a bunch of cells dividing and forming into new cells, it blocks that and essentially shrinks away the pregnancy. I found out about mine because I was bleeding and it HURT LIKE HECK to have sex. I got two shots on a Wednesday, was sick as crap Thurs, Fri, Sat and Sun. Went back to the doc on Wednesday where my HCG had gone up and got two more shots. Those hurt more, but they did the trick. I had to get checked every week to see if my HCG was falling. I was so hurt. They had even found a heartbeat on the one in my tube. A lot of my "friends" don't know what a tubal pregnancy is, or how dangerous it can be for the mom, and they assumed it was some sort of abortion. It's NOT. You can NOT have a baby in your tube, it will rupture and could kill you! But I got some insensitive comments made.
Anyway, about waiting - methotrexate is processed by your body very quickly. However, the left overs from the meds are still there. If you were to get pregnant without waiting, the left over meds would attack that pregnancy and keep the cells from dividing (remember, that's that that medicine is for) and your pregnancy wouldn't work anyway. Now, my OB told me to wait 3 months from the FIRST shots. I've heard to wait 3 months from the time your HCG falls back to 0 on the internet, but my OB told me different. My shots were in late February, my HCG fell to normal in late April. I fell pregnant in June. And so far - everything is fine. No tubal this time. And - I only had one "real" period...not 3.
I wish you all the luck in the world. I know how bad it sucks to have one of those and then the next time you're constantly worrying about another one. ((((HUGE HUGS))))) Please PM me if you feel like you want to talk.
Last edited by babywings1; 11-14-2012 at 08:39 AM.
thanks for keeping us posted I've been thinking about you.. as far of my D&C I waited the 3 months that my doctor recommended and it took me 12 cycles before i got pregnant. If i had know that I probably would of just started right away. I have no advice as far as the medication you took but if your ready than maybe its the right time.
Well babywings had good info on the meds side in terms of what it does. I guess my thinking would be to wait the three cycles, but not go on bc. Just use other contraception. Only because you're technically also supposed to wait after bc to ttc for your body to regulate and become a healthy environment for the baby. So waiting three months using bc, would really mean waiting more imo. I know many people who have gotten pgn on their first cycle after bc, but health wise it's not the best because of the hormones. Anyways.. I'm sorry that you're going through this, and I hope you can come to a solution that suits you and your body.