I started with extremely intense cramps last night, like the period from hell. Woke me up at probably 3am, and have been going btw light to severe until now (almost noon). I have had maybe one drop of spotting, and nothing else. How did it go for all of you? I am wondering if I should start timing them like contractions or something?
Last edited by Michelle; 08-29-2007 at 03:39 PM.
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I am so sorry you are having to go through this. I dont have any advice to offer.
I do remember a lady on here used to say that having a m/c was labour, but too soon. If you think of the pains like contractions, perhaps you can manage the pain easier? I dont know, i've never experienced that before.
I found that I couldn't time my miscarriage cramps...they were continuous. So much that I opted for pain meds at the hospital to help control my pain. I did start cramping a few hours before I started bleeding though...probably 3 or 4 hours.
thanks for the info ladies. I think it is kind of like you said Emily, they are so continuous, then they stop for a few hours, and start up again. I feel very weakish and kind of light headed. Trying my hardest to take it easy.
I am so sorry you have to go through this. To answer your question the first miscarriage I had I didn't even know it happened. But the 2nd was at 7 weeks and I miscarried naturally. I don't remember "contractions" so to speak. What I do remember is a lot of cramps just a little more severe than a period. I bled heavier than a period but store bough pads were enough to handle the flow, I just had to check and change a bit more often. I would get clots, but that would happen mostly when I was in the bathroom and they didn't hurt.
The doctor recommended to me 2-3 Advil 200's (up to a max of 600) every 4 hours for pain. The advil was recommended over tylenol because it has the ability to reduce swelling.
Things could be different if your loss is later than mine but I hope it isn't too painful and that you will recover as quickly as possible.
I was at 11 1/2 weeks and had a natural m/c at home. Mine were like contractions. They started off slow and I did pass a couple small clots. They gradually got more painful and more frequent. I spent about 3 hours on the toilet because the bleeding was so heavy. I never took anything for pain but did end up going to the er. I hope it goes quickly and as painlessly as possible
I'm so sorry. I had intense back pain like I get w/ AF. I also had a lot of clots. Once the pain got really bad it didn't ease up until I had the m/c. I hope you are doing ok today. I'll be thinking of you.
thanks for more info ladies. I took 2 aleve last night (I know you are only supposed to take 1, but I typically take 2 for migraines, cause thats all that works for me). They barely touched it. I guess if it gets too bad, I have some hydrocodone leftover from some dental procedures. But I hate that stuff cause it makes me loopy.
Still not even a spot, just on and off cramping, a lot less intense right now.