I had a medical abortion in June this year.
I felt weak walking back to the main reception area where my partner was and as we were walking down the stairs and out through the main doors I burst into tears. I don't know why this was, but managed to get to the car without too much of a commotion. When we got home I changed into some comfy PJ's and had a hot water bottle ready for me and tried to settle into bed. No sooner had I done this I had to go to the toilet and was sick everywhere. I also had very bad stomach at the same time and this is when the bleeding started. It was agony if I am honest and was like this for the rest of the Wednesday afternoon, night and only started to feel a little better into the following day. I couldn't go to work the next day but foolishly I returned to work the day after that, still not 100%. I was feeling better by the Monday but I still didn't feel 100% until around 5-6 weeks later. Some of the posts I have read on here mention that the medical abortion is like a heavy period. I would disagree personally. I have never witnessed worse pain but you will get through it. I understand everyone is different and everyone will experience a different outcome. Its now been 11 weeks since I had my abortion and I still feel sad but try to remember that it is for the best as I believe everyone has the right to make their own decisions in life. Don't let anyone get you down or make you feel bad for what you have done or are considering to do. Only you can make that decision and it is a very hard one. I do think that it is best if you can have that one person who you can talk to about it all, a best friend, mom or partner that won't judge but listen to you and help you to feel better.
Editor's CommentThanks for sharing your experience of medical abortion. Sometimes writing down your thoughts and feelings can help you to work through your emotions. It is often hard to get over an experience when you have had extreme physical pain as it can leave you in shock and feels like a constant reminder of what has happened.
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