I just wanted to share with you my experience of the abortion pillBy anonymous on 17/02/2009
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I just wanted to share with you my experience of the Abortion Pill.
Last week I went in for a scan, and they said I was five weeks pregnant, but couldn't detect the heartbeat. They couldn't tell at this point if it was viable or non-viable. I opted to go for the abortion pill.
I felt at 43 years old and already having had 3 children, I felt a little too old to have another one. Fair play to those who wish to but it wasn't right for my husband and me.
I went to the hospital on Monday to have the first tablet taken orally. I had to spend an hour on the ward to make sure I wasn't sick, then was told I could go home.
I didn't have any side effects until the next morning, Tuesday, when I suddenly woke up with a very slight tummy ache and feeling sick. I went really dizzy and nearly fainted. I lay down for about five minutes and it passed.
About midday, over 24 hours after the first tablet, slight bleeding started. Other than that I felt nothing, apart from every now and again a little light-headed.
I have today (Wednesday) just come back from the hospital after having the second part of the treatment, which consisted of two tablets inserted and a suppository up the back passage.
These didn't hurt, but I was told that they could not predict what pain I would have or how long it would take. I had to lie on the bed for one hour, then I could walk around as long as I came back to the toilet where I had to leave the contents in a type of commode so they could observe when I had passed it all.
After the hour passed I had drunk so much I went to the toilet where some blood and clots were passed. On the third time I went to the toilet, I was told I had passed everything, and they needed one more pan full from me before they would let me go home.
After this they told me I could go home, so, all in all, it took about 3 hours before I was home again. I had no pain relief for any of this.
I have spent numerous nights over the past week worrying myself at all the horror stories posted on the internet. I am not saying it is always OK, but I was petrified of going in for any of it. I just think, ‘Go with an open mind; you could be one of the lucky ones like me’.
Good luck to whoever has to go through this. I honestly thought I would never do such a thing, but in the reality of the situation, you never know. My husband and I are the only ones who know about it as I know some people have such strong views on it, but I can honestly say you have to do what feels right. This is coming from someone who never ever thought she would be able to do such a thing.
Can't say I feel great about it, but just felt it had to be done.