When I found out I was pregnant it was a real blow.

When I found out I was pregnant it was a real blow. I am 38 years old with three children and I had just separated from my husband. I am about to move into a smaller house with my three children which isn’t really big enough for the four of us. I chose a medical abortion because I was only six weeks pregnant and I thought wrongly I would get over it very quickly! On the 12th February I arrived at the clinic and was given the first tablet which makes the womb an unstable place for pregnancy. Six hours later, I went back for the four tablets to be put inside of me and I was allowed to go home. The bleeding and pain wasn’t as bad as I had expected. For me the constant sickness afterwards was and still is the problem. It is now 17 days later. I am still being sick, have lost over a stone in weight and don’t see an end to it! My own GP is on annual leave and I have seen various doctors, none of which seem concerned. But then none of them know me and can judge how much weight I have lost. I am due to have a scan this week and hopefully I will get some kind of answer. If I could turn back time, I would have had a surgical procedure. At least it would have been over and done with by now. Editor’s note: Thanks for sharing your story with us…Constant sickness for so long after a medical abortion is not a common problem and we hope you find an explanation and treatment for it soon, especially after such a relatively pain-free procedure. I guess your physical feelings must dominate your thinking right now, as well as the other circumstances you are having to adjust to in your family life. Let us know how you get on as things begin to settle down and as you recover physically.

This story was sent in on 03/03/2009

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