I was happy with the procedure just the side effects were so severe.
However, 2 days after my procedure I started to get extremely painful abdominal pains and painkillers just didn't seem to work. i was taking really strong co-codomol very regularly and it seemed to wear off after half an hour. That night I woke up screaming and crying in pain, and I'm usually a very tolerant person painwise. My partner had to carry me to the bath to try and ease my stomach cramps as I couldn't walk. I decided to go to the doctor the next morning to get some stronger painkillers. All through that day I was in constant pain. I would clutch my stomach with a hot water bottle, and curl up and just cry hoping it would go, but the painkillers never seemed to work. The next morning I arrived at the doctors. I was once again in very bad pain as soon as I woke up and she told me that sometimes this is just how the womb heals itself, and its just a reaction to the procedure. She did tests and nothing was wrong medically. Also co-codamol makes you constipated so that was making the pain even worse. She gave me some stronger painkillers and sent me back home. These took around 2 and a half hours to kick in but when they did I could not feel a thing. Every morning though I woke up crying and dragged myself to the bath to wait for the medication to kick in to stop the pain. It lasted for about a week. I was also supposed ot be doing 2 of my final A level exams that week in the mornings and had to miss both because of the side effects from the medical TOP. However with my doctors notes and speaking to the exam board this was all sorted out with mock exams and predicted grades and I still did really well. My whole experience has left me terrified that I'll fall pregnant again, and if I do I think I'll have the surgical abortion if I decide to have one. I was happy with the procedure just the side effects were so severe. I have never been in that pain before and I've battled with illnesses most of my teenage life. The other thing was that I did not want my mum and dad to know about what was happening, though I wouldn't recomend this to everyone who's around my age or in the same situation. It wouldn't have been a wise choice to tell them and my partner is very mature for his age and I trust him completely. I don't think I could have done it on my own or without him. He helped me through every bit and I could talk to him about everything I was feeling. It can be a very hard thing to go through, and not having someone to confide in and talk to I think could be very damaging. I have never once regretted my decision but always do your research and talk to somneone you trust, they should be there for you no matter what!
The pain that you experienced following the medical termination sounded quite severe. Although it is a relatively safe procedure, it's important to understand that sometimes it is not fully completed, and for some women they need a surgical procedure afterwards to remove retained products of pregnancy. This can also lead to heavy bleeding and infection, so I would not say it is 'almost risk free'.
The experience is different for each person and could be very frightening without support.
If you are anxious about another unplanned pregnancy it would be worth talking through your contraceptive options at a Contraceptive and sexual health clinic. There are some very reliable long acting methods such as the Implant, injection and IUS.