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Cytotec (misoptotol) used to induce m/c at 12 weeks...any advice now?

Thank you for reading this.  I had a missed m/c last thursday. I should have been 12 weeks but the baby passed away at 6 1/2 weeks.
It wasnt a total shock because we had been following growth with ultrasounds and I knew there could be a problem. Nonetheless, it was still very hard.  I had assumed I would have a D&C because that what I thought was normal.  Since it had been 5 weeks and I hadnt passed it on my own.
Well, my dr. wanted me to use cytotec to avoid a surgery. I didnt know any different so I did on thursday night. I was the worst thing I have EVER gone through in my entire life physically. (worse than recovery after my c-section).
Anywya, here i am 7 days later still bleeding pretty heavy and passing a few clots of blood/lining. I did have an u/s monday and everything is gone and my cervix was empty. The tech said my lining was  alittle thick yet but the dr. said it was normal esp since I was still bleeding.
Does anyone know when this will STOP! I'm still crampy and bleeding and I cant take it much more. I just want this to be OVER!!  I go in Monday for f/u bloodwork- my levels were 4007 on monday so I know they were still pretty high..but for crying out loud. I am not bleeding that heavy that I'm worried...only about 7 pads/day...so just a heavy AF type.  I Just need this to be over. My husband and I want to try again right away since it took 9 months to conceive #2 and I'm ready to move on.
Thanks for reading.  I was hoping maybe someone knows someone who took this or had any input.
Thanks again!
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I am soo sorry you had to go through this!  I hate it when Dr.s act like Cytotec (and the like) are a better option than surgery!  A D&C is such minor surgery and you are usually OK in 2 days! It is barbaric to ask women to go through the physical and emotional stress of a chemically induced m/c.  It really gets me mad.  m/c is stressful enough but then to add weeks of painful physical reminders of what is happening is simply CRUEL!  I never had a chmically induced m/c (I had d&C) but I know people who have.  For some it lasted up to 3 weeks to be over. I really hope you feel better soon.  I personally would give my Dr. hell for putting me through that.  They are NOT gods and deserve to be told when they do wrong!  Again...hope you feel better soon.
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Thank you very much for making me feel justified in my feelings. It was terrible. I told her that I would never take that stuff again and I wish she had given me a D&C and kinda of let her have it. And she looked at me like I had 3 heads. I have a call in to them because I'm really worried that I need a D&C now or something could be wrong.
Just waiting to hear back.
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I'm sorry for your loss.  I also took cytotec for a m/c that I didn't pass at 11 weeks.  It was pretty intense, I kinda wish I had been given something for the pain because it does feel a lot like labor.  I really did not want the D&C though since I wanted to try again ASAP.  IT took me a little over 2 weeks of reallyheavy bleeding and then it stopped, I got my period almost immediatle after, but got pregnant again right after that.  My m/c was last June.  I hope you feel better and use a heating pad on your abdomen, that really helped even more so than the ibuprofen.
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I am really sorry to hear about your m/c, and your continuing problems with cytotec.  I took cytotec last December.  I had terrible back pain (like back labor I would guess) but no other problems.  For me, this drug worked just fine.  My doctor didn't want to risk a D&C because there is always a chance of scarring that could impede future conception.  For her, cytotec was the first step.

The good news is that we conceived three weeks after the m/c.  And we had tried for 6-7 months to conceive the baby we m/c'ed.  

I understand you just want it all to be over.  Hopefully the dr. will have good news for you about your declining HCG levels when you return!
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I didn't even have to finish reading your post.  I also used Cyotec, and it was a nightmare.  I bled for a total of 8 weeks, on and off labor type cramps on any given day....went through almost 2 full bottles of narcotics.  I felt like I would never be normal again.  I would NEVER consider that route again.  Recovery would have been weeks earlier if I had a DandC.

I am sooooo sorry you are experiencing this!  It will be over, and you will return to normal.  I took it last Sept, and was pg again w/in 2 cycles....I am now 24 weeks w/a boy.  Take care, I'll be thinking of you.
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Oh my gosh..I'm so sorry for all of you. I used to come here a lot before I got pg but got so obsessed with it that I had to stop.  The first month I temped and use OPK's we got pg w/ our second baby, which is the one we just lost.
I recognize some of you ladies from last year when I would come here.
I really wish I would have had a chance to hear stories about this before I took it. I go in monday for b/w to check my levels so hopefully they have come down a lot. I dont have any pain any longer...just heavy bleeding and clotting stuff.
So i'm sure its doing what its supposed to.

I am not waiting a cycle afte rthis though and hope that I'll be able to chart and be blessed with a healthy baby soon!.

Thank you again so very much. I feel much more relaxed and re assured now.
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I took cytotec on Tuesday Dec. 8th, I took my first dose at 8:10pm and the cramping started not even 10 mins later and the bleeding started 50 mins later. Today is Sunday, Dec. 13th and I am still experiencing cramping and passing large clots.  I had a natural m/c  back in May and it was a very different experience...much less cramping and clotting.  I want to know how long the painful cramping and clot passing lasts?  I expected to be passed the cramping by now and just dealing with residual bleeding for the next few weeks.  I am glad for not having a D&C though.  I would rather muddle through this than risk scar tissue  and the possibility of having difficulty getting pg.  I just want to know how long is it normal to have the crqmping and clot passing?
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I was thinking & believing I was 12 weeks pregnant as up until today. I went for ultrasound this morning and there was no baby - I was diagnosed as blighted ovum - been upset all day. I was offered cyto & or a d&c tomorrow. (yes on Christmas eve...) I am extremely a disaster!!! I gave blood at hospital and am awaiting results now however if cytotec causes a whole lot of pain etc.... I am wondering if I will b able to deal with my 3 other children etc.... Since their father is overseas... This has been an awful day. ;0(
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I'm so sorry for you.  I hope you are feeling better & have made it through everything ok.  It's tough when you think you are so far along only to find out otherwise.  I think either decision is tough, but you sound like a strong gal.  Hopefully you will breeze past this & move on to a healthy pregnancy when you are ready.  After my blighted ovum, Cam was a little surprise, got pregnant about 5 weeks after my m/c-- he's 2 & 1/2.  A wonderful little handful.  Take care.
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