I have two questions relating to methotrexate in treating an ectopic pregancy:
1. After two injections of methotrexate, is it ok to resume ttc/ivf after 3 months, or does two doses require 6 months?
2. How long must I wait after the last metho shot to start taking folic acid again?
I had 1 methotrexate shot in November & was told to wait three months before TTC. (I wasn't using IVF though). I kept taking my folic acid the whole time. I had just had a miscarriage in August & got pregnant w/the eptopic before my cycle had returned. I went on the pill for 3 months after the shot & had a regular cycle in January & am now 6 wks pregnant. So it was about 4 months total. Dont hesitate to ask your dr what he/she feels is the best amount of time for you. I had a LOT of bad side effects w/the methotrexate so being you had 2 shots they may add 3 months per shot. I hope this helps a little.
i had 1 metho shot, i was told to wait 2-3 months, but with 2 shots i think you should wait 5-6 months. i had mine in nov and am now 6wks pregnant. as far as the folic acid goes i know you have to wait til your hcg levels are back at zero. are you or have you been having them monitored?
Thanks for all your responses, it's interesting to hear everyone's perspective. Unfortunately I have to go for a 3rd shot this afternoon, my hcg is 100 above base-line (605), so close but no cigar! I'm dreading the 3rd shot too, the side effects this last week from the 2nd one have been hideous.
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