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lovinglife
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hey sometime last year i had an abortion by taking the cytotec pill. it was very painful for me but i decided to go through with it because i am attendting college. sometime last month i misssed my period and realised that i was pregnant again. i probobly waited bout 3 weeks afetr to take the cytotec pill. i took the pill but this time with another pill than the last time. this time my boyfriend went to the dr and i got amoxil 500 mg with them. i took the pills friday night. taking two in the vagina and one by mouth, repeating it 6 hours later. my period came rushing down the saturday but i had no cramps. sunday less blood came down and no cramps. now monday, tuesday and wednesday was just spotting. i am very scared cause i'm wondering if it didnt work or if it will start harder later on. which i dont want to happen cause i have an exam tomorrow. please let me know thanks.
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Heather
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When is your required follow-up visit with the provider of the pill scheduled for?

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my boyfriend didnt tell me about a follow up, he picked up the pills
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A partner cannot legally get abortion pills for a woman secondhand in the US like that. You -- the person who would be using them -- have to go in and see a provider yourself, have a pregnancy verified, have a basic health check, etc. That also includes scheduling of a follow-up visit.

So, I'm pretty confused, and given all of this, am not sure you did in fact obtain the medications for medical abortion. Do you know the doctor he went to yourself? Did they communicate with you personally at all?

Regardless, in order to be safe, some aspects of medical abortion really need to involve a healthcare provider. So if you do NOT have a follow-up scheduled with someone, I strongly suggest you call a reproductive healthcare provider and schedule one for the next week, or when they suggest, okay?

[ 05-18-2011, 02:31 PM: Message edited by: Heather ]

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Just in case, if you don't know who you can see about this, I'd suggest calling the NAF (National Abortion Federation) hotline.

They can refer you to someone quickly to clear all of this up and make sure you get the care you need with a medical abortion: 1-800-772-9100

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it was a pharmamsist that he went to all i want to know is if the pills worked or not. and why it wasn't so painful as the last time
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Because I'm not even sure what you took was legitimate or complete, given it wasn't dispensed legitimately (or, from the sounds of it, legally), I just can't tell you that.

I couldn't anyway, honestly: that's part of what that follow-up visit is for, is to do an ultrasound to see if an abortion was successful, as well as to make sure your health is okay, that you didn't develop any infections or complications, etc.

So, please do make that call and find a qualified abortion provider to see ASAP, okay? That's who can answer this for you and also who you should see regardless.

Also, if this is the same partner you have been with for a while, who has in the past been deceptive with you and potentially abusive, I'd implore you that if you are not leaving this person, to at least never put your health in his hands like this again. (Including now: I'd not advise having him do anything around this -- I'd make your own appointment and go to a provider yourself.) When you get this issue resolved, if you want to talk about what's going on with this relationship, we're here.

[ 05-18-2011, 03:47 PM: Message edited by: Heather ]

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NO Thats a different partner thanks though
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Are you comfortable calling that number (they're excellent people, I assure you)? If not, if you don't mind sharing your zip code, I'd be happy to help you find a nearby provider to see.

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Just checking to make sure you found the care you needed. Don't mean to nag, just concerned.

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