Saturday, March 20, 2010

A small scare...

When I went to the dr. Wednesday, I was prescribed prometrium to be taken the first 12 weeks vaginally to help strengthen my uterine lining. I noticed Thursday evening that my lower back was really aching. It kind of felt like deja vu and my first m/c. My back always hurts right before AF sweeps in and and makes her presence known. But, I went to bed Thurs and nothing happened.

I worked all day on Friday and my back was still aching. So, last night I decided to go to bed once I put Baby K down for the night. When I inserted the prometrium, I noticed that there was some brownish spotting on the applicator...which immediately sent me hysterical. So, I downed a bottle of water as quickly as I could and went to use the bathroom to check again. Same scenario...nothing passed in the toliet, but when I would wipe, I saw some spotting--more brown than anything...(I realize this is TMI for some of you, I'm sorry)

I fell apart.

I started crying hysterically. I just knew that my stupid body was trying to reject this pregnancy. This morning, when the spotting was still there, I called the dr. on call to report my circumstances. I was quite disappointed that it wasn't Dr. Wonderful on call, and instead I got a dr. who has no inkling of my history or circumstances. However, I was told that this is considereded normal for using prometrium, althought I don't remember it ever occurring with Baby K.

I was told to be on bed rest for 48 hrs and resume all of my high risk precautions (no caffeine, no sex, no meds, etc). I do plan on consulting with Dr. Wonderful on Monday, if nothing more than to ease my mind that my cervix is closed. So after spending about 12 hours on the couch the spotting has stopped, but I am a bit nervous to do tonights suppository.

If you took Prometrium, did this happen to you? If you got pregnant, did you experience any spotting without m/c?

I'm really nervous...and I already love this baby so much, that the thought of losing him/her is completely devestating. Please continue to pray for our safety.

************updated Sunday 9:20pm**********************************
Today has been pretty uneventful. I have spent most of the day lounging around watching TV and reading. The spotting has decreased to a bare minimal. Sometimes when I use the bathroom it's there, while at others it isn't. I hope that's a good sign. I still plan to call the Dr. tomorrow, because let's be honest: I am probably doing more harm to this child stressing out than anything else. I will keep in touch with another update tomorrow.

Also, thank you so much for your kind words for me. Mel, your prayer brought tears to my eyes. I can't tell you how much I needed that.

Hugz to you all!


The Dorns said...

This happened to me only like 1-2 days while taking. I took my prometrium right before bed and then didnt move til morning. Are you taking the baby asprin every night to prevent misscarriage?

Mel said...

Elaine, I WILL be praying hard for you. I want you to know that I bled almost all of my entire first trimester with L. Weeks 7-12 were the worst. I was bed ridden for one of those weeks and I had to take prometrium like 5 times a day if I recall. I was so weak and woozy by the time the dr gave me the go ahead to get up and move around, but it was completely worth it. Remember that as the uterus expands, there are lots of vessels and stuff that can get pressed and that can sometimes cause bleeding. I pray to the Lord that he would keep his hand on my dear friend Elaine and her precious baby and keep them safe from harm and get them through this time with peace and reassurance that HE is in control and watching out for them.

Elaine said...

Dorns: I wasn't told to take the baby asprin with the prometrium. I've read that they are commonly used together, but for some reason I assume I don't need the asprin.

Mel: Thank you so much! You are such an amazing friend.

Joannah said...

I have no advice for you, just hugs and prayers for you and your baby.

I have taken prometrium before and all I remember was the fizzy pee. Yuck!

Amanda said...

Thinking and praying for all of you.

I had spotting with the boys. It was early in the pregnancy and wasn't just brown, either. It scared the crap out of me, but the doc said it was just the babies burrowing in.

Again, praying for only good things for you & baby!