I’ve been lurking for a week or so since discovering my miscarriage. I just want to share my misoprostol experience. I had my first miscarriage. We discovered at 8 weeks the baby had stopped growing at 6w3d. My doctor gave me the option of waiting to naturally miscarry, take misoprostol or schedule a d&c. I waited a week then took the misoprostol last night. I was so hyped up from all of the HORROR stories I had read online about misoprostol. I mean, it is horrific having to take it in the first place but my experience was not nearly as bad as I expected.
I inserted 4 pills vaginally at 11:15pm before bed. I could not decide whether to do it before bed or in the morning. I am SO glad I did it before bed. At 4am I woke up with minor cramping, no bleeding yet. I took some ibuprofen and went back to sleep. At 7am I woke up with pretty intense period like cramping. I went to the bathroom and felt a pop. I’m almost positive it all passed. The cramping immediately stopped. I now have a moderate period like flow 5 hours later, no cramps.
I know everyone’s experience is different but I read so many terrible things about misoprostol. It scared me. A lot. I just want women to know that not everyone’s experience is all that painful/terrible. (Yes, it is terrible to even have to be in the position to have to take it but you know what I mean)
I will update on any further symptoms and I will see Wednesday if everything passed.
I hope this helps ease the mind of anyone searching the web before having to do such a terrible thing.