I hope this isn't a totally ignorant question, but here it goes: I've been bleeding for 3.5 weeks now, after the use of Cytotec to get things started. It's not nearly as bad as it was last week and no more clots (finally!!) but definitely more than just spotting. I guess it's similar to a regular period now, as far as the heaviness of the flow goes.
I've been using pads this whole time and seriously, cannot stand them anymore. I change them all the time but they are still scratchy and damp and irritating. I'm really tempted to use tampons at least during the day because I'm walking around like I have a freaking stick up my rear or something, so uncomfortable. Went for a run today and almost died from the chafing. Just disgusting, really.
Has anyone used tampons when you get to this point? My doctor didn't specifically say 'no tampons' but I feel like it was assumed since they said to call if I bled through a pad in an hour. I'm thinking they don't want you to use them if you are having clots, so that they don't get stuck and cause an infection---but I think I'm passed that point now.
Just over it, that's all. I'll ask the doc tomorrow if I have to but thought maybe you girls could help, too.