Sorry this will be long. I could use any advice I can get at this point. I got a very faint positive pregnancy test on the 8th of Feb. I had my pregnancy confirmed on the 13th, on the 17th which was this past Friday I went to the ER because I was having cramping and sharp pains on the left side.
They took my blood and my hCG count came back around 2,300. They did an ultrasound and no gestational sac, no nothing, was present in the uterus. The on call OB (Keep in mind this is NOT MY OB, this was the on call OB, my OB was on vacation) told me that they suspected an ectopic pregnancy because with the levels I had they should have seen something and they didn't. I broke down, both me and my fiance were devastated. We decided to go ahead with the methotrexate injection...
Yesterday I went to follow up with my regular OB and they re did the blood work to see if the methotrexate was doing it's job. Well today I went back to the dr to review my results and my doctor told me that my hCG DOUBLED. He said it doubled enough to suggest a normal uterine pregnancy. I FLIPPED OUT. I was like I just received this injection and now you're telling me that my pregnancy might be normal?!?! I was like, is this shot going to harm my child in any way shape or form? And he said most likely not. So on Thursday I go in for an ultrasound to see if they can see anything in the uterus.
My question is ... now that I looked up all this crap on the internet, methotrexate is a category X drug ... I am TERRIFIED my child is going to come out deformed or with severe birth defects or mental retardation. I just can't help but feel like all of this is my fault, we went ahead and decided to have the injection because of the information handed to us and now there's a glimmer of hope my pregnancy may be viable ... has anyone here had a situation like this? I know this is kind of a crazy situation and prolly doesn't happen often ... has anyone taken methotrexate while pregnant and given birth to a completely fine baby? I am so scared all I can do right now is cry, which I know the stress isn't going to help me much but I can't help it. If it is a viable pregnancy, I was only about 5 weeks along, today that would put me at 5 weeks 4 days and when I had the injection was Friday evening and I would have been 5 weeks 1 day pregnant. Please I just hope everything turns out okay, because not only am I worried about my ultrasound on Thursday, now I am completely frozen terrified this shot might have done something terrible to my unborn child and I'll never forgive myself. I mean my OB told me I have nothing to worry about and to take my prenatals ... any advice would be great.