Survey on conceiving after methotrexate

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Registered: 10-04-2011
Survey on conceiving after methotrexate
Tue, 10-04-2011 - 1:47pm

Hi... I'm new to the discussion board after suffering a possible ectopic last month. I would like to start TTC as soon as possible but I'm finding wildly different recommendations about when it is safe to try again (I was given two doses of methotrexate to treat the ectopic).

Because there is not much published research on this issue, I put together a short (less than 5 minutes) informal survey on women's experiences conceiving after methotrexate and ectopic. I already have 10 responses and will post results when I get to 75 responses. The survey is completely anonymous and your participation will greatly help our community!

Please fill the survey out by clicking the link below or cutting and pasting in your browser. Thank you!!

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Community Leader
Registered: 01-06-2000
Tue, 10-04-2011 - 3:20pm
Welcome! I'm sorry you've so recently experienced ectopic loss. Picking up and the pieces and putting your life back together is never easy. I hope you'll stay here for the support we have to offer. My ep was treated surgically, so I can't personally share the mtx experience with you. I'll be interested in your results, so please post them here when you have them compiled.

Homeschooling mom to DD15 & DS11

CL of Homeschooling, Signature Showcase, Ectopic Loss, and Fertility Charting

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Registered: 08-20-2006
Sun, 10-09-2011 - 1:39am
I just wanted to reply to say that I answered your survey. I dont know how conclusive the results will be though right because there is no question asking if there were fertility problems prior to the EP. For me there are fertility issues and other than the EP, Ive been unable to conceive i n 1.5 years. Others may have had no other fertility problems, and I think that plays a big part in the information you both are trying to gather. It may be fertility issues predating mtx that are preventing some from conceiving.

-Dianne, 41 yo
DH 37