My Abortion Pill Experience

I want to write this for all the girls/women who are thinking about taking the pill, and want to know other peoples experiences.
Making the decision to take the pill was the HARDEST decision I have ever had to make. I knew nothing about the pill and how it effected you, so i googled abortion pill experience and I came upon this site. I've read many stories of people sharing their experience and some of them freaked me out. Some people said it was the worst pain they have ever felt in their life and how they were throwing up and couldn't get off the bathroom floor, and others said that it didn't hurt that bad. Granted, the pill effects everyone different, no experiences are the same, so I hoped mine wouldn't be that bad. I have to admit some of the stories freaked me out and I prepared myself for the worst.  I honestly thought it was going to be the worst pain and that I wouldn't be able to move and I would be gushing blood (this does happen to some). I was extremely nervous and on the verge of having an anxiety attack before I took the pills, but I knew I had to do it.
I took the pills today, and I am going to share my experience so far.
20 minutes before i took the pills i took a pain reliever that was prescribed.

2:08pm I put the pills on the sides of my cheeks and let them dissolve for 30 minutes, after the 30 minutes had passed I swallowed the rest. To me, the pills did not have a taste, but they were chalky. I started to feel slight cramps before the 30 minutes was even over. 2:38 came around and a panic took over me, I was so scared to swallow the rest of the pills because I had read that after you swallow them, everything starts. I swallowed them, went the bathroom and prepared myself. For the first 20 minutes I had cramps, and I expected these cramps to be deathly unbearable, but I was shockingly surprised when I realized that they didn't hurt as much as I thought they would. They still hurt and made me uncomfortable, but I could handle them. I was getting worried because I didn't have any blood for the first 30 minutes. Then after a pretty painful cramp I felt the blood. I was once again shocked, I wasn't gushing blood, but it was more like a heavy period, which is something I am used to. I knew that there had to be more, I just knew that it wasn't going to be this tolerable, something worse had to be coming based on the stories I had read. But I was wrong. The deadly cramps I expected never came, the surge of blood never came.  I thought that during this process I wouldn't want to walk, talk, eat, or do anything. But I was completely fine doing all of those things, even though I was experiencing discomfort. 
I also thought I was going to have massive blood clots, but again, not as bad as i expected.
I don't want to say that this was a good experience, because it's very unfortunate and saddens me that this had to happen. But I will say that fortunately this process went as well as it could go. Maybe I thought it went so well because I prepared myself for the absolute worst, or maybe the pain killers they gave me were super strong, but whatever it was, I am truly thankful that this went better than I expected.
So I wanted to share this for the girls like me who are thinking that someone's bad experience is going to happen to them, although it could but you have to know that it effects everyone differently. Not all experiences are horribly painful, but to the girls that experience the horrible pain, I am truly sorry that you had to go through that, and you are strong a person.

That's my experience, I will never go through this again in my life, but I am going to take this a lesson learned. I also wish that no one will ever have to be in this situation because it is emotionally and physically draining.

And last but not least, to all the girls/women who have had an abortion, you are not a bad person, you made the best decision for you and your situation, you are strong, and I wish everyone the best of luck.

cherie09 cherie09
May 16, 2012