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Help needed tonight please! - withdrawal bleed

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Scottishgirl85 Thu 18-May-17 19:27:19

I've finished pill priming and waiting on withdrawal bleed then I've to start stimming on day 2. I've not been on the pill for about a decade so no idea what withdrawal bleed should be like? I've had some brown blood with some brown/dark clots since lunchtime today (sorry tmi). Does today count as day 1 and I should start stimming tomorrow? Or should I wait for a full day of red blood to count as day 1?? I'm just not sure how red/heavy a withdrawal bleed gets?
Please help, don't know whether to start stimming tomorrow or Saturday!

maplebaby Thu 18-May-17 19:42:20

Scottish i was told to wait till red blood, full flow (but I have v light periods so I count day 1 as when I see red blood, as I don't necessarily get "full flow"). I would double check with the clinic, could you call them to check?

bluebird3 Thu 18-May-17 19:54:55

I would wait till a proper flow. On my first round I went in for an initial scan when I had bleeding like that and they told me to wait. You can actually start on day 2 or 3 so waiting one more day to see if you're bleeding properly shouldn't effect things. Ring your clinic tomorrow if you're worried.

Scottishgirl85 Thu 18-May-17 20:08:16

Thanks both for your reply. I'm feeling calmer now and think will wait until Saturday. We're with a clinic abroad so it's all been over email so far. We're kind of left to our own devices. Tonight will be spent on YouTube learning how to administer gonal f! Thanks again x

maplebaby Thu 18-May-17 20:46:53

Forgot to say I started stimming day 4 while they waited for test results on a cyst I had so it will be fine! Drop them an email and I'm sure they will get back to you smile

blue2014 Thu 18-May-17 21:54:58

Scottish - you're at Reprofit right? I think they have a telephone line you can ring if needed?

But I had the same panic about blood, they told me full flow after midday so I think you'll be fine

Scottishgirl85 Thu 18-May-17 22:02:58

Thanks Blue, yes it's Reprofit. So you think I shouldn't count today as day 1? It's definitely not full flow, but don't know if I should be expecting lighter bleed anyway since it's withdrawal from pill.
I called the helpline once before when I had to order drugs on a Czech public holiday. The person who picked up could barely understand me and asked me to wait until the next day to email my coordinator. The experience really upset me and it's put me off wanting to phone them. I hope communication will be OK when we fly out there :-(

blue2014 Thu 18-May-17 22:15:10

Yeah I really struggled on the phone too! But someone different is on shift each night so if by chance my doctor was on (Hana) you'd be fine.

But if you prefer to email, they should reply quite early tomorrow and I think (if I remember right? Crazy that I've forgotten already) that you can start stims at any time so even if they say start tomorrow you should still be able to?

As for English when you get there - reception staff had limited English, some nurses had great English some very little, my doctor had great English but at every clinical step someone with good English would explain to me what was happening.

Let me know if you have anymore questions and I'll try to help and if you haven't already joined fertility friends website i highly recommend you do

Best of luck smile

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