Author Topic: Benzodiazepine use and ectopic pregnancy  (Read 288 times)

[Buddie]

Benzodiazepine use and ectopic pregnancy
« on: January 06, 2022, 09:50:36 am »
I am only starting to realise just how much of a negative impact Diazepam has had on my life. I still try to remain a positive person but something has touched a 'bigger nerve' with me and I can't help but feel bitter and angry.
Many years ago I suffered 2 ruptured ectopic pregnancies. I bled internally (both times) and needed a blood transfusion along with emergency surgery. Not only did I have to heal from the physical pain but obviously the emotional pain too.
I have discovered that ectopic pregnancy and Benzodiazepine use are strongly linked!🤬😭☹️

Of course nobody will ever know for sure but from what I have read Benzodiazepine use gave a 50% higher chance of ectopic pregnancy!
I was on Diazepam before I got pregnant. One time was natural conception and the second time was IVF. At this time I was also NOT aware of the addictive nature of the medication. I am also surprised that the NHS allowed me to go ahead with IVF treatment only a few months after the first ectopic pregnancy when I was still grieving and additional to that they allowed me to go ahead despite the fact that an unborn baby could be born addicted to the medication 🤬

I am wondering if there are any other ladies out there who have had an ectopic pregnancy whilst taking Benzodiazepines?

I also hope this can serve as a warning to other women xxx
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[Buddie]

Re: Benzodiazepine use and ectopic pregnancy
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2022, 03:54:09 pm »
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I certainly appreciate your post. While I am not tryin to conceive, single, live at home due to withdrawal etc.,I appreciate your post and your care for the women in the group who are looking to conceive. I have always been fascinated by ferility , treatments, research, books on women's bodies. Thank you for looking out for other women from another woman.

 :smitten:
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[Buddie]

Re: Benzodiazepine use and ectopic pregnancy
« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2022, 06:04:21 pm »
Your welcome 🥰
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