A Personal Story

Submitted: April 2, 2003

Shared by: Andrea

Age: 17
Weight: 170
Height: 5í2

Where are you from? United States

Did you have a pregnancy test? no
If no pregnancy test was taken - do you think you were pregnant? yes
How strongly do you feel this way? Pretty strongly. I spotted twice. Once when I should have began my period. I also was very emotional. Often finding myself crying at silly, minor things. I also felt sick to my stomach many times through the possible pregnancy.

How was the pregnancy ended? Herbs
Would you try herbs again, or recommend them to a friend in the same situation? Definitely

Is this your first pregnancy? Yes

Is there anything that clued you in that the herbs might be working before bleeding started? I could just feel it working. I knew it would be ok.

How many weeks pregnant were you when the herbs were started? 4 weeks
For how many days were the herbs used (total)? 8 days
What was the date bleeding started if herbs were successful? March 31, 2003

Were you using birth control? No
What kind/method of birth control/contraception were you using? Withdrawal
Do you know how/why it failed? Not sure. He never actually came in me, but pre-cum, possibly?
If you were not using birth control, please share why not. Stupidity. Scared to tell my parents I was sexually active.

Did you experience any symptoms or signs of pregnancy? Emotional, Fatigue, Nausea.

Please include a summary of dosage information.
Name of the herb: Vitamin C and Dong Quai
Form or method taken or used: Pill
Amount taken: 500 mg (both)
Frequency: once every hour between 6 am and 11 pm , 1 am , 3 am
Duration (dates are useful) : March 22, 2003 through March 30, 2003 began Dong Quai March 24, 2003 through March 30, 2003
side effects: got a light headache

How did the herbs affect you? Light headache, terminated pregnancy and cold J
Any positive effects? Terminated pregnancy :-D. Felt "livelier"
Where there any negative effects? Light headache
Do you have any health problems or issues? no
Do you smoke tobacco? no

How did the herbs make you feel physically? Better. More energy.
How did being pregnant make you feel physically? Weak, tired
If the herbs caused miscarriage -- how did you feel just before bleeding began? Very horrible cramps. I knew it had worked
When bleeding started - How was the bleeding, cramping, etc? The bleeding was very heavy. Much heavier than normal. I also had HORRIBLE cramps. Ib profen helped this a lot.

First, I am SOOO unbelievably happy that I came across this website. It is the absolute only thing that helped me in any way. I started checking things out when I missed my very first day of my period. I read pretty much all of the sharing stories and got as much information on what worked for people as I could. I went to Meijer and bought Vitamin C capsules (500 mg) and found Dong Quai at GNC (also 500 mg) a few days later. The first day I began the herbs, I did everything perfect. Every hour I would take the Vitamin C. Two days later (March 24) I begin taking the Dong Quai with the C. I begin getting lazy and not remembering when to take my herbs. I really wish I would have someone there reminding me, but I didnít feel comfortable telling many people what I was struggling with. Anyway, I continued taking the herbs until I finally thought of giving up on March 30th. Then, when I went to the bathroom that night, I saw a little spot of pinkish on the toilet paper. I thought maybe I was spotting again and didnít really think much else of it.

The next morning I woke up with bleeding. I bled a lot that first day and also had HORRIBLE cramps. I thought I was going to have to just go home and die. By the second day of my period, I was still bleeding pretty heavily, but the cramps were gone. Iím just so thankful that this method worked and that there is such as awesome resource out there for women who are struggling with what I went through! (Thank you Sister Zeus)

Is there anything you would have done differently? Been more consistent with the actual taking of the capsules

There are many lessons that can be learned from an experience such as this, Do you feel you have learned something from this experience? If so what? How powerful herbs are and what they can really do for your body. Thank you so much!

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