A Personal Story

Submitted: July 27, 1999

Name: Christina
Success: No
Preg Test: Yes
Herbs Used: Cotton root bark; dong quai & black cohosh rt

What was the date of the first day of your last menstrual period? 5/20/99
Do you know the date of fertilizing intercouse? What was it? 6/2/99
What was the date you were expecting menstruation? 6/16/99
When were the herbs started? 6/27/99

Please include dosage information.
10 drops of cotton root bark every hour day and night for two weeks. Then a mixture of dong quai and black cohosh root, 10 drops each in warm water every 2 hours one week.

Were you successful in using the herbs?
No. I am going in for a clinical abortion tomorow morning.

Is there anything you would have done differently?
I did not find your site until I was almost 10 days late. Mabye if I had acted sooner it would have been more effective. I spoke to you earlier about self medicating with methotrexate, I read about the side effects of the drug and many of them concerned me becuase I could feel my kidneys were irritated and did not want to take the risk of kidney failure. Also, I was walking into it blind about the dosage, I could not get any information (after searching) about a safe and effective dosage. It seems that the dosage would depend on an individuals body mass and lifestyle.

I am 28 years old and a married mother of a fantastic three year old. The only reason I am so desperate to terminate this pregnancy is money. My husband is working on his degree and we are so strapped financialy, living is hard but tolerable. We are so close to getting ahead and out of debt, Just two more years and things will be so different. I cannot compromise.

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