A Personal Story

Submitted: Jan 4, 2001

Name: TB
Weight: 160
Height: 5'5"
Age: 41
Pregnancy Test: none taken.
Resolution: Herbs were successful.

Do you smoke tobacco? yes

Did you have a pregnancy test? no
If no pregnancy test was taken - do you think you were pregnant? How strongly do you feel this way? Did you experience any symptoms or signs of pregnancy?
Positive I was pregnant. Changes in breasts and morning sickness How was the pregnancy ended? Herbal arbortion

Were you successful in using the herbs? yes

What was the date of the first day of your last menstrual period? Nov. 1, 2000
Do you know the date of fertilizing intercourse? What was it? Nov 12 or 19
What was the date you were expecting menstruation? Nov 27
How long do your cycles usually run? 28 days
Do you cycle regularly or irregularly? fairly regular
What was the date when the herbs were started? Not till Dec 27
For how many days were the herbs used (total)? 7
What was the date bleeding started if herbs were successful? Jan 3

Please include a summary of dosage information.
I took 800 to 1200 mg of Dong Quai, every 2 hours for 2 days (only waking once during the night) After 2 days I added 540mg capsules of black cohosh and evening primrose capsules 2-3 times per day. Needless to say, I started getting headaches after 4 days and began decreasing my dosage to every 3 or 4 hours. I began spotting on the 4th day.

Comments -
One reason I delayed so long in taking the herbs is I have miscarried twice, early in pregnancy.(when I was 3-4 weeks late) I really expected this to happen again. The cramping and pain when I miscarried was excrutiating. With the herbs, I was surprised at the lack of pain.

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