Successful Pregnancies In Spite Of PCOS Diagnosis
Author: Tabitha F.
Word Count: 337
Questions Received: 2
Testimonial ID: 10735-OR
Scientific Studies: 8
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I was diagnosed with PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome) over ten years ago at the young age of 16. I was immediately prescribed birth control pills.
Throughout the years I have experienced many side effects, such as stroke-like symptoms, heart palpitations, migraines, mood swings, and depression. I took the pill for eight years before I decided to stop taking oral contraceptives.
Although I was told that I may never have children, I was blessed with my beautiful son after being off of the pill for 1.5 years.
Then six months ago I started using therapeutic-grade essential oils. This was also around the time when my husband and I knew we wanted to try to have another child.
At the time, my PCOS was the worst that it had ever been! I was not ovulating and had gained weight. Additionally, my right ovary was enlarged with 10 or so cysts, and I was in a lot of pain!
After reading some testimonials at www.Oil-Testimonials.com, I started my own daily regimen. I took 1 to 2 drops of Oregano essential oil and 1 drop of Cinnamon Bark essential oil with olive oil in a vegetable capsule daily.
Also, every night before bed I applied Progessence Plus Serum topically: a drop on each side of my neck over the carotid artery, a drop over each ovary, and a drop on my forearm that I rubbed together with my other forearm. Interestingly, I noticed that using Progessence Plus Serum at night helped me to sleep really well.
After only 2 weeks on this regimen, I got pregnant! My doctor was extremely amazed, surprised, and also concerned about how my pregnancy would be affected by the PCOS.
He ordered an ultrasound to be done right away, which was weeks before I even had my first prenatal appointment. Much to my surprise, my cysts were completely gone (except for one corpus luteal cyst which caused my pregnancy, not PCOS).
Please feel free to contact me if you have questions or if you are seeking some genuine support from a fellow "cyster".
Additional keyword(s) assigned by the editor: conceive, conceiving, conception, cycle, cysts, endometrial, endometriosis, fertile, fertility, hormonal, hormone, hormones, infertile, infertility, miscarriage, miscarriages, ovarian, ovaries, ovary.
|Supporting Scientific Studies|
|1.||"[T]he level and duration of menstrual pain and the amount of menstrual bleeding were significantly lower in the aromatherapy group than in the placebo group. These results suggest that aromatherapy is effective in alleviating menstrual pain, its duration, and excessive menstrual bleeding. Aromatherapy can be provided as a nonpharmacological pain relief measure and as a part of nursing care given to girls suffering of dysmenorrhea or excessive menstrual bleeding."||Link|
|2.||"The present study indicated that lavender aromatherapy as a potential therapeutic modality could alleviate premenstrual emotional symptoms, which, at least in part, is attributable to the improvement of parasympathetic nervous system activity. This study further implies that HRV could evaluate the efficacy of aromatherapy using various fragrances to relieve premenstrual symptoms, and ultimately, support the mind and body health of women."||Link|
|3.||"Results of bone density, bone mineral content, bone tensile strength and histological analysis also showed similar trend of results, which supported initial observations of this study. It is proposed that hydroalcoholic extract of dried clove buds has bone-preserving efficacy against hypogonadal [hormonally deficient] osteoporosis."||Link|
|4.||"Therapy with beta-caryophyllene [present in many essential oils] may present a promising novel, non-toxic therapeutic option for patients with endometriosis."||Link|
|5.||"After inhalation of clary sage oil, cortisol levels were significantly decreased.... Thyroid stimulating hormone was also reduced.... Clary sage oil has antidepressant-like effect...."||Link|
|6.||"DHEA [a component of PD 80/20], an androstene hormone [precursor to estrogen, testosterone, progesterone, cortisone, and other hormones], has been shown to possess a wide range of beneficial biological effects mainly attributed to immune system modulation.... thus leading to beneficial effects in diverse human diseases including resistance to infection, neuroprotection, wound healing, diabetes, hepatic injury, cardiovascular disease, and cancer."||Link|
|7.||"Most studies, as well as clinically applied experience, have indicated that various essential oils, such as lavender, lemon and bergamot can help to relieve stress, anxiety, depression and other mood disorders. Most notably, inhalation of essential oils can communicate signals to the olfactory system and stimulate the brain to exert neurotransmitters (e.g. serotonin and dopamine), thereby further regulating mood."||Link|
|8.||"Foeniculum vulgare Mill, commonly called fennel, has been used in traditional medicine for a wide range of ailments related to digestive, endocrine, reproductive, and respiratory systems. Additionally, it is also used as a galactagogue agent for lactating mothers.... Foeniculum vulgare has emerged as a good source of traditional medicine and it provides a noteworthy basis in pharmaceutical biology for the development/formulation of new drugs and future clinical uses."||Link|
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