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My Battle With Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Author: Elizabeth R.
Skill: Doula
Date: 12-19-2013
Views: 54,932
Word Count: 935
Questions Received: 57
Testimonial ID: 9197-OR
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Scientific Studies: 8

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This may need to come with a warning, so here it is. I am very honest and open about my history with PCOS or Polycystic ovary syndrome, because I believe truth has the power to change lives, the truth of these oils have changed mine.

I have battled with irregular periods, mood swings, weight gain, episodes of random bleeding and pain from cysts pretty much all of my adult life. I was using herbal supplements and progesterone cream, organic from yams, for about 6 months when they stopped being effective.

I went to a OBGYN and from the ultrasounds she diagnosed me with PCOS. I was then prescribed medications with dangerous side effects that would not actually treat the issue but try to control the symptoms. I chose to not take them and continue to look for a real treatment. My cycles became even more erratic. I had periods of bleeding that lasted for weeks. I had pain in both ovaries from the cysts.

About 8 moths ago I started to bleed heavily every day, all the time. We linked it to meat and dairy products so I changed my diet and went completely vegan. I lost 30 pounds (and counting). After a month the bleeding was minimal but would be heavy on days that I exercised or had relations with my hubby. More herbs and cream, minimal results.

After having severe pain in my left ovary with heavy bleeding for three days I broke down at the bidding of my husband went to another OBGYN (the last one told me if I did not take the pill she would drop me from her care). More ultrasounds, external and internal showed that I had multiple small cysts on both ovaries, that my ovaries were enlarged, and that the lining of my uterus was more than 1 cm thicker that it should be. They suspected that I might have a fibroid but the ultrasound showed it was all clear, none of the cysts were bleeding or seemed to be close to rupture. The tech even checked to see if there was an extra blood supply in there feeding anything, nada. They still could not tell why I was bleeding.

Again all my labs were normal. I was offered medications again, my Dr. was kind and understanding when I refused. She also said she wanted to lay out a few surgical options that quite frankly scared the crap out of me especially because she said they did not know what was going on but with exploratory surgery they might have more answers. I went home to think and pray and talk with my husband. We chose to wait as the bleeding was not as bad as it was in the past and most days I was doing okay.

When a sweet friend posted on her facebook about healing oils I jumped on it as I had nothing to lose. I ordered the 9 oils starter kit and Progessence Plus. Day 1 & 2 of using the oils I felt both ovaries throbbing and started to bleed heavily passing alot of fibrous tissue similar to when I had a cyst rupture. Then the next couple of days the bleeding became lighter until a week later I was blood free! For the first time in 8 months! I have continued to use the oils every day Progessence Plus, Frankincense, and Valor especially on my inner arms and over my ovaries.

I had a moment about 2 weeks ago. I had a really hard day, I couldn't sleep so I watched a video a friend recommended on youtube. It was of a couple announcing to their family that they were pregnant. Within minutes I was crying and then I started to have very sharp pain in my left ovary with bleeding. I knew I had to calm down (in times of great stress, anxiety or sadness I would bleed more as it all seemed to be connected with my hormones). I put on praise music, the Joy oil blend on my wrists, Peace & Calming on my heart, Frankincense over the ovary. Within 3 minutes not only was the pain and bleeding gone, but so was the urge to curl up in a ball and sob in self pity. I was impressed at how fast it worked.

A week later I ovulated, and now almost 2 weeks after that I am having my first real period in almost a year. I have passed alot of the excess uterine tissue, I had a twinge of ovarian pain that a drop of Frankincense swiftly stopped. I usually have at least a migraine headache a week but have only had one this month - and it was from a red food dye. I realize that my body's healing process has only just begun! I will continue sharing as I progress.

Blessings, ~ Liz

Update - It has been a week since I have written this testimonial. I was a bit hesitant about being so confident in the way these oils have helped me. But I was encouraged by very dear friends to share in faith with a few people my story. I am so happy to say that all is still well, after a week long period the bleeding stopped and my body is continuing on with the healing process. I would love to hear from and share with anyone who has questions!

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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: menstruation-/-period — "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
2.Associated topics: hormones,pregnant-/-fertility-/-conceive-/-conception — "Therapy with beta-caryophyllene [present in many essential oils] may present a promising novel, non-toxic therapeutic option for patients with endometriosis."Link
3.Associated topics: pregnant-/-fertility-/-conceive-/-conception — "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
4.Associated topics: hormones — "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
5.Associated topics: menstruation-/-period — "Peppermint oil is harmless and acts locally to inhibit GI [gastrointestinal] smooth muscle contraction.... Peppermint oil solution administered intraluminally can be used as an antispasmodic agent with superior efficacy and fewer side effects than hyoscine-N-butylbromide...."Link
6.Associated topics: hormones — "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.Associated topics: hormones — "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.Associated topics: hormones — "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

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