A Personal Story

Submitted: January 7, 2007

Shared by: Sarah from the US

Age: 19
Weight: 104
height: 5 feet 4 inches
Do you smoke tobacco? No.

Did you have a pregnancy test? Yes
When was it taken? I took 2 tests One beginning when my period was late and one the first few days I began taking the Vitamin C
What was the result. Negative
If more than one test was taken please include info for each one. both were negative

How was the pregnancy ended? I used 500 mg of vitamin C an hour for five days, when I added 1000 mg of Dong Quai.
Bleeding started in roughly 72 hours

Were you successful in using the herbs? Yes
Would you try herbs again, or recommend them to a friend in the same situation? Yes

Is there anything that clued you in that the herbs might be working before bleeding started? Yeah, I started having some lower abdominal pain.

Is this your first pregnancy? yes

How many weeks pregnant were you when the herbs were started? 3.5
For how many days were the herbs used (total)? 7

Were you using birth control? Yes
What kind/method of birth control/contraception were you using? Condoms
Do you know how/why it failed? No

Did you experience any symptoms or signs of pregnancy? Late period. Very moody. Tender breasts. Higher temperature.

Please include a summary of dosage information.

Dong Quai: 1040 mg every four hours for a little over 2 days. this really didn't have much of an effect on me

Vitamin C: 500 mg every hour throughout the day and at least every 3 hours throughout the night. After about three days of this I started to feel quite ill, details below

Side effects.
How did the herbs affect you? the vitamin C made me a little sick
Any positive effects? not that I know of
Where there any negative effects? My kidneys/liver started hurting really bad. I got to the point where when I had to take the pill I would just want to throw up everywhere, like my body was asking me to stop. This happened during the third day... so I just gave my body like 3 hours without any vitamin c and I felt a little better

Do you have any health problems or issues? no
How did the herbs make you feel physically? very ill
How did being pregnant make you feel physically? very tired

If the herbs caused miscarriage -- how did you feel just before bleeding began? And when bleeding started - How was the bleeding, cramping, etc.? My bleeding started pretty much like a normal period. I did have some extreme shooting pains that lasted for a good 30 seconds for the first two days, and decently heavy bleeding. They kind of felt like they were coming from my rectum.... though I know that is false. The period pretty much went normal after that.

I just want to thank you for your web page. It really helped me feel as if I was in control of an uncontrollable situation. thank you much.

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