Daphne - I started taking supplements right after my last biopsy in May. I started taking a prenatal vitamin because I read that folic acid is important in the prevention of cervical cancer. Ever since I started taking that vitamin in particular, my hair and nails have been growing like mad, so that is one benefit. I've never had such long nails in my life! Then I also tried taking the indol-3-carbinol for three months (I think this is similar to the DIM supplement everyone talks about on this forum) but since there is some question about how it effects birth control pills, I didn't want to be on it for too long. I am also taking vitamin c and e. So, the short answer to your question is, yes~!
I made my colpo appointment for March 12. I'm sure I will be on here a lot leading up to that date! And after. I hope that it's better for me this time. I don't think it could be worse - I know I've said this in here many times, but the freaking biopsy-taker got caught on my cervix! It was horrible. I bled for six days and had sharp stabbing pains in my cervix for a month afterwards. So, I changed drs and this one is much more open to giving me some kind of tranquilizer/pain killers and I just basically trust her more than my previous doctor. I do remember the speculum being quite uncomfortable - they must have to ratchet it up more than they do for a normal exam.
The other thing I am trying, and you guys might think I'm a little crazy, is hypnosis. This is why I am waiting so long until the colpo (that and a vaction I have coming up very soon!). I already had a consultation with the hypnotist and he believes he will be able to teach me how to get into a very relaxed state prior to my next colpo. After talking with him for a while, I discovered that hypno is more similar to deep meditation and it is something you can learn, rather than staring at a pendulum pocket watch like on the cartoons.
Regarding all of the statistics, you can really drive yourself mad thinking about them and trying to find info. I kind of resolved to myself after talking to my dr yesterday that I need to stop thinking in terms of statistics because what is happening to me right now is happening, regardless of whether the statistics say it is likely or unlikely. That info doesn't change where I'm at. The statistic that 90% clear the infection doesn't help me at the moment. In fact, some of these statistics could do more harm than good. After my dr commented that she has only seen 1 case of cervical cancer, for a brief moment I figured "then why go through all of this? I probably won't be the seoncd case she sees". But, that isn't any guarantee and how regretful would I feel if I chose that path and did indeed develop cervical cancer.
LWG - sounds we'll be getting some new info for ourselves in March. Be sure and keep me posted!
Daphne - please let us know how your biopsy comes back!
Thank you guys for the kind words and support.