I've been spending a lot of time on here reading through your stories since getting my CIN 3 diagnosis last week. What a supportive and vital resource this is. It does really help to read about others going through similar things and I send my courage and love to anyone on here who is suffering and feeling scared.
I have a couple of queries that I hoped someone might be able to answer or shed some light on. I received low grade cell change smear test result in September 2014 and was booked in for another test 6 months later. This has come back with severe changes which include CIN 2 and CIN 3. I know that CIN 2 and 3 have good treatment success rates however I am concerned that my result progressed from mild to severe within 6 months and wondered if this had happened to anyone else?
I woke up in a total panic this morning as I had had cold sweats last night, this is so unpleasant and had never happened to me before until 2 months ago when I had a week of them. I was literally drenched and also have symptoms of a cold today. I am going through giving up smoking so I thought it may be related to that but also have read that night sweats can be a sign of cancer or menopause and I'm only 31 so I'm worried that these are a sign of something more than anxiety about this situation. I also had a severe outbreak of dyshydrotic eczema throughout February and I have never had eczema in my life. It was all over my hands and apparently there is no known cause or cure so I started juicing and doing yoga and these symptoms have all but disappeared but it seems a strange coincidence that these things have cropped up together.
I have my colposcopy one week today but given the quick progression of my cell changes and these other strange symptoms I am terrified that the results are going to come back with something worse than CIN 3.
One more thing I wondered was if anyone had managed to reverse CIN 3 without surgical intervention. I am single and have no children so I have been looking into this and have seen some interesting blogs where women have used nutrition and supplements, exercise etc to reverse CIN 3.
Thanks so much in advance x