Just wanted to share my story with you as I know I found a lot of info on this forum realky useful last year- apologies if this turns out to b a really long post :)
In May 2012 smear /colposcopy - border cell changes.
August 2013 smear /colposcopy /punch biopsy - CIN2.
Was suggested that I have LLETZ treatment. Was very reluctant as I was aware of the complications that can occur if you later want children. The colposcopist nurse said that there were no risks even though I outlined my worries. I decided to try and clear the abnormal cells by coming g off the pill (which can cause a depletion in folic acid and can contribute to cell changes). I also stopped smoking , drinking alcohol and tried to cut out dairy, processed sugar and caffeine from my diet and increase my natural folic acid intake.
I'm not professing that this works for everyone but I am aware of TWO people for who this has worked (from CIN2 to clear within four months). The colposcopy clinic were extremely sceptical and asked me to cone back in January for another colposcopy.
Unfortunately I relapsed into smokibg $drinking /eating what I wanted over Christmas /January and on my next colposcopy in January the results still showed CIN2.
I decided that this time I would do it properly and began consulting with a nutritionist and a homeopath. a week later I found out I was pregnant (I had been pregnant at the last colposcopy but was unaware! )
I decided not to worry about the CIN2 diagnosis during the pregnancy and was advised that I should have a smear 3 months after my baby was born.
well I've now had my lovely little baby and went for the dreaded smear two weeks ago . I had heard and also read on here that pregnancy can help with dyskariosys. I asked the smear nurse and she said that in her 10 years she'd never heard that pregnancy could clear abnormal cells.
Well my smear results came back and my cells are back to normal!
I wanted to post this just to let ppl know that alternative methods can work. Not to belittle anyone's decisions to have any kind of treatments- I just knew that LLETZ was not for ME and wanted to try something different ( I hadn't planned on the something different being pregnancy but was a lovely suprise).
As I said, I am posting this in the hope that someone may find it useful to their own situation and not to pass judgement on anyone else's decision to receive other treatments.
Thanks and good luck to everyone