I just joined, but I've been reading posts and inspirational stories on this website, and decided it was time for me to join and tell a bit of my story thus far.
In 2000, I was diagnosed with cervical dysplasia and during the LEEP the found that it was worse than they had anticipated. I had CIN III. I was devastated. I had the high risk HPV.
I had clean paps and was clear of HPV after that until a few years ago. I had abnormal paps and again I was infected with again with a high risk HPV and a low risk HPV. After numerous paps over the 3 years, colposcopies, and biopsies, my pap was at ASCUS this spring. I know how things progress from there unfortunately.
I decided to try the alternative medicine way and see a naturopath this time - especially since it was ASCUS, I knew I had time to dabble in it. She put me on an oral supplement routine as well as suppositories which I followed religiously. She also had me do a Vitamin D test and I was severely deficient which also makes you more susceptible to cancers as well as other things. After 3 months, my Vitamin D was up to normal and pap came back NORMAL!!! I was SO relieved! But the HPV is still there. :(
She told me we could just wait and see and do another pap in 3 months or I could try the escharotic treatment. She told me she has had a 100% success rate so far of using the escharotic treatment and having her patients clear HPV altogether. I asked if she's ever done an escharotic treatment on someone with a "normal" pap but testing positive for HPV, and she said she had just finished treating someone like me. They had cleared the HPV.
Because of my history with HPV and cervical dysplasia, I decided to go ahead and try it. I just started my first of 10 treatments today. I am hopeful that I can clear my HPV and never have an abnormal pap again! Just wanted to share!