The more you know

May 20, 2016 0 Comments

When I set out on this venture I wanted to make sure I shared my experiences.  As I mentioned in my about me, I am not perfect, I have made mistakes however, I am learning from those and improving my life overall.

Over 20 years ago I used to shrug off when I heard people talking about any kind of effects they got from something they were using.  My attitude was, it won’t happen to me.  Or I would think why would they create a product that would be harmful to others.  I couldn’t wrap my head around that.  Products are supposed to help you not hurt you, right?

During this time, I was suffering from acne.  I was in and out of the dermatologist office given prescriptions to various creams and pills.  Even though I was on so many different kinds I still remember most of the names of these products.  Some worked better than others but, nothing got rid of them for good.

Fast forward a few years and I was off to college.  Still suffering from acne and conscious about my appearance.  Back to the dermatologist I went.  Back then I was thankful that my parents provided me with this opportunity to help clear my skin.  This time I was given the prescription of accutane.  It was made very clear that I was to avoid getting pregnant while taking this medication.  I was a freshmen in college and knew I wouldn’t have to worry about that.  When you are on accutane you have to have your blood and urine tested once a month to make sure everything is running properly.  It’s a heavy pill that if you were to conceive a child while on it, it would suffer major birth defects.  Once again, I was in college I didn’t think about if this pill is this strong what would happen later on in my life.  My biggest concern was how I was going to get home for these appointments.  Accutane worked and cleared the majority of my acne up.  I never had to use another prescription product again.  I still had to use spot treatments that I was able to purchase at local stores but, I didn’t have to wait in another waiting room to see my dermatologist.  I got what I wished for, so I thought.

Here we are in present time and I am wishing I never ever heard of accuctane or took this ‘magic’ pill.  It goes back to “the more you know”.  I wish I knew back then what the future would look like after taking accutane in the past.  I wish my parents would have saw all the red flags on how powerful of a drug this is.  I wish we would have sat down and really looked into accutane and what the long term affects might be.  There is a very long list of these long term effects that you will find by doing a simple google search.  On this list is infertility.

I would have not put accutane and infertility together if I wasn’t facing it straight on.  It is the hardest battle I have ever gone through in my life.  Over the past six years I have seen several doctors and have filled questionnaire after questionnaire.  Every single one of these doctors expressed how strong of a pill accutane is.  That’s when I started googling and my heart started to sink.  The number of women who have taken this pill and are experiencing infertility is outrageous.  I became angry over the fact that this was a drug prescribed to me.  Why would a doctor give me a drug that may cause damage in other areas of my life?  How can a pill I took when I was 19 years old be haunting me now?

It’s really hard to see the positive in this situation.  It’s my life, my dreams, my family, and my everything.  This sent me down the road to start learning as much as I can about anything I am consuming and using.  I slowly made the switch to organics and knowing why this is better for me.  (I will post more about organics in a future post, be on the look out for it)  I like to think I can overcome anything that stands in my way to achieve my dreams.  I am willing to try new things if I think I have a chance of benefitting from it.  This is when Young Living essential oils came in my life.

I suffered from sinus infections, headaches, stress, and the normal aches and pains.  Once again I was being prescribed pill after pill.  I am not a good pill taker.  I am horrible!  I have to place the pill all the way in the back of my throat and drink water and hope it goes down.  Knowing my dream is to have a child of my own, I knew eliminating chemicals would only benefit me and if it provided me with my dream it would be a double win.  When I started reading about essential oils, the process, the many uses, I knew it was a perfect match for me.  I started out with the Premium Starter Kit and from there grew my collection of oils.  I am no longer living a life off of a prescription.  I am now in control of what I use and take.  I love the since of control I have referring to my desk reference guide for essential oils.  I realize Young Living essential oils are not for everyone, and that’s ok.  If it is for you, I hope you will entrust me to help you along your oily journey.

This is my first of many posts regarding infertility.  Infertility unfortunately is not talked about much, I for one wish it was a little more.  The more you know about something, the better the decision you will make.  The more you know, will help you not regret something later on in life.  The more you know, will help you understand how others may feel.  I am happy I learned more about Young Living essential oils as it has helped along the emotional roller coaster of infertility.