Name: Jackie P.
Age : 33
Diagnosis: Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS), anovulation
How long before you contacted me: Almost one year after diagnosis
What did you try before contacting me? Before working with Fouad, I was prescribed Clomid by my OBGYN and took the drug for more than six months with no ovulation. My OBGYN referred me to a fertility specialist (endocrinologist) to treat the infertility. I continued Clomid for another 5 months and also took Metformin (a diabetes medication) prescribed by my doctor for the infertility. My husband and I tried 3 rounds of intrauterine insemination (IUI), none of which resulted in pregnancy and one of which resulted in hyper-stimulated follicles.
How was your health situation then? My health physically and emotionally during this time was definitely not optimal. I gained nearly 12 lbs. despite following a diet that I believed to be “healthy” and exercising 6 days a week. I frequently suffered from constipation, bloating, poor sleep, and stress and anxiety. I had 3 urinary tract infections within a year and a half time. I was unable to ovulate and my cycles were irregular, sometimes as long as 50+ days apart.
How did you hear about me? I was referred to a Fouad by a friend who has been consulting with him and experienced many positive health changes. I had gotten to the point where I no longer wanted to take the medications or undergo another round of IUI. My doctor recommended in vitro fertilization (IVF). I was emotionally worn out and my body needed a break from the medications. I decided to call Fouad to try a holistic and natural approach for at least six months while my husband and I considered whether we wanted to try IVF.
What happened after the consultation? In our initial consultation Fouad asked a lot of questions — more questions than I had ever been asked by any of my doctors. I stopped taking Clomid and Metformin in July. Fouad advised I monitor my blood sugar and explained to me how to do it at home. To my surprise, my blood glucose readings indicated I had NO issue producing insulin or needed to use Metformin. I made some immediate changes based on Fouad’s consultation: cutting out caffeine, gluten, soy, and dairy. It was a strict elimination diet but I stuck to it, figuring I owed it to myself to give it a try.
How long did it take you to feel better? I began consulting with Fouad in late July/early August 2015. Within a week I noticed significant changes in digestion and less bloating. My energy level was high despite giving up coffee (which had been a daily habit.) I suffer from seasonal allergies almost year-round and took Zyrtec every day for 7 months of the year. However, within a few weeks, I no longer needed to take medication and was not suffering from allergies. I have not taken Zyrtec in more than 8 months. Within about a month I lost a little more than 6 lbs. just from a change in diet. The best news was I learned I was pregnant in early October 2015. My husband and I are expecting a baby boy in June 2016 and I have had a completely healthy pregnancy.
How much time now since you’ve been healthy? I would say I’ve been healthy for almost a year. I am looking forward to the rest of my pregnancy being healthy and having a healthy baby. I am also looking forward to having a healthy postpartum period as a new mom.
Would you recommend others to my services? Yes, absolutely. It may be a difficult adjustment at first depending on the nature of your health issue(s). However, you only get one body in this life and you owe it to yourself to give a holistic approach a try.