It has been about two months since I have started my battle with these pesky genital warts. For a while there I, like many of you on this site, was becoming extremely frustrated and stressed out with my very slow progress (sometimes to the point of tears, I admit). I was supposed to start student teaching next month, but pulled out because I knew I would be unable to walk around for eight hours without feeling constantly uncomfortable (itching!).
However, I am now starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel. As I have mentioned before, my case is (or was) pretty severe. After starting Veregen, I had warts pop up all over! Literally, for one month I battled about sixty-seventy around my anal area and now that those are gone I have been battling about fifty around my vaginal area. I am not, nor have I ever been, a promiscuous girl. I never would have expected that I would wind up with genital warts, but TADA! Life sends you surprises sometimes and you just have to deal and push your way through them.
Anyway, on to the light at the end of the tunnel! My mom and her friend are serious about vitamins and supplements. My mom's friend works as a researcher for a major vitamin company. She recommended that I try Dim Plus (2 pills, twice a day). My mom researched the product and found a girl, like us, who battled genital warts for a long time and tried various procedures and creams to get rid of them. When she started taking this DIM Plus, her condition drastically improved. I don't know how it works, but after only a couple of days taking the supplements, I have noticed that I am progressing much faster! Little warts are falling off left and right. Although, I will admit that I am taking this in addition to a Multivitamin, Green Tea extract (2 times a day), Vitamin C (2 times a day), Cartenoid Complex (has lutein and lycopene), and Elderberry extract. However, I believe the DIM Plus is where it's at!!
Also, even though my progress is slow, I believe Veregen was the best choice for me. I haven't really experienced any pain - just some significant itching and irritation from the raised warts (two nights I had trouble sleeping). I have a VERY low threshold for pain, so I knew that the other procedures and acids out there probably weren't for me. People have mentioned that progress with Veregen is slower than with other medications; however, I have a pretty severe case and Veregen eliminated all the warts in my anal area within a little over a month. Also, I would much rather have a slightly longer recovery period with little pain using Veregen than a shorter, extremely painful experience with anything else. Besides, Veregen brings out ALL the warts and kills them all, even the ones that you can not initially see. The green tea works in two ways - it pumps up your immune system to fight the warts and the green tea acts as an antiviral - killing the warts at the same time.
One important thing I did notice with Veregen! You put it on three times a day and the cream tends to pile up and clump in certain areas. You will be tempted to peel back the layers or reduce the clumping (you might think the warts are dead). Try not to do this! I did this for a long time before I realized that this was preventing the medicine from killing the entire wart. If the area gets moist, put a tissue over the area and pat it dry before you apply the next layer of medicine. The warts will come off when they are ready - usually as you are applying the next layer of medicine (it is sticky, so old, dead warts will come off as you are applying).
One of the positive things about genital warts - the sense of utter satisfaction, relief, and joy you experience when another wart comes off!!!! It's a great feeling. You really need that encouragement constantly when you are battling these things - it''s easy to get beaten down when you are in the middle of treatment, itching like crazy, and you don't recognize your own body anymore. But hold on - there is an end. I am not there yet, but I am getting there and you will to.