Tuesday, August 26, 2014

To remember on Morning Sickness

I found a great article this evening that I needed to share.

Obviously, I have been missing from this blog due to a real good jaunt with morning sickness.  On one hand, I feel silly even mentioning it because most women don't feel all that great the first trimester or so.   On the other hand, I know that I get a real good case of morning sickness for quite a while.  It takes me to real dark places at times.  We are always so elated about the gift of a new baby, but a somberness does descend upon both John and I as we know what is about to come over our home for a long time.  I have a few questions I will ask Our Lord and that is definitely one of them.  Why such debilitating morning sickness?  I have a few people around here who need their mother.  Why such massive migraines that the only thing I can do is curl up in the fetal position?  I don't ever get headaches.  Ever.  Never.  At any other time in my life.  Why when I already have such severe nausea?  Lord?   For many of my previous pregnancies, I had developed this horrible stomach pain different from the nausea.  For several pregnancies, I had no idea why my stomach hurt so bad. I would tell my doctor that it feels like 75 knives are stabbing me.  He thought it was part of the nausea.  I knew it was something different, but didn't know what to research further.   I shared with a friend of mine who experienced that same symptom and she knew exactly what I had.

H. pylori.  YES!!!  That is it.  She was on a pain pump to control the pain.  Unfortunately, medicines and I don't go well together for some reason I haven't figured out either.  Blah.  Blah. Blah.  You know...hives, itching, blah, blah, blah.  Anybody have any ideas on that one?  So, back to square one.

I googled this evening "Relief for Severe Morning Sickness" and the following article came up.  I was reading along and couldn't believe when she wrote about H. pylori. I hadn't yet known of anybody who had heard or written about it besides my friend.


The Cause and Cure of Morning Sickness and Hyperemesis Gravidarum


Not me.  I originally clicked on this link because this picture came up and I thought "Exactly." 
 Anyway, I wanted to post and ask if anybody has had any luck with her recommendations.  I have written about morning sickness before, but when it hits, all that jazz goes out the window and leaves you literally clinging for your life.  Thank you in advance for any comments regarding the Colloidal Silver she recommended in the article.

I wrote about this because if the information can help anybody who is experiencing these symptoms, I am sure grateful.   Also, it may answer some questions for you like it did for me.   

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  2. Hello to Lindsay's blog readers. This is her mother writing . Lindsay will probably be miffed at me for writing but I must tell you all what a brave , unselfish woman Lindsay really is. She NEVER complains a about her deep suffering during her pregnancies. I have to ask her how's she's feeling. The nausea is so gruesome but the mental darkness and hopelessness is a heavier burdan. She suffers cruelly. I only tell you all this so that you will pray for Lindsay and John. They have truly embraced Gods mission on earth. In our soft culture, where suffering and true sacrifice are absent . They are heroes like the saints you read about because they have chosen the cross instead of the easy , comfortable, predictable , clean and tidy path. They have embraced the narrow gate that leads to heaven. May the boevers inspire you to follow the narrow path too. God bless you and god bless Lindsay and her beyond amazing John Boever.

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    1. Thank you for sharing this and they remain in our prayers. Also, it is nice to see a Mom still being a Mom to her daughter, that too is absent in our soft culture, you are a wonderful witness of this!

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    2. You have raised such a beautiful and inspirational daughter! We're praying hard for you Lindsay and John. The more crosses we offer to Our Lord, not only are we joining with HIm, but combatting the Evil one who is too eager to attack.

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  3. Oh Lindsay, I am praying for you! My sister had the Hyperemesis and all her doctor refused to medicate her and all she could do was lie on the couch and only eat baked potatoes. With my 2nd, I had terrible 3rd trimester sickness. No vomiting, but nausea and anorexia. I pray for your spirit and your family.

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  4. Lindsay, thank you for sharing. This is extremely helpful. Thank you for witness of Faith even in the midst of trial. You and your family have helped me grow in my faith and in more love with being a mom. Thank you for your blog and for your honesty on this topic. We will be praying for you from Texas.

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  5. :( Lin!! I only hear about your bad days from your mom because you never tell of your suffering and always so selflessly ask about everyone else and let us indulge you with our own ;) ...but know Andrew and I love you dearly and will be praying for you and John.

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  6. Hi Lindsay, I will be lifting you and your family up in my prayers. I too had come across that article awhile back and had reccommended it to a friend suffering from severe morning sickness. She decided to cut back on bread/sugar and implement more fermented foods (saukraut, apple cider vinegar) amd it did alleviate much of the sickness. I have menstrual nausea and when I remember to eat fermented foods it helps a lot. One of my friends also had great success using magnesium lotion for morning sickness. Hope this helps!

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  7. Lindsay! I can't believe with all the years and pregnancies I've followed you, I never knew what a big struggle this was for you! You are in my prayers and I want you to know how greatly I admire your willingness to bear suffering for the sake of your family. It's truly beautiful. When you look at your children, no doubt you know that it was worth all the pain and anguish! Thank you for reminding me how to suffer for the sake of others. I so appreciate this blog post and I am so grateful for the example you set for me.

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  8. I've followed your blog and Carrots for Michaelmas (catholic family blog) for years. Haley, the author of Carrots seems to suffer the way you do and has written posts that have helped her. I hope things get better for you. You and your family are an inspiration to me!

    http://www.mamaandbabylove.com/2014/03/06/can-you-prevent-morning-sickness/

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  9. ah- just tried to comment, but was signed on under my husband. So if something pops up from a man, it was actually me:) I am 8 months along with #5, and this was the hardest pregnancy by far for me. It is definitely a dark place, and it seems like it's out of your control since your body won't cooperate with your mind and spirit! I never take meds, but this time I tried something because it was either that or the hospital for an IV and a pic line. There's a category A drug, safe for pregnant women, for nausea called diclegis. It has high levels of B vitamins. It made me really sleepy, but I was able to keep down fluids and stay out of the hospital. Just a thought. In my misery, I'd google morning sickness relief and it would say things like ginger! peppermint tea! and I thought, is this a joke? I feel like I'm DYING. A change in diet didn't do much for severe morning sickness, and I had to throw away the bottle of cod liver oil, because I didn't like the look of it:) I know you know this, but you will feel better, it WILL pass, it just feels like forever sometimes. If you have a grocery delivery service nearby, go for it! If the kids eat pb&j for 3 months, it won't hurt them and it'll make a great story! We missed a whole semester of homeschooling. The kids bounced back just fine. I read the book With God In Russia, because it made me feel better, his suffering made mine pale in comparison. That's about the only thing that worked! One of the worst parts was feeling like I was "wasting" my life in bed, or on the bathroom floor. Looking back, I know that I wasn't, but it felt like it at the time. You are doing the Lord's work! Stay strong mama, I will definitely pray for you and for relief. Bless you, bless you- hang in there! Love, Amy

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  10. I suffer more and more with each of my pregnancies, especially with this dark type of morning sickness. It is encouraging to know that someone else is out there continuing to be open to life while also carrying this heavy cross. I can only share that a priest told me once that the Holy Spirit will give me what I need for each one. You are a true inspiration to us. I will continue to lift you up in prayer.

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  11. Thank you so much for posting. I, too, suffered from extreme HG throughout the duration of my first and only pregnancy. I think I may be pregnant again, and I am apprehensive of what it will be like this time with a "Chancho-esque" toddler to care for and love. Thank you for posting this information. I also am so sorry that you have to experience this. May your suffering bear fruit of deep intimacy with the Lord Jesus. Much love, Lily

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  12. Dear Lindsey, Thank you so very, very much for posting this. I suffer with nausea so much during pregnancy and you have always encouraged me with what you write here. I kept thinking of you during these last weeks of silence, knowing you must be suffering. I am going to implement some of these ideas immediately because I am 21 weeks right now, with no end in sight to the dry heaving, the constant efforts to keep the food down, etc, etc. This is the best thing I've ever read on extreme nausea or HG. Your family and all pregnant mamas suffering from HG remain in my prayers.

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  13. Don't be afraid to seek help from a good Catholic counselor. Sometimes a therapist can help alleviate some mental anguish and give you strategies to cope. I will pray for you today, friend.

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  14. Hi Lindsey! I have been an avid reader for the past few years, you are truly such and inspiration. I am pregnant with our third child and have been having a terrible time with migraines, nausea, and vomiting. I was hospitalized at 7 weeks for severe dehydration because I was throwing up about 15 times a day. With the migraines I lose complete eyesight for several days at a time and still have 2 little ones (ages 3 and almost 2) to take care of! You wrote a blog post a while back about suffering through pregnancy as our Lord suffered for us, as our bodies being made just for that - to be self-sacrificial, and I have read it over and over this pregnancy, it is very encouraging to me. Anyways, my doctor recommended once a month magnesium infusions as a migraine preventative. I have only had it done twice so far but it has significantly decreased the migraines, Praise be Jesus! I just thought I'd pass it along as I know I'm open to trying most anything to help the migraines. Praying constantly for you and your sweet little one. -- Jillian

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  15. Our family has been using the silver for many things for years, and have had success with it, especially with cradle cap due to yeast. I do not know about the hp mentioned in the article, as I do not seem to suffer from it currently, but have in the past, but I do get morning sickness. After the birth of our fourth I was told that for many women their morning sickness is caused by not enough protein, and that if you eat some protein in the middle of the night, it helps. I am now pregnant with our fifth, and sure enough, if I have a protein drink late in the evening and then first thing in the morning, I feel way better. Still nauseous, but nothing like I am without it. And I should add, that I normally eat a pretty high protein diet, so I would not have been considered to have a deficit, but the amount of protein I am eating now, is really high.

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  16. Morning sickness is just flat out awful. The first trimester is always a rough patch for me from about a few days after finding out we're expecting until around 13-15 weeks along. For me it has always meant just horrible debilitating nausea that lasts all day and with the last two pregnancies, I couldn't read without feeling dizzy. I think it was the roughest for me with the last pregnancy where I couldn't look at the TV if there was a lot of motion or even my kids if they were running around without feeling like I was going to vomit. The midwife I was seeing at the time had recommended something called Diclegis (spelling may be off) which is basically B-6 and Unisom, but I wasn't willing to take something that was going to make me drowsy so I opted instead to take B-6 and within days I started feeling a bit better. I don't know if that's because I was nearing the end of the 1st trimester or if B-6 really did something to help. Like Theresa, I don't typically find myself vomiting with MS, but I do still wind up spending the entire day feeling like I might. I hope you're feeling better soon, Lindsay. I'll pray for you and your little one on the way. Hang in there!

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  17. Praying for your family and for you especially. I'm sorry you've been so sick.

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  18. Another idea is gallstones with that kind of pain. Gallstones are more common in pregnant women bc of hormonal changes. Can feel like knife stabbing. Stones are seen in ultrasound of the gallbladder. I was able to make it through pregnancy, and had them removed at 7mo postpartum. (The pain subsided after pregnancy, but the stones were still there). Just an idea, though the H pylori thing may be more probable.

    Prayers!

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  19. Two things that will help immensely: take magnesium (buy Natural Calm-raspberry lemon flavor), you can also use magnesium lotion and/or oil. It will greatly help with the migraines (or eliminate them all together), and help the nausea. The other suggestion of fermented foods is spot on. It will help to kill off the H. Pylori. If you can't manage fermented foods, order and take bio-kult probiotics. The only other good research I have read talks about watching your diet, eliminating processed foods and sugar. Check out Wellness Mama's blog for more information. God bless you!!

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  20. I agree with the magnesium whole heartedly....try magnesium glycinate 400mg tab twice a day....I believe this works very well. Our patients at PPVI have less nausea and headaches and we believe it is due to the progesterone injections we use to support pregnancy...just throwing it out there. So glad a baby is on the way! Teresa Kenney

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  21. I was thinking magnesium also. Prayers for you and your family. May God bless you. Lori

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  22. Lindsay, we've been praying for you already and will continue to pray you through the rest of your pregnancy. May God and all of His holy angels and saints surround you and uphold you and your dear baby-in-waiting, as well as your entire family. Offering up shingles, tooth problems and crying, teething grandbabies for your suffering. We have such an incredible gift in redemptive suffering ~ being able to unite our suffering with our Lord and other suffering souls can somehow make our own suffering more bearable and transform it into something grace-filled and beautiful. It can even makes our pain into something sweet, in some mystical, unbelievable way! May our Lord transform your suffering and use it for good!

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  23. Lindsey we love you and you are such, such an inspiration! God loves you so much and we need you here on Earth to encourage us. Your children are gifts to the world and Jesus loves the great gift you are giving all of us.

    I am just coming out of severe post-partum depression, aggravated again by a move that we need to do. I will offer up my sufferings for you.

    And if I could ask something of you, please pray for my brother, who is hospitalized with a severe illness.

    We love you so much! Prayers always. God will lead you and your children to Him.

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  24. I'm so sorry to hear you're suffering such horrible morning sickness. I'd definitely recommend Wellness Mama.com as a source for natural based pregnancy stuff. Perhaps you could find a midwife to work with as well. They are usually more aware/connected with the natural remedies world and maybe would be willing to do the research for you to see if these specific items would be a good fit for you. I'll be praying for you.

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  25. So sorry you are struggling with such severe morning sickness. I will keep you in my prayers! I just wanted to chime in about the colloidal silver - my chiropractor has given that to me over the years for all sorts of things, and it really works like a charm. Also, I have a friend who has suffered from severe morning sickness and found great relief through the type of diet the article recommends, so I do know that this can be successful for some people.

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  26. Sorry I deleted my comment... I want your Mom at the top. You are such an inspiration. I have been praying for you all day and will continue. All the natural remedies are great ideas but I've found it impossible to mentally overcome some of my suffering without drowning myself in the more somber writings of the saints... Particularly their words about suffering. St. Faustina, St. Padre Pio (if you can get his actual writings and not a saccharine book that is all about mystical phenomenon) etc. They all suffered greatly. And then I listen to Gym Class Heroes "The Fighter" over and over and over again. It helps when Gods answer to pain is not to take it away. I will keep praying for you!

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  27. P.S. I almost forgot about the Fulton Sheen mp3s which you can find here: http://www.fultonsheen.com/mp3

    I've gone through some very dark times particularly in the first trimester and third and then also with postpartum depression. I pray all the time that I don't "quit" and that I can persevere to the end. Anyway, sorry to ramble. You have been in my thoughts a lot. I think the spiritual struggle that comes with pregnancy is the most severe thing of all. But then I don't suffer nearly to the extent that you do physically. It seems like it would be so easy to just do NFP but whenever I pray God clearly let's me know that His will is another baby. And I can never tell Him no:-)

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    1. Hah. NFP is not always easy. I've tried every method. I always either get total abstinence (and have even had teachers tell me it's my only option!) if I follow the rules, or pregnant if I try to find a safe day to bend them. My last pregnancy was total method failure. I had no fertility symptoms at all, yet a positive test. And I am a super paranoid symptom checker. God know best! We would probably not choose the crosses in life that He chooses for us, but we can shoulder them with trust knowing that He knows the way for us. I don't think there is much in today's world that is as good as being a fertile Catholic woman for teaching true abandonment to God's will and total trust in His plan.

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    2. I want to apologize for flippantly inferring that NFP was easy. I know it is not. We are just like you in that whenever we have had a serious reason to delay a pregnancy we have had to do total abstinence. We are super fertile. Even with total abstinence a time or two we have conceived every time I've ovulated in the past 11 years. God has always delayed things to allow for those crosses He has sent us. I am certain that He is in control and it really gives me a measure of comfort because I know that He loves and cares for us. He is good and though He has really tried us, He has never given us more than we could bear.

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    3. No, don't apologize. It's okay. I just very much dislike the myth perpetuated by some Catholics that NFP is so simple and wanted you to know, if you had no experience with it, that it is not what folks say it is. I'm sorry you're dealing with the cross of high fertility, too, but I"m glad I'm not alone. May God strengthen us both. -E

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  28. I thought this was a very compassionate description of what it was like to suffer from hyperemesis-gravidarum & the comments were really encouraging. She has some links that may be helpful! Praying for you & your family!!

    http://www.memoriesoncloverlane.com/2012/03/hyperemesis-gravidarum.html

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  29. Dear Lindsay, Prayers for you and your baby, as well as your husband and kiddos. May our good Lord bless you always! With gratitude for you sharing your blog- it has inspired me greatly.
    Marianne

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  30. Lindsay, In my last two pregnancies I developed a "stomach pain" that was so odd. I would permanently have my hand "pushing" on the spot, because that seemed to ease the hurt! Come to find out that as the uterus grows, it sometimes "tilts" and displaces the gall bladder. My gall bladder didn't make stones, but the fluid inside would "sit" instead of exit, which caused such burning pain. With one pregnancy, it never went away. Ugh. With another, as soon as the uterus "tilted forward" and I grew (um) more out than up, the pain was gone. I am praying for you, as I know with the heavy parenting load you already carry, and then homeschooling, the pressures can feel very intense. I always try to remind myself that these are temporary sufferings in light of Glory, but in the midst of darkness I mostly just want to be out of the dark!

    Be blessed.

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  31. Lindsay- I am not a good sufferer. I struggle with nausea and queasy stomach, but only vomit if I gag myself while brushing my teeth. It's not much to mention, but I offer you this advice. Eat constantly. Sips of liquid each time you go to the bathroom or the kitchen. Carbonated beverages help me as well. If I ever approach the 2 hour mark, I can tell if I haven't eaten.
    I take protonix everyday and have digestive enzymes after every meal as well.
    If you vomit anything you put in your mouth, a friend mentioned simply to find the foods that you don't mind seeing again later.

    I feel so silly giving YOU pregnancy advice- we're only at 10 weeks for Baby #5 (pregnancy # 8).

    God be with you! Glad you have some helpers during this time!

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  32. My morning sickness is nowhere near as bad as yours, but it was bad at times. My doctor recommended b6 and a unisom at night (you need the kind with doxylamine succinate, not the one that basically benadryl). Unisom was originally marketed as an anti nausea drug, but it made more money as a sleep aid, so that how it sells now. Anyway, it worked well for me, and at least kept the nausea at bay so I could sleep. He recommended taking another half pill in the morning as needed, I found that the one pill at night helped me get through lunch time before it got really bad. God be with you as you go through this time.

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  33. I get really bad headaches all through the pregnancy, usually because I'm not drinking enough. I really struggle with getting enough fluid in. As for morning sickness, deviled eggs, popsicles, cinnamon flavored candy/gum helped me and healthy foods. I know it's different for everyone, but the smell of anything fried made me sick. I find cooking really hard during that time and found eating outside of the house helped, even if it meant eating outside with fresh air. We have five children, our youngest is 2 months old and our oldest is almost 5. Praying you feel better soon!

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  34. Try the medicine Diclegis - it worked wonders for me. Good Luck!

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  35. This posts brings me a lot of peace when struggling with morning sickness:

    http://philosophermoms.blogspot.com/2012/09/no-scheme-of-man.html

    "The way to holiness is not an escape from these feelings. It is, he says, perseverance through suffering. But how to "persevere"? What does that mean? It hardly seems like persevering could mean "just lie there in bed for 8 more weeks, and your body will work itself out of it." It couldn't mean "produce a baby in 7 months." I want a way to live through this, not just grit my teeth and bear it until it's over. There is more to perseverance, because perseverance means that after all this I will be more than who I was before. I will be more His, more Him, and much less me."

    Also, these words from Benedict XVI- "The world offers you comfort, but you were not made for comfort. You were made for greatness."

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  36. Lindsay, I love your blog so much and I've really missed you. I am sorry for you and your family that you have been struggling so.
    My "morning sickness" is in the form of extreme, constant nausea which I crave vomiting as a relief from, but it never comes. The nausea gets worse and worse through the day with evening, when I need to be up picking up the house after I tuck in the kids, I feel like I can barely move. My last pregnancy, I broke my leg at 5 weeks when I went skiing knowing I was pregnant but trusting my 17 years of experience to keep me safe. I was on crutches till over 20 weeks. That first trimester, I was in a darker place mentally then I've ever been. The pain in my leg, the constant horrible nausea, the guilt of what I'd done to my family by breaking my leg, the worry about what the drugs used during the surgery had done to my twins in utero, the headaches...it was horrible. My twins are beautiful and they are more than worth those dark days, but I still have not forgotten how hard it was. Now I am a few weeks into another pregnancy and chasing two crawlers while coping with morning sickness has proven quite a cross already. I sympathize with you and I will pray and offer my discomfort up for you, John and your kids.
    I wish I had some great words of wisdom for you but I don't, and I also think what helps is different for every mama. It took me until my 4th pregnancy to learn that floating a slice of lemon in water and sipping it when the nausea is really bad helps almost instantly. The lemon scent works wonders for me.
    Also-I wish I had your mom. My mom just tells me that maybe I need to "chart more carefully" so my kids won't be spaced " so close". If only she could know or understand...NFP does not work the same for all bodies.
    Much love,Emily

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  37. Lindsay!!! This is so terribly hard. What an incredibly difficult cross you're bearing right now. I wish we lived closer to one another so I could bring dinner over, babysit the kids, and give you time to just go lay down.

    I have bad hyperemesis. My first two pregnancies I threw up all the time, every day. My third it only laster 25 weeks or so! Your pain sounds like a whole new level of suffering. The usual stuff I'm sure you know about. I have nothing new to offer only to say I'm praying for you. I tried to offer up each throw up for someone I knew who was struggling with fertility/loss. It almost made me a better person but I swore a lot--so in the grand scheme of things, probably barely leveled out.

    I just was telling Anthony today that despite a terrible recovery (infections . . . back in hospital with 2 week old . . .awful tearing) with our third, birth doesn't scare me. Pregnancy does because I can get a baby out--but can I endure months of illness with little kids who need me already outside the womb??? LOVE & hugs!!!

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  38. Hi Lindsay, I'm so sorry you've been feeling awfully sick! I'm not married/have never been pregnant, so have absolutely zero advice to offer (....like you haven't received enough recommendations/suggestions, above, already!). But you will be in my prayers. The Lord will be with you at every moment, looking at you with compassion -- with *true* compassion, as He already "suffers (suffered) with" you. Thank you for your "Yes" to Him and to the gift of another child in your family. God's grace and His peace to you, your husband, and your children (including the little one you carry).

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  39. A few friends all recommended Prilosec (of all things!) for their very severe morning sickness. It's worth a try!

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  40. Dear, Sweet, Lindsay,

    You are in our daily prayers, you, your wonderful sacrificing husband and family. I had a feeling from your absence that you were suffering, so we have been praying for you. I know well the difficult path you are on, and my husband knows the side of the husband during this time, and the children the difficulty of missing there Mommy's true self. Pregnancies here are hard on the whole family, everyone needs me, and it is so hard to bear up under the suffering, and still try to give what I can to them all. The nausea is constant, the light headedness so hard to bear, the pain from varicose veins in numerous places another cross, the headaches a trial, the feeling of not wanting to be touched, because it either hurts or makes me dizzy or makes me incredibly more nauseous almost embarrassing, the terrible laborlike pains in my side so I can't even move awful, etc., etc., etc. I would like to hide all my symptoms, and be a saint offering them up in hiding, but my dear husband asks me to let him know so he can help and so he doesn't just think my silence is that I'm upset at him or something. It's already hard for him and the family to not think this, as I'm totally not my normal cheerful self, as it is so hard just to bear through the day and stay at least as kind as I can be, rather than getting upset at anyone who touches me as it makes me feel so much sicker. Pregnancy is a great cross when we suffer so through each one. I sometimes feel I would ask God the same questions as you when I'm in those dark days. Why Lord, why such suffering when there are so many already depending upon me/us? I know in my heart He is right here holding us through it all, and always offer it up to Him, but there are certainly days where I cry tears from being overwhelmed by it all. I pray that He will use these sufferings (even if I forget to offer them up at the time, being in such misery) for the sanctity of each precious child. To the world the Catholic teaching to be open to life in spite of such debilitating symptoms seems folly, but we know the true gift that is each child. Praying our Lord will uphold you and send you even a bit of relief as you bear the difficult path of bringing this precious new life out into the world!!! Many hugs and prayers, and wishing I could do something more to help, as I know how hard it is, but I know prayers do at least help, if not only giving a bit of grace to help bear it all.

    May God bless and reward your generosity in being open to life! You are so precious and dear. I have treasured reading your posts with gems of wisdom, printing them off to read them again and again, as well as copying them to send to a friend who walks the same difficult path with her health and pregnancies who doesn't have the internet. I love reading bout your dear, precious family, and am so grateful to you for sharing them and your sweet self with us. I look forward to when you feel better and return to blogging, but until then it will remind us to pray for you all!

    I'm glad for you, too that you have such a dear mother. I am blessed with such a wonderful blessed mother, as well, for which I thank God. She is such a rock for me, such a blessing, such a good, sweet example of how to live, love, and offer up so much. I had to send her the post you wrote about your mother when I came across it, as it was what I would have written about her. May God bless your entire family!

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  41. P.S. Thank you so much for taking the time to publish this! I am looking forward to trying this with the next pregnancy. God bless you! Hugs!

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  42. Well, I'm probably least qualified to give advice, seeing as I only just had baby #2. But I had such an amazing difference between my first and second pregnancies (both girls, 16 months apart) following a lot of what the woman in the article you posted said. I never did the colloidal silver, but DID do a lot of fermented foods (lots of kefir smoothies esp.) and LOTS of magnesium. I soaked my feet in magnesium water each night for about 30 minutes. (I use Pure Magnesium Flakes from LifeFlo) I never had nausea or headaches for this last pregnancy, while with my first I spent the first three months in bed until lunch time and had horrible headaches all nine months.
    Also, I just wanted to say what an encouragement your blog has been. Your joy in your children and your commitment to the Lord has been such an example to me. I'll be praying for you!

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  43. I do wonder if Hypoglycemia is an underlying cause - it would explain the headaches as well as the stabbing pain you are feeling. I found out that I had this waaay late in the game, after 6 pregnancies - the last 3 times I was pregnant I would begin the day nibbling something high protein even before I stepped out of bed. Hypoglycemia can take you to such a deep dark place and make you incredibly irritable when you are usually easy going. I'll be praying to St. Anthony to FIND what is causing this so that it can be solved, he is a wonderful intercessor for this. Praying, praying, praying for you!

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  44. for stomach pain, try omeprazole. It must be over the counter. I know people who have taken omeprazole for long periods of time, and that's just fine. I know you said medicines don't work on you. Bust jut try! About this, I know the feeling because I myself tried a lot of pain killers after pregnancy prescribed by my OBs and none worked. On the post delivery of my second child I've tried the lowest dose of ibuprofen (the only medicine that takes my migraines away, but about migraines you can't use for more than 1/3 of the month) and it took away my stitches pain!!! So I have a theory that there must be a match between a certain persona a medicine. What works for somebody, doesn't work for other. In my case ibuprofen and omeprazole are a great match for my body. (And I do have this weird stomach pain you are saying too). Hope it helps and obviously talk to your doctor first. I'm just sharing my experience. Prayers your way.

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