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."|
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.