Hi again: Sherrine always has great advice! I had forgotten she had costochondritis, but do recall she has mentioned it before.
She's so right: Stressing makes your muscles tense up. Cold weather can do it, too. Also, the deep breathing she mentioned is so important. That's what I love about
this forum: I always get some good reminders. Dealing with this stuff keeps us so busy, but it feels good to find ways to deal with the issues.
Just going to mention that I didn't have the vomiting issue with the gastritis, except for one time. I developed gastritis after taking naproxen for pain after surgery. Now I take acetaminophen for pain instead.
Mostly I had a very raw feeling, which was irritated quite often when I ate. Very sore! My gastro doc said I should avoid rough, spicy, and acidy foods (aw, that's no fun!
). I did better for a while, then it kicked up again; however, I know I wasn't as careful about
eating as I thought (I thought the gastritis was completely gone and veered away from the 'careful' diet--wrong thing to do!).
Glad to see you here (but sorry about
your health issues). It's a super forum--I've learned so much and gotten great tips.
I surely miss the spicy foods, soda pop, and things like orange juice and popcorn. But it's also taught me to be more creative about
cooking, so I guess that's a positive thing. It is time-consuming, though, but well worth it, and much less pain.
ETA: Just mentioning there are some natural ways to space births, such as the Sympto-Thermal method and the Creighton model. They are seldom mentioned, which is unfortunate. Many women say these have also strengthened their marriages, since they involve both spouses in their use.
"Pray, hope, and don't worry."
St. Padre Pio
Post Edited (Luvzminis) : 9/16/2017 2:07:28 PM (GMT-6)