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Originally Posted by JacquelineR View Post
Bedwetting: DS1 was a bed-wetter pre-allergen removal.


8 cups?! That's like... 1/4 of one of the baking soda bags I get!
Yeah. That's why I mentioned Costco.
post #22 of 886
A new pharmacy is opening in our town (the one that we had for like 20 years closed last year) this week, and it says they do delivery, and compounding. Then I won't have to drive 45 minutes to the compounding pharmacy for my thyroid meds. It says they'll transfer any prescriptions so when mine is due for refills, I'm going to switch.

mmm... chamomile tea... I think it's helping my headache anyway.
post #23 of 886
Kathy, Sending positives vibes for tomorrow~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
I hope it all goes well.

DD3 is doing so, so. She'a really super bloated right now with off and on diarrhea. We saw the naturopath and she told me to stop giving her probiotics for the next few days to a wk and to give her sulfur 30CH 2x a day. I'm to chekc her poops too this wk. Update appt next monday.

I'm on day 3 of dairy free and my gag reflex is doing better as I have less mucus in my throat and nose area. I guess I wasn't ready to give it up in early pgcy. LOL Now I'm craving all the food with dairy and cheese. ymmm I do know that I feel better without them, so I will stick it out. I will, right? :
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Good luck Kathy. Hope all goes well.
post #25 of 886
Thanks for all the good thoughts guys. I'm heading to bed now since I have to get up at 4:30am!!

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Originally Posted by Sandrine View Post
I'm on day 3 of dairy free and my gag reflex is doing better as I have less mucus in my throat and nose area. I guess I wasn't ready to give it up in early pgcy. LOL Now I'm craving all the food with dairy and cheese. ymmm I do know that I feel better without them, so I will stick it out. I will, right? :
That's right. Think how much better you'll feel. It truly makes a difference when you feel good. I can't imagine going back to the way I used to feel.
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Thanks for all the good thoughts guys. I'm heading to bed now since I have to get up at 4:30am!!



That's right. Think how much better you'll feel. It truly makes a difference when you feel good. I can't imagine going back to the way I used to feel.

My thoughts will be with you dear allergy sister!

And yeah that to going back to how you used to feel. I ate a Kit Kat last night. Evil evil Halloween candy. It is the first time I have (knowingly) had gluten in almost 2 years. I spent the whole morning in the bathroom and an eczema patch popped up on my forearm. I have only ever had eczema for one winter when I was maybe 12 or 14 years old and it went away in the spring. Guess that's pretty good confirmation that I'm intolerant! I don't think it would have been soy or dairy as I've dabbled with those before and not had any reaction (besides obvious lactose intolerance now!).
post #27 of 886
Tanya, Yasko often associates bladder control stuff with needing more B12. So you might try stepping up B12 for your son for a couple of weeks and see if you notice any improvements?
post #28 of 886
That's interesting, Deb, I can try that. I've slacked some, just giving him the methyl B12 and basically forgetting the hydroxy. What do you think is a reasonable upper end for a kid without blatant signs of needing tons? I'm still working through the sublingual methyl B12, that's 2.5 mg each dose, and although there's some in the comt-- supp, I can't tell how much he absorbs.
post #29 of 886
Can anyone tell me why (well cooked) carrots are so hard for DD to digest???
post #30 of 886
So my rash continues to spread, but the itch feels mildly less intense. It's on my nipples now, how's that for sexy? I know steroids can do bad things, but it's worth it this time. I'm in misery! (OK, I suppose that's an exaggeration compared to Kathy having surgery tomorrow, but ykwim )

CS, I'm sorry about your floor drama. Can you just sand it and forget trying to stain it? Just put a poly on top and be done? It will darken over about 6 months just from daylight. I know you just want it done. It really sucks that it's become such a production!

On a side note, DS didn't like the pizza I made, DD2 picked out the tomatoes (so I'll be looking for a faux-sauce recipe, I know I've read people have used a bean paste or something), but he didn't even ask for the real pizza, either, and I was ready to let him have a piece tonight. On the bright side, no multi-ingredients to weed through from cheap pizza. So it was a win all around!

I just took 2 benadryl so I expect to be comatose shortly, and I'll even have a husband again by the time I wake up, woohoo!
post #31 of 886
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Originally Posted by JacquelineR View Post
Mints (peppermint, spearmint) are also good.
Good to know. I never would have though of peppermint as something calming.

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Originally Posted by tanyalynn View Post
You've been working on a lot of changes really quickly, which is hard when you have kids to feed. that if you can either cut out dairy entirely, or do a week or so (?) of really low sals, you'll see which is more important, or that both are really helpful, and then that takes a lot of uncertainty away. Or maybe I'm projecting my bias--I don't do well with uncertainty, I like to know what I have to do and then I can make more solid plans to implement.
I think I'm a little more impulsive.

Is it even possible to do no dairy + minimal sals? Scary thought. For now I think we're going to do sals only and see what that brings. Today was a really good day all around with only a few moments of DS's usual behavior, which gives me a lot of hope. He had one apple in the morning and no other sals all day, though he did ask several times for more apples or applesauce.

I figured you already knew a lot more than me about the bedwetting. I just remembered from EC discussions how hormones affect things. Come to think of it now though, there was also a LOT of discussion about food intolerances... geez how could I have forgotten all this? DS2, even though he was EC'd from birth, really never was able to signal his potty needs in advance until he was well over 2 and we introduced a potty chart. I'd been dairy/egg/orange free until he was around a year and saw no difference but I did suspect wheat for the longest time. I wonder if we would have seen a big difference back then if we'd gone ahead and eliminated wheat when he was an infant. Gosh I wonder how DS1's behavior might have been all this time if we'd been wheat/gluten free! Yay for mommy guilt!

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Originally Posted by changingseasons View Post
I have no clue... I just pour. I would say a couple cups maybe in a small bath? The vitamin K protocol says to use 8 cups per bath, but that's for dealing with oxalates specifically. It's supposed to make you more alkaline, and I have no idea how that relates to allergies... but I'm sure that it helps somehow. Either way, a Costco membership is a must if you're going to do the soda baths!
Wow, and here I was thinking more along the lines of tablespoons like we do with mag. ha
post #32 of 886
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Originally Posted by True Blue View Post
So my rash continues to spread, but the itch feels mildly less intense. It's on my nipples now, how's that for sexy? I know steroids can do bad things, but it's worth it this time. I'm in misery! (OK, I suppose that's an exaggeration compared to Kathy having surgery tomorrow, but ykwim )

CS, I'm sorry about your floor drama. Can you just sand it and forget trying to stain it? Just put a poly on top and be done? It will darken over about 6 months just from daylight. I know you just want it done. It really sucks that it's become such a production!
Yikes!!! I hope those steroids kick in soon.

The sanding is what is killing me... I can mix a stain in with the poly finish and that will be super easy (rather than making it 2 separate steps). It's just resanding the entire floor that is going to take days and days and days....
post #33 of 886
Ack! What am I going to do without MDC for 24+ hours next week?! (Maybe get my house clean or something... ) Looks like the new MDC is going to have lots of cool stuff though!

So... back to my carrots question. We were doing lamb and carrots for breakfast after we lost quinoa. Then I stopped carrots, because she wasn't digesting them and then she stopped eating them. So we switched to applesauce... and now that's out. So we're back to carrots, but I've been trying to remember to give her a big bite of Bubbie's with each meal. This morning I totally forgot, and she ate about 1/2 her carrots and said her stomach hurt. And her 2nd poop today (apple juice reaction from last night) had completely undigested carrot in it. Nothing else recognizable, just the carrot. Arg. WTH? Are we looking at strictly a stomach acid issue here? And if so, why does everything else seem to be digested fine- just not grains or carrots?
post #34 of 886
Love and healing Kathy. Will be looking for FB updates.
post #35 of 886
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Is it even possible to do no dairy + minimal sals? Scary thought. For now I think we're going to do sals only and see what that brings. Today was a really good day all around with only a few moments of DS's usual behavior, which gives me a lot of hope. He had one apple in the morning and no other sals all day, though he did ask several times for more apples or applesauce.
Golden delicious and are low sal (and if you get them fresh from the tree, actually are delicious!) and red delicious are med-low. And its pretty easy to make your own applesauce.
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Ack! What am I going to do without MDC for 24+ hours next week?! (Maybe get my house clean or something... ) Looks like the new MDC is going to have lots of cool stuff though!

So... back to my carrots question. We were doing lamb and carrots for breakfast after we lost quinoa. Then I stopped carrots, because she wasn't digesting them and then she stopped eating them. So we switched to applesauce... and now that's out. So we're back to carrots, but I've been trying to remember to give her a big bite of Bubbie's with each meal. This morning I totally forgot, and she ate about 1/2 her carrots and said her stomach hurt. And her 2nd poop today (apple juice reaction from last night) had completely undigested carrot in it. Nothing else recognizable, just the carrot. Arg. WTH? Are we looking at strictly a stomach acid issue here? And if so, why does everything else seem to be digested fine- just not grains or carrots?
Carrots are high starch, yeah? Maybe it's an amylase issue?

I seriously am jumping up and down for the wiki. I hope its what I'm hoping for . But quick, its our last chance to change usernames!

Thinking of you, Kathy.
post #36 of 886
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Golden delicious and are low sal (and if you get them fresh from the tree, actually are delicious!) and red delicious are med-low. And its pretty easy to make your own applesauce.
It was a GD he had this morning, with a prompt emotional meltdown afterward.

I might try making pearsauce for him though. That sounds yum. Also need to get some bananas. He really likes being able to grab a piece of fruit out of the fridge when he wants a quick snack.
post #37 of 886
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It was a GD he had this morning, with a prompt emotional meltdown afterward.
Ouch. Any chance it was something other than the sals in the apple? Or do you think he's that sensitive?
post #38 of 886
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Ouch. Any chance it was something other than the sals in the apple? Or do you think he's that sensitive?
Possibly something else. We had such a good morning but by then a few things had happened that may have just sent him over the edge a little bit.

I really hope he's not THAT sensitive, but he was pretty overloaded from too much candy and apple juice last night so maybe it was just too much for him.
post #39 of 886
My kids just couldn't have apples for 2 years (finally got them back into the rotation this summer, and I still dole out only 2 portions on those days), and they can have other sals, so it could be a combination of sals and intolerance.

Just put in an order of cell salts last night. hopefully I'll get them soon. Off to the hospital. I'll see you when I'm all groggy on pain meds and who knows what I'll say! It might be good entertainment.

Jessica - I hope the resanding goes quickly for you. Such a pain.

True Blue - I hope the steroids stop your reaction. It sounds like it's really itchy. (I'm recalling the last time I had poison ivy all over my body, 24 hours after exposure, ick).

DH says it's time to go....
post #40 of 886
Kathy, guess you're already there, probably already well into the surgery.

It rained here last night--it's been dry for a while, we needed it, and I think our final end-of-summer heat wave is done. Yay! Need to heat up beans for burritos (kids slept in, dinner was late last night, and then up way too late the night before), so we all got to catch up a bit on our sleep. Then that I can make spelling/reading fun for DD. She told me that she feels frustrated that she can't read more and we talked and now I've got a few word lists that I'm going to see if we can make up silly sentences, write a few out, and she can start recognizing these words (I think the trickier are the ones that can't be sounded out). Sometimes this is a bit stressful. Often fun, sometimes a good challenge, but I still feel very new.
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