Last night I was at my parents place for dinner and they had a roast lamb and veggies. I decided to try a bit of the lamb, thinking that maybe the last few times were just bad luck...
About 30 mins after dinner I started to get some pain in my lower chest, kind of a constricting feeling. I tend to get that kind of pain at night when I've been wearing a bra all day so I just assumed that's what it was.
When we left about 2 hours later the pain hadn't improved, it was worse! By the time I got home I felt like I couldn't breathe and that all my muscles right up under my breasts down to just above my belly button were tightening and had sharp, constant pain!
I've never felt anything like it! I was in agony! I tried to lie down thinking that might help but it didn't! So I hopped in a shower hoping the hot water might help my muscles to relax and then the pain got worse! It was so bad that I was just curled up in a ball crying and moaning. I called out to my husband for help and started throwing up everywhere. It didn't stop for ages!
Finally I had nothing left in me and the hot water had all been used up so I got out of the shower with the help of my husband and got into bed but couldn't find a position where the pain was more bearable. I was still struggling to breathe and my husband was trying to massage my legs to give me something else to focus on.
I remembered reading about how breathing and visual techniques help during labour and I figured it was worth a shot to try and help me loosen my muscles and ignore the pain. So I got my husband to run his hands down my body, starting from where the pain was. He sat there for ages, talking me through it. He was amazing. He was saying that he was pulling the pain and tightness away, and pulling it through my body, around our baby (so it wouldn't hurt him), down my legs and out my feet. Then he would start again and tell me he was taking another chunck with him and then another and another until there wasn't much pain left at all. Then he sat there and massages my sore muscles to help them loosen even more and eventually the pain went away. I don't know what I would have done without him! I could barely think straight or stop throwing up because of the pain.
I really think that it was a reaction to the lamb but it seems like such a severe reaction! This morning I don't feel sore but I still feel like throwing up and I am starting to feel like ill get the runs again
I can feel baby moving around like normal so I'm not too worried about him.
Sorry for the massive story! Please tell me I'm not alone in my crazy reactions and that bub will be fine if this happens again! ( fingers crossed it doesn't though)