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post #41 of 128
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Yup. Just about everything says that.


Vegan those look good.
post #42 of 128
So I've only been doing this for a few days now but today? Not queasy at all. And I'm freaking myself out. Would it have started to help that fast??? I also got acupuncture yesterday so. I'm such a worrier!
post #43 of 128
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Yes it would for some. What are you specifically doing?
post #44 of 128
I'm doing so many different things that I have no idea what is working but someting is. When I really start to feel yuk I eat a ton of protein, drink the tea, take vit b6, have some vit. c. So basically I'm stuffing my face all the time, LOL. My only fear is that I'm going to OD on something. I'm also way bored of cheese, hard boiled eggs, cheese, hard boiled eggs..... I need something new....
post #45 of 128
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Yes it would for some. What are you specifically doing?
I'm taking the milk thistle twice a day, B6 three times a day, water with lemon constantly and acupuncture once a week (plus my prenatal and more milk two). I have wild yam root but it's the liquid and I'm going to take that back and get the pill form on Saturday. I'm feeling queasy again right now so. But I felt great all day!
post #46 of 128
I've had the start of very mild nausea here and there, and within an hour of taking the B6/dandelion root/milk thistle combo I feel fine again. Don't know if it's a coincidence because I usually take it with food, but hey, whatever works!
post #47 of 128
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Hmmm, most people say they get immediate relief from the Wild Yam Root, but more of a lasting effect from Milk Thistle. So, what you all are experiencing might just be the up/down of early morning sickness. Adding the WYR now may really help.

Running out the door this morning...
post #48 of 128
I'll be doing my Whole Foods run tomorrow morning. I know, who goes grocery shopping with 3 kids on a saturday?? : It gives us something to do because my husband always works on saturdays. We go early though.
I'll order more of everything online, but I want to get the wild yam root asap so I'll just pay whatever WF is asking .
post #49 of 128
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Originally Posted by Spark View Post
Hmmm, most people say they get immediate relief from the Wild Yam Root, but more of a lasting effect from Milk Thistle. So, what you all are experiencing might just be the up/down of early morning sickness. Adding the WYR now may really help.

Running out the door this morning...
I'll have to go get some!!! I feel absolutely HORRIBLE this morning! I'm not throwing up but the constant nausea! UGH!! I am doing B-6, Dandelion root and lemon water. I do seem to get some relief through out the day but I haven't paid attention to whether or not it is soon after I take the b-6 and dandelion..I am just sooo thankful for the few minutes of relief I get...I drink the lemon water all day....I usually use 1 whole lemon (they aren't too big) is that enough?...

If I can get my butt up and dressed I'll run out to the health food store and get some Wild Yam and milk thistle....Is that too much to do all together?.....at this point I will try EVERYTHING!!
post #50 of 128
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I'll be doing my Whole Foods run tomorrow morning. I know, who goes grocery shopping with 3 kids on a saturday?? :
I'm going to erect a shrine to you in my kitchen!!!! That's amazing!
post #51 of 128
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If I can get my butt up and dressed I'll run out to the health food store and get some Wild Yam and milk thistle....Is that too much to do all together?.....at this point I will try EVERYTHING!!
I'm sorry you're feeling nauseaus.

Dandelion & Milk Thistle work pretty much the same way. Dandelion is little more gentle. Milk Thistle is more potent. They work in unison really well though. Remember, you want the MT standarized to contian at least 70% silymarin and max of 280 mg per day. If you do Dandelion with it, then I probably wouldn't go all the way up to the maximum.

Everything else goes beautifully together. I hope you get some relief.
post #52 of 128
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My nasuea/vomitting update:
I'm over 5 weeks now. Usually, I'm queasy at best now. But, nothing. I'm HUNGRY and tired. But, that's it. I don't really want sweets (odd for me) but I REALLY want meals. I ate over 70 grams of protein yesterday. I didn't even think that was possible. Now, I know that eating protein is supposed to help with nausea, but this was a like a I MUST EAT PROTEIN I'M SO HUNGRY thing, not anything on purpose.

Oh, and POOF, I look pregnant. I got asked yesterday when I was due. I think the poor woman almost died when I said, "Mid-July"
post #53 of 128
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I'm going to erect a shrine to you in my kitchen!!!! That's amazing!
They were good as gold as usual...the Whole Foods Kids Club gave them free pears to munch.
Unfortunately they were out of plain Wild Yam. They had it combined with Don Quai, but I don't want that, so I'm gonna order online instead.

My update--the slightest twinges of nausea here and there, but otherwise I feel frighteningly good!
The pilates class yesterday has left me quite sore though. :
post #54 of 128
ok, I have another question...

I just got some milk thistle extract from the health food store and the one I bought has the least amount of anything added...It is standardized to 80% Silymarin, but it also has 700mg of Turmeric in it. Is that ok?

Also I got some wild yam root and it is 425mg per capsule, how many should I take.

Still feeling like crap, but at least I can keep food down....and just HOW long is this m/s supposed to last again?!

TIA!
post #55 of 128
Milk Thistle Question -
I started taking milk thistle before I conceived to try to prevent morning sickness but just read something about it having "estrogenic properties" and not recommended during pregnancy. So, now I am nervous about it, but not sure I want to stop either because I really feel like it is helping me already. Does anyone know any thing about this? Thanks!
post #56 of 128
I'm just over 5wks as well. I'm usually down for the count about now. Currently I'm OK if I take a breather occasionally, drink my pregnancy tea constantly, have a million grams of protein/day (I need more protein ideas. I'm bored already!).

My WYR is 425 as well, I think. I was also wondering how much to take. I could only find doses for the tincture and the tea on that site.

I'm really, really tired today. Tomorrow is my dd's 11th bday. Today is my mom's 60th bday. We've been running for two days straight. And tomorrow promises more of the same.

I bought some almonds and other nuts today to keep around the house and in my purse. I need to be sure I have something with me at all times. Still - I feel the impending doom of full on m/s is to come. Everyday that I"m not down and out is a gift, IMO.
post #57 of 128
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Originally Posted by ekblad9 View Post
(I need more protein ideas. I'm bored already!).
I can only offer vegan ideas, but I'll try to list most of my faves:
- nuts & trail mixes
- banana nut bread
- pumpkin nut muffins
- homemade hummus
- falafel w/ tahini sauce
- 4 bean salad
- pasta salad w/ beans
- ww pasta w/ tomato kale bean sauce (I usually add cannellini or black beans)
- Luna bars or other granola bars
- nutty granola cereals
- chili
- chocolate almond milk &/or hemp milk
- soy yogurt
- tofu almond loaf
- lentil loaf
- baked tofu in tahini sauce
- spicy baked tofu
- tofu quiche or mini-quiches made in a muffin tin (the kids love these too)
- tempeh and broccoli w/ thai peanut sauce
- baked tempeh salad
- Indonesian tempeh stirfry with hazelnuts
- pbj sandwich
- seitan fajitas
- edamame
- cold soft tofu with spicy sauce
- kale sunflower burgers
- pasta with nutritional yeast "cheese" sauce
- grilled "cheese" sandwiches on flax/nut bread
- smoked tempeh "BLT" sandwiches
- miso soup
- lentil soup
- vegetable bean soups
- refried bean dip/ 7 layer bean dip
- bean burritos
- black bean & corn salad
- smoothies made with hemp or almond milk & rice protein powder
- cannellini bean & garlic gratin
- chili tamale pie
- peanut butter cookies
- pesto (made with walnuts or pine nuts) over whole grain pasta
- miso tahini dressing for salads
- split pea soup
- tempeh cacciatore
- spinach walnut loaf
- brown rice pilaf with slivered almonds
- roasted pumpkin seeds
- quinoa salad
- bean burgers
- spaghetti and "meat"balls
- spanish rice & beans
- chick pea curry
- Sunshine Burgers
- Tartex pate
- tofu salad sandwich
- vegetable tofu lasagna
- spinach tofu stuffed pasta shells
- oatmeal with sliced almonds
- baked apple walnut crisp
- pecan "soup" over ice cream
post #58 of 128
Wow! Those are so much more exciting than cheese and eggs! Thank you!! I'm going to print and put on my fridge.
post #59 of 128
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You're all wondering dosage on WYR... let's see this is what I posted in the link in the OP:
1 to 2 tsp three times of day of the dried wild yam herb.
As tincture take 2 to 4 mL three times daily. It's also good for threatened miscarriage.

But, you both both capsules then? Let's see, there's no great way to calculate mg into tsp since they're weight vs. mass measurements. I'll have to go see what I can find. My gut says to start off with 1 x per day for 3 days. Then, increase to 2 x oer day for 3 days. Then, 3 x per day and stay there. But, let me see what I can find out.

Milk thistle & estrogen effects - From what I read about it, there's a "possible" connection, but there hasn't been any kind of evidence. There seems to be more evidence to support that Milk Thistle is beneficial to endometrios patients to help support the body's ability to regulate estrogen & process excess in a way that's helpful to the body. This is Shonda Parker's site. She's a well-known herbalist & huge promoter of Milk Thistle during pregnancy. You might find some answers with her: http://naturallyhealthy.org/archive3.htm
post #60 of 128
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Wild Yam Root
Okay, it looks like dosages range from 0.4 to 4 g/day. 4 g seems like way too much to me. I think probably topping out around 1000 mg would be as high as I'd personally feel comfortable. So, I guess, with your 425 mg, I'd work up to 2-3 pills spread out through the day. It really depends on the absorbancy and potency of the pills. And, how your body responds.

I hope you get some good relief!

Great protien list, Vegan! Makes me want to go get a snack RIGHT now!!!!
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