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Forum: Parenting   04-16-2012, 10:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 536
Posted By indeospero
Hello all.   It's been a very long time...

Hello all.
 
It's been a very long time since I have posted.  I am having a very unsettling situation with my daughter, four years old this month, and I am finding myself at a loss.  I'm hoping...
Forum: Women's Health   08-06-2010, 03:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,560
Posted By indeospero
Thanks so much, everyone. This forum never fails...

Thanks so much, everyone. This forum never fails to be a source of needed advice.

The reminder about vit. D is well taken. It's bright and summery here, so I haven't been supplementing, but I've...
Forum: Women's Health   08-01-2010, 02:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,560
Posted By indeospero
It has been a long time since I have posted...

It has been a long time since I have posted here, but I need some help.

For the past several months, I have been under an extraordinary amount of stress. My health has generally suffered, but...
Forum: Life With a Baby   09-18-2009, 07:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,328
Posted By indeospero
Quote: Originally Posted by AFWife...

Quote:
Originally Posted by AFWife http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14400745)
Biggest question: Is this normal? I know my...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   09-06-2009, 05:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 709
Posted By indeospero
I have a child, age 4, who is also intense and...

I have a child, age 4, who is also intense and passionate. We have, at times, had similar difficulties with transition/leaving. I've found that there is no "technique" that particularly works for my...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   08-24-2009, 10:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 294
Posted By indeospero
Quote: Originally Posted by MissyLissa...

Quote:
Originally Posted by MissyLissa http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14254847)
I re-use mine all the time. I wash them...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   08-24-2009, 10:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 447
Posted By indeospero
I took herbs, including fenugreek, along with...

I took herbs, including fenugreek, along with the domperidone, and noticed significantly less milk if I did not. Of course, my situation was a little different because I am post-surgery, and my milk...
Forum: Women's Health   07-27-2009, 10:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,489
Posted By indeospero
Bump... Just got copies of my bloodwork,...

Bump...

Just got copies of my bloodwork, and it's actually the serum iron, not the hemoglobin, that was high. Serum ferritin low.

Should I take Floradix to try to bring up the ferritin levels...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   07-21-2009, 10:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 559
Posted By indeospero
What about interlibrary loan? They can usually...

What about interlibrary loan? They can usually get almost anything you request. Also try your local LLL group. Most group libraries now have a copy. Good luck!
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   07-19-2009, 10:53 PM
Replies: 441
Views: 97,630
Posted By indeospero
Hi mamas, I'm down to 60mg of dom and am...

Hi mamas,

I'm down to 60mg of dom and am ready to be done altogether. (My dd is 15 months now, and I think we are both ready for this transition. We will continue nursing.)

My question is, do...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   07-15-2009, 02:05 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,181
Posted By indeospero
I have been nursing for four years (couple...

I have been nursing for four years (couple months break in between babies, but basically continuously) and have had long-term severe nipple damage/wounds (several times, longest run was 14 weeks of...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   07-15-2009, 01:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 550
Posted By indeospero
I agree with the above advice re: possibly...

I agree with the above advice re: possibly TT-related.

Wanted to also check about birth control. Even the ones that are commonly recommended by doctors for nursing mothers (Mirena, minipill,...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   07-15-2009, 01:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 235
Posted By indeospero
This absolutely sounds like thrush. The *exact*...

This absolutely sounds like thrush. The *exact* same thing happened to me when my first dd was 23 months. It took me a while to figure out that it was thrush, and by the time I did, things had...
Forum: Women's Health   07-13-2009, 11:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,489
Posted By indeospero
Recently ran some bloodwork, and made sure to...

Recently ran some bloodwork, and made sure to check ferritin, which has been low for me in the past (particularly during my second pregnancy). Came back that hemoglobin was actually borderline high...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   06-25-2009, 06:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 335
Posted By indeospero
The short answer is: you can't always tell for...

The short answer is: you can't always tell for sure until you treat it. If you treat for thrush, and the symptoms subside, then it probably was thrush. What you are describing does sound like it...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   06-23-2009, 02:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,331
Posted By indeospero
My letdowns improved from use of fennel. Like...

My letdowns improved from use of fennel. Like you, I am BFAR and the nerve damage seemed like a big factor. I took 2 capsules, twice a day (worked better for me than tincture) for 7-10 days, then...
Forum: Traditional Foods   06-22-2009, 10:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 253
Posted By indeospero
Well, I hit the beef liver jackpot tonight: lots...

Well, I hit the beef liver jackpot tonight: lots and lots of frozen pastured beef liver from my meat CSA. http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif: I haven't done liver "pills" in a...
Forum: Women's Health   06-12-2009, 03:37 PM
Replies: 861
Views: 45,691
Posted By indeospero
Hello, wise mamas! I have made my way...

Hello, wise mamas!

I have made my way through a lot of, but not all of http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif, this thread. I am in the process of investigating my...
Forum: Women's Health   06-12-2009, 03:29 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 211
Posted By indeospero
Hello wise mamas, I have some lab results...

Hello wise mamas,

I have some lab results here that I'd love some help interpreting. The normal ranges are, of course, indicated, but I've learned through my own research that these are not...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   06-11-2009, 09:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 300
Posted By indeospero
I have good results from 3 capsules 2x daily...

I have good results from 3 capsules 2x daily (500mg caps). I had only so-so results from the above recommended 2 x 2. (FWIW, I am about 145lb.)

I have heard, anecdotally, of mothers taking as...
Forum: Women's Health   06-11-2009, 08:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 245
Posted By indeospero
Thanks again for another helpful response. I...

Thanks again for another helpful response. I have been trying to make my way through the iodine thread since last week, but have had some difficulty finding the time to read all the info, links etc....
Forum: Women's Health   06-11-2009, 04:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 245
Posted By indeospero
Thanks for your response, Jane! Yes, basal...

Thanks for your response, Jane!

Yes, basal temps are low. I have not been charting them lately, but my temps have always been quite low, and it was when I read that this is often a signal of...
Forum: Women's Health   06-11-2009, 04:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 258
Posted By indeospero
Just wanted to say that I am right there with...

Just wanted to say that I am right there with you (posted about it here last night). The quantity and type off hair loss you described sounds exactly like what I am experiencing. The only difference...
Forum: Women's Health   06-10-2009, 09:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 245
Posted By indeospero
For several weeks now, I have been losing tons...

For several weeks now, I have been losing tons of hair. It started suddenly, and it's pretty extreme. It reminds me of postpartum hair loss, but I experienced that months ago, at the normal time...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   06-06-2009, 05:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,019
Posted By indeospero
Quote: Originally Posted by LDSmomma...

Quote:
Originally Posted by LDSmomma http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13888969)
When one stops taking fenugreek, does supply...
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