I am offering all of this up for all of those still waiting or pregnant. It really has been a difficult time.
I am at my wits end and would love to read about any advice you can give to break this cycle and to feel better. Old wives tales, practical advice from mothers of young children, etc
I know that I have been under a lot of stress (my dad starting radiotherapy for cancer, me going back to work in a month, my DH with lots and lots of work and not being able to help, work and childcare decisions), yet I have been trying to take it easy and have followed doctors advice perfectly to no avail.
I really think this is something else. Like a super bug.
It stared a month ago when I was sick for one whole week with a cold and took the natural approach. Rest, water, lemonade, chicken soup, wore a mask around the house, washed hands like crazy, and etc. Went to acupuncture and used magnets (a type of alternative medicine to fight virus and bacteria) Well I just got sicker and everything that normally works did not and I had to go the the western doctor which after my years of IF I do not like doing anymore.
Well she said I had a nasty infection with sinus inflammation and gave me a 10 day antibiotic dose. pain medicine and to take it easy which I did. I hated it since I had started to have cabin fever, but knew I had the responsability of a 7 month baby and my DH just started a new job with very long hours. I even spent a couple of days with my parents who helped with the baby so I could rest. which I did.
Then I got better and for 4 days felt fine. Then again same symptoms with a vengance. Pain in the sinus area, mucus, dry coughing, a general state of extreme fatigue.
I called the doctor in panic and she gave me injections of very very strong medicine for 3 days and more antibiotics for 7 days..
Josemaria started also at the very same time with his first cold ever. I almost lost it.
Screaming at night from not being able to breath, the doctor gave him some medicine for the symptoms and told to just let his system fight it and keep a very close eye on him. It seemed to work perfectly and he was better each day until yesterday when I did not like his cough anymore. So today I am taking him after my appointment with the ear, throat and nose doctor to his pediatrician.
And last night. I could not sleep from the throat pain and today I wake up not feeling my lips. They were extremely big!!! So I called the doctor again who wants to see me in a couple of hours. It seems I have developed an allergy to the antibiotic.
And last night. My DH started with a sniffles, throat pain and fatigue .
I really tried my hardest not to spread it around, yet it seems I have failed and have now a sick baby and DH. I also called the magnets. It has worked very well each time so I will give it another try.
This is what we have done so far:
- Changed toothbrushes and the ones that we use we put in sodium bicarbonate for at least 2 hours not to get reinfected again,
- Put all the bed clothes and the dishes in the sanitary cycle of the washing machines.
- Put lysol in all the areas where we spend time (beds, living room around josemaria´s toys)
- I have sterilized all the things that I can that are used by Josemaria.
- Changed pijamas each night
- Taken out the pillows into the sun
- DH and I are taking high doses of Vitamin C
- I have started to take tons of green tea, chicken soup and ginger
And some Napro questions:
I have heard from one of Dr. H patients that he has begun recomending tran.sfer fa.ctor plus. anybody out here has used it? the research is very very interesting and it helps with the inmune system which we really need here.
Then I have read about somehing puriens for men that he also recommends? anybody has used it?
Any other new protocols out there?
Thanks for any advice. All is welcome!