The only thing I can figure is at some point I slipped into a fugue state of sorts. There’s just no explanation for this misery, this insufferable, debilitating discomfort other than a marathon session at the buffet-o-deep-fried-foods.
Chimichangas for seven?
Brawts, horseradish and beer?
Jalapeno poppers and a blooming onion?
Raw onions and tabasco?
I swear I’ve never had any of these things, but the pain that radiates from pelvis to esophagus suggests otherwise. We’re going on day three of me walking around clutching my belly and moaning, that is when I’m not belching, wincing or hiccuping. I suppose the good thing is I am simply to exhausted and consumed by my gastro-intestinal distress to bemoan my size or sallow skin.
Excuse me, it’s too hard to blog while keep a hand on my brow in a gesture of suffering.
Girrrl, your body is cookin' up something good. It will all be worth it in the end. Or the beginning, as it turns out to be. Then, you will forget all about this misery and consider yet ANOTHER. It amazes me how we venture to have more than one after the pregnancy heartburn.
I raise a sympathetic (and entirely fabricated) glass of Pepto Bismol to you for putting your body through this one more time. The burning fire of gastrointestinal ills are eventually soothed by the sweetest of rewards, right?
Sounds miserable, hope it passes soon and you don't have to wait for childbirth to feel better!!
Woe is you. Shall I send you a lace handkerchief so that you may lightly dab the glistening dampness at your hairline?
Zantac 150. That said it will only work for a short time, no matter what the bottle says. But it will be a glorious short time with no moaning and belching. Try to remember to take it 30 min before you eat.
Both of my girls caused me so much reflux that even drinking water made me cry. I was sure they would both be born covered head to toe in hair, but alas they were hair free well into their first years.
Oh man, I have a major GI disorder that sort of renders my entire life just as you described it. I'm sorry for your suffering. Right there with you though!
Oh, Ick, Mama!
Hope you feel better soon!! 🙁
Oh man, I'm so sorry. However the past few times I've seen you, you're a radiant, glowing mama-three-to-be.
Who on earth eats raw onions with tobasco sauce?? That's just nasty…the thought of it is just ewww.
Feel better soon:)
Oh, I can (literally) feel your pain. I lie awake in bed at night convinced there is a fireball burning inside of my throat. I have found that some ice cream before bed helps… I am not kidding- although Russ is convinced I am using it as an excuse to eat MORE ice cream:)
If I was teetering on the fence, you just gave me a much needed push on the side of sanity! I hate that feeling! This too will pass – probably it will be stinky!
Don't ignore the possibility of it being your gall bladder. I had a bout of tremendous pain at about 7 months, in a band straight across my upper abdomen, and I swore I was going into labor. I couldn't even breathe, it hurt so bad. It went away a few hours later, but came back 10 days after I delivered.
Eventually it got so bad, we rushed to the hospital, where they did an emergency removal of my gall bladder. It's common in women after pregnancy. The lady in the bed next to me was there for the exact same reason (her son was 6 weeks old, mine only 2), and the nurse who had both of us on her shift had had it years earlier.
They probably won't be able to do anything for it, but it's good to know.
Yuck, I totally had this. My pregnancies were healthy, but vastly unpleasant, wicked heartburn included. So sorry you're not feeling well!