Bear with the metaphor for a minute.
Anyhoo, I’ve been able to keep food down again. Gained back most of the poundage I lost. (Am not sad – was pretty sure it was water weight).
What changed? Well, it appears that if I take my BCP, et. al., with a double dose of liquid Pepto Bismol right before I go to bed, I can keep it down and feel fairly better the next morning.
I tried the Pepto when I had no other options. I do not know if it is KLP. And I called a doc (actually, the 24-hour “nurseline” I have access to from work) and was told it was necessary so that my weight doesn’t plummet. So I’m calling it all good. No, I did not ask for permission from a Rav.
Since taking the Pepto, I have felt about a 100 times better. So of course, as long as I am on the BCPs, I will be taking a double dose of Pepto nightly. The fear of not taking it has scared me away from trying to wean myself off of it.
Pepto Bismol is my dirty socks. What does that mean?
I use to play ice hockey. We went on a winning streak. I didn’t change my socks for the better part of two weeks. And we kept winning.
So while I’m intelligent enough to know the socks didn’t cause us to win, I wouldn’t change them.
And while I’m quite sure my body has simply adjusted to the nightly barrage of meds*, there’s no way I’m taking a chance until a doctor tells me I have to.
* For the record, I’m taking: a prenatal vitamin, another 1600 mcg of folic acid, a baby aspirin, and a Nortrel BCP. Yum.