Mary - count me among the go on your own club but that's all I know. Rory was 8 days late and nearly 11lbs and I hardly tore, labored at home until 8cm and delivered him in about 20 minutes. I whined A LOT being late but I wouldn't be induced unless there were concerns. But it is all I know, plenty of people think induction is just fine
Virginia - sure! Share!
AFM - just busy, work is crazy-pants and I'm tired! But it's good at least for now we'll see how I feel when the budget is officially mine.
Virginia - Yes, share! I wish I were crafty, but I'm not so much. I think I could be, but it's impossible to find the time right now. I want to see what you make and live vicariously through you, haha.
Katie - Glad work is going better.
AFM - I was awake most of the night in pain. For those on fb, sorry, I need to whine about it here too. It is really unbelievable. It wasn't any sort of good, productive pain... Not like contractions or anything. Just this stupid pelvis of mine. I got lucky with Calvin and didn't end up with much of the PSD, but it is BACK this time. I got lucky with a lot of things with Calvin... No m/s, no PSD. Of course, I had the bleeding, and to be honest, I'd take all the pain and nausea over the horrible feeling of seeing blood every time I went to the bathroom for an entire month. So I'll try to remember that, but omg, this pelvis has me miserable.
ETA: How is it April 25th already?!?! When April started, my EDD still felt sooo far away. Suddenly, it's only 16 days away. :eek:
ETA (again): Actually, 16 days still feels sooo far away, haha. I think that's the SPD pain talking.
Mary: sorry your in such pain. 16 days definitely seems like a long time when you're miserable Hope some Tylenol or something will at least make it tolerable! I'm kind of on the fence about induction since I've never done gone into labor without. I'd like to wait this one out but really it'll come down to if it's offered to me and how I'm feeling at that point. There is something to be said about the convenience of scheduling (especially w/needing people to take the other 2), buuuut really I'd love for my body to go on it's own when it and baby are ready to roll. We'll see. My doc doesn't like patients going much over a week past their EDDs so that's a factor too. Dane was really induced at 3 days late based on my O date, but based on LMP, he was 8 days late. This baby is going by LMP instead of O date (their office is inconsistent, they went by LMP with Brekke too, then O date with Dane) so I feel very comfortable going a week over knowing it's about 5 days off anyway. Sorry that got long winded! Sending you tons of labor vibes that your body will just do it's own thing here soon! :vibes:
Amanda: glad it was a temp thing for your dad, but hoping things are just uphill from here!!
Katie: sorry your crazy busy. My DH has been nuts at work lately and he comes home ready to collapse! BTW, you'll love that my DH is on a kick lately that he loves the name Evan for this baby.
Brekke is working on her letter sounds at preschool (she really KNOWS them all but mixes up the lowercase letters sometimes, like b/d and j/g) so we've been practicing a LOT. Apparently, Dane has been listening because I asked her what "g" says at breakfast and Dane yells "GUH!". ROFL! We started clapping and saying "Yay!" for him and he was so proud of himself. It's supposed to be 70 here this weekend so I'm definitely looking forward to the warm weather! I'm so over the kids' winter clothes!
Ashley - That pretty much sums up my sentiments exactly. Being induced is all I know, and my deliveries have gone just fine. So I don't have any sort of deep loathing of induction. I would like the opportunity for it to happen naturally, but I'm not sure how willing I am to fight for it when I'm in so much discomfort already. And like you mentioned about being prepared to have people to take care of the kids, etc., induction does make that easier (unless it's a spur-of-the-moment induction like I had with Calvin.. it wasn't planned in advance). But I'm a little scared that I'll go into labor at work or have my water break there, and then I'm an hour away from my hospital, and also like 40-60 minutes from anyone who could come pick me up. So I'm essentially two hours from my hospital. Being that this is #3, I'm nervous that the labor would progress quickly, and also I'm concerned with getting the IV antibiotics in time since I am GBS+. I guess in the end, I'll be fine either way. My #1 goal is just to deliver a happy, healthy little baby. But if he decided he wanted to come, say, this weekend when I'm off work, that would be fine.
Woohoo for Dane and the letter sounds! It's so sweet when they learn new things.
AFM - Sorta TMI, but my left nipple has been SORE. I'm not optimistic about trying to BF if it's already incredibly sore without a newborn baby attached. Oye...
Mary - I hope all the aches and pains give you a break tonight.
Ashley - yay Dane! Oliver completely caught me off guard the other day when he counted to 14. where did that come from?
AFM: I'll do a new thread with my craft stuff.
15 weeks tomorrow. I wish I'd feel more movement.
Mary - boo for being so uncomfortable that stinks! At the end with Rory I felt awful. he was SO big and I had been preg for SO LONG. It was such a relief to deliver the beast! And I did go the night before my induction maybe you'll have that too
Ashley - that's so cute. Rory seems to pick up words so much faster than Evan did
Virginia - yay for movement
I'm so not crafty. I love looking at what other people can do though. I have no talent or drive for making anything but spreadsheets though LOL
Thought I posted yesterday and came here today to find I forgot to submit :(.
Mary - Yay for making it longer with this pregnancy then with Calvin. Hope baby isn't causing you too much discomfort for you today.
Both my girls came in the night.
With Dana labour started at 7:00 am very mild, disappeared by noon, came back around 8:00 pm and I delivered at 2:00 am. Problem with me delivering Dana is I didn't have very close contractions until she was ready to come out.
Nat I was induced at 9:00 pm delivered at 10:00 pm, all BH happened at night too with Nat, just seemed when I went to wind down everything started to happen.
Ashley - It's wonderful that both your kids are picking up phonics already. Natalie can say the sound of most letters but some she still doesn't know the name of.
Virginia - Hope you feel some movement soon, mine never moved early.
Katie - Hi :wavehello:
Haven't heard from my mom since Wednesday, she said my dad was doing well then. I'll have to give her a call today.
Yesterday Nat was really testing her limits, she coloured on herself and her socks with marker (washable thankfully), she tasted some lip balm (yuck) and after DH told her "don't jump on the couch" she jumpped on the couch and whacked her face off the wall. Looked pretty bad last night but I guess the ice did the trick because she looks fine this morning, still keeping an eye on the tooth she bumped cause it does seem a bit wiggly.
Popping in really quick because my children and/or selling the house are keeping me crazy busy, but...!
Mary, have you looked into a chiropractor? I started going to one (who specialized in prenatal) at 37 weeks with Sam because a.) my pelvic pain was so bad, and b.) to make sure he was in the right position for labor since I was trying to VBAC. It helped tremendously! My pelvis was in such bad shape starting in the 3rd trimester, it hurt like you know what to get up, down, out of bed, etc. It would pop like mad when I first got up in the morning! And trying to get comfy for sleep? Psht. I found a pillow and the covers between my knees helped some.
Anyhow, I know you're at the end, but it might be worth it!! I went every other day at the end because she said at that point, it took less than 24 hours for my body to get completely out of whack. It helped lessen the pain a lot, for sure. I hope you can find some relief! And if not, at least he will be here soon!
I loved my massage during pregnancy, she would work everywhere that hurt, it was wonderful. I would love to get it even now but my stupid insurance decreased coverage to $500 a year, yeah like that will cover anything.
Virginia - I hope you get more movement soon. It's still pretty early!
Katie - I LOL'ed at your spreadsheet comment, hahahah.
Amanda - I hope Natalie's tooth is okay. My kids are always hurting themselves, and I'm always afraid they'll lose a tooth.
AFM - I considered seeing a chiro the other night when the pain was so bad. Thankfully, it has eased up to a bearable level since then. I'm not sure why it was SO bad the other night.
I had my NST this morning and everything looked good. I had to do it in L&D triage today because the MFM department was closed for some reason. A lady came in in labor... I was jealous! Actually, they thought she was a repeat c-section, but I overheard them talking to her (through the curtains, lol) and she had apparently signed papers to attempt a vbac.
And finally, some WEIRD news.... We got a hand-written note in the mail today addressed from a couple with an address in our subdivision, claiming they want to buy our house. I assume they've got some sort of house flipping thing going on, which would be fine by me. I would imagine it looks and sounds too good to be true, so it probably is. But of course there's the part of us wondering if it's legitimate enough to look into. Hmmmm...
So glad you're still baking and he's doing well! I'm getting eager to hear your name I hope he decides the surprise you and arrive on his own, hope your pain is less too!
Ugh when I get stressed my neck and shoulders get tight and painful. At work I have been so busy and so tense that I'm a wreck. I'm icing my neck now it hurts so much....and I'm not even preg!
DH and I were very adult today and met with a financial planner. We have been meaning to forever. We worry about being able to retire and having something for each boy for college (I doubt we'll be able to pay for all of it but something to help would be nice). So we went through our 401k and we're going to roll 2 old 401ks DH has to an IRA and start a plan. Felt kind of good. Being able to retire someday is definitely a goal LOL
Katie - I'd love to find a good financial planner. I watch Suze Orman every week and it just seems like there are soooooooo many horrible ones out there (based on the phone calls she gets) that I'd just rather do it myself at this point, but eventually our IRA's and other accounts are going to get big enough that I'm going to want help. I guess the key will be to find someone that doesn't work on commision, since they're the ones that always seem to screw you because they're trying to line their pockets. Baaah. For now I just have a target retirement IRA at Vanguard, but I know those aren't the greatest to have once you get close to retirement, but for now it's fine. Once Benjamin is a little older and I have TIME again, I plan to research other options.
Mary - I can't believe how close you are to having a baby again! Sorry about all the discomfort, though.
Virginia - I hope you start feeling more movement soon.
Ash - too cute about Dane. I'd imagine 2nd (and later) kids will pick up on lots of stuff earlier because of exposure.
Jen - HI! I'm sure you're crazy busy right now!
Amanda - ugh Xander has hit his face on the wall when jumping on the couch before. Not fun.
AFM - ugh I just put Benjamin down for a nap 15 minutes ago and he's already talking. C'mon kid! Why are naps so dang hard with this kid! I just wanted a little bit of time to MYSELF since DH is here ot watch Xander. I never get any time alone. *sigh* Oh well. Guess I'd better go get him to sleep more.
I need a financial planner too... Just one of those things I've never gotten around to. Blah. I keep telling myself I'm going to start up those 529 plans for the kids for college and haven't done it yet. They're pretty sweet, though... The money comes out of your pay pre-tax, which is always good. And they make it pretty easy for other people (grandparents or whoever) to deposit gift money into it.
AFM - 38 Weeks today, and I'd say for the first time ever, I could be REALLY nesting. I worked like mad in the kitchen for quite a long time. Of course it's still a wreck. We have a lot of totes of stuff packed up just sitting in there until we get a storage unit to put them in. The kids are blocked out of the kitchen by gates, so that's the room where we put EVERYTHING we don't want the kids to get ahold of... So it's just filled with excess clutter. We have a whole cupboard in the kitchen devoted to medicines/thermometers/first aid supplies/vitamins/etc. and I went through that and got rid of a ton of expired stuff. Did some laundry, although there wasn't much to do, thankfully. After I rest a bit (I've been climbing up and down from chairs to reach high stuff and my body hates me now), I need to go upstairs and organize and put away the boys' clothes that are either off-season or don't fit anymore. Uggghhh... So much to do, so little time.
busy busy but I had to check in on you, Mary!
If you're still wavering over induction/waiting, the story about your NST reminded me about something. When I checked in to the hospital to have Alex I was in labor and at 5cm. I was handling it so well that when i went to the desk and said I was checking in for maternity the guy said "you're here for a c-section?" and I said "No, I'm in labor." His best response was "really?" and I walked up to l&d triage and walked to my l&d room. whereas I was in unbearable pain at 3-4cm with the inductions.
Awesome that you were able to walk in in labor, haha. I'm still here! Thanks for checking in on me, haha. I've been thinking a lot more about my appointment on Wednesday. He'll want to schedule my induction, I assume for the following week. I'm feeling more and more prepared to tell him that I want to wait a while. Baby has been doing excellent on the NST's, so I'm happy. It doesn't hurt that I do NOT feel like things are ready enough here at home, haha. I nested all day and still feel like I could devote a few more entire days to it. Unfortunately, I rarely get a chance to devote an entire day to nesting. We've always got other stuff to do or people who want to visit or whatever. If I'm still pregnant on Thursday, I plan to spend that entire day nesting also. I rather enjoyed myself today, although it's getting a little taxing on the body at this point.
I'm still stressing about the possibility that I could go into labor or have water break at work, haha. It wasn't a big deal when my work was 10 minutes from the hospital. It's a little scarier now that I'm an hour away (and that's if I tried to drive myself, lol... closer to 2 hours if I have to wait for someone to come get me). Yikes!!
I walked in at 8+ cm Which was why when I told them I thought I was about 8 they kind of scoffed until they checked me then they freaked out and called the doctor. Apparently most people don't approach so calmly when she far along. But I would have taken the induction the next day by that point I wanted that kid OUT.
I had a recommendation for the financial planner - at this point we don't have a ton of money for him to manage since the bulk of our money is in our 401Ks so if in a year we're not impressed we can look for someone new. We figure at this point doing something is better than nothing especially with the money sitting stagnant in old 401ks. If it were a lot more money I might be inclined to interview a few people.
It is BEAUTIFUL here! Lots of outdoor time and playing for the boys. I had dinner with 3 of my 4 college roommates. 2 of them were randomly in town for work at the same time so it just worked out. I'm in Orlando all week for work this week so I'm just cleaning and relaxing today.
I'm jealous of your beautiful weather! Ours must have moved on to you. It was really nice yesterday, but today was rainy. Actually, the sun is just now coming out, but I'm done for the day, lol. I'm ready to soak in a warm bath (YES!) and lay around in my pajamas. Yes, it's 5:30. I'm so exciting in my old age, haha.
Today we met the IL's for lunch in the town where I work (actually, the restaurant we went to is right next to my pharmacy, haha). After that, we went to try to talk to some neighbors next to the property we're looking at. The first place we went to, no one lives in. So we went to the other one, higher up on the hill from where we'd be. I could see someone outside as we pulled up their driveway, so yay! He had a sheriff's car parked there, so we're assuming he's some sort of deputy or something... Yay, our neighbors COULD be law-abiding citizens! Hahaha. Or they could be corrupt, but at least they'd be farther away than our current neighbors, haha. Anyway... DH and FIL talked to him for several minutes while MIL, the kids, and I sat in our van.. And Sean peed in a cup, because he desperately had to pee even though we had just peed before leaving the restaurant. Never a dull moment.
The gist of what the guy said was that they dug 180 feet before they got to water, and they did get water, but not enough for his family of 6. So they do haul water. But then he said the guy who used to live in the empty house I mentioned (which is more beside where ours would be) had more water than he could use.. He had enough for his house and apparently he had cows too, and had enough for them. That house sits empty now due to the couple that lived there getting divorced and putting it up for auction. DH said the guy that lived there looked 40-ish and I could see a couple girls, maybe teenagers or maybe a little younger. Not sure about the rest of the family since he said there were 6 of them, haha. Would be nice if they had some younger kids too.
Anyway... Still pregnant. 13 days till EDD. The countdown is on.
Also, I wish I knew how to check my own cervix, hahaha. I'm just curious. But I know I don't know well enough what it should feel like, and I certainly wouldn't be able to narrow it down to a centimeter. I guess I'll have to wait until Wednesday. :roll:
Is it even possible to check your own cervix at that point? I don't think I could've reached at the end of pregnancy, though I've gotta say I was never tempted to try. lol
Mary - glad your potential neighbor seems to be a law-abiding citizen! Too funny that Sean had to pee into a cup! I don't think I could ever get Xander to do that... Or if I did, that's ALL he'd want to do! lol
Katie - I'm so jealous you get to go to Orlando!! Though I guess you'll be working, so maybe it won't be too much fun for you. heh.
AFM - Oh man, Xander has gotten SO whiny these last few weeks! I don't know what his deal is! I know it's partly the age, and partly from Benjamin (since I have to do so much with him during the day and all that - though I make time for just Xander too). Anyway, I figured since it's been nice out and we've been outside a lot that his mood would actually be improving, but instead he seems to just be whining more! AAAAHHHHH! His dental procedure is coming up soon and I'm starting to freak out about it a little. I still can't believe he has to be knocked out in a hospital for all this, it just makes me sick... I just want the next two weeks over an ddone with - we have a ton of different appts this week to prepare for it, plus my allergy appointment, and then the following week is when it all goes down. This suuucks! Why did my kid have to inherit my crappy genes when it comes to his teeth?
Katie - Lunch with College room mates sounds like fun. It's great that you had nice weather and could get out with the kids.
Mary - Sounds like the land could be decent, has your uncle been out to see it since he'd be the one building on it?
Glad to hear baby is now past 38 weeks. I only went into labour once on my own and I would let work know the second it started and head home ASAP if it started there.
Lauren - Hope all the appointments go fairly smooth, it's difficult doing all that stuff with little ones.
Went to see my Dad on Saturday, he's doing much better, talked and talked when DH and I were there. He really wants to eat but can't quite yet, they are working on breathing tests over the next few days if he passes them he is much closer to being able to eat. DH is going to try and get off work early on Wednesday since it's my Dad's birthday, I want to visit him then.
Natalie has been challenging lately, she'll be hyper and happy one moment and whiny and unwilling to do anything the next. I hope the weather is nice tomorrow so we can get outside and do something.
Dang katie you should have said something, i'm only a hop away from Orlando
I still lurk this thread nearly every day but i just never have much to add.
So something may or may not be happening... Not sure yet. I've been having more cramping/discomfort today than normal, and then I had my NST at 5pm tonight. I was there close to an hour and a half on the monitors and I was contracting pretty regularly in that time. I wasn't paying attention to the time to know how far apart they were, but they were coming regularly and looked to be getting bigger by the peaks on the monitor. I didn't think the nurse was going to mention it, but she eventually asked me if I was feeling them. I told her yes. The NST was done, so she sent me home, but told me to come back if they get to like every 3 minutes, painful enough that I can't talk through them, etc. So we shall see. I'm sorta doubting it will pick up, but at the same time, this is the most my body has ever done without being hooked up to pitocin, so it gives me some hope.
ETA: It seems that being home has caused it to peter out. Should've stayed at the hospital, haha (funny because people commonly say it happens the opposite way). I can only hope it will come back.
any more news yet, Mary? How has today been going for you?
AFM: last night DH had to work until 3:30am. insane. He's exhausted and it's still so early in the week. His work really has to lighten up soon. It's wearing us both out.
But, can I just say... wow.
Virginia - Congrats on 2 years of BFing!! And happy belated birthday to little man! I have trouble keeping up with all of them. Can't believe how fast they grow!!
AFM - Nothing exciting, booo! I was hoping for an April 30th baby, so I'm disappointed that the contractions went away, haha. I guess unless something intense happens in the next few hours, we'll officially be having a May baby. I've had a few contractions today, but nothing like yesterday. They were coming so regularly and getting stronger... before they went away, haha. Today, it has just been very sporadic. I had to work all day. It is getting difficult to stand 8 straight hours while this pregnant. My back is killing me. And I am freaking EXHAUSTED. I can't imagine being more exhausted than this, even with a newborn who wants to eat every other hour. I'm dying here. I see my OB tomorrow... Anxious to see if the cervix has changed at all. It sucks that I'm seeing him after work because I know I'm going to be in discomfort like I am now... Which will make it difficult to fight him on the whole induction thing. We'll see how it goes. I hope my fluid is still at an acceptable level. I assume he'll check it again.
GL tomorrow, Mary.
AFM: Oliver's stats from his doc appt. at 2 all my boys have been the exact same height: 36.5". But, Oliver is only 30.5lbs! His brothers were 33lbs and 34lb 10oz at 2. He seems so light to me. His BMI is only 36th percentile, so I finally got my skinny one. And his head is only 75th percentile, compared to 95th and 99th for his brothers. I swear, the head is one of the reasons Alex is so heavy.
He did really well with his finger stick and shot (I bet the lollipop I gave him right before helped ;)) He's still not talking much, but he has enough words to keep us from being worried.
Virginia - Glad Oliver is doing well! All I have are skinny boys, so I'm used to it. Xander was only 33 lbs at 3 years! haha. I think he's gained a bit since then, though. Still super skinny, but craaaazy tall! He gets weighed tomorrow, actually, so I'm curious to see where he's at.
Mary - I hope something starts to happen for you soon! You poor thing having to stand for so long! I could've never handled that at the end of Benjamins pregnancy. Xander, maybe... But Benjamin about killed me. lol
AFM - Xander has his physical tomorrow for his outpatient dental procedure next week. We've been trying to prep him, but he's not happy. He does not do well at these types of things. Hopefully he'll do better this time since he's gotten his medical kit. Today he gave me a checkup and I was pointing out how the doctor would listen to his heart like he was listening to mine, look in his eyes/ears, etc. The wild card is that I'm not sure if they need to take blood or not. I have zero clue what they'll do besides the basic stuff. Hopefully he doesn't get a shot/blood draw, because that's when it'll all fall apart.
Then on Thursday I finally meet with a real allergist! I'm going to get something figured out for my seasonal allergies, but also find out if I'm allergic to any other foods. I feel like a might be, but I can't pinpoint what it is in my diet. It could just be environmental stuff, like maybe mold or something. Our washer leaked a long time ago and I recently realized it got some nearby boxes wet and they're a little moldy... So maybe that? But it's my throat, so maybe not. Anyway, NO clue but I figure I'll have him check. I have no idea what to expect at this appointment. Like how many things can they test for on your back? I want all nuts and legumes tested, as well as all the common ones. Plus a few others, like Guinea pig. lol. (my SIL has one and my throat closes up whenever we're all at the in laws house, so I kind of want PROOF that I'm severely allergic so she won't bring it anymore - and I know I'm SEVERELY allergic to this thing because I can. not. breath. and honestly lie in bed all night wondering if I'm going to die). Anyway, not even sure if they could fit all the food things, animals, AND seasonal stuff on my back. And will they give me Benadryl after this whole thing since my back is likely to be itchy as heck?
Quickly catching up...
Lauren: that's interesting that a Guinea pig would be that big of a trigger for you. Hope the allergist can help you out! My DH sees one for his non-food allergies to...uh, everything(!)...and it has helped a ton. And GOOD LUCK with Xander today!!
Mary: have a great appointment, I hope you're dilated to like a 4
Katie: sounds like fun seeing your roommates. Enjoy Orlando, hopefully the weather will at least be nice!
Amanda: glad you were able to see your dad. That sounds horrible not being able to eat!! Natalie and Brekke must have caught the same sassy bug because that is exactly what she's been like all week. It's making me insane.
We found a car! Got it on Monday night - '12 Mazda CX9. I'm pretty happy with it but very sad that it means I need to start prepping my beloved car to sell Seriously, DH is pushing me to get it detailed this week so we can list it this weekend and I'm dragging my feet because I just want it to sit here and be useless so I can look at it and be close to it (haha). Okay not really, but I hate to sell it and really wouldn't if it was just wasn't practical to try to squeeze another kid into it. Wish me luck the car sells fast so I can "rip the bandage off" and be done with it Anyway, now I have the next month to just obsess about baby names.
Side note: I woke up to SNOW this morning. And of course, we were storing my BIL's boat all winter since we have extra garage space and made him come get it yesterday so we didn't have to park a car outside again and then it just had to snow on it so he's probably upset. Oh well...who would've thought we'd get a MAY snowstorm!?
Mary - Too bad the contractions tapered off :(, good sign that baby might try and come on his own though.
Virginia - I don't know how you have the patients to BF for two years. Congrats!
Glad Oliver's 2 year check-up went well, can't believe he's 2 already. All your boys are big, Nat is still under 30 lbs and over 4 years old. Haven't checked her height, but she's pretty short. Short and skinny run in both families, so it doesn't shock me.
Lauren - Wish I could give you some advice, but I've always had easy kids when it came to visiting the doctor. I think with Natalie it's cause I have to visit one on a regular basis and I am fairly comfortable looking around them (at least on the outside).
My DH just did 2 allergy tests (seperate days), first for food, second for environmental, they did them on his arm, so they may split yours. Nothing came back as critical, had minor allergies to certain plants which we knew, and was surprised he was allergic to Rabbits and Hamsters, but not Guinea Pigs. I never really liked rodents as pets (except ferrets) so not a biggie.
Ashley - Yay for a new car, I don't drive so not a concern here. DH will be jumping for joy when he can get rid of this Civic, Honda cut corners on the 2012 model making it not as nice, it's also been through quite a few minor accidents.
I'm happy to see snow gone, but it's still May I don't trust the weather until the end of the month here, Ontario weather is fun that way.
Went to see the doctor about some stomach issues, right now I am just going take some fiber by her suggestion and get some tests run. I am going to pass on the Prevacid (a drug she prescribed), one of the possible side effects is "jerking muscle movements" and I already have that thanks to dystonia, don't want to make it worse with a drug.
Weather is beautiful today, wish I wasn't in the office all day.
OK what is with this why would I take a medication that give me worse stomach problems than what I have? To top it if she's concerned that my issue may be constipation why give a drug that causes it? OMG doctors are going to drive me INSANE!