I don't even know what to say...bottom line: The sulphur works during the day, but at night I'm as good as dead. The witch doctor (ha ha) told me the right remedy will work all the time, so Thursday afternoon we met in the old, abandoned Wal-Mart parking lot where she gave me a high potency dose of another homeopathic remedy. She warned me that this one might make me feel worse before I felt better.
So, I took the dose and went back to work. When I got home an hour or so later, I started the "worse". I was nauseous, couldn't tolerate noise or light (it aggravated me to no end when I had to use my cell phone; it was soo bright in our super dark bedroom). I didn't want to be alone, but I didn't want to talk or be touched. I was angry and restless, along with a little disoriented. Shane, who should have been asleep, volunteered to take the big girls (well, he actually took all of them) to karate since I was such a mess. I hid in the bedroom. Finally, my bladder won and I had to venture out to the restroom. I found that light wasn't so bad, and I sat down at the computer. Shane came back with the littles and I regressed a little and almost threw up. I ended up on the couch with a movie and somehow started feeling fine. I was a little weak feeling, but no other symptoms. Shane had thankfully called in to work since I was so incapacitated, and I was glad since an hour or so later the regular nausea returned. I took a little of the sulphur per the witch doctor's suggestion and went to bed on the verge of the purge.
This morning and all day has been mostly nausea free. I haven't needed any hard candy or additional doses, but I have to stay on top of very frequent meals. It's getting close to the time the regular nausea returns, so the real test is yet to come...so far, so good, though.
One thing I've realized is that the first trimester issues are more complex than just nausea. With the nausea removed, I still feel run down, both physically and emotionally. I thought that without nausea, I'd be on some kind of high, but honestly I still don't feel great. I'm very thankful for the major reduction in morning sickness, but I'm still weary of figuring out what I can eat both today and between shopping trips. What can the kids eat that won't make me sick to clean up? Can I change a diaper without gagging? Can I do dishes or will I get sick at the sight of dried on food? Should I ask Shane to run to one more place to get the craving of the hour or am I pushing it?
I feel a little guilty for not being ecstatic about not feeling sick to my stomach, but I guess God planned for us to play the first trimester nice and slow...hey, at least in that case, I'm finally in total compliance with Him!
Edit: Last night (Friday) was almost completely nausea free! I got a little sick when I had to talk on the phone, and when I went too long without eating (I'm eating like a newborn!). I was tired, so maybe that played into it, but all in all it was the best night in a few weeks.