Monday, May 2, 2011
Well, my fever officially broke after 24 hours, but my bathroom issue has remained. I thought it was getting better and this morning even made it into the office, but had to hightail it home around lunch time. I've just been hanging out at home catching up on old episodes of All My Children I have saved on my DVR (side note - I'm super bummed ABC is canceling AMC after so many years). I've also been surfing the internet seeing if there was a link between early pregnancy and my condition, of course, crossing my fingers that there wasn't because there's no way I can survive 9 months of this - I can barely leave the house. I found someone who posted on a message board that one ingredient in some types of prenatal vitamins is a stool softener. Interesting - I searched the drug name online and confirmed that it's the basis of a number of laxatives such as Miralax. Hmmm - I grabbed my bottle of prenatal vitamins which I had just started taking on Wednesday and found the offending ingredient listed. Normally, I'm not someone who needs any type of laxative or stool softener, so I'm thinking this may be the cause of my current situation. I'll be heading out this evening to check the ingredient list on other brands of prenatals and I'm crossing my fingers that this change will help my body get back on track!